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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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Sailing Ambitions

Wednesday, November 19th, 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).


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 (more…)

Cold Shock and First Aid Certificates

Monday, April 8th, 2013

1. Every sailor needs to know about Cold Shock. 

2. All skippers also need to know which First Aid Certificates meet the requirements for Commercial Endorsement.

The latest issue of the RYA Wavelength Magazine has articles on these two subjects and more besides.

See page 8 for Cold Shock and the article on Page 12 to read about which First Aid Certificates are currently deemed acceptable.

Club Regalia

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Regalia-front and back example

Thanks to some sterling work by John Wells we now arrangements in place for members to purchase items of clothing with the club logo. The above is just one example – more designs can be seen at  Please download and read  ClubRegalia2013 for further details and in particular some special arrangements for caps.

What would you do?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Would you just sit there?


Comp Crew / Day Skipper Course

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The  Comp Crew /Day Skipper course on 22-27 Apr 2012 is now fully booked.

See the webpage listing all Training Events for further details.

RYA Training – Opportunities within BTOSC

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Have you ever noticed that in life you never stop learning?  Sailing is definitely like that.

If you are interested in taking a RYA practical course, I can now teach Comp Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal & YM prep course so read on…


2011 Skippers’ Refresher

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The dates for the Skippers’ Refresher has been confirmed as 4-6 Mar 2011.  See the event listing for further information.

Chairman’s Letter and 2011 Programme

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Christmas Greetings and Best wishes for the New Year from your Chairman and all Members of the Committee.

BTOSC Club Announcement

Monday, November 1st, 2010

An announcement from the Chairman regarding Club Skippers… (more…)

Yes – We have an RSS Feed

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

At the last commitee meeting I was asked about RSS feeds and in particular whether the BTOSC Website had one.  As it happens, it does so  here is a quick explanation of RSS, an insight into how to add a RSS feed and some screenshots to show what the BTOSC news articles looks like when viewed on a RSS Reader. (more…)

New Website

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

masts at sunrise

Welcome to this fresh new BTOSC website.  We hope that the new design and its collaborative features will  encourage member participation within the club.

Please help us keep the website up to date by providing feedback using the comment button which you will find at the end of most articles.