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  • Covid-19 : Important Announcement from the General Committee 16 April 2020

    These are unprecedented times and because of this your General Committee will be taking unprecedented steps to assist our membership, especially those experiencing particular hardship, to help safely steer the club through these uncharted waters. At the General Committee held on Wednesday 15 April 2020 the following was agreed; A "Hardship Committee" has been formed consisting of the Treasurer and Membership Secretary to consider particular circumstances on an individual basis affecting

    Published 16:04 on 20 Apr 2020

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    Virtual Racing April Spring Series Launched - UPDATED! 3 Races Per Night

    Following the success of our initial test virtual races over the Easter Weekend (congratulations to winners Harry McTiernan and Ollie King) we are delighted to confirm that starting this evening (Tuesday 14 April) we will be running the BSC Virtual April Spring Series. There will be three race nights per week, with 3 races per night for the remainder of the month with races taking place each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The first race

    Published 11:16 on 14 Apr 2020

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    Easter Weekend Virtual Club Racing

    There will be two virtual club races taking place over the Easter Weekend as follows: Friday 10 April - The Virtual Ralph Sutton Race - start 19.00 Sunday 12 April - The Virtual Easter Cup - start 11.00 Club members are invited to take part (a maximum of 20 people can race and its on a first come first served basis). THE CODE TO COMPETE IN THE RACES IS

    Published 12:27 on 10 Apr 2020

  • Virtual Club Racing

    Members are invited to take part in the BSC Virtual Club Racing on . For those not already using the system here's how to get started: Go to and click on the Virtual Regatta Inshore button (note that the system can be slow to load), or download the Virtual Regatta App to your phone or tablet. Note that the system is created to work

    Published 12:18 on 10 Apr 2020


    Message from the Treasurer - 1 April 2020 The Club Needs Our Support! A number of you have asked if the club is going to offer a discount on the 2020 membership "as we are unable to partake in any form of sailing or take advantage of the facilities" and the club understands your frustration, after all you would not normally pay for something that you cannot use. However,

    Published 14:18 on 2 Apr 2020

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    RIP Betty Smith

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of long standing BSC member Betty Smith, who died on 26 March 2020 aged 84 following a battle with pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's. Betty joined the club in the early 1970's with her husband Tony and sons Mark and Jon. Always a somewhat reluctant sailor she nonetheless crewed for Tony in his GP14, although was always first to suggest they might

    Published 14:14 on 27 Mar 2020


    COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM THE BSC GENERAL COMMITTEE Tuesday 24th March 2020 In light of the most recent statements from the Government, the RYA and Brightlingsea Harbour , the BSC General Committee would like to ask all members to exercise common sense regarding use of the Boat Park and Independent Sailing. All club premises and boats are out of bounds, but as we cannot secure

    Published 16:44 on 24 Mar 2020

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    Mirror Fleet Update April

    The decision made by our General Committee to close the club for the time being is absolutely spot on and unavoidable. As with the entire club the most positive thing to say is that this confronts a Mirror fleet that is poised for action! Three new boats in the fleet making 19, plus a lovely new "Winder" club Mirror, with attitude - "Kiss My Rudder" - if you please! Funded coaching,

    Published 16:50 on 21 Mar 2020


    Thursday 19th March - 12.00 Given the most recent Government advice relating to COVID-19, the BSC General Committee met by conference call last night to discuss the current position and all operations of the Club. In accordance with the latest advice available from the government and the RYA, it has been decided that with immediate effect the Club and all operations will be physically closed until Thursday 30 April, but that

    Published 12:00 on 19 Mar 2020

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    Optimist Spring Championship Cancelled

    Following detailed consultation between the International Optimist Class Association and BSC, and in light of the worsening Coronavirus crisis, the decision has been made to cancel the Volvo Gill International Optimist Spring Championship, which was due to have been hosted by the club over the weekend of 14 and 15 March 2020. The decision was made reluctantly by all parties, but ultimately it was felt that the health of the competitors and volunteers, their families

    Published 22:42 on 12 Mar 2020

  • Sailling Committee Update January 2020

    The Sailing and Premises Committees have been hard at work preparing for the new season. As you will have read the new start hut / race management centre will be ready for the new season (weather permitting). This will be a great improvement to our race facilities. We will have a new number light box and start procedures in place for next year so look out for changes to the Sailing Instructions. Our aim

    Published 09:26 on 28 Jan 2020

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    BSC To Host Winterfest Arts & Crafts Workshops 22 and 23 February

    Once again BSC has been chosen as the venue for the Brightlingsea Winterfest Arts & Crafts Workshops which this year take place on 22 and 23 February. There are a host of wonderful arts and crafts to try and the galley will be open both days serving a selection of hot and cold light meals and snacks and home made cakes. All proceeds will go to the Winterfest Charity. If any of

    Published 18:20 on 25 Jan 2020

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