On Saturday, 13th May 14 young sailors (7 home competitors and 7 travellers from Burghfield, Papercourt and Goring on Thames) competed in the Maidenhead SC Topper and Optimist Open.
The sailors were blessed with good weather, mild, some sun in the afternoon, a bit of a variable wind from the south and south-west with a few gusts at times. The children coped admirably (even with a few capsizes). Well done to all!
Thank you very much to the race crew who ran three excellent races. A bit thank you to everyone else who contributed - coaches on the water, safety boat helms and crews, media team, pontoon team, those in the kitchen preparing and serving good and everyone else who got stuck in and volunteered, helping the event to run so smoothly and successfully.
May is a big month of sailing related activities for everybody; from the usual Sunday racing to training courses, Opens, and of course, MSC's Open Day!
1: OPEN DAY - family, friends, and interested persons welcome!
4: Thursday evening racing
6: First aid course / Laser training / Saturday social sailing
7: Sunday racing (3 x Handicap)
9: GPC meeting
11: Thursday evening racing / Bar open
13: Opi/Topper Open
14: Sunday racing (Pursuit + Class) / Spring prize giving and buffet
16: SC meeting
18: Thursday evening racing / Bar open
20: Saturday social sailing / BIG PICNIC / RYA Push the Boat Out
21: Sunday racing (Pursuit + Class)
25: Thursday evening racing / Bar open
27: Saturday social sailing
28: Sunday racing (Pursuit + Class)
With something for everyone this month, we look forward to seeing you all down the club.
Communications Officer, MSC
A big thank you to all who came and made our Open Day a tremendous success. We were fortunate with some good breeze and the sun did try and come out after some grey skies early in the event. The club would like to thank our dedicated members for coming down and putting on a great show, whether you helped with parking, making cakes, serving behind the bar or kitchen, offering lifejacket assistance or taking guests out on the lake. We couldn't have done it without you.
As a result we've had a record number of new members this year and we'd especially like to give a warm welcome to all those who've joined up on the day or subsequently this week.
Come down to the club on Saturday's from 1st April for some social sailing to practise and consolidate your sailing skills outside a race environment. Safety cover is provided and there are always lots of members on hand to assist with boat rigging and advice where needed.
Please find below a link to our latest club calendar updated March - available in both low and high resolution.
As we finally enjoy some breezy weather and thoughts turn to Springtime at the club we mark the start of our 2017 Opens at MSC. Full details will be released in due course.
Albacore Open - 9th April
Solo Open - 23rd April
Just a reminder that Sunday sailing does not occur on these dates.