Embankment Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XQ Tel: 01983 872289 BHYC Office
Whether you are an existing member or are considering becoming one, welcome to the Brading Haven Yacht Club website. I hope that it gives you all the information you need. Brading Haven is a members' club founded in 1950 by like-minded people who enjoyed being on the water. Today's club upholds this ethos; we welcome people with interests in racing, cruising, fishing, motor boating, canoeing or in our varied social programme.
If, after visiting our website you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know more about us, we would be very pleased to welcome you at the club and answer any questions you may have.
Sailing Training week is now just over two weeks away. Please can members come down and help prepare the site for this event. The proposal is that on Saturday 2nd August starting at 9:30 the site is cleared ready to get some of the tents up. This is followed by the major day on Saturday 9th August starting at 9:30 to get everything in order for the start on Sunday. All help will be very welcome
The Club has been able to obtain approval to repair the western slope above the slipway. This means that it can be repaired before Sail Training Week. The work is planned to start on Monday 28th July and will last about a week. This will cause a number of boat movements in the western boat park to accommodate the necessary machinery and necessitate the closure of the western slipway all week. Sorry for the inconvenience but the work has to be done.
Some extremely innovative and interesting entries took part in the annual Paper Boat Race last Sunday with a number of competitors having honed their boat building and designing skills through participation in the inaugural event last year. To view a full gallery of images please visit www.jonathanhoare.com. Digital images can be purchased at a discounted rate of £5 via their website or by emailing Jonathan and Fran Hoare at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Galley's Thursday Theme for Thursday 31st July will be 'From the Grill'. The Theme for Thursday August 7th will be 'Pizza'. Please assist Greg and Tara by booking in advance where possible. Please ring 872289.
The many fans of Chris Dean will be pleased to know that arrangements have been made for Chris to give us another evening of music at the Club on Tuesday the 23rd of September. For members who have joined since Chris's last appearance he is the moving light behind the Sid Lawrence Orchestra and will be bringing two or three of the orchestra members with him. The music they perform runs from Glen Miller through Frank Sinatra, Matt Munro and others. Tickets for this event will be available soon; in the meantime please put the date in your diaries.
The next Cadet Night takes place on Wednesday 6th August. There will be rib rides to St Helen's beach followed by games on the duver. 1830 prompt at BHYC please.
Change of date - September's Cadet Night will take place on the 10th September.
Nominations and notice of business should be received in the office by this Friday 1st August 2014. Nomination slips are available on request via email or alternatively can be collected from the BHYC foyer.
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson was a Gold and Silver Olympic medallist and America Cup sailor who was tragically killed in an America Cup training accident in 2013. The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) was founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew's wife Leah to honour him by encouraging youngsters into sailing and to enjoy the water as much as he did. There is no entry fee to the race, but there is a suggested £5.00 minimum donation to take part in aid of ASSF.
Details of the race at BHYC on Sunday 21st September will be available in due course, however we do have a race planned on that date as part of our Autumn Series (Committee Boat Start 10:00) and it is expected that our 'Bart's Bash' race will be organised in conjunction with our existing programme. An IMPORTANT aspect is that we need to have a minimum of 25 dinghies on the Start Line to qualify for the World Record attempt. You need to sign up to enter the event and there is an option to donate via 'Just Giving'. You can find out more details about 'Bart's Bash' and ASSF and how to enter and donate by visiting the BHYC event micro site.
The pier in the picture last time was Clevedon, a beautiful, elegant, structure in North Somerset. There were no correct guesses so, like the National Lottery, we have rolled the unclaimed prize over to this week. The first person to correctly identify this week's picture will therefore earn the reward of a £10 discount against the price of a Ball ticket. Answers please to email@example.com Answers please to the office
Pier 1: Clevedon
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This page last updated July 24th 2014