Embankment Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XQ Tel: 01983 872289 BHYC Office
Brading Haven is a vibrant and dynamic club founded over 60 years ago by local businessmen and artisans who wanted to make the inviting waters around the island accessible to all no matter their backgrounds or positions. Today the club takes part in a whole range of water activities from canoeing and sailing, to cruising and motor boating and even an annual paper boat race. Want to learn to sail or motor boat? Don't have your own boat? No problem, join in one of our training courses or use/hire one of our club boats.
Steve de Boise
If your love of water is restricted to watching, our bar and restaurant provides one of the best views on the island whilst the club house offers a range of additional activities such as live music, bridge and speakers as well as formal and informal dinners and dances etc. We hold the reputation for being the friendliest club on the south coast so why not pop in and have a chat.
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On the 25th October we have the last of the Ladies that Launch sessions and we would like to expand this up for anybody to "Come Sail with Us" either using your own boat or a club one. On Sunday if there are any adults that would like to go out and get more experience we will have cover either to go in your boat or have on the water training to build your confidence. .
From Monday through to Wednesday we are offering any cadet that has their level 3 or above to come down and have some on the water coaching with Jerry Summers or Robin Lobb. This can be done either in your own boat, or in one of the club boats. The times for this would be:-
Click here to watch a video of BHYC's RYA 'Push the Boat Out' event on May 17th..
The Galley's Thursday Theme for Thursday October 30th will be 'Pasta'.The theme for Thursday November 6th will be ' '. Please assist Greg and Tara by booking in advance where possible. Please ring 872289.
0900hrs to 1200hrs
SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBERWorking parties keep the Club looking great for our members and the end of the day you can go home with the warm satisfaction that your hard work has made a real difference. It is also a great way to get to know other members! If you are able to volunteer for any of these dates please add your name to the list in the entrance foyer specifying which dates you are available. Tasks planned to be completed: Concrete repairs to slipways and aprons. Treat gate posts with creosote. Level paving slabs where uneven. Replace one interwoven fence panel. and if raining too hard..... Paint damaged areas in both changing rooms.
Our Christmas Fayre will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November. Please contact the Club Secretary if you would be interested in taking a stall.
The Haven Bridge Club plays on a Thursday at 1400. Anyone wanting information can contact either:
Ladies Luncheons are on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30. Prospective members and guests are welcome but please ensure all names are on the menu list in the Club foyer by noon on the Monday.Would members (and friends) be interested in attending The Savoyards production of White Christmas at Shanklin Theatre? There is a Saturday matinee performance on Dec 6th (£15) and it would make a good afternoon out. We would need to book early so please let Hazel Phipps know if you are interested asap (tel 612279).
Race Officer Robin Powell and his assistant David Perchard must be congratulated on their organisational skills when the largest fleet recorded by Brading Haven in at least the last 10 years took to the line for Bart's Bash, a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest sailing race.
With the rules of the event requiring a single start Powell and Perchard split the fleet of 37 boats into two handicap groups, the fast starting to starboard and the slow to port of the committee boat. Although the course was a simple triangle of 4.33km, the heavy sea and keen force 4/5 north north easterly wind provided some close and challenging sailing for the 50 plus competitors, resulting in 10 retirements before the finish. Simon Cooper managed to avoid most of the traffic in his Laser by taking an early lead in front of the Solos of Gareth Jones and Martyn Davies and the Wayfarer of Duncan Bates with Isobel McInnes mixing with the boys in her Laser Radial, each making different tactical manoeuvres to outdo each other.
The finish like the start kept the Race Officers on their toes with the first 10 boats finishing within a 10 minute slot. Cooper finally took the gun from Bates with Davies just 6 seconds adrift. Further personal battles took place behind the lead boats with the first slow handicap boat the Scow of Don Guidon only finishing 10 seconds ahead of the second, David Earee, whilst right behind came the Scows of Peter Pagnell and Grainna Andrews who could not be split.
The final result on handicap was a win for Cooper, with Davies taking the silver and Jones the bronze. See the full BHYC results here.
Find more details about 'Bart's Bash' and ASSF and how to donate at the BHYC event site.
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This page last updated October 9th 2014