Meetings

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 2023 – 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

17 January 2024 – 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.

21 February 2024  – Roger Brydges – Marine Accident Investigation Branch and Life After
MAIB (the Marine Accident Investigation Branch) is part of the UK’s Department of Transport, tasked with investigating and learning lessons from accidents and incidents involving any marine craft within UK waters.  Fishing vessels feature a lot in their investigations but sailing yachts, inflatable craft and even kayaks and stand-up paddle boards also feature alongside cargo ships, and Isle of Wight ferries.  Roger Brydges has spent 25 years with MAIB and now spends his time sailing, writing about sailing (recently in Yachting Monthly) and motorbiking.

20 March 2024 – Annual  Dinner – Ewe and Lamb, Stoke Prior, 7.30
Bromsgrove Boaters Annual Dinner comes around again in March, with another opportunity to meet friends and fellow Boaters, and to enjoy the cuisine and hospitality of the “Ewe and Lamb” in Bromsgrove. The menus will be circulated by Newsletter.

18 April 2024 – Andy Mulholland – Cruising the Netherlands
Cruising a sailing yacht in the Netherlands provides an unusual range of opportunities for a yacht charterer; motoring along canals, mooring amidst town centre cafes and shops, dropping your mast under bridges (or not, if you choose “The Standing Mast Route”), in addition to sailing on the inland seas.  Andy Mulholland is co-author of Cruising Association guides to the Netherlands, and will delight us with tales of great cruising, friendly locals, and fine food and beer.

15 May 2024 – “Four years in the Western Med” by Phil Reeves
19 June 2024 – “Did the Phoenicians beat Columbus to America?” by Philip Beale
17 July 2024 – Summer Curry Party hosted by Esther Rackley
21August 2024 – To Be Advised
18 September 2024 – “Over the top” around Shetland and down to Orkney by Jonty Pearce

16 October 2024 – Tom Cunliffe
The man that needs no introduction will be back with us, promising a “brand new talk”.  Whatever it is it will be entertaining.

20 November 2024
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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