Welcome to Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club

We are a friendly, family sailing club, located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

We enjoy a stunning sailing area, a lively clubhouse that serves great food, and a great environment to learn to sail - especially for juniors.

Please browse the site to learn more, and do get in contact if you would like to visit or are interested in joining, and click here to see what's happening in the Clubhouse  See you on the water!

Wednesday
May222019

RACE TRAINING MAY 29/30 

 
 
 
BSSC.  RACE TRAINING     MAY 29/30

 Please see the attached outline agenda for the two day Race Training primarily designed for juniors and adults who can sail well around a course but who wish to get involved with racing. The course is a basic, non RYA approved, free course run by two local (self confessed) experts Bill Andrews and Bruce Kemp. The aim is for participants to achieve greater confidence to start racing.

 Outline Agenda, May 29th Day 1

 13.00.     Meet up at the clubhouse for introductions and aims.  (Have own boats rigged)
 13.30.     30 Mins talk by Bruce “starting to race”.  What you need, where is the course?
               where is the line, which way to go!
 14.30.     On water for short course training in own boats, videoed !
 15.30.     High Tide
 16.30.     Hints and tips based on video playback
 17.45.     Finish

 May 30th  Day 2 
 14.00.   Meet at the clubhouse.  Review of lessons learnt, Q&A on race strategy
15.00.    Sailing in Hawks helmed by experienced helms who will explain thoughts while         racing around a short course.
16.30.    High Tide
 17.30.    Play back of video, hints and tips,
 18.00.   Finish
 
 
 


www.bssc.net
the_clubhouse@bssc.net
01485 210249
Paul King,
Clubhouse Manager / Membership Secretary
07584 374455

Sunday
May122019

BOAT PARKS

Please ensure your boat has this year's sticker placed on the stern clearly visible.

Also that the boat is in its correct alloted place.

This year's stickers are available from the Clubhouse.

Thanks

Boat Park Committee

Sunday
Apr282019

Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.

 

We now have spaces available on a Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.If you are interested, please contact Nick Williams bssccourses@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Nick 


Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club
Please note that the availability stated in the above email is correct at the time of writing. We are unable to hold places and full payment is required to secure your place. A booking is not confirmed until you receive confirmation in writing. 

 

Thursday
Feb282019

Sail Training Notes 2019

Notes for Sail Training 2019          

  

Hello Members – we are looking forward to another Sail Training week this year which is taking place from 4th-11th August. 

 

Dates and timings: 

27th and 28th July: Seamanship Skills

2nd/3rd/4th August: Trainee Assistant Instructors

Sunday 4th August: Indicative Timings

13:00 Lead Instructor Briefing

13:30 Briefing All Instructors 

14:00 Staggered Boat Checks (to include Safety Boats)

17:00 Parent and Child Briefing (everyone to attend) 

17:30 Safety Boat and Volunteer Briefing 

18.00 BBQ

 

Courses will be run over the period Monday 5th August – Saturday 10th August.

Sunday 11th August: Prize Giving at 10.30am


For any further queries, please email bsscsailtraining@yahoo.co.uk.

Georgie Child and Charlie Vivian

  
  
BSSC Sail Training Committee
Thursday
Jan032019

Powerboat Courses 2019

Dear Member

 

We are pleased to continue to offer Powerboat Courses and have now finalised the dates for 2019, further details along with pricing below. 

Having now gained recognition for the RYA Safety Boat Course, we will be offering this in addition to PBL1, PBL2 and 2 and 4-hour private sessions (these can also be undertaken in your own boat).

 

RYA Powerboat Level 1

 

Content: Basic boat handling, including launching and recovery, steering controls, securing to a buoy and leaving and coming alongside.

Duration: 1 Days (6 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water).

Pre Course Ability: None required

Ability after course: An understanding of how to launch and recover a powerboat, and an awareness of the basic controls and safety considerations. 

Students will be issued with an RYA Powerboat Level 1 Certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Students under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (subject to successful completion). 

Price and Dates: Please contact us for more details. 

Minimum Age: 12. Students under 16, must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2

 

Content: Basic boat handling, launching and recovery of craft, picking up a mooring, coming alongside, anchoring, driving at planing speed, man overboard. Theory of tides, weather, collision regulations, buoyage and introduction to navigation.

Duration: 2 Days (16 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water each day).

Pre Course Ability: None required

Ability after course: Self sufficient small powerboat driver.

Students will be issued with an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate upon successful completion of the course. They will also be eligible to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Powerboat Level 2 is also a pre-requisite to complete an RYA Dinghy Instructor Course.

Students under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (subject to successful completion) but will not be eligible to apply for the ICC.

Minimum Age: 12. Students under 16, must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 

Price:             Members: £320

Non Members: £350

Bookings of 3 people are eligible for 10% discount.

Dates:           

                        May:  25-26

                        June: 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

                        July: 6-7, 20-21

                        August: 17-18, 24-25

                        September: 7-8

                        October: 5-6, 19-20

 

RYA Safety Boat

 

Content: Techniques for assisting dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety cover, search and rescue patterns and towing. Theory of rescuing kite surfers and canoes / kayaks and equipment to be carried on board.

Duration: 2 Days (16 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water each day).

Pre Course Ability: Students must hold a Coastal RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate. An understanding of sailing is also beneficial. 

Ability after course: Able to provide Safety Boat cover for sailing dinghies and windsurfers.

Students will be issued with an RYA Safety Boat Certificate upon successful completion of the course. This is a pre-requisite course to become an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor. 

Minimum Age: 16

Price:             Members: £320

Non Members: £350

Bookings of 3 people are eligible for 10% discount.

Dates:            Any PBL2 scheduled date. 

 

Private Powerboat Tuition (2 Hours)

Content: This is private tuition and can be tailored to you and can be run in your own boat. Please note that you must ensure you have valid insurance cover to have tuition carried out in your own craft. 

This is not an RYA course and is therefore not certificated. 

Duration: 2 Hours (on the water) 

Pre Course Ability: None required

Price:             £195 (£100 in own boat)

The above price is for up to 3 people. Please note that 3 or 4 hour sessions can also be arranged. Further details upon request.

 

For all enquiries or to make a booking, please contact Nick Williams. bssccourses@gmail.comTel: 07704 422548. (Note he deals with all enquiries at weekends and in the evening).

 

Full payment and confirmation in writing from us is required to secure a booking.

Sunday
Jan112015