Race Results Eric Dent Cup

With apologies for the delay here are the results for last weekend’s Eric Dent Cup.

1st C54 – Alan Hicks – 3:53:20
2nd C53 – Mark White – 3:53:23
3rd C56 – Geoff Gritton – 3:54:30
4th C8 – Danny Fox – 3:55:33
5th C1 – Rob Maloney – 3:55:58
Many congratulations to Alan, Jayne and Craig on a great result.
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Buoyancy Aids Must Be Worn

Please don’t forget that BOD Class Rules require all crews to wear buoyancy aids whilst racing.  This is an essential safety rule and the Race Officer has the right to immediately disqualify any competitor identified as not wearing a buoyancy aid.  Thanks all.

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Eric Dent Cup Opens The CYC BOD Season

This Sunday 21 May the CYC BOD season will get underway with the Eric Dent Cup which starts from the Bateman’s Tower line at 14.15.  Once again Nick and Pam Readings, Graham Chasney and the CYC team will be running our racing and the line will be set using the Committee Boat.

There have been no changes to the CYC Course card which remains as published in 2016.

Sadly Jumbo Too isn’t quite ready to hit the race course yet, but that means good post racing news for us as Jumbo Too crew and CYC Commodore Oonie Werngren has volunteered to organise yummy tea and cakes a CYC after racing.

Two other boats that aren’t able to  join us this weekend are Gelasma and Sarah Louise who are setting off for France to take part in the biennial La Semain du Golfe du Morbihan – one of the most spectacular traditional and historic boat events in Europe.

But we should still have a good turnout with around 8 boats expected on the line so we’ll hope to see you out there and back in the club for those delicious cakes!

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The BOD Sailing Season Is Finally Here!!!

Hooray.  The BOD sailing season is finally upon us and the omnipresent Mr Gritton and his Never Say Never crew will have some BOD competition at last!

Things get underway with a special Champagne Thursday Night Pursuit Race this Thursday 4 May starting from BSC from 19.00.  Please BSC to pick up this year’s pursuit start times from the BSC Hut before you go afloat as there have been some handicap changes.  The main Thursday Night Series will start on 11 May.

On Sunday 7 May we have a double bill with the Rotary Cup starting from the BSC line at 11.10 (BSC is running May Mugs class racing and we will be the final start as usual).  It will be a special pursuit style race of approx 90 minutes and special sailing instructions for this will be emailed to the owners shortly.  The race will be followed by an informal BOD Fleet lunch in the BSC Upstairs Lounge. Book in right away for lunch with Fiona on fiona.brown@fionabrown.com.

From the look of the number of boats in the boat park already we can expect a really good turnout in this our 90th anniversary year.

Can’t wait to see you all on the water!

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Special Preview Invitation – BOD Exhibition

We are very excited to announce that the museum is holding a special exhibition celebrating 90 Years of The Brightlingsea One Design, and that all BOD sailors and friends are invited to a special preview showing this Saturday 22 April from 10am until 12 noon, so if you are free do please drop in and take a sneaky advanced look or call in when it is formally open over the bank holiday weekend.

BOD exhibition 2017

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Final Call For BOD 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner

14-campus-hotelWe have just a few tickets left for the BOD 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday 22 April at Wivenhoe House so if you would like to join us please take action and book in straight away (the absolute closing date for bookings is next Thursday 6 April).

It’s going to be a fabulous evening, we have some wonderful memorabilia and guest speakers lined up and the hotel is doing us proud with a superb venue and menu.  It really is going to be something quite special so please do join us and be part of the fun.

For those coming from Brightlingsea we have a charabanc booked to collect everyone from Victoria Place at 6.30pm (exact cost depends on final numbers but it will be sub £10 return per person so cheaper than a taxi) and return you at the end of the evening.  Almost everyone coming from Brightlingsea has booked in for this so it’s definitely going to be a fun ride.

As this is such a special evening we have set a dress code of jackets and ties for the gentlemen and cocktail or dinner dresses for the ladies.

The evening opens with a sparking wine drinks reception in the elegant reception rooms of the old part of the hotel and if the weather is fine we can even spill out into the hotel’s wonderful gardens which will be in full spring bloom by then. From here we will move through into the superbly appointed purpose built banqueting suite for dinner and the remainder of our evening.

To reserve your tickets, book in for the bus and confirm your menu selections please go to our online booking system, which also contains information about how to pay.

Rooms can be booked at the hotel for those who wish to stay overnight and details can be found at www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk

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BOD 90th Anniversary Poster

Check out our fabulous BOD 90th Anniversary poster designed by David Bridle of The Press Gang

BOD Poster-2

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