Archive for October, 2015

Boaters Update – October 2015

Club News | October 28th, 2015 | No comments yet

Last Wednesday evening’s talk from Penny Tranter gave us an expert forecaster’s perspective on sailing weather, as well as a look behind the scenes at forecasting for the 2012 Olympics sailing events.  In addition to the £250 donation from club funds, members put a total of £40.63 into the hat for Penny’s chosen charity, Endometriosis UK.

Our next evening meeting on Wednesday 18th November is the club’s Annual General Meeting.  An information pack including agenda, proposals, and nominees for the committee will be distributed by email early in November but, before then, we need to have names from members interested in joining the committee to run the club for the next year.

Many of the current committee are happy to continue, but the committee is already under-strength so please put your name forward if you want to contribute to improving our club, simply Email: to register your interest!

The RYA Radar Course on Saturday 21st November still has a few places available.  If you’re interested in joining us on the course, please contact the course organiser Martin Johnson at

Also we have further RYA Short Range VHF Radio Courses planned for Saturday 28th November and Saturday 12th December.  Details of the course and how to apply are in the following post: New VHF Radio Course Dates 2015.

Now that it’s getting too cold / wet / gloomy for most of us to go sailing, it’s the perfect time to do some shore-based training and acquire these essential skills before next season’s sailing.

New VHF Radio Course Dates 2015

Club News, Training | October 27th, 2015 | No comments yet

Bromsgrove Boaters instructor Bob Powell will be running two additional VHF courses:

The courses will be run on Saturday, 28th November, and Saturday, 12th December (subject to sufficient enrolment).

Courses run from 0900 until about 1730, and will be delivered in Bromsgrove.  Tea and coffee will be provided, but please supply your own lunch.

The fee for the course, including the course book, is £90 per person.  Please note that an additional fee of £60 is payable to the RYA for each certificate, on completion of the course.

For more details of the course content, please follow the following link:

RYA Short Range Certificate (marine VHF radio) courses

To register your interest, please contact Bob Powell directly:



Boaters Meeting 9th December – Photo Competition

Club News, Events | October 22nd, 2015 | No comments yet

The end of another year, and this is our annual opportunity to show off where we’ve been sailing, and what we’ve seen. Club members can submit up to 3 of their own photographs and will have be able to tell us about them, before the all-important voting for the best ones. And Prizes!!!

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