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.
The next Come Sail with Us is planned for the 18th August to be on the water by 18:00 so if you can be there before then it will help allocate boats. We are also looking for experienced Sailors and Instructors to take members out - please could you email training if you are available and turn up slightly earlier to get the boats ready.
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. Most of the 26 boats that took part in the 3 races not only survived the challenge but many managed to complete the course. All three races were started by harbour owner Malcolm Thorpe, whose wife Fiona had sourced all of the prizes as well as overseeing all the other events that made up the Harbour Fun Weekend. Prizes were presented by Commodore Sarah Noyes. A big thank you to all those who helped on the day to make this an enjoyable event.
For a full report on the races, click here. To view a full gallery of images please visitwww.jonathanhoare.com. Digital images can be purchased at a discounted rate of £5 via this website or by email.
We are updating the Race Support Duty Roster and will publish a list of member's duties in time for the Autumn and Frostbite Race Series. Click here. for more details
The Galley's Thursday Theme for Thursday August 21st will be 'Portuguese'. 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.
Please could all Members display a BHYC car sticker in their vehicles? If you do not have one, they can be obtained from the bar free of charge. This is in order to try and prevent unauthorised vehicles parking in the Club car park.
Click on this link to watch a video of BHYC's RYA 'Push the Boat Out' event on Saturday May 17th.
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.
Pier 3 was not named correctly. Pier was quickly identified as Cromer by Caryl Sessions who earned the 'rolled - over' reward of a £10 discount against the price of a Ball ticket.
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 August 18th 2014