Archive for August, 2010

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…)

Report on the Long weekend Cruise to Poole / Weymouth 8-11 July 2010

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Roy Demery and Mike Bourne report on their cruise to Poole and Weymouth:

On the Thursday evening Skipper Andy Shrimpton, Steve Davies, Adele Wisbey, Roy Demery, Wally Mathews, Mike and Lewis Bourne assembled on board Ca’Canny a 40 ft Najad at Hamble Point Marina. This was Mike and Lewis’s first cruise with the BTOSC and Mike’s first experience of sailing. (more…)

Report on Introduction to Sailing Weekend (Fri. 28th. – Sun. 30th. May)

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Kieran Madigan reports on a rather wet and windy introduction to sailing:

Why did we do it ?  Because we could!

For some years now we have, as a family, wanted to give sailing a bash. Having previously only encountered life on the waves on a Cross Channel Ferry it was a desire to see what made people want to get out and onto the water. Would we be bitten by the bug and become sailors? The BTOSC Introduction to Sailing weekend was the perfect opportunity to find out. (more…)