BSSC’s New Change House!

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Thanks to Everyone at Kelsey, Brad’s Towing and BSSC!!

Please Visit the online BSSC Photo Gallery to see more full size pics of the Change House and it’s delivery and installation at the site.

BSSC Sailing Lessons for 2010

Sailing School

Dates have been set for the BSSC 2010 Sailing School. They will be held over the course of 4 evenings June 16/17 and June 23/24.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  For more information please visit the Sailing Lessons page of this website. The Registration form is available for download HERE. Registration deadline is June 9th, 2010.

Open Executive Positions


Happy New Year fellow club members! We would like to begin preparations for the new year and would like to send out an invitation to all members to consider becoming a member of the executive committee of the club. We have two positions opening this year; they are Commodore, and Harbor Master. We would love to have a new or veteran member fill the positions so send an email to John Barry if you have questions or send an email to make your intensions known. All persons running will need to attend the Annual General meeting on January 9 and be nominated during the meeting. Member participation is needed to run the club efficiently and will lowered load on existing executive members. Take the challenge and don’t feel unqualified if you have limited experience or are a new member.

Thanks to all of you and have a happy New Year.

John Barry
Blackstrap Sailing Club

Site Development – Membership Input Request.

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At this point we are requesting input from the membership to address a number of points related to the proposed change house/winter storage building described in the previous post.

Question 1:      Would you be able to commit some amount of time this winter  and next summer to help with construction of the building  yes or no?  If yes, how much time?

Question 2:      Would you be interested in renting winter boat storage space in the new building, yes or no? Allotted spaces can accommodate boats up to the size of a Laser II.   Rental period would be from Oct 30 to May 1.

Question 3:    Regardless of your response to question 2, what do you feel would be a fair per winter storage fee, $50.00, $75.00 or $100.00?

Please send you responses By the End of December to Commodore John Barry,, with the subject heading – Site Development.

Site Development – Change House Details

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The Multipurpose Change House:

The Executive Committee is in the process of planning the construction of a new Multipurpose Change House for the club. Two Similar designs have been presented to the committee and are starkly different from each other regarding design differences.  Briefly they are:

  1. Building #1 : 12×24 metal clad building with no overhangs and single slant roof toward the back built on skids and set on ground.  Corrogated window panel on the south facing wall 8’ from ground.  Supplies estimate at $3500 has been obtained. For more info see earlier post online.
  1. Building #2 : 12×24 metal clad building with overhangs and a offset peaked  gable roof.   Corrugated window panel in the center of the roof vertical and taking up height change of slope. Cost estimate in the range of $6500.

The design common to both buildings will enable divided male /female change room and a ‘indoor’ storage of boats during the winter time in the building.  Details of the design and a breakdown of costs are available for consideration on the BSSC website,  There will be variance of a few hundred dollars on supplies depending on floor requirements.  Kelsey Campus has made us aware they are interested in building either plan.  BSSC members will have a more difficult time with building 2 and will take longer due to design differences.  Cost differences of BSSC members building the buildings vs Kelsey Campus is in the range of $400.  BSSC members must commit to construction time prior to Executive members proceeding with plans to have members construct the building.  A Private indoor non heated work area is available for construction.  Time frame for construction is Jan to end of April as we would like the building on site at the beginning of the year.  There will be approximately 9 construction days required for building #1 -if utilizing 4 BSSC members per day.