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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Early warning here for the up and coming RYA Safety Boat Course planned to run from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April. If you would like to take part please email us. It is a good course for anybody who does Support boat duties
Easter is coming up and it marks the start of the main sailing season. The Club has racing on Good Friday through to Easter Monday but this should not stop anybody who just wants to get on the water and sail. It is hoped that there will be a spare manned RIB that can go out with the "potterers" and offer some advice.
For those that are feeling a little rustier or are lacking confidence, we are organising some Adult Training from the Tuesday 7th April through to the Friday. This will most likely be in the Swans or Wayfarers, as the 420s will be in use, with an instructor in the boat with you if required. The times for these sessions would be 12:30 on the Tuesday, then 13:00, 13:45 and 14:30 on the Friday. Please email sailingso that we can make sure we have the right resources to cover these sessions.
Would you like to help out as a Race officer? Or take part in a Mark Laying Course? We have had an offer from the RYA to run these Courses if there are enough members interested. We may be working with another club in the vicinity to make the number viable. To make this interest known please email us stating what you would like to do..
We intend to hold a motor boat handling competition on 'Early Bank Holiday Monday' the 4th of May. The basis of this event, which will be open to Members who are motor boat owners, is to carry out a series of manoeuvres in a Club Rib which will be observed by an Umpire and a Judge who will award marks in respect of time taken and the efficiency demonstrated in carrying out these manoeuvres details of which will be published once they have been finalised. This is planned to take place in the area in front of the Club House around lunch time which will give competing Members a chance to demonstrate their skill to non-competing Members watching the event from onshore! It is also hoped this will engender a feeling of bonhomie between competing motor boaters. It would be of considerable assistance in planning this event if people interested in taking part would confirm their interest as soon as possible either by email or by adding their name and phone number to the list on the Notice Board. .
A number of forms are being received either as scanned copies or in paper form, which is making it difficult to log them in, in the correct order. Please read the instructions on the Web site.
Sailing Club Software, the company which provides the Dutyman software, has published an article about how Brading Haven uses it to help the Club function efficiently. In addition to promoting Dutyman, it is excellent publicity for the Club. Click here to read the article.
Tara and Greg have returned from their travels and our normal catering service has resumed, including the very popular Sunday Carverys. Due to its success the 'Fresh Fish Night' will continue on a permanent basis, dates to be announced very soon.
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.
2nd April QUIZ NIGHT with a guest quiz master, prizes for winners and losers.
2nd May CHARITY DINNER and DANCE, this is a chance to put your glad rags on! A wonderful elegant evening is promised, good food, good music, good company with fellow members and guests;check the notice board and weekly news letters for more information.
The poster and list is now up in BHYC foyer for our spring supper on 24th April. I do hope you will all be able to come.
Ann Barlow is hoping to weigh a scow or two that evening...not an easy feat. Bill Mitchell has kindly agreed to lend us his scales. A s if this isn't enough entertainment for Scow owners, we may have something else up our sleeves, all to be confirmed.
Please put your names and choices on the list below the poster in the Cub foyer.
SATURDAY 18TH APRIL 1000 - 1400
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This page last updated MARCH 26th 2015