Our club OPEN DAY is all set for Monday 2nd May. Come down from 12noon until 4pm to come and see what goes on at Maidenhead Sailing Club. There will be taster sessions all day as well as rides in our power boats for only 20p each.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day; BBQ, Cake Stall, Teas and Coffees. Our fully licensed bar will also be open so if you fancy something a little stronger we'll have something for you.
Check out the gallery below of some of the photos taken at last year's Open Day!
This month, MSC begins its full program of sailing, with Opens, sailing training, and yes, the delayed Easter Egg series - last weekend's conditions meant that the chocolate got unwon (but the rescue boat crews worked wonders!). Most importantly, it's Work Party month, getting the club in good order for MSC's Open Day festivities.
Here are the activities for April:
2: Saturday social sailing
3: Sunday racing - Easter Egg series redux (3 x handicap)
5: GPC meeting
7: Bar open
9: Saturday social sailing
10: MSC Albacore Open (NO CLUB RACING)
12: SC meeting
14: Thursday evening sailing
16: Saturday social sailing / Solo training / RYA Assistant Instructor Course
17: MSC Solo Open (NO CLUB RACING)
21: Thursday evening sailing
23: WORK PARTY
24: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class) PRIZE GIVING FOR WINTER AND SPRING SERIES
28: Thursday evening sailing
30: Saturday social sailing
Don't forget the Work Party - our club needs as many bodies as it can get, to make our Open Day one of the best yet. Come down and volunteer for an hour or six...all skill levels welcome!
Communications Officer, MSC
Here is a link to the race report from the Albacore Open held on 10th April 2016 at MSC as featured in Yachts and Yachting's website.
1. Chas Frize / Julie Maidment - Maidenhead SC - 2 pts
2. John Woffinden / Erica Hunter - Maidenhead SC - 4 pts
3. Matthew Metcalfe-Smith / Emma Metcalfe-Smith - Carsington SC - 4 pts
photos by Nick Garrod
Please find below a link to our latest club calendar - available in both low and high resolution.
We've just released the latest training dates and prices for the 2016 calendar year. Check out the courses and get in touch with John to book for 2016. Makes a great last minute Christmas present!
Consistency in conditions helped the sailors at Maidenhead Sailing Club's recent Laser Open, held on 17 October. Twenty-three sailors turned out, sixteen of them visitors from other clubs in the Thames Valley region. Over each of the three races, the leaders maintained a fifteen minute lap on a course that covered most of the lake, and was not changed for the entire Open.
With the wind a 8mph northerly, the conditions were right for some good sailing, and they did not disappoint. The first race started cleanly, with Matthew Hill (183492) and MSC's own junior sailor Sasha Mayhew (118148) first and second around the first mark. Mayhew managed to stay close to the leader for much of the race, but his inexperience told when he was over taken during the last lap to fall back to a respectable 12th position, leaving Hill to take the first race, ahead of David Jessop (200482) and Gary Bullock (194658).
Conditions unchanged for the second race, and with two retirements, the sailors were eager to get started - too eager for some, as three boats were recalled. Hill led at the first mark, followed by Nigel Rolfe (196180) and Colin Carver (209002). Positions changed throughout the race, with boats moving up and down the fleet with an unfortunate early tack or catching a wind shadow. Of the first three around the first mark, only Hill held onto a top three position, coming third behind Neil Davies (161539) first, and Rob Beere (209411) second.
For full results please click here