Newsletter October 2017

Hi All,

Welcome to the last of the Autumn newsletters.  It must be winter soon as the winter open series begins next Sunday 5th November at 11.15am.  Details of the series can be found in the sailing programme and on the website.  Remember you can invite your friends from other clubs who can bring their boats and enter the entire series for a nominal fee.
Other important dates coming up

Annual General Meeting - Sunday November 12th 11 a.m. - come and join us to hear from the committee about the past year at the club and the upcoming one.  The meeting will start with a minutes silence as it's Remembrance Sunday.

Prize Giving Dinner - Saturday 25th November 7.30p.m. - join us at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham-on-Crouch for a three course meal and the annual prize giving. Details can be found here. Don't forget that Paul Wilkinson requires your money and menu choices by next Sunday 5th November.

Finally a few words from our cadet captain Celie Broomfield :-

As the Cadet Captain at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club, I sail all year round, taking part in the series racing and the sailing training.
At the beginning of the year, many of us brave the cold of January, taking part in the winter icicle out on the river.  This year I took part in the race with Glenn Enkle in a Lark, which I also compete in throughout the rest of the year. For the rest of January and February, Glenn and I competed in the Icicle series at Alton water in Suffolk, against roughly another 100 boats, we placed 33rd overall.
The Maylandsea Bay sailing officially begins at the end of March/start of April and I started the season sailing my Laser Pico in the spring short handicap fleet against some cadets from both MBSC and the Harlow Blackwater Sailing Club. At Easter I sailed the Pico and camped over for the weekend in the dingy park, which I did several other times throughout the year.
The sailing club and the people here help me to gain experience and give me opportunities such as in May, competing at Marconi Sailing Club in the Lark open or during mid-September in the Hornet and Kestrel open here at MBSC. In the summertime I helped out with the training sessions, doing practice racing and advancing the cadet's skills.  There were seven sessions to attend and a regatta weekend of racing in September with prizes for those who competed. During the summer I raced the long course races with Glenn up until Maylandsea Bay Week (MBW) in mid August.  As a cadet I enjoy the training sessions and MBW the most and during the week this year Beth Wilkinson and I were able to try sailing in a Lark on our own in the long course fleet, whilst also camping and enjoying the entertainment.
For the rest of this year I've sailed with Glenn in the Autumn series and we will soon sail the Winter series up until the end of December. Last year was my first time competing in the Winter series so I'm really looking forward to it this time. The winter series is an open series where I enjoy racing against a variety of boats and people compared to the rest of the year. My year's sailing is made all the better by the people at the club and gaining more experience from time on the water and the advice that's freely shared.
That's all for now folks.