Maidenhead Open on Saturday 20th July. MSC have a number of RYA qualified race coaches and we have available the use of at least one of them. This is available FoC to those who have entered for the open. Club members with a similar PY to that of the Moth may also take part in this coaching. At present there is one spare boat available for anyone to enter the open. There will be no need to be a member of t he BMBA to enter the racing on this day.
We would like to try using RaceQS to track the racing. This is an App that can be loaded onto a phone which is then uploaded to the web with similar boats in the same location, and can be viewed at a later date.
Gates Open 10:00am
Race Coaching available from 11:30am
Registration from 2:00pm
First Race 3:00pm with second race back to back
Short break followed by third race
BBQ included in entry price after racing
Camping on site
Entry Fee: £15.00. Non sailors: £5.00 per head (for BBQ)
Prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd place
1st boat sail number under 800
With our Laser open meeting looming on the horizon the NOR is now available here.
Please note non class Association equipment may be used, so there is no reason why club members cannot participate
Bacon Butties early 50p. Sign on at 9:30am, Briefing 10:15, 1st Race 11:00am. Lunch , coffee / tea and cake included in entry price
We are delighted to announce this years OPEN DAY will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2017. It will run from 12 noon until 4pm. The club will be open to everyone with all the usual Open Day fun.
Mark your calendars, tell your friends and ask them to broadcast our Open Day to as many people as possible. Remember this is our one Open Day of the year and where we gain the majority of our new members.
We're hoping this year will be another fantastic Open Day.
New modern Club Solo available for sailing.
MSC has purchased Solo 4444 to improve it's fleet of available boats to hire.
The Solo is a single handed dinghy suitable for casual sailing as well as racing and is available with all of our other boats on Thursday Evenings, Saturday or Sunday. The boat is more comfortable and roomy than say,a Laser, with less chance of getting wet, so a good boat to try for the less experienced or new sailor.
Attached Photo of Solo 4444.
Last year we carried out a number of informal coaching sessions and these are going to start again . THe preliminary plan is below
May 12th Setting up boats
May 26 Boat handling and Basic skills
June 9th Race Starts
June 23rd Mark Rounding
July 7th Speed controls and coming along side
July 21 Sailing the beat
This week Thursday sailing / Racing begins. The format is the same as previous years
- 1 x Handicap Race starting at 7:00pm prompt
- Fish and Chips (Need to be ordered before going on the water)
- Bar is open for informal discussions etc
- Volunteers are needed to run the racing and Powerboat handling.
This is an ideal time to learn how to be a race officer, and to practice the powerboats skills not usually used.