The Brandermill Sailing Club (BSC) is a non-profit organization consisting of members from Brandermill and the surrounding communities. We hold sailing regattas on the Swift Creek reservoir throughout the season. The Swift Creek is a beautiful 1,700 acre lake bordered by the Woodlake and Brandermill communities, located in Midlothian, Virginia.
If you are new to sailing, the club offers sailing lessons at the start of each season. You do not need to own a boat to join; you are welcome to crew with one of our seasoned skippers during regattas or fun sails. Members sail both mono-hulls and catamarans, providing a variety of racing experiences.
We hold several social events throughout the year, giving members an opportunity to socialize with each other and with sailors from other clubs. Family members are welcome to join in on all of our social events. We host full moon pontoon cruises, picnics at Sunday Park, a Holiday party in December, and many other fun activities.
For more information on sailing lessons or how to become a new member navigate to the appropriate link in the main menu.
Once again, Brandermill Sailing Club will be offering a great deal sailing lessons over 3 days in June. Our US Sailing Association certified instructors will conduct shore lessons on Weds, June 21 from 5:30-8 PM. Then, they’ll take you out on the water (boats provided!) for more learning and practice on Sat June 24 and Sun June 25 (9 AM-3 PM each day). Lessons are just $125 for the first person (which includes a full year membership in the Club), only $65 for the second person in the same family, and $35 for a 3rd or 4th family member. Whether you want to learn by yourself or bring the whole family, it’s a fun way to get out on the water and experience the joys of sailing! You don’t have to be a resident of Brandermill or own a boat to participate. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Click here for more details.
The beach cleanup went off without a hitch thanks to beautiful weather and a doughty crew of BSC members and exchange student volunteers. Fueled by Mrs. Yoder’s glazed donuts and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, members and volunteers filled over 20 fifty-five gallon trash bags with the trash and debris that had accumulated over the winter months, leaving the beach spotless:
Kudos to the members in attendance and a very special Thank You to our international crew of student volunteers, Denise, Hera, Jana, Joao, Mary and their local coordinator, Joy, all of whom made the work so much easier and our day much livelier.
The officers of the club will be meeting at the Boathouse @ Sunday Park before the Full Moon Cruise. The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm. We will be finalizing the calender for 2016 as well as providing updates on ongoing projects to modernize and expand the membership of the Brandermill (Woodlake) Sailing Club.
With the beginnings of broader involvement and engagement with the Woodlake Community Association in place, it is an exciting time to be a B(W)SC member! As always, club members are welcome to attend, participate and/or begin the Full Moon Cruise festivities a little early with a couple of drinks at the Boathouse.
Our Full Moon Cruise has been rescheduled to April 22nd to more closely align with the heavens.
Come on down to the docks at Sunday Park at 7pm, April 22nd, for the club’s First Full Moon Cruise of the Season! There will be brews and snacks, compliments of the Club! We just need you to provide the good company and smack talk for this season’s upcoming races!
Due to high winds, we have rescheduled the beach cleanup for April 16.
Please join us on Saturday, April 16th, for coffee, donuts, and hard work as we clean up the beach for another season of sailing! It all starts at 9 AM at the Sailing Center at Sunday Park, 4602 Millridge Parkway. Bring gloves, shovels, rakes, and implements of Destruction and help get our launch area ship shape for the coming season. It’ll be hard, dirty, fun work, and is a great way to meet the rest of the club at the start of the season. We try to wrap up by noon, and then head over to Sergio’s in Market Square for discussion of the coming season, pizza, and some amber beverages. We hope to see you there!