Please find below a link to our latest club calendar - available in both low and high resolution.
Here are the activities for February:
2: GPC meeting
4: Bar open
7: Sunday racing (Handicap x 3)
9: SC meeting
11: Bar open
13: Y&J sailing
14: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class)
18: Bar open
20: Powerboat 2 training pt 1
21: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class) and Powerboat 2 training pt 2
25: Bar open
27: Y&J sailing
28: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class)
January's rain has increased the lake's sailable area, so despite the challenging wind conditions (and the mud), many MSC sailors have taken to the water for the Winter Series. Youth and Juniors and training have started for the year, so why not join them, and get ready for Spring?
Communications Officer, MSC
On behalf of the GPC and SC - Maidenhead Sailing Club would like to wish all our members and visitors a very MERRY and JOYFUL Christmas and SUCCESSFUL New Year. For those staying locally we'd love to remind you that we've got the Christmas Series taking place on 26th Dec/27th Dec and 1st Jan 2016 so head on down to the club and enjoy some festive racing.
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
The time has come for our annual Autumn clean up at the club. Please come down and support the club by helping us in any way you can to get us ready for winter. This year we've got a long list of chores that we need your help to complete! Lunch is provided for those who come down and help. It all starts at 9.30am and through mid afternoon.
Please bring warm and weather proof clothing/wellies for pruning, painting, clearing and general maintenance.
It's a great way to spend the early part of your Halloween!
As the sun rose on Sunday 13th September the MSC Gravity Grand Prix team headed down to the club to collect the latest addition to our club's fleet, our downhill gravity racing Topper! Nerves were setting in for the entire crew! James Gladwyn, our Sailing Captain, led a merry band of sailors to the top of Cookham Dean to embark on a voyage down the narrow streets of Cookham Dean. Honourably handing the duties of either helming or crewing to two brave souls - Jenny Bentley and Harris Maidment. Harris and Jenny had spent many a moment training in the MSC carpark and so were perfectly prepared for the steep hill that lay before them. After a push from James G and Jeff Maidment our heros took their first pass at the course. They nearly arrived at the bottom in one piece, however, a small capsize towards the bottom of the course tested out their buoyancy aids and helmets. Learning from their first run, the intrepid pair did us all proud in their 'official' run making it down to the end of the course in a more than respectable 2mins 31 seconds. Sadly it wasn't quite enough to bring home the silverware on this occasion but there is always next year!
On behalf of the MSC GGP team I'd like to thank all who donated towards this worthwhile cause, we managed to raise a decent sum towards the Air Ambulance appeal.
Many thanks to the MSC GGP team - James/Cathy/Ben/Ellie Gladwyn, Jeff/Julie Maidment, Jenny Bentley (crew), Harris Maidment (helm), Martin/Cathy Knight, Richard/Katie/Leo Wilkinson, Mike Hamilton, Jenni Heward-Craig, Jon Hirsh who all put in many hours to make this event such a success.