Embankment Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XQ Tel: 01983 872289 Office
The facilities available to Club Members and their guests at the Brading Haven Yacht Club official opening ceremony on 4 June 1950 consisted of a former paint shed some 26 feet in length, clad in corrugated iron, and painted green so as to 'enhance its appearance'. Most of the furniture and fittings were second-hand donations from members, and the catering was provided by the ladies' committee using calor gas rings and an old galvanized bath for washing up. A small car park did exist but most parking was along the embankment, which was still a toll road.
The club has come a long way since then, mainly through members carrying out the work themselves, thus keeping subscription fees low. Today it boasts:
Approximately 1000 members, 70 racing days, 25 visiting rallies, 25 social functions (excluding private hire) and 30 training days a year place a heavy burden on these facilities, the maintenance of which is the responsibility of the House Committee.
The committee strives to ensure that the fabric of the buildings is not only maintained but is well presented, and improved wherever possible. If as a club member, or as a visitor, you feel that there are areas of concern we would like to hear from you. We are always open to suggestions for improvements although we cannot guarantee that funds can be made available immediately, but as a member you can help make the money go further by offering your services. Details of Work Days organised to tackle specific areas of concern are published from time to time in the Newsletter.
If you are a plumber, electrician, builder, decorator, or just have good DIY skills and would be happy to be approached should we require that skill, then please do get in touch, either via one of the committee members, by placing a note in the comment book in the foyer, by leaving a note in the pigeon hole for House, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The House Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the Club premises and properties (except those which are the responsibility of the Bar and Catering Committee or the Sailing Committee), their upkeep and repair, and any additional duties which may be delegated to it by the Management Committee. Its current membership is shown on the Club's organisation chart.