PROGRAMME 2017

Bradwell Quay Yacht Club

 

Shore Based Events 2017

Day

Date

Event

Start

Sun

Jan 08

Burnham Walk

10.30

Sat

Jan 21

Evening Races

19.00

Sun

Jan 29

Winter Walk

10.30

Thurs

Feb 02

Ladies Lunch

TBA

Sat

Feb 25

Three Rivers Cruise Talk

19.00

Sun

Feb 26

Winter Walk

10.30

Sat

March 18

Fitting Out Supper

19.00

Sat

March 25

Working Party

10.00

Sat

April 01

Presidents Dinner

TBA

Wed

April 19

Ladies Lunch

TBA

Sat

May 20

Joint BBQ with BCC

17.00

Sat

Oct 14

Laying Up Supper

19.00

Sat

Nov 11

Dinner Dance & Awards

18.30

Sat

Dec 02

AGM

16.00

Sun

Dec 03

Childrens Xmas Party

14.30

Sat

Dec 09

Adults Xmas Party

19.00

Sailing Events 2017

Day

Date

H.W

H.W.

Event

Brief/Start

Sat

April 29

02.59

15.22

Wivenhoe/Brightlingsea Rally

15.00

Mon

May 01

04.37

16.58

Pursuit Race

13.30

Sat

May 20

07.45

19.59

Menagerie Race

10.30

Sun

May 27/28

02.43

15.06

Titchmarsh Rally

15.00

Mon

May 29

03.34

15.53

Weeks Cruise in Company

TBA

Sat

June 10

01.23

13.43

Aitchsea Cup/Wine Tasting Eve

Self Timed 19.00

Sat

June 24/25

00.42

13.08

Orwell Cup Rally/Wallet Shield

TBA

Sat

July 01

06.42

18.52

Spitway Plate

10.00

Sun

July 22-Aug 06

06.01

18.12

Commodore's 2 Week Cruise

TBA

Sat

Aug 26-28

04.00

16.12

Fambridge/Burnham Rally

TBA

Sat

Sept 09

02.54

15.09

Ladies Race

12.00

Sat

Sept 23

02.51

15.03

Heybridge Rally

16.00

Sat

Oct 21

01.47

14.00

Tollesbury Meet

15.00

Please note: All above events are subject to variation and confirmation. Full details will be provided to members via the web site and email.

 

Safety Notice

Please note that the decision to sail or not is the responsibility of the skipper, BQYC do not take any responsibility for your safety.

 

 

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Wine Tasting Evening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rally to Titchmarsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rally to Brightlingsea

 

Wow! What a start to the summer cruising calendar! 16 boats took part in the first rally of the season to Brightlingsea marina. Is it a sign of the times that we prefer to plug in these days rather than tie up on the piles in the river? An enjoyable meal in the Rosebud on Saturday evening, a rally on Sunday on Escapade (thanks Sue and Tony), drinks in the Yachtsman's Sunday evening and an exciting sail home on Monday. Well done to Anthony for organising a great weekend. Looking forward to Titchmarsh later in the month.

Jan

 

The weekend was not without incidents however! You can see in the pictures Gerry up the mast sorting out a wind vane, and the trip back was 'interesting' to say the least! The wind did not do as the forecast had promised but blew a strong 6+, and the quartering sea made the sail to the beacon uncomfortable or exhillerating depending on your point of view! Sansofé spotted 'something in the distance' and decided it needed checking out only to find it was an exhausted windsurfer clinging to his board unable to pull his sail out of the water. The coastguards were called and the surfer kept calm. After what seemed an age - and an interchange with UK Coastguards which left quite a bit to be desired - the lifeboat was launched from West Mersea . A commercial rib in the vicinity heard the incident and arrived before the lifeboat and was able to pull the surfer onboard, cold and exhausted but uninjured.

Jill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies Lunch at RHS Hyde Hall

 

The last event of the season for the Ladies Group of BQYC was a visit to the gardens of RHS Hyde Hall. A lovely spring day enabled us to have an enjoyable saunter around the gardens and was warm enough for us to have our lunch in the courtyard at the top of the hill. Well done Sue Moore for organising another great winter programme for the BQYC ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fitting Out Supper

 

Our Annual Fitting Out Supper was held on Saturday with members both new and old attending. It was a lively get together with discussions regarding plans for the summer and jobs to be done ready for launching. Thanks are due again to Linda Faint and Sue and Tony Scott for their organisation and to Andy the Caterer for providing the excellent meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Walk Around Maldon

 

The last of our winter walks, again organised by Sue Moore, was a really delightful circular stroll from the centre of Maldon, taking in Beeleigh Abbey and Falls and the Blackwater River and Canal. We were blessed with sunny weather and finished off the day with an excellent roast lunch at the Swan Hotel. The cheesecake dessert was wonderful!. Well done, Sue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ladies Lunch at Hindu Temple

 

BQYC Ladies' Lunch group visited the Hindu Mendir at Neasden by mini-bus on Thursday, 2nd February 2017, all organised by Sue Moore. It is a fantastic building. We were shown around and learnt a lot about the Hindu culture. Had a vegetarian curry at their restaurant, which was excellent. A lovely day out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note the two men, honorary women for the day!)

 

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A Walk Around Ramsden Heath

 

Our second winter walk this year was organised by Sue Moore and saw a good turnout as usual. The predicted rain held off until the afternoon and we had a pleasant and interesting walk from the Nags Head in Ramsden Heath. It was a little disconcerting at one point to follow a public footpath along the boundary of a garden! We were hoping that the homeowners did not angrily come out and shout at us but we were ready to blame Sue, as she had the map! We then crossed a field and ended up at the causeway of the Hanningfield Reservoir. The route then followed a footpath through the Essex and Suffolk Water land, walking a short way along a road which led to a bridlepath and eventually arriving back at the Nags Head for an excellent lunch. Well done to Sue for organising the event, and not losing anyone, we all felt very much fitter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Evening at the Races

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Race Night was the first BQYC event of 2017 and was hosted by Linda and Derek Faint. Linda provided a hearty beef stew with crumble and custard to follow, which was served during the course of the evening. “Dodgy Derek” our bookie for the night (suitably attired in a bow tie) ran the horse racing films on the clubhouse screen and took the bets. Each table had a £5000 (not real money!) stake to bet with and at the end of the evening only two tables had any money left. There was definitely an ‘easy come – easy go’ mentality amongst most of the 26 members present!

Well done to Trixie, Anthony, Sue and Chas who each won a bottle of wine.

Thanks to Linda and Derek for a great event.

 

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A relaxing trip down The Wallet from Titchnarsh!

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