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Contact Tracing procedures

The Club is required to maintain attendance and participation records for contact tracing purposes and an electronic method (rather than pen and paper) is advised.

We have set up a “BSC club contacts” WhatsApp group and we are asking all members who attend the club for any reason (sailing, social event, workparty, meeting, etc.) to register on this WhatsApp group using the link below.

We recommend you mute notifications on this group permanently.

How will this work?

Each Skipper (cruiser/dinghy and safety boat) intending to race at the club must send a message with the names of crew members to the group. 

A short message like “Saturday Racing, Flying Fish, Patrick Murphy, Mick Wallace” or “Boat Pen  Saturday afternoon, Ben Dunne” will suffice.

Other members attending the club for a meeting, workparty, social event, etc. must also register their attendance, together with any family members with them.  

The Sailing Secretary Paddy Lombard will create a spreadsheet of attendance which will be shared with the health authorities only in the event of a Covid-19 infection. We also encourage all members to download the HSE COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Who must send notificiation messages:

There are some recurring groups such as Skill Build, Junior Training, and the Coffee Mornings – they are either constant or we have already attendance records. If you are taking part in these activities you do not have to send a message.

For any other activities where you are at the club for more than 15 minutes you must send a message (can be one message per crew/group) with all the names to the WhatsApp group.

As a Club we are required and expected to keep proper tracking records – so please help us to full fill this requirement.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Junior Committee 2020


While we are under no illusion of the current situation with regards to Covid-19, we are continuing to work on a number of eventualities so we can get something out of the 2020 season. One thing we want to make sure of is that we are ready to go whenever it is safe to do so!

With this in mind, we are now seeking applications for our Junior Committee 2020.

Being part of the Junior Committee is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience what it is like to represent your fellow Junior members and to provide a voice for your peers. We want to continue to build on the fantastic success of our Junior Committee from 2019 who, among other things, achieved the following:
  • Leading our Turn the Tide on Plastics campaign which resulted in Bray Sailing Club being presented with the Youth Group Award at the Wicklow Tidy Towns Awards ceremony and the Irish Sailing Sustainability Award at the annual Irish Sailing Awards
  • The idea for Out of Season Pico Club activities which have been an overwhelming success
  • Presentation to the former Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District Council, Steven Matthews TD.

Application forms can be found by following the link below. Please email your completed application to by 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020. Members of the 2019 Junior Committee are more than welcome to reapply this season.

In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe, stay at home, keep washing your hands and adhere to all other measures brought in by the government to tackle this problem. If we all play our part now, we should be able to enjoy another fantastic summer on the water!


The Documents can be found here:

Junior Committee Application Form 2020.pdf

Junior Committee Application Form 2020.docx


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

We're hiring!

Would you like to work in one of the most successful training centres in the country, and the winner of the Volvo Irish Sailing Training Centre of the Year award in 2018?  If so, read on.....

Bray Sailing Club  today announced the start of their recruitment campaign for the 2020 summer season. We are again planning to run a busy ten week Junior Training programme covering all aspects of Irish Sailing's Small Boat Sailing Scheme, and are now seeking applications from suitably qualified instructors.

Successful applicants will be fully qualified before the programme starts (we welcome applications from those who have not yet qualified but expect to do so by June 2020) . You will be enthusiastic, and you  will demonstrate signs of natural leadership. We expect our instructors to act as role models to over 150 juniors and to instil a love for getting wet, having fun, and supporting their friends, all in a safe, welcoming, fun, and inclusive environment.

As well as being involved in our Junior Training programme, there will also be opportunities to join our inclusion training and to join the instructor team looking after new adult members.  

The application form may be downloaded HERE and you will find some details of how we go about selecting the successful candidates HERE

Please note that the latest date for receipt of applications is 5th January 2020. You may return your application form by email, post, or hand deliver it to the club. Interviews will be held on Saturday 25th January 2020.     

Monday, December 9, 2019

New payments system has gone live!

An easier way to manage your payments to the club

The increasing number of financial transactions (membership fees, course fees, etc.) being handled by the club has started to place an enormous administrative burden on a small group of volunteers and, combined with the increasing reluctance of banks to handle cash and cheque lodgements, has encouraged us to move to an online payments system. 

You will find a "Payments" link on the club's homepage which will take you to a secure site which will handle all of our payments in the future. For now, you can book and pay for all Junior Training courses, reserve and pay for places at next month's sailing supper, and pay for cadet memberships. Note that parents who are paying for a cadet membership  should first register themselves as a parent/guardian and then proceed to add their child as a cadet member.           

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018

We're recruiting!

How would you like to work for a club which has been nominated as Training Centre of the Year by Irish Sailing?

We're now recruiting sailing instructors for 2018 to help us run a busy Junior Training programme in a smaller family oriented club. We need a team of enthusiastic, committed, and personable instructors with a variety of experience to help build on the great reputation that Bray has developed over the last few years. 

You'll find an application form HERE which includes details of closing date and return email address. If you have any questions about our Junior Training programme, please email and Jack, our Senior Instructor, will get back to you straightaway.

We look forward to hearing from you!        

Monday, December 4, 2017