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About BTOSC

BTOSC is a sailing club with historical links with the telecoms industry.  

  • We organise a programme of sailing events every year
  • We communicate with our membership by email
  • The majority of our events start and finish in the Solent and we organise cruises elsewhere too  
  • Our skippers are experienced, RYA qualified, Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Coastal skippers  
  • We charter whatever yachts we need for our events 
To find out more about BTOSC and our Sailing Programme please explore the menu at the top of the page.    If you are interested in joining us please get in touch with our Membership Sec or any member of the committee through email, linkedIn or our facebook group.
 

Current Status.  We are operating normally and our sailing programme for 2022 has been published.  

The first sailing event is a Skippers Refresher (11-13 March).  The Boat Handling event was over-subscribed.  The west country cruise is coming together and other events are coming together.

Yachts are likely to be in high demand this summer since more people will be holidaying in the UK so when we do announce an event please book early.

For the BBQ Weekend at least one yacht will once again enjoy some extra days on the water.  See reports on last years extended BBQ Weekend and the Trafalgar Weekend below.  The season ends with our Xmas Jolly and at least one yacht is likely to have an additional day on the water.  Please check your email and respond promptly to avoid disappointment.

BTOSC Sailing Programme for 2021

Our first events of the year will be:

Page Updated 29 JUL 2021

Membership benefits

The benefits of BTOSC membership are:-

  • A varied programme of events every year
  • Cruising, racing and training events at a sensible price
  • A non-profit organization with low overheads
  • The club underwrites the security deposit for charters for club events
  • Opportunities for aspiring skippers to become Club Skippers 
  • Members may also be able to benefit from discounts provided by charter companies we deal with 
  • We have a website available to all and occasional newsletters to members
  • We offer the members the opportunity to organise club events
  • Increase the network of other sailors they have access to

Subscribe to the BTOSC Calendar

Did you know that you can subscribe to the Calendar on this website.  The Calendar is linked to the Events database so by subscribing you will receive updates when any changes are made to forthcoming events.

If you have a Google account then:

To subscribe or receiving these emails, you will need to log in to https://www.google.com/calendar/

The calendar that you need to subscribe using Google Calendar or even MS Outlook is:

http://www.btosc.co.uk/?eme_ical=public

Sailing the Atlantic (2014)

Two of our members : Nigel Watsham (our Chairman) and Mike Griffiths (our Secretary) are now sailing the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to St Lucia. this is a screenshot showing progress so far.  Their boat is the most northerly one  towards the centre of the image (outlined in white).

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To find out more about their adventure, follow their progress or support their causes please see the article Nigel and Mike sail the Atlantic.  In fact it is probably a great time for us all to take stock and consider what we all want to do sailing-wise in the year ahead.

Remember that if there is something particular that you would like to do, or an event that you would like the club to do differently, then please let the committee know either in person or through the BTOSC mailbox.

If you have not visited the BTOSC website site before please refer to the contents list on the right of this page starting with About the BTOSC.  You can also register for our mailing list.

The committee is currently working on the Sailing Programme for next year. which will contain a mix of the old favourites and some new events.  As a sample of what is coming up the Continue reading Sailing the Atlantic (2014)