2018 Sailing Dates Announced

Club News | November 5th, 2017 | No comments yet

As requested at the recent ‘Meet Your Committee’ event, we have published the 2018 sailing dates so you can plan your sailing year ahead!

Dates and links to book are published on the sailing page, which can be reached via the link below: Boaters Sailing Events 2018

For further details, contact the Cruising Secretary via Email: cruising@bromsgroveboaters.co.uk


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!

The members handbook may be downloaded via the following link:

Boaters Members Handbook – Issue 1.1


Boaters Directors & Committee 2017

Club News | January 8th, 2017 | No comments yet

Following the AGM on the 14th December, we are pleased to announce that the Clubs Directors & Committee for 2017 were elected as follows:

Alan Gilmour

Alan Gilmour

Club Commodore

Paul Sharpe

Paul Sharpe


 Trevor Rackley

Trevor Rackley

Club Secretary

Gary Carter

Shorebased Training Coordinator

Esther Rackley

Esther Rackley

Social & Events Secretary, Librarian

Tony Martin

Tony Martin

Cruising Secretary & Webmaster


Trish Lloyd

Trish Lloyd

Membership Secretary


Keith Grimshaw

Safety Officer & Library


(Non-Voting Committee Member)


2017 Annual General Meeting.

Club News, Events | November 5th, 2017 | No comments yet

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Bromsgrove Boaters Ltd is on Wednesday 15th November and here attached are the Agenda and its attachments for your review and consideration prior to the meeting (Attachment 2, the Financial Accounts for the past year, will be issued shortly once they have been independently reviewed).
The Commodore’s Report and Cruising Secretary’s Report will include details of a full calendar of social events during 2018 and the dates of Spring and Autumn sailing weekends.

If you are unable to attend in person, please complete the simple Proxy Form at AGM 2017 submission of proxy vote so that your vote can be counted.

The Agenda, Minutes of the 2016 AGM and the Committee Nominations may be downloaded via the link below:


The AGM will be followed by the Cheese and Wine Party, as well as a brief talk by Rob Webber about his Boaters Summer Cruise which this year was on the West Coast of Scotland.


Boaters Event Calendar 2017

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

The Boaters 2017 Event Calendar can be downloaded here: BB 2017 Events Calendar V8


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





Spring 2017 Sailing Events

Club News, Sailing Trips | January 1st, 2017 | No comments yet

Boat Handling/Skill & Drills Weekends:

4th-5th February 2017

11th-12th February 2017

18th-19th February 2017

25th-26th February 2017

Note that the above events will be run in conjunction with Hamble School of Sailing and each of the above events will require a minimum of four attendees to run.

Where bookings allow, crews will be balanced based on ability levels.

Online Booking – Boat Handling.

Boaters Spring Sailing Weekends:

16th – 20th March 2017 – Venues to be determined by Skippers

20th -23rd April 2017  – Venues to be determined by Skippers.

Online Booking – Spring Weekends.

Boaters Events