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  • 09/07/2024 16:05 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    Picture - Tracy HaighSunday 7th July was the first of 125 Year Anniversary events with more than 125 boats on the water. The weather was not kind to us and it got pretty windy. The club looked splendid with all the special bunting and every boat taking part was given a 125 year anniversary pennant for the event. We had BBC Look East at the club so we made the news bulletin!  The 125 year anniversary committee have worked hard  to lay on all the celebratory events and thanks to all who helped on the day.

    Our thanks to Ian Morrin for this video of our memorable day

    Click to open in YouTube

  • 12/06/2024 19:09 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    What a superb fleet of Mirror Dinghies turned out for BSC Mirror week, we had 16 dinghies of varying ages and rigs plus some with spinnakers all competing for the Mirror Week Goblet and the Mirror Week Tankard series of races.

    The weather was kind to us but colder than expected the wind was not as forecasted and gave us some very challenging flukey winds to push the technical skills of even the most experienced of the 16. Everyone rose to the challenge and put in some excellent performances with Julie Nelson winning the Goblet trophy which was well deserved as her performance was consistent and strong all week . The Tankard trophy was won by Kevin Dowley in his newly built by himself Bermudan wooden Mirror which is not only beautiful to look at it’s very fast as well, so one to watch out for.

    Not only everyone had a fantastic time out on the water sailing, on land we delivered a week of great socials including a quiz and a D Day sing along down at the basin which we all enjoyed. We rounded the week off with prize giving on Friday afternoon plus everyone received a participation Medal as a well done then a great BBQ was had by all.

    The Mirror dinghy is a great little boat wether you are 8 or 80 you can sail in company or you’re own within a great sailing class of like minded people who like nothing more than sail in company then have a debrief over tea and cake.

    Lesley Langley

    Mirror Class Captain

    Photos by Zoë Nelson

  • 21/05/2024 19:53 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    Despite the bitterly cold wind and threat of rain, 158 visitors braved the overcast weather and joined us for the Open Day on Saturday 27th April to discover sailing and experience our wonderful facilities.

    Picture:Anna Lau

    The visitors including 57 children were given taster sessions with experienced instructors in Quests and Zest dinghies on the lake. Later as the tide came in they went out in cruisers and powerboats and appreciated being afloat on the estuary.

    Picture:Anna Lau

    Allan Hunt, Rear-Commodore said: “I was delighted that so many local visitors as well as those from further afield joined us, particularly as it was so chilly.

    Everyone though said it had been very enjoyable and how much they had been made to feel welcome.  Some joined the Club there and then and others we hope will be joining us soon.
    Picture:Zoe Nelson  

    The day would not have been possible and run so smoothly had it not been for the huge army of helpers who volunteered. On behalf of the Club my grateful thanks goes to everyone for all your hard work and efforts.

    To Zoe and Rob for moving cruisers to create a larger car park as well as ferrying visitors out on the river. The car park crew for organising the parking. Julie and the Friday sailors for coordinating taster sessions on the Lake and to those who helped on the pontoon and gave the river trips.  All went like clockwork.

    Picture: Anna Lau

    The welcome desk and meet and greet team did a wonderful job taking down the details of visitors before handing them over to the team of tours volunteers who showed them around the Club and answered questions.

    To Peter Gould for his music and screen show and Alan Coday for the training presentations. The membership team in the main club room did a splendid job talking to interested visitors and as a result signing them up.

    Finally and by no means least, thanks to Tracy and the Galley Crew and Tommy and his bar team for much needed food and refreshments throughout the day.

    Gay Ayton
    Publicity Officer

  • 21/05/2024 19:41 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    We’re so proud to announce that Charlie Dixon and Callum Marshall have been honoured in the proficiency category of East Anglian Maritime Awards 2024 (EAMA)

    Created following the success of the Parade of Boats during the late Queen's Jubilee celebrations in 2022, the EAMA honour and celebrate the maritime heritage of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. With a focus on nurturing the maritime spirit among the youth, the awards recognise excellence across four categories: conservation, proficiency, resilience, and water safety.

