Commodore’s New Year Message

Happy New Year 2015.  We are looking forward to another active year at the BSC and the Committee are working hard to ensure that it will be  as successful as the previous years.

Thank you to all the members who have already submitted their 2015 subscriptions.  These fall due on 1st January each year so I would like to encourage and remind all those who have yet to submit their 2015 subs to do so as soon as possible.  This will help us to plan the year ahead and determine our capacity for new membership*.  In particular, however, it will allow our new Junior Coordinators (Marcus Collingbourne and Kelly McPherson) to organise the Friday groups and ensure that we have adequate coaches and safety cover available.

The 2015 Sailing Program and SI’s are currently under preparation and, when received back from the printer, will be posted out together with 2015 car park and dinghy park stickers as appropriate. So please get your memberships in ASAP.

Last year we saw a growth in the number of boats racing on Wednesday evenings and our new race box team got to grips with the race management, handicapping and efficient publication of the results. So, we are excited about the prospects for great racing during 2015.  (I am particularly hopeful for some wins this year!!)

*We are very keen to encourage new family memberships so for 2015 we are offering a first year membership discount for new families joining the BSC (as detailed in the most recent newsletter).   If you know of any prospective new members (e.g. friends, relatives, neighbours) please encourage them to come along and join in the fun.

Digger Harden



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