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    RIP Tony Smith - Funeral Details Updated

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of long standing BSC member Tony Smith, who died on 12 September following a period of illness. Tony and his wife Betty joined the club in the very early 1970s and Tony soon became well known as a Hornet crew, a GP14 helm and later a Wayfarer helm. As well as enjoying his own sailing Tony not only taught his

    Published 09:02 on 13 Sep 2019

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    RIP Ron Rayner

    It is with great sadness that we report the passing of BSC Life Member Ron Rayner. Ron was a member of the club for more than half a century and for many of those years he lived in Fieldgate Dock, meaning he was also one of our closest neighbours. Although not an active sailor himself, Ron was a supporter of the sailing exploits of his stepson Stan Shepherd, who raced Mirrors and Hornets from

    Published 16:57 on 3 Sep 2019

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    BSC Youth Regatta 7-9 August 2019 - Report

    Brightlingsea Youth Regatta is an open event, which brings together cadet sailors from across the region to compete in a three day fun regatta aimed at building racing confidence and friendships. With coaching support, racing development and a full social programme the event has something to offer cadets at every level. It also acts as the perfect feeder for BSC's famous Pyefleet Week which follows immediately on from this regatta. Now in it's fourth

    Published 22:10 on 11 Aug 2019

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    The Big BSC Summer Raffle 2019 - To Be Draw On Pyefleet Week Big Wednesday

    Please take part in our fabulous Big BSC Summer Raffle and help us raise funds for the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation to provide sailing for underprivileged children through the Buoyed Up Scheme which BSC supports. We have a host of fabulous high value prizes and tickets are already available to purchase from the Bar and will also be available at the Pyefleet Week Race Office from 10 August. The winning numbers will be drawn during

    Published 13:23 on 2 Aug 2019

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    BSC Cadet AGM To Be Held On 14 August 2019 - Nominations Are Open

    The 2019 Brightlingsea Sailing Club Cadet AGM will take place on Wednesday 14th August at 10.30 in the Estuary Room (first floor) at Brightlingsea Sailing Club and all Cadet Members are invited to attend. Nominations are now open for Officer and Committee roles and nominations must be submitted by Monday 12th August 2019 (details of how to return your forms are on the nomination paper). Please note that current Cadet Commodore Liam

    Published 08:00 on 26 Jul 2019

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    Regatta Weekend Activities at BSC

    We have a brilliant programme of events for you over the Brightlingsea Regatta Weekend of 20 and 21 July. The full programme can be found at and here are the highlights of what's happening at the club. Friday 19 July 7pm - Bar Open 7.30pm - Porridge & Pens Charity Pottery Painting Evening with Pink Parrot - members are all

    Published 09:24 on 17 Jul 2019

  • Pyefleet Week 2019 Splits Confirmed

    The Fleet Splits for racing at Pyefleet Week 2019 have been confirmed as: Group A (Morning Sunday, starting from 10.30 at 5 minute intervals) RS Tera (Sport & Pro) Mirror Slow Handicap – PY 1200 + Solo Laser 1 / Radial Handicap class 1 – PY 845 and below Group B (Afternoon Sunday, starting from 14.30 at 5 minute gaps) Parent & Child Handicap WOD BOD Handicap class 3

    Published 15:39 on 20 Jun 2019

  • RS Tera Race Day-

    The sailing club welcomed 37 Rs Tera`s for training on Saturday and for racing on Sunday. The event was seen as a training event for the Nationals at the club on August 24th. Saturday was a great training day with the breeze picking up throughout the day. Sunday was to say the least a challenge for all. The wind was around 20knots when racing started but picked up again to near 30 knots

    Published 16:36 on 17 Jun 2019

  • Volunteering for Race Duties

    I would like to clarify the situation with regard to volunteering for Rescue Duties and OOD. It is possible that the terminology used in this year`s instructions to members may have been misunderstood. Racing members to do 4 duties on the water or in the race office inclusive of Opens. Racing Cadets (16-18) to do 2 duties on the water or in the race office.

    Published 11:21 on 7 Jun 2019

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    RIP John Bines - Updated - Funeral 25 June

    It is with the greatest sadness that we must inform you of the death of former BSC Commodore John Bines, who passed away on Monday 27 th May following a short stay in hospital. John, his wife Angie and their sons Andy and Chris became members of the club in 1971 and over the subsequent almost four decades John's contribution to club life was immeasurable. An active Hornet sailor, John quickly

    Published 14:36 on 28 May 2019

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