Embankment Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XQ Tel: 01983 872289 BHYC Office
A big thank you to everyone who supported the Open Day on Saturday Aril 5th and helped to make it such a success. What a wonderful day we had. Thank you!
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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.
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Those who attended the Talk about the Fort given by Robin Maconchy and John Gulliver in January might recall that we discussed the possibility of arranging a tour of the Fort for BHYC. I am pleased to say that arrangements have now been made for this to happen on the 14th of May at 10:30am. and Robin and John will be our guides. The cost will be £3.50 per head and the tour should last around 2 hours. The maximum number we can take is 30 and the minimum required is 10. Anybody wishing to join the tour should sign the list in the Club foyer sooner rather than later. Payment will be required on the day, cash only please.
Just a reminder that this event will take place at 1830 on Tuesday the 6th of May when Malcolm Thorpe will be explaining in more detail the development plans he has for the harbour. All are welcome.
The Club Newsletter is now being sent out to members as a message with a link to the document on the website. Publication will remain weekly on a Wednesday.
To receive the Club Newsletter publication notices and other messages register for access to the Members Area of the Club web site. This is a simple process, which will only take a minute to complete. Click on 'Login' above then 'New registration'.
As part of the ongoing maintenance of the club site it has become relevant to know more about the area around the sloped concrete bank at the western end of the club site. This is the area between the walkway to the deepwater pontoon and the visitors' marina. There is some deterioration of the sloped concrete structure. Behind this area is the original vertical harbour wall. The interest is in the detail of the construction of the original wall and more particularly the condition of the wall at the time that the concrete slope was added. It is not immediately obvious why the concrete was installed initially and information that leads to an understanding of this would be very useful. If any members can recall matters that they believe would be helpful would they please contact the office with a written note (email@example.com). If it is easier to have a discussion we could arrange a meeting with Keith Gentleman, the committee member with responsibility for this issue.
The theme for this Thursday is Caribbean Food. It would be very much appreciated if you could assist Greg and Tara by booking in advance where possible. Please ring 872289.
Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear based in Cowes, who you may also have seen at the Open Day, only sell direct and aim to offer their core range at lower prices than other brands. The Club has joined their Affiliate Scheme giving members and friends at least 10% off all Hudson Wight products. Enter our affiliate code BHYC on www.hudsonwight.com
Following the success of this event last year it has been decided it should be run again this year and it will take place on the 27th of July as part of the Harbour Family Fun Weekend. The Juniors' Race (Juniors must be under 15 on race day) will start at 11:45 followed by the Adults' Race as soon afterwards as practical. The Notice of Race and Entry Forms will soon be available but for anybody intending to start building a boat now the rules will be as last year. That is to say;- "Boats may be multi or single hull craft the hulls of which must be constructed solely of paper and/or cardboard and may be painted or varnished to improve their resistance to water. Other materials such as wood, metal, plastic and fabric may be used for spars and sails etc. The only means of propulsion is wind; engines of any description are not permitted! The hull length must not exceed 18 inches (46 cm.)". Some wonderful craft took part last year and it will be interesting to see what improvements appear this year in light of the experience gained in 2013.
If you are available for any duties please use Dutyman to put your name forward. If you are unable to use Dutyman please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sadly Gordon passed away on Saturday 5th April. Gordon's funeral will be at 10:30 am at St. John's church, Appley Road, Ryde, on Friday 25th April. There will be a private committal later at Ashey Cemetery, for immediate family only. Everyone is invited to the church and the Appley Manor Hotel after the church service, for light refreshments.
This Easter weekend the Club is hosting rallies from Arun Yacht Club, Parkstone Yacht Club and the Moody Owners Association details of which are in the programme below. Come along and share a pint with our guests!
|Thurs 17th||1200 - 1500||1800 - 2300|
|Good Friday||1200 - 2300|
|Sat 19th||1200 - 2300|
|Easter Sunday||1200 - 1700|
|Easter Monday||1200 - 1700|
The weather is looking good for some nice sailing over the Easter week-end so please come down and get your boat on the water even if it is just for a potter. The club has boats for hire as well over the weekend. On the menu bar above under Sailing you will find 'Borrow a Club Boat' with all the details and access to an application form.
As you may recall a decision was taken some time ago to lock the small gate at the west end of the club site. This is in an attempt to improve the security of the club, both in terms of unmonitored access to the west boat park and use of the slipway by bait diggers. Several times recently the gate has been found to be unlocked. If you unlock the gate please remember to then lock it behind you. Thank you.
We have recently conducted a review of membership procedures and it has been decided to increase the monitoring and enforcement in this area. The bar staff have been instructed to enquire about a person's membership status when they are unsure of it; please be patient if you are asked. In addition it is intended to conduct occasional spot checks, management committee members or office staff are likely to be the people doing this. They will have an up-to-date membership list so can verify your membership even if you have not brought your card with you to the club. Finally, a reminder that although you are welcome to bring guests into the club each individual guest may only attend a maximum of six times each year and must be signed in to the visitors' book. This restriction does not however apply to club open days. Enforcement of the membership rules is necessary for both licensing and revenue protection purposes but we will endeavour to keep any inconvenience caused to the minimum.
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April 16th 2014
Our Sailing Pogramme
|Sat 5th||14:00||-||Sailing Taster Session|
|Sun 6th||15:30||-||Potter and Shakedown|
|Sat 12th||10:00||H||EA 2|
|Sun 13th||10:00||H||EA 3|
|Mon 14th||10:00||-||Hot Shot Sail Training|
|Tue 15th||10:00||-||Hot Shot Sail Training|
|Wed 16th||10:00||-||Hot Shot Sail Training|
|Thur 17th||10:00||-||Hot Shot Sail Training|
|Fri 18th||13:00||H||EA 4|
|Sat 19th||14:00||H|| EA 5 Wayfarer
& Swan Series 1
|Sun 20th||15:00||H||EA 6|
|Mon 21st||16:00||H|| EA 7
Ladies that Launch
|Sat 26th||-||-||BHYC Safety Course|
|Sun 27th||10:00||H||Spring Series SP 1|
Our Social Pogramme
|Tue 1st|| Talk Night 20:00
Cadet Lifeboat Visit 18:30
|Wed 2nd||Breakfast Club 07:00
Ladies Lunch 13:00
|Thur 3rd||Bridge Club 14:30||Theme Night
South African Food
Quiz Night 20:00
|Fri 4th||New Members Night
with Live Music 19:00
|Sat 5th||Open Day and
Spring Fayre 12:30 - 16:30
|Cruising Club Rallies|
|Mon 7th||Salsa Class 19:30|
|Tue 8th||Member's Function 12:30||Music Club 19:00|
|Thur 10th||Bridge Club 14:30||Theme Night
|Fri 11th||Member's Function 19:00|
||Salsa Class 19:30|
| Thur 17th
||Bridge Club 14:30||Theme Night
|Fri 18th||Good Friday|
|Sat 19th||Cruising Club Rallies|
|Sun 20th||Easter Sunday||Cruising Club Rally|
|Mon 21st||Easter Monday|
|Thur 24th||Bridge Club Lunch 12:00||Theme Night:
Home Cooked Pies
|Fri 25th||Member's Function|
|Sat 26th||Member's Function|
|Mon 28th||Salsa class 19:30|
|Tue 29th||Music Club 19:00|
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