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.
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.
Our last Come Sail With Us was a resounding success and saw 28 boats taking to the water. Have a look at the gallery of photographs on our Facebook page. On Saturday the 30th August the Club will be running a Come Race With Us so if you fancy coming down you will have to be on the water from 2pm. If you have your own boat please come down and offer to take someone out. The next Come Sail With Us is on Wednesday 3rd September.
This October the Club will be running a power boat course from Friday evening to Sunday morning (3rd-5th) if you would like to know more information then please email training.
We have updated the Race Support Duty Roster and have published a list of member's duties for the Autumn and Frostbite Race Series. Click here. for more details
The 2014 Sail Training Week Team would like to send a huge thank you to all who have helped this year, whether it is afloat, ashore or by lending us a boat. The week went well despite the weather and we hope that all who took part enjoyed themselves. This STW was the first organised by a new team who had a steep learning curve to deal with. Thank you to the old hands who provide much appreciated help and advice. We cannot run this week without the volunteers who kindly give up a week of their time to instruct and help with the students; we hope that many of you will be back next year and hopefully we will be able to persuade more members to come along and join our team.
To view the full gallery of images please visit www.jonathanhoare.com. . Digital images can be purchased at a discounted rate and all proceeds are being donated to BHYC.
The Cadet night planned for Wednesday 10th September will be a 'Beach Scavenge'! Cadets need to be dressed warmly and be prepared to get wet feet. Please meet at the Club at 18:30.
Click on this link to watch a video of BHYC's RYA 'Push the Boat Out' event on Saturday May 17th..
The Galley's Thursday Theme for Thursday September 4th will be 'Curry'. Please assist Greg and Tara by booking in advance where possible. Please ring 872289.
Chris Dean will give us another evening of music at the Club on Tuesday September 23rd. He is the moving light behind the Sid Lawrence Orchestra and will be bringing two or three of its 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; please put the date in your diaries.
For those who are have not been to one of Chris's music nights at BHYC we thought it would be interesting to say a little about him, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the musicians Chris will be bringing with him. Space does not permit this all to be included at once so it will be updated each week. I believe these vignettes will show this to be an unusual opportunity to listen to top flight musicians in our Club and I am extremely grateful to Chris for arranging for them to be here.
This instalment is about Chris. himself. His interest in music arose from having musical parents; as a result he sings and plays the trombone and trumpet, conducts the Orchestra and arranges some of the music they play. He can often be seen on television playing the trombone in shows such as Songs of Praise as well as appearing in the Albert Hall Proms. An earlier accomplishment was playing the trombone on horseback as a member of the Household Cavalry; an amazing feat - how can anybody play an instrument that needs two hands and 'drive' a horse at the same time! Chris took over the Syd Lawrence Orchestra when Syd retired in 1996 and has been running it ever since.
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 September 1st 2014