What's Happening

Booking now open for the Laying Down Supper and for our Annual General Meeting 

Laying Down Supper

Catch up with friends at the
BCC end of season dinner dance
Saturday 12th November 2016
Four course meal, Dancing to the rat pack sounds of David Hayes
Royal Burnham Yacht Club
19:00 for 19:30; carriages 00:15
Tickets £41 person (same as last year)
Booking via the web site
Any questions/special requests to the Commodore

AGM and Remembrance

This year our Annual General Meeting is being held on Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016
(the day after the Laying Down Supper)
so we have the opportunity of participating in both the running of our club and in Burnham's Remembrance Day events.

It would be great to see members at some or all of the following:

1000 - Remembrance Service, Burnham Baptist Church
Those attending the service must arrive by 0950 (or earlier if you need a seat).

Followed by procession to the War Memorial

1050 - War Memorial Service, comprising:
Hymn, Lesson, Act of Commitment, Act of Remembrance, Last Post, Silence, Reveille, Laying of Wreaths, National Anthem, Blessing.
If joining at the War Memorial, best be there by 1045 at the latest.

1130 - BCC AGM, The Library, Royal Burnham Yacht Club
You will have received papers for the meeting by email on 01 October from the Secretary

1300 - Remembrance Day roast dinner hosted by RBYC

Posted by Kev Remmington 19 September 2016 21:28:00

Final sailing event of the season 

Heybridge Hideaway

BCC are invading Heybridge Basin !
Saturday 15th October 2016.
High Water Bradwell : 12.13
High Water Heybridge : a bit later ! ooh aarh
Grogs served on Delusion from 16.00 hrs
Evening meal in The Old Ship from 18.00 hrs
All skippers and crew are to be dressed as pirates !
Claim a prize for best pirate and piratess
Skull and Cross Bones to be flown.
Please book via the website and mention if you wish to have a berth : you have been warned !
For more info please call Long Tony Silver

Posted by Kev Remmington 19 September 2016 10:57:00

Commodore's Ramblings 

The season so far...

Wow where did that come from? The fabulous weather that has revitalised our sailing in August and September. Many members have taken advantage of this and been out on the water at home and abroad. We've also seen an increase in participation at event evening meals by those unable to attend by boat.

What's still to come on the water?

As noted elsewhere, we still have the Heybridge Hideaway (15 October) on our sailing agenda. Well worth making an effort for: a) because it's the last chance this year to sail with your BCC mates (and Skippers); b) because we always have fun when locked up in Heybridge; c) we need to see your take on the pirate fancy dress theme.

Laying Down Supper

The date is set: 12th November
The venue is booked: Royal Burnham Yacht Club
The entertainment is organised: David Hayes, Rat Pack singer
The menu is being finalised: Four courses to fuel your dancing
Please book now for our end of season dinner dance


12th November, Remembrance Sunday
Now a full morning of activities, holding our AGM and joining the local Remembrance events
With thanks to the hospitality of our hosts the Royal Burnham Yacht Club

Event ideas for 2017

Now is the time to let me know what you'd like to see on next year's programme. What would you like to see more/less of? What haven't we thought of that you think might work well?

Winter events

Last winter we had a couple of very successful shore based, off-season, events (the Tower Bridge tour and the East Coast Pilot lecture). We'll endeavour to repeat that success with events in January - March. Anything you'd particularly like to see?

Committee vacancies

Fatigue, old age and adventures mean that we have a couple of slots on the BCC Committee so if you'd really like to make your mark (or just get a little more involved) now's your chance.

and Finally...

As always, do keep in touch - ideas, suggestions (even complaints) are always welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you at the final events of the season and wishing you a happy, healthy and enjoyable end to 2016 afloat and ashore,

Keith Swinburne

Posted by Andy Frankland 06 January 2016 09:17:00