Boxing Day Raft Race (Dec 2009)

by Laurence. 26th December, 2009 : So this is what happens at a typical Raft Race – Is there any need for words? The start is 10.30 sharp in the Keynsham lock, allow time to get the raft in the water. Rafts based on baths are preferred, but it is open to ‘anything that floats that…

Photo Comp Results (Dec 2009)

4th November, 2009 : Results!  There were 2 sections to enter in so please check out the galleries for : The Natural World and : The Spirit of Our Club Note: no original pictures are displayed (unless less than 500 pixels wide) in order to deter downloaders, and to make web page uploading as fast as possible.…

Annual Dinner Dance (Dec 2009)

by Laurence. Saturday 19th December, 2009 saw the Annual BASAC Dinner `Dince, this year held at the BAWA Ballroom. This event was very well received by all, which is some achievement (!Ed). Some even said let’s do this again next year. The meal was pretty good, and they coped with non standard requests well, the…

Miranda Lecture (Nov 2009)

by Laurence. Thursday 12th November, 2009 : Miranda Krestovnikoff returned after a sparkling performance in 2007 to BASAC at the BAWA Ballroom to take us on a whistle-stop tour of the coast. Tickets ( a mere £6 with proceeds shared with BDMLR ) included a complimentary buffet, and the bar was also open We saw and heard…

AGM (Nov 2009)

by Laurence. Monday 2nd November, 2009 : Diving in 2009 was again very active with overseas diving expeditions to Cuba, Mallorca and Thailand, two to Cyprus, and three to the Red Sea; and UK trips to Plymouth, Portland, West Wales, Cornwall and the Sound of Mull. Mary won the women’s award for the Most Dives, and…

Summer Fun Night – Cromhall (Jul 2009)

by Laurence & Mike. Monday 27th July, 2009 : Everyone had fun even the ones not in the water. The weather was kind but a bit cool in the shade. Thanks to Mary for organising it, Cyril and Mike W, our master chefs, for doing the BBQ and to Pete for organising the water “sports” (…

Photo Competition (Apr 2009)

by Pete. 15th February, 2009 : Due to popular demand we are running the photo competition again although the format will be a bit different. Here are the rules. Closing date for pictures will be Monday 23rd March. Judging will be on the Monday before Easter, 6th April There will be two sections;  The Natural World, and…

Shipwreck Conference (Feb 2009)

by Laurence. 7th February, 2009: Shipwreck Conference at the University of Plymouth. See Ship Wrecks Conference. Four of us (Sue, Mary, Laurence & Mike) went to this and had a very interesting time. We heard all about the Victoria which sank bow first with engines full ahead after a manoeuver that went wrong, pushing the…