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.
We are updating the Race Support Duty Roster and will publish a list of members' duties in time for the Autumn and Frostbite Race Series from September to December. Please click here for details
Club members using the Deep Water Slipway should be aware of the uneven and slippery ground adjacent to it where the old concrete apron has broken up. Members should avoid entering the area of the apron.
The Galley's Thursday Theme for Thursday 24th July will be 'French'. 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.
Nominations are now invited for members to serve on the Management Committee from September 2014. The Management Committee acts on behalf of the members to ensure that the Club remains viable and effective both in the present and for the future. If you feel that you would like to contribute to the management of your club please consider standing for election. Nominations should be received in the office by 1st August 2014. Nomination slips are available on request via email or alternatively can be collected from the BHYC foyer.
Will sea water float your paper boat? Only if you build one! As part of the harbour Family Fun Weekend the Club is holding a paper boat race . The boats must be made of paper although they can be waterproofed with paint or varnish.
Age is no barrier; entries are welcome from all, from the youngest to the oldest.
Race 1, for under 15 year olds, at 11:45
Race 2, for 15 year olds plus - a little later!
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.
Click on 'More details' on the panel for a comprehensive five day weather and sea state forecast with sunrise, sunset and tide times.
This page last updated July 21st 2014