It is with the greatest sadness that we must announce the death of BSC Honorary Life Member Peter Bishop. He died peacefully at his home early on the morning of Tuesday 7 July, just a few days short of his 95 th birthday. Peter was a member of the club for almost half a century, having joined in summer 1973 with his wife June and their children Richard and Sarah. From the outset
Published 08:50 on 8 Jul 2020
Vice Commodore Alec Mumford and OOD David Gibbons talk us through the requirements and plans for our Competitive Sailing Series test event this coming Sunday 5 July. Please ensure that you watch the video in full and also review the four relevant documents on the Club Racing Documents library (1. The Competitive Sailing Series Notice Of Race, 2. the Competitive Sailing Series Sailing Instructions, 3. the Competitive Sailing Series Briefing Notes, 4. the
Published 22:15 on 30 Jun 2020
The current Covid-19 restrictions mean that it will not be possible for the club to run Pyefleet Week 2020 in the traditional format we all know and love including a full social programme and full access to the clubhouse and changing facilities. There have been indications that members might still wish to take part in some on-water activities and/or racing during what would have been Pyefleet Week (1 to 7 August) and to
Published 18:35 on 30 Jun 2020
Vice Commodore Sailing Alec Mumford brings us up to date with the latest developments in BSC's return to sailing plans and progress including details of forthcoming activity during July.
Published 13:57 on 30 Jun 2020
The sailing area for this afternoon's test supported sailing event from 15.00 to 19.00 has been defined as per this image and the forecast cuurently looks good. Please read the info at https://www.sailbrightlingsea.com/article/going-organised-sailing-what-to-expect if you plan to participate.
Published 11:25 on 26 Jun 2020
Sailors NO changing facilities not even in the toilet. Come changed Don't touch other boats not even to help and ensure you Socially Distance when rigging, launching and recovering. Move your boat if necessary. Keep left on the ramp. Make sure you are ready to go before approaching the ramp and a crew or household bubble member deals with the trolley where possible. Go straight to
Published 11:01 on 26 Jun 2020
Return To Club Organised Activity - First Test Event This Friday 26 June The BSC General Committee convened last night (Wed 24 June) to approve actions put to them by the COVID-19 Sub Committee to move to the next stage of the club's return to sailing plan (see below). The COVID-19 team has been meeting fortnightly to discuss new guidance and also attending weekly briefing conference calls with the RYA.
Published 13:27 on 25 Jun 2020
The BSC Mirror fleet has just published its June newsletter which is full of great information and news. From great books to read to how to adjust your rake (whilst of course maintaining correct social distancing) plus news of new boats joining the fleet and what shape the programme might take as and when organised sailing activities can resume, there's plenty of great information in there. Click here to find out more.
Published 12:19 on 5 Jun 2020
It's wonderful that we are now able to allow independent sailing from the club but please don't forget that you can still only sail in a dinghy solo or with members of your own household and you still need to keep 2m apart from others you do not live with at all times. We do understand how very difficult this is, particularly with the kids, and that we are all learning how to distance as
Published 14:45 on 1 Jun 2020
Following the government's announcement that they are starting to gradually ease the restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, the General Committee would like to share with you our plans. We understand that some of you are keen to start sailing, however the club will be following Government advice, Port Authority statements and the RYA guidance to affiliated clubs. Due to the severity of the situation and in order to keep people safe,
Published 09:12 on 14 May 2020