On Valentines day 75 people decided that on this popular romantic evening of the year to forgo the quiet romantic evening with a loved one to attend a humorous evening talk from Dave Selby. He entertained us all with witty tails of his travels on his 18ft Sailfish all the way down to Southampton.
Another successful working party was held last weekend with a big thank you going to those that turned up to work. There was however a noticeable lack of active dinghy sailors helping out with all the hard manual work that was carried out by the regular set of willing helpers. Work was done to connect the last section of the utilities ducting all the way up to the wash down. Work was done to the doors on the members workshop along with general tidying up and litter picking around the club grounds.
The first weekend of the Cadet Section Winter Sailing called the Brass Monkey Lake Sailing Series took place today. It was run in two sections - first up were the Optimists then the Fevas and Toppers. All the youngsters who took part on this chilly day, with a nice gentle breeze, put to shame the adult racers that could not raise enough numbers to put on a race on the river!
The next one will be next weekend on Sunday 17th February with the Optimists starting at 13:00 and the Fevas, Toppers and Mirrors afterwards.
I regret to say BSC wall calendars are now sold out but desk calendars are still available from Marlyn Sinclair or can be ordered in the lobby. Marilyn will be at the midweek lunch on the 15th Dec and orders can also be taken then. If anyone was still hoping to book for the mid week lunch I regret to say, by very popular demand, it is now fully booked and apologise for any disappointment.
The annual Macmillan Coffee morning run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support took place on Sunday. The day proved very successful with nearly £1200 being raised for the charity - an increase on last year. Once again the teas, coffees, and cakes proved very popular with bacon butties a welcome addition to the day.
Marilyn expresses a "huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along today to help and for all your work leading up to ‘the day’ itself. "
The 'Guess the cake weight' was won by Alan Hoy, while the huge teddy was named 'Richard' by our Vice Commodore.