Boaters Club Directors & Commitee 2019

Club News | January 19th, 2018 | No comments yet

Following the AGM on the 21st November 2018, we are pleased to announce that the Clubs Directors & Committee for 2019 were elected as below.

There are a number of positions that remain vacant on the commitee due to the lack of volunteers this year – if you think you can help, please contact the committee.

Paul Sharpe.

Club Commodore & Webmaster

Chris Palmer


 Trevor Rackley

Trevor Rackley

Club Secretary

 Simon Holloway

Simon Holloway

Shorebased Training Coordinator

Ralph Gordon

Social & Events Secretary

George Gerwitz

Cruising Secretary


Simon Holloway

Simon Holloway

Membership Secretary

Charles Hessey

Charles Hessey

Safety Officer



Boaters Members Handbook

Club News, Useful Resources | September 8th, 2017 | No comments yet

We are pleased to announce that an updated version of the members handbook is now available as of 13 June 2019

The members handbook may be downloaded via the following link:

Boaters Members Handbook – Issue 2.0


Boaters Event Calendar 2019

Club News, Events | January 1st, 2017 | No comments yet

The Bromsgrove Boaters 2019 Event Calendar can be downloaded here: BB 2019 Events Calendar


Autum Sailing Weekends -2019

The dates in which we will be sailing in September and October 2019 will be

  • Sept 27 – 29 (FRIDAY to Sunday) from the Hamble – and this event is now fully booked
  • Sept 23-27 (Monday to Friday) from Plymouth – this is a recently added event and is expected to be popular, bookings can be made here.
  • Oct 17 – 20 (Thursday to Sunday) from the Hamble – and this event is fully booked
  • Oct 17-20 (Thursday to Sunday) from Lymington – this is a recently added event and is expected to be popular, bookings will open soon.

Contact the Cruising Secretary, George Gerwitz, at if you have any queries.

Photo Competition 2018

Photo Galleries | January 20th, 2019 | No comments yet

Our January 2019 club meeting was an opportrunity for members to show off where we’ve been sailing, and what we’ve seen, whether on the chilly Solent or the balmy Med in our annual photo competition.  Club members were able to submit up to 3 of their own photographs.

Members present at the meeting then voted for their three favourite photographs. And the winners were:


Winner. Simon Holloway, with “West Wittering Sunset”

Second Place. Simon Holloway with “West Wittering Sunburst”

Equal Third Place. Trish Lloyd with “Ekincik sunset”

Equal Third Place. Alan Gilmour with “Ooops!”

Equal Fifth Place. Chris Plamer with “Low-Tide”

Equal Fifth Place. Keith Grimshaw with “Oman Air, Flying”

Watchkeeping safety – use of VHF radio and AIS

The MCA have recently issued updated guidelines on the use VHF and specifically on the reliance on AIS within effective watchkeeping.

This is sumarised within the following RYA article and it is recomended reading for all club members:

Watchkeeping safety – use of VHF radio and AIS





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