Virtual Bar

Wednesdays at 7:00pm Click to join

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Virtual Junior Racing

Wednesday evenings 6pm contact Junior Team leader for details.

COVID- 19 Easing of restrictions and partial return to the water

Welcome

Maidenhead Sailing Club is a member only club, located just to the North of the Thames side town of Maidenhead, on a gravel pit.  We have available to us 51 acres of water that overlooks the countryside of Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.  Sailing and Paddlesports are available all year round, with events and coaching and available.  We are a family oriented club, with sailing to satisfy all members of the family. There is a strong Youth and Juniors section.  It is possible to sail your own boat or use your paddleboard, kayak etc   at anytime.  Boats and boards are available to hire dependant on ability....  New members are always welcome.

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.

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