Youth and junior sailors from Maidenhead Sailing Club, who have been sailing together each Saturday since the start of March, enjoyed a fiercely competed Spring Regatta on the Easter weekend. A total of eight children were racing on the water in a series of three pursuit races with a ninth child assisting the race officer on the committee boat and another who was assistant instructor, in one of the rescue boats. John Williams, our senior instructor, commented positively on the standard of skills displayed and the improvements everyone had made over the last few months.
The SOAPs (Sailing OAPs) meet each Thursday at the club and complete a huge number of jobs to keep the club running smoothly and making the club a better place.
This sequence of pictures shows the recent activities to move the old pontoon in advance of the arrival of new pontoons and the repairs to Thumper.
Young and old alike are welcome to join in, so if you are at a loose end on a Thursday afternoon why not come down to the club to help out (and drink tea!).
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The 2014 Albacore Open was a clean sweep for Maidenhead with MSC crews taking the top three places.
1st Place went to John Woffinden and Erica Hunter. Phil Tindall and Roy Box took 2nd with Barry Wicks and Hannah Duncan in 3rd.
The silver fleet prize was awarded to Crispin Read Wilson crewed by Conner Ciantar.
Click images for larger versions/slide show. Photos by Jenni Heward-Craig.
The recent storms and high water resulted in the east pontoon going AWOL - drifting out into the middle of the lake.
But not to worry, the SOAPs were on the case, fuelled by copious quantities of tea the salvage operation was soon under way.
Photos by Chad Fitzgibbon