Easter Monday Cup Race
NewsLetter April 2017
MBSC Newsletter March 2017
The idea of the day is to use the more experienced sailors to go through setting the boat up ashore, some simple exercises afloat, tinker with the controls, etc. Ideally we need to pair boats off so you can practice against a similar boat e.g. lark v lark, kestrel v kestrel, wayfarer v wayfarer , laser v laser, GP14 v ?
RNLI Pennant Race - Sunday 2nd April (15.30 race start)
An early chance for you to dust off those cobwebs and join us for this one off race to kick start the season
Safety Boat & Dinghy Training - Saturday 8th April (10.00 a.m.)
As in previous years we have programmed safety boat training to refresh people on driving and crewing the safety boats. Safety boat driving and crewing is essential to support the racing programme. If you wish to attend please contact Paul Wilkinson or Dean Saxton (contact details inside the back cover of the sailing programme). There will also be further dinghy training available as detailed above.
Looking ahead to Easter
There are four days of sailing at Easter (14th -17th April), two days of series racing plus two cup races with the usual prizes available. Details are available in the sailing programme.
You are also welcome to camp if you're brave enough!
That's all for now, I hope to see you all soon.
Newsletter February 2017.
A belated Happy New Year to you all,
I hope you're all looking forward to the light evenings and the start of the new sailing season. A couple of things coming up include;
The 2017 Sailing Programme
This year's programme is in the final stages of development and will include all the old favourites plus some new ideas. The spring series should be busier than usual with members from Harlow & Blackwater Sailing Club joining us whilst their ramp is repaired, so please come along and swell the numbers. The new programme will appear first on the club website over the next couple of weeks with hard copies to be sent out shortly after that with your 2017/18 membership & fee renewal invoices.
Pre-Season Work Party - Saturday 25th March
Make a note in your diaries. As usual we will meet at the club from 10 a.m.
Jobs this time will include ramp cleaning, cutting up old boats and tidying up the garage. If you have any personal items in the garage that you wish to keep then please advise us in advance. Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear and any tools you think may be useful. Angle grinders will be particularly useful for cutting up old boats based on the knowledge gained at the last work party.
See you soon
Geoffrey Walkley receives the Desmond Bennett Trophy for 2016.
The Des Bennett Trophy, awarded for exceptional service to the club, was presented at the Annual Prize Giving dinner at the the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham on the 4th December. This marked the end of four years as Commodore and many years committed to the safe running of the club.
We all thank you Geoffrey.
MBSC Newsletter October 2016.
Delails of all the events for the rest of the year can be found in Richards latest Newsletter plus Summer shorts form Paul!!
Prize Giving Dinner - Evening of Saturday 3rd December
After a long hard look we have decided to use the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham for this event. The venue comes highly recommended with a top chef (and kitchen staff according to the Turners).
Click here to view and download the menu and booking information. Paul Wilkinson must have your choice and money by the 12th November. Cadets are welcome and trophies for this year's sailing will be presented at the dinner.
Our winter open series kicks off again soon so come along and enjoy racing against sailors from other local clubs. Dates for the series are as follows:
Sunday 6th November - 14.30 start
Sunday 13th November - 9.45 start
Sunday 27th November - 9.45 start
Sunday 4th December - 13.30 start
Sunday 18th December - 13.50 start
The annual Icicle race for those brave enough will take place on Sunday 15th January with a start time of 13.00. Come along and again join sailors from other local clubs in trying to win this winter classic.
We are always on the lookout for new committee members so if you feel that you may be able to give up some time to assist then we would like to know prior to the AGM on November 20th. The committee meet on a Thursday evening approximately every 6 weeks. If you are able to assist then please contact Geoffrey Walkley or Paul Wilkinson in the first instance. Their contact details can be found in the racing programme or on the club website.
Looking back - Summer shorts
A brief roundup of summer events at the club or involving club members can be found here.Looking Back-Summer Shorts.