Maidenhead Sailing Club offers a warm welcome to new members. Come and sail on our 51 acre lake with fine views over open country side. We offer sailing every week of the year with a full season of events for you to join in. We are a family friendly club with a strong junior section. Sail your own boat or hire one of the club's boat, we have over 20 to choose from to suit all abilities...
Juniors compete at RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing
Maidenhead Juniors visited Farmoor on the weekend of 19/20 October and competed in the RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing event. We competed in Fevas in the U16 class.
Day Skipper Theory Training Course
MSC is offering a training course for the RYA Day Skipper Theory qualification.
Details are available for download here
Thames Challenge 2013 Results
Maidenhead Y&J 2nd! Now with added pictures!
Albacore Open Meeting 2013
14 boats, including 6 visitor, took part in the Albacore open meeting on Sunday 14th April in challenging conditions. After three closely fought races Neville Herbert and Mark Fowler took overall first place followed by Mike McNamara crewed by Flip Foulds in second place. Locals John Woffinden and Erica Hunter took third place.
Maidenhead had the beginnings of its first Sailing Club in 1965, when a group of enthusiasts got together to build small racing dinghies that used the new self - build “stitch and glue” manufacturing technique. Their choice of dinghy was the “Mermaid”, which was a 1961 design entry in a “Stanley Tools” competition, and subsequently included in “Do It Yourself” magazine (a Link House Publication) in 1963.
105 litres of blue dye have recently been deployed into the lake as part of 2013 fight against pondweed to give a concentration of 1 part dye to 5.75 x 10^6 water (this concentration should deter weed growth below about half a metre from the surface). We hope that the increased depth of water this year will mean we don’t need to harrow even our most vulnerable shallow regions. If anyone has access to a sensitive densitometer able to measure such turbidity would they please let Alan Dibble know.
Updated Sailing Instructions
The MSC sailing instructions have been updated to reflect the new racing rules of sailing for 2013 – 2016 that come into effect for club racing at Maidenhead on Sunday 6 January 2013 as well as as a couple of minor changes relating to Pursuit races. The new version is available on the Racing and Results page or in the Downloads section.
Centre Main Toppers
All our club fleet Toppers are rigged centre main now.
2012 training dates announced
The training dates for 2012 have now been published. This year's courses include:
The SOAP’s Christmas Lunch
First we must say that SOAP stands for Sailing Old Age Pensioners and this group of members meet at the Club every Thursday afternoon throughout the year as a social gathering for those of us who have Thursday afternoons free. Although the group (there are no membership cards or agenda) is mainly made up of those of us who take our pensions, any club member who finds that they are free on Thursday afternoon are made welcome. The main aim is to chat, and to drink tea!