BSC Youth Sailing Fund
Established in 2002, the BSC Youth Sailing Fund aims to provide support to young sailors to improve their skills and widen their racing experience. To date it has distributed over £30,000 and has funded the purchase of new boats, sails and clothing as well as assisting young BSC sailors taking part in the Mirror World Championships, the Mini-Transat International, the 420 Ladies European and World Championships, Optimist and Topper RYA Zone Squads and Itchenor Schools Week.
In recent years the Club has recognized its corporate social responsibilities by becoming more involved with the Bosham community, supported by the Fund. In line with the RYA 'OnBoard' scheme, we partnered with Bosham Primary School to introduce its pupils to sailing. The Fund enables complementary tuition, giving youngsters from the community the skills and confidence to get afloat safely and enjoyably. To date 36 pupils have benefitted from the scheme which will continue in 2024.
The Fund is awarded at the discretion of the Trustees, as advised by RC Cadets. The Trustees are:
- Peter Lacey
- Nicky Chapple
- Tim Reynolds
- Kathrine Rose
- Tristram Mayhew
If you know of a young sailor who might benefit from some financial support, please do not hesitate to contact RC Cadets, who can guide the applicant through the process.
The Fund is totally reliant on the kind generosity of members, many of whom have contributed both with direct donations and by arranging fund-raising events such as clothing sales and boat jumbles. Should you wish to advertise a boat for sale, you can do this at no cost on the classified pages of the website. We ask that you make a voluntary donation to the Fund from the proceeds. There are many demands on our purse strings, but any amount donated really helps our young sailors. Should you wish to donate, please pay by bank transfer (see details here). Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any payment queries.
Last updated 14:18 on 25 January 2024