Archive for May, 2010

Fines for infringing collision regulations

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

You will all be aware that Skippers are are responsible for the safety of all on board a yacht and for ensuring that we/they don’t infringe Collision Regulations.   But are you aware of the potential penalties for infringing these regulations? (more…)

News Flash

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

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Forthcoming Events and Bookings Status

Channel Isles (poss. incl. St. Malo) (30 May – 6 June) – £265.–

What better place to visit than the Channel Islands, one of the many attractions being the Duty Free possibilities, but what about the scenery and the challenging tidal conditions?

Sadly it has not been possible to fill sufficient berths to make this event viable.  If anyone is interested in pursuing something similar before the end of the summer please let the committee know.

Long W/E Poole/W’mouth. (8th. July) – £213.–

The date for this event has now been fixed as above, and with six berths confirmed the event is now full.

This is a change from the confines of the Solent and offers different scenery and some open water passages coupled with the challenge of navigating in less familiar waters and “Races” to be circumnavigated!

Last year’s event was very much enjoyed! Bookings as usual via ‘yours truly’

Meanwhile with best regards.


BTOSC Cruising Secretary

Don’t forget the Anchor!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We passed close the Bramble post and the colour of the water changed,

BramblePost someone joked that the Bramble Bank was not on the list of unusual anchorages that our chairman had given each of the skippers the evening before.  This and questions that arose while anchoring the following day prompted me to share the following article.  This reminds us all that there are occasions when we may need to drop the anchor in a hurry.  Everyone – should know how to do this.

Report from the Spring Rally / AGM Weekend

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

This year the BTOSC had four boats out on the water for the Spring Rally / AGM Weekend.   This is a brief illustrated report from Jasper a Dufor 36 skippered by Colin Jarvis.  Osprey a Dufor 38, Viola – Gibsea 37 and Ca’Canny – a Nijad 400 were also chartered by the club for this event. (more…)

BTOSC Sailing Events – Status as of 14 May 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010



  • Spring Rally Weekend Cruise to Lymington & AGM (14-16 May) – Dinner on Saturday Night will be at the Mayflower Hotel in Lymington
  • Comp. Crew & Day Skipper Course (17-21 May)  – Fully Booked
  • Intro. To Sailing (28-31 May) – One boat Fully Booked – 3 Berths available on a second boat
  • Channel Isles (poss. incl. St. Malo (30 May – 6 June)  – 3 Berths available


  • Round the Island ‘Race’ (18-20 June) – Berths available – contact Hazel Bagnall (



  • Long Weekend Cruise to Poole / Weymouth (1-4 July or 8-11 July – you choose!)  3 Berths available
  • S/ West Coast/Scilly Isles (3-10 July)  – Fully Booked with reserve


  • Channel Crossing Cherbourg  – Long Weekend Cruise(27-30 August)  – Berths available – Book Now!


  • Late Summer Sail and BBQ (Yarmouth) (17-19 Sep)-  Berths available Book now!


  • Boat Handling (1-3 Oct)  – 3 Berths available Book now!
  • Comp. Crew & Day Skipper Course (4-8 Oct) – 3 Berths available Book now!

TBD – You decide !

  • Felixtowe to Ramsgate (Thames Estuary Crossing) – Berths available Book now!


1. For the full list of planned events please see the 2010 Sailing Programme on our external website

2. Allocation of berths is on a first come, first served basis and will be secured on receipt of payment!

3. To express interest in any of the above berths please contact our Cruising Secretary.


How to create an article for BTOSC website

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

This article provides a quick introduction to the editing features on this website.  It is intended for those BTOSC commitee members who will need to produce content for the site.


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.

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