News June 2022

Last Saturday for the first time in quite a few years we welcomed the Hoylake Raiding Party to Hightown. Not quite the Viking Raid but close. The event took place all day with a fish and chips supper later in the evening. Many thanks go out to our visitors and to the organising team Rohan, Deryk and everyone who supported the team to bring the sailors ashore and help with the safe mooring of our visitors. Better organisation than TUI or EasyJet. All on time and no missing luggage. Below pic brings back memories of Hightown from years gone by.

Last Saturday for the first time in quite a few years we welcomed the Hoylake Raiding Party to Hightown. Not quite the Viking Raid but close. The event took place all day with a fish and chips supper later in the evening. Many thanks go out to our visitors and to the organising team Rohan, Deryk and everyone who supported the team to bring the sailors ashore and help with the safe mooring of our visitors. Better organisation than TUI or EasyJet. All on time and no missing luggage. Below pic brings back memories of Hightown from years gone by.

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Club News April 2022

The season is now truly on us and there has been lots of activity down at the yard, we have a few boats that are now in the water and many more that have had the masts raised and just waiting for the right tides and conditions. Soon we will see the familiar landscape of Hightown beach awash with our boats, not quite San Tropez but we like it.

Last Saturday we had our annual working party day, it is my pleasure to thank everyone who gave up your free time to come to the club to help with all things including painting the clubhouse, renewing fence posts, trimming the trees and bushes in the yard, almost anything that was required to brighten up our club and make things safer in the yard.

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As the season is nearly underway, I am delighted to ask, whether you are a complete novice to sailing and want to give sailing a try or an experienced ocean dweller you are more than welcome at Blundellsands SC.

 

No boat required!

We sail all manner of yachts up to 30ft in length from moorings in the Alt between April and October. During the winter we fit out our boats in the boat yard with lots of socialising and events throughout the year at our club house overlooking the shore.

If you are interested in joining the club or trying some sailing with existing members, please contact.

Rohan Pickard – Vice Commodore

 

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Deryk Johnson – Rear Commodore

 

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Social Events

The club will be open Friday, Sunday normal hours and Bank Holiday Monday. 3PM to 8PM.

Thursday 2nd June we will be opening the club to celebrate the Queens Jubilee, weather permitting we have a BBQ so no need to cook that night at home, our beacon will be lit at 21:00 in coordination with other beacons around the UK. Please come and celebrate the evening with us.

 

Thanks, Ray for News Letter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Due to the increasing amount of traffic and the increase in speed that the cars are now doing, we decided to protect our sailing members and the public by installing this Mirror, soon we will install a speed awareness sign that by flashing the speed of the cars will force them to slow down. Thanks go out to all the team who helped with the Installation. 

 

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Working Party April 9th

Charles asked to remind all boat owners to please attend the working party on Saturday, April 9th 9 AM – 9:30 AM start Light lunch will be provided, all welcome not just our boat owners.

 

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It’s fantastic to see that the new furniture has arrived, please come down and see for yourself

 

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As a follow up we have agreed to order

1 x Large Walnut Table and 4 chairs to be situated in the snug

20 Stackable Chairs to be used for events

2 High Back Fabric Chairs and 4 Barstools

 

Download Original letter  Here

Thanks, Ray 

 

The Cruising Cup And The Travellers Trophy

Dear All for those of you with a literary side to your sailing, and interest in silverware (temporary ownership) please see the instructions for the Travellers Trophy and Cruising Cup. 

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BSC News February 2019 

 

Hello all,

OK, I know I shouldn’t say it but what a wonderful start, weather wise, to the year. This has meant that the boat yard has been a scene of great activity.

The Fitting out dinner was very enjoyable, a good meal followed by a funny comedian, excellent.

Plans are in hand for a St. Patricks Day themed party at BSC on Sunday 17th March, 14:00 onwards. Irish stew, Irish music, Irish coffee’s, oh and cheap Guinness.

The winner of the 2018 BSC Photo completion is Mike Ascott with the splendid image below, well done Mike. The entries are on display boards in the clubhouse.

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Alt View – Mike Ascott 2018 BSC Photography Competition Winner

Observant types may have noticed a new boat in the yard, Liberty. Charles has provided me with the story of how this boat came to be an addition to BSC, written by the former owner Sven – “Some bloke who gave us a boat”… I love it.

Once upon a time there was a little boat called Liberty…

She was found looking a little unloved on the hard in Swansea. The fibreglass around her stanchions was cracked, the windows similarly so, the cushions were mouldy, the keels were rusty and she didn’t have any power or instruments.

She was bought by a man with good intentions but little time who intended sprucing her up to reveal the nifty little day sailor that could navigate the tidal waters of our fair island, but alas she never saw the sea as the renovations proved somewhat more challenging than expected.

Whilst she had a solid hull in great condition, her setup was a little basic. For a while she was on the hard on Hayling Island where she had her keels refurbed and rust treated, received a coat of two part epoxy paint to the hull, got some synthetic teak decks and benefited from some new cushions. From there she moved to a barn in Guildford where her stanchions, winches and deck hardware were fixed and reinforced with stainless steel plates.

It was time to move again so she followed her owner to Gloucestershire where she took up residence in a hay shelter on a farm just out of Temple Guiting in the Cotswolds where her wiring and ablutions were seen to, but before long it was time to move again…

This time Liberty found her way to a caravan storage park in Croxteth where she was sadly neglected for many years hoping that her owner would return, polish her up and put out to sea. After it became evident that this was unlikely to happen, she moved to Blundellsands Sailing club where she could get the attention she so desperately needed, and they embraced her like a long lost member of the family.

The End.

Cedric has had good repairs to sails done by Tim Parker in Southport. Google Tim Parker Boats or see his card on club noticeboard. He also does boat repairs.

Glasplies have apparently gone from Southport. Some supplies are available from Formby Timber on the industrial estate. If any member knows of similar, please let me know.

John