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A newish member - I joined BBSC in 2015 - an ancient (ex RN) mariner keen to ‘go down to the sea again’ after 10 years ashore.  I was welcomed as a new member by a professional team and have much enjoyed some fantastic sailing over the past five years including ocean passages to Lisbon, Lanzarotte, Madeira and the Azores. I've also had the opportunity to sail in French waters previously unknown to me, revisit the Western Isles  and sail from the heart of Amsterdam to London. I’m  proud to be part owner of a superb sailing vessel, maintained to a high standard - and much appreciate having the opportunity to fulfill personal dreams in the company of like minded friends -  serendipity! 

CARPE DIEM

  

Channel Islands Cruise 15-22 June 2019

The plan was simple: to enjoy a leisurely week exploring the harbours and coast lines of Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Guernsey and 'deliver' Brighton Belle to Plymouth. And so Skipper Paul with MikeM, Pascal, Rami, Rik and Phil joined Brighton Belle in the St Helier marina located close to the town centre on a balmy Saturday. We enjoyed a crew dinner at a busy French restaurant in St Helier's bustling restaurant district, then set alarms for an early start the next day.

Once the marina sill had enough water over it to allow us to leave, we sailed carefully through the rock-strewn Violet Channel and up the east coast of Jersey, helped along by the Sunday morning tide.

Having arrived at our destination on the north coast in better time than expected, and enjoying the brisk and building north-easterly, we decided to sail on to Sark. Greve de la Ville provided us shelter for the night and a fine meal aboard courtesy of the crew "chef du jour".

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Dieppe Dash 2019

Bob, Mike, Andrew, George, Lynn and Chris

What's  better than shaking off early season dust  than a quick dash to delightful Dieppe? And so it was early on the Friday of the May Day Holiday weekend Steve, Chris, Bob , George, Lynn , Mike and Andrew scraped out of Brighton Marina to the start line of the Dieppe Dash 2019. The initial thrill subsided somewhat as we became becalmed ...
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