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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.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/GyoIUXZ1LVMHvJUjWD1GiU

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

Return to Sailing

Bray SC launches details of "Return to Sailing" plan - click the heading above to read full article

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Junior Committee 2020

JUNIOR COMMITTEE 2020 - APPLY NOW!

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 training@braysailingclub.ie 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

Assistant Instructors for 2020

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS 2020 - APPLY NOW!

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 Assistant Instructors 2020. 

Becoming an Assistant Instructor is usually the first step along your journey to becoming an Instructor. It is a great way to spend your summers with your friends learning and enhancing your technical sailing skills as well as your teaching skills.

In order to become an Assistant Instructor you must:
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Hold a level 4 certificate (we are happy to accept applications from those who have just entered level 4 also)
  • If 16 years or over; Required to have Garda Vetting through Irish Sailing
  • If 16 years or over; Required to complete Tusla's Children First eLearning programme
Application forms can be found by following the link below. Please email your completed application to training@braysailingclub.ie by 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020.

Please note, we are unlikely to be in touch to confirm what weeks you have been assigned until we have a clearer overview of what is going to happen this summer.

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 Document can be found here:

 

Assistant Instructor Application Form 2020.pdf

 

Assistant Instructor Application Form 2020.docx

Monday, March 30, 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

Newsletter - Summer 2019

The latest club newsletter has just been published and may be downloaded HERE.

Thanks go to all contributors, and also to Larry McCarthy for putting it all together.  

 

Friday, June 14, 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
Junior Committee 2019

Junior Committee 2019

Junior Committee 2019

Say hello to your Junior Committee for 2019!
This is a brand new initiative in Bray Sailing Club this year with our Junior Committee being the “voice” of Juniors in the sailing club. Each level is represented on the committee. 
We had our first meeting today where we discussed some exciting ideas for the club and the Juniors and how we are going to #turnthetideonplastics this year!
Our Junior Committee members are as follows:
• Start Sailing: Kate Grist & Katie-Rose O’Bric (absent from photo). 
• Basic Skills: Rory Keane, Maya Khan & Isobel Moran. 
• Improving Skills: Lucy Bampton, Elodie Ducorroy, Emma Ruddock & Emily Moran. 
• Level 4s: Emily Khan.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Buy and Sell information page

Find your new pride and joy here - sailing boats for sale for the 2020 season and beyond

This season we are running a Buy & Sell page for those who have a boat to sell or want to buy - please send details of boat , idea of price range and contact details to boats@braysailingclub.ie and we will add your advertisement on the page.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Thursday, October 25, 2018

60th Anniversary of Bray Sailing Club

Celebrate on Saturday 15 September

 http://www.braysailingclub.ie/News/60 

Tickets are now for sale! Here


Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

Bray Municipal District Agrees Plan for Rejuvenating Bray Harbour

At its meeting on 10th April 2018 Bray Municipal District  agreed a plan and to provide funding for the rejuvenation of Bray Harbour on foot of a proposal made by The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee.

The proposal involves providing protection of the harbour from East/Northeast by restoring the south harbour wall to approximately where it was before the collapse of the pier end and Lighthouse in 1957, training and deepening the river to provide a deep water channel navigable at all stages of the tide and restoring the overall depth of the harbour to 3 hours either side of HW

This will enable the provision of a deep water berth for visiting coastal cruise ships carrying up to 200 passengers , deep water pontoons in the river channel for local harbour users, visitors and marine leisure commercial providers. It will also provide for an increased number of safe revenue generating moorings.

The provision of pontoons will mean that local people and visitors wishing to take to the water will now have easy inexpensive  access to marine leisure activities at all stages of the tide.

This development , especially the pontoons, will give impetus to significant opportunities in the growing marine leisure commercial activity generating both increased spend and job numbers in the local economy.

For existing harbour users it will mean safe moorings navigable for longer and the possibility of being able to use boats all year.

There are very significant economic benefits to the local economy in terms of visitor spend, direct earnings from visitor mooring fees and increase in number of moorings available for letting.

The proposal also envisages the creation of an urban space in the southwestern corner of the harbour. This has the benefit of not only creating additional amenity for local people and visitors but also provides a cost effective environmentally friendly means of dealing with the surplus sand to be removed from the harbour floor.

The Bray Harbour Joint Development Committee  is made up of members of the Bray Harbour Action Group (representing harbour users) and four representatives from Wicklow County Council. The committee acknowledges the support of Wicklow Chief executive, Councillors and officials in achieving this positive outcome for Bray

The likely cost of the project is estimated at circa €1million

This development will not only transform the harbour area but it also has the potential to make Bray an attractive Harbour Town providing additional amenities for local people and attracting visitors by land and  sea.

Friday, April 13, 2018
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