Message from the Commodore – Spring 2023
The new season has kicked of with some great weather and close racing. Fine tuning of our courses and GPS locations for marks were tested in Spring and have been adopted. Lots of great implementation ideas are being tested on our new start boat (thanks Boyd and others).
BSC is hosting the following events:
Thursday night twilight practice are races open to all. On the water at 5:30 for as many 15 minute races as we can fit in.
JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM
This season the fleet is transitioning to the Open Bic class. Over a dozen kids are sailing with us. Objectives include gaining regatta experience and developing pathways to our other classes.
RACE MANAGEMENT TRAINING
As part of a push to increase the skills in our team, several members have completed formal Australian Sailing courses including:
We regularly look for new volunteers. Social media groups are proving a useful source. We recently had 45 expressions of interest via Facebook and so far we have converted several into keen volunteers.
RACE RESULTS SOFTWARE
Richard Shaw is investigating software to replace the myriad excel spreadsheets we have for the various classes.
We intend to start on a journey that respectfully recognises indigenous connections with the land and water that BSC uses. This might include website references, flags, our new start boat name. If you have ideas or expertise in this area, or if you have indigenous connections yourself, please let me know.
See you on the water!