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…)

2010 Xmas Jolly details

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

December 2010

  • Xmas Jolly – Dinner at the Folly in Cowes.
    • £140 for a Berth (Includes dinner but not wine or your share of moorings and fuel)
    • Menu Choices

      Seasonal soup of the day (v)
      Chicken liver, Madeira & oven-roasted mushroom pâté

      Stilton, mushroom & walnut filo parcels (v)

      King prawn cocktail (†)


      Hand-carved British free-range roast turkey breast
      Scottish salmon tail fillet (†)

      Braised beef (‡)

      Roasted red pepper & red onion tart (v)

      Pan-seared Barbary duck breast


      Christmas pudding (‡)

      Bitter chocolate tart

      Mascarpone & Madagascan vanilla cheesecake

      Cream profiteroles

      Coffee & Truffles (State if required)


1. All of the above events will be run out of the Hamble near Southampton.

2. For the full list of planned events please see the 2010 Sailing Programme.

3. For further information on the Xmas Jolly Please contact Sue Tolson

For further information on any events in the Sailing Programme please contact our Cruising Secretary

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…)