Through our monthly meetings Bromsgrove Boaters offers a great way to socialise and enjoy the company of friends sharing a common interest in sailing, listening to invited speakers and planning our Sailing Weekends.

Over the years we have invited such luminaries of the sailing world as Chay Blyth, Claire Francis, Lisa Clayton, Tony Bullimore and Tom Cunliffe to talk to us about their experiences. We also invite speakers who are experts in their fields, to talk to us about sailing related subjects such as electronic navigation, charts and much more.

Monthly meetings are typically held every third Wednesday of the month, however please check Boaters Events for details of the next meeting. We meet at 8pm at the Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove B60 3DH

Current Programme:

14 December 2022 – Photo Competition
See what everyone has been up to in their sailing  and have your creative efforts judged by your peers.
Winners Gallery
All Entries Gallery

18 January 2023 – Quiz
Questions cover a range of nautical or marine related  topics, some questions sailing specific and some more general knowledge.  Questions mainly easy,  some challenging.  Expect your brain to be teased  and hope for inspiration to score all the points. Teams of three to be sorted on the night.  Small prizes for members of the winning team.

15 February 2023 – Chris Jeckells of Jeckells Sails
Another visit from the MD of this leading sailmaking firm.  All your questions will be answered. If you have never bought a sail, you won’t believe how many there can be!  This time with an emphasis on Performance Sailing and an account of the impact of Brexit.

15 March 2023 – Mark Ashley Miller
Mark completed a circumnavigation of Britain with a difference: a four year challenge (departing Dartmouth in 2019 and returning there in 2022) visiting every Harbour Master in England, Scotland and Wales, 210 in total, in his Nauticat 331. Mark will be talking about the trip, highlighting a few interesting destinations that people may not have considered visting, and sharing  lots of lessons in coastal sailing.

19 April 2023 – Rodney Paul  – The Antarctic Adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton

17 May 2023 – Captain Mark Dexter – Master of “The World”
The World in question is the largest private residential ship  on the planet. Find out more at Captain Mark Dexter will talk to us about the life of a sea Captain from cadet to Captain and why is current ship, The World, is  one of a kind.

21 June 2023 – Keith Westcott, Archeologist (Time Team)

19 July 2023 – Training Refresher (Navigation and First Aid)
Simon Holloway and Roland O’Connor

16 August 2023 – Casual meet at the Eagle and Sun, Hanbury Wharf.

20 September 2023 – Sea Shanties
‘This evening will be all about sea stories. We will be delving into famous sea stories and hopefully some of yours. Bring your own sea story that you would like to relate or a poem or piece of prose you could speak to. Their are useful lessons to come from stories and they are often very entertaining.’

18 October 2023 – Tom Cunliffe
The man that needs no introduction will be back with us, this time talking about the Shell Channel Pilot which has been in existence for over 60 years and which he now updates covering the south coast of England, the northern coast of France, and the Channel Islands.
We have arranged for the rugby club to provide meals and room capacity is limited so please book in advance.   See the event page

15 November 2023
Annual General Meeting
Bromsgrove Rugby Club – 7.30pm start, AGM from 8pm

Find Us:
You can get directions from the Bromsgrove Rugby Club Website.

Why not pop along, you will be most welcome.

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