A great day time was had by all at the Topper and Optimist Open on Saturday 25th June. Light winds greeted the sailors, that said, some excellent sailing was on display. Maidenhead's very own Thomas Knight won the Topper class in a tight battle and Paul Barnes the Optimist class.
Check out the image gallery below.
Photos courtesy of Stephen Day
Calling all ladies who would like some encouragement, help and company with your sailing with like minded ladies. We are holding our Ladies Day on Saturday 16th July, 10.00am to 4.00pm. For those who would be first timers we hold this special day once a year encouraging any lady, 16 years and above, to come for a days sailing with expert coaching who sail with you in a 2 handers or would follow you in single handers using motor boat. We use club boats or you could sail your own boat if you wish. The morning is set aside for coaching and after lunch we set up a simple race to put new found skills into practice.
Welcome to summer!
MSC is busier than ever, with training, racing, and Y&J activities throughout the month. And let's not forget the Big Picnic and Bucket and Spade race...
Here are the MSC activities for June:
2: Thursday evening racing Y&J half-term training (plus camp)
3: Y&J half-term training
4: RYA start sailing pt 1 Saturday social sailing
5: RYA start sailing pt 2 Sunday racing (3 x Handicap)
7: GPC meeting
9: Thursday evening racing
11: Saturday social sailing The BIG PICNIC Bucket and spade race
12: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class)
14: SC meeting
16: Thursday evening racing
18: RYA start sailing pt 1 + Oppi Saturday social sailing
19: RYA start sailing pt 2 + Oppie Sunday racing (Pursuit + class)
23: Thursday evening racing
25: Topper and Optimist Open
26: Sunday racing (Pursuit + class)
30: Thursday evening racing
For those members who don't compete, the bar is still open on Thursday evenings for a relaxed drink while watching the racing, or just admiring the sunset from the club verandah.
I look forward to seeing you all soon,
Communications Officer, MSC
We would like to invite all members down to the sailing club to join us in having a mass picnic on Saturday 11TH June 2016.
We will also have Free Boat Hire on this day (available from 11am - 4pm).
The Club BBQ will also be available – if you would like to have a BBQ Picnic.
(This will be self service)
Thanks to everyone who came down to our Open Day on the first May Bank Holiday Monday. A really super day was had by all. We are delighted so many people came to the day and that many signed up to join the club.
Here is a link to the race report from the Albacore Open held on 10th April 2016 at MSC as featured in Yachts and Yachting's website.
1. Chas Frize / Julie Maidment - Maidenhead SC - 2 pts
2. John Woffinden / Erica Hunter - Maidenhead SC - 4 pts
3. Matthew Metcalfe-Smith / Emma Metcalfe-Smith - Carsington SC - 4 pts
photos by Nick Garrod