    Charlie Dixon aged 19 has an impressive list of achievements with numerous national and international championship wins and awards including: UK Windsurfer of the Year 2023, Young Sailor of the Year.  The EAMA award now recognises his dedication and willingness to inspire and mentor fellow sailors despite facing his own challenges including injury setbacks and exemplifies the true spirit of maritime camaraderie.

    Cadet Callum Marshall aged just 12 and another rising star, has a string of Optimist achievements to his name from regional training squad selection to podium finishes in national championships.  His journey illustrates the essence of talent and perseverance in the maritime arena.
    Sheena Berney, Vice-Commodore, said: “This is a fantastic attainment for both Charlie and Callum and a wonderful testament to their passion, determination and unwavering commitment at such an age is so impressive.  We heartily congratulate our young stars.”

    The Club was also pleased to have hosted the EAMA Award ceremony which was attended by distinguished guests from the maritime community. They included representatives from sailing clubs, HM Coastguard, Sea Cadets and renowned personalities trans-ocean rower Dawn Wood and Olympic sailor Rob White.  Roy Clare, the EAMA chairman gave a warm welcome whilst Mrs Jenny Tolhurst, The Lord-Lieutenant highlighted the importance of maritime excellence in Essex and Jasmin Klimcke, an EAMA youth ambassador echoed the award’s inspirational value to Essex’s young generation.  Sarah West CEO of Harwich Haven Authority a key sponsor of the EAMAs emphasised the significance of the awards in fostering community spirit and maritime excellence.

    Gay Ayton
    Publicity Officer

  • 29/04/2024 21:02 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    Congratulations from Maldon Yacht Club on your 125th Anniversary.

    Maldon Yacht Club are also celebrating this year, ours is the 75th Anniversary.
    We would like to cordially invite BSC to enter a team into our Quiz Night, which is being held in our clubroom aboard 'Jim Main' at the end of Maldon Promenade.
    Date - Saturday 11th May. Start - 7.30pm Teams of up to 6, £3 per. person. Bar open & some nibbles provided but please feel free to bring whatever snacks you like. Prizes of wine, beers & choccies. Entrance will be via the dump-end road.
    We do hope you can join us for what will be a good fun evening.

  • 22/04/2024 15:59 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)




    The AGM of the Maldon & District Branch of the RNLI

    will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 20.00

    at Maldon Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon CM9 5HN


    1.  President’s welcome

    2.  Apologies for absence

    3.  Minutes of the AGM held on 26th April 2023

    4.  Chairman’s Report

    5.  Election of Officers and Committee

    6.  Any other business, details of which have been sent to the Secretary 14 days prior to this meeting

    We hope to have our new Community Support Manager, Sally Hutton, attending.

    We will also have our good friends from West Mersea who are bringing a special 200 Anniversary film and some rescue footage.

    We do hope you can support us.

  • 23/03/2024 16:20 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    Dont forgert the Boat Jumble which has now been changed to Good Friday,  29th March 2024!

    Starts at 10am and your chance to clesar out your unwanted sailing equipment and also grab a bargain!

  • 30/01/2024 09:33 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

  • 09/01/2024 10:11 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    The children had a great time at the Christmas party on Sunday. Party People entertainer James was wonderful at entertaining the children with games and magic tricks and the snow machine was a real hit. Afterwards, the children sat down for a bite to eat, served by the galley elves. Father Christmas then arrived and talked to the children and handed out presents. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves, including the adults! Thanks to everyone who came along and for everyone who helped organise it and who helped on the day.

  • 11/12/2023 11:54 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    The 2024 Sailing Programme is now available to view on the website and you can download a copy for yourself:

    To go to the Sailing Programme page CLICK HERE

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