Geoffrey Walkley Des Bennet.

Geoffrey Walkley receives the Desmond Bennett Trophy for 2016.

The Des Bennett Trophy, awarded for exceptional service to the club, was presented at the Annual Prize Giving dinner at the the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham on the 4th December. This marked the end of four years as Commodore and many years committed to the safe running of the club.

We all thank you Geoffrey.


More pictures for the Prize Giving Dinner can be seen here.









MBSC Newsletter October 2016.

Delails of all the events for the rest of the year can be found in Richards latest Newsletter plus Summer shorts form Paul!!

MBSC Newsletter October 2016




Hi All,
Well the nights will be drawing in shortly but the events at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club (and elsewhere) continue as detailed below.
Work Party - Saturday 22nd October

This coming Saturday we have a work party for members to come and lend a hand with various small DIY jobs around the club.  These events go a long way in helping to maintain the club and the grounds so all help is greatly appreciated.  The work kicks off at 10am and if you can come down to help then all will be welcome.  Please bring some old clothes to wear.
RNLI talk - Harlow & Blackwater Sailing Club - Evening of Saturday 29th October

Harlow will be holding an RNLI talk as detailed above with a fish and chip supper prior to the start.
Pre-orders for the fish and chip supper will be at 5pm and the talk will start at 7:30pm and cover the many faces of the RNLI; Flood Relief, the Thames and Coastal Operations.
Details of how to book your place can be found on the poster below.

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Prize Giving Dinner - Evening of Saturday 3rd December

After a long hard look we have decided to use the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham for this event. The venue comes highly recommended with a top chef (and kitchen staff according to the Turners).

Click here to view and download the menu and booking information. Paul Wilkinson must have your choice and money by the 12th November. Cadets are welcome and trophies for this year's sailing will be presented at the dinner.

Winter Series

Our winter open series kicks off again soon so come along and enjoy racing against sailors from other local clubs. Dates for the series are as follows:

Sunday 6th November - 14.30 start

Sunday 13th November - 9.45 start

Sunday 27th November - 9.45 start

Sunday 4th December - 13.30 start

Sunday 18th December - 13.50 start

Icicle Race

The annual Icicle race for those brave enough will take place on Sunday 15th January with a start time of 13.00. Come along and again join sailors from other local clubs in trying to win this winter classic.

Committee members

We are always on the lookout for new committee members so if you feel that you may be able to give up some time to assist then we would like to know prior to the AGM on November 20th. The committee meet on a Thursday evening approximately every 6 weeks. If you are able to assist then please contact Geoffrey Walkley or Paul Wilkinson in the first instance. Their contact details can be found in the racing programme or on the club website.

Looking back - Summer shorts

A brief roundup of summer events at the club or involving club members can be found here.Looking Back-Summer Shorts.

Kind regards


Malcolm Randerson


For those of you who new Malcolm, Karen Grice's father and would wish to attend the funeral details can be found here:Malcolm Randerson Funeral

Malcolm Randerson.


Passed away peacefully on 30th August 2016

Funeral arrangements have been made fro Malcolm Randerson on

16th September 2016 at 13.20

Basildon & District Crematorium.

Church Road,

Bowers Gifford.


SS13 2HG

and thereafter to: Springhouse Suite, Springhouse Road, Corringham, SS17 7QT.

The Ken & Chris Passingham Trophy.


The Passingham family have presented the club with a trophy to be awarded in memory of their parents Ken and Chris.  They were both active members of the Club for many years with Ken, serving as Hon Secretary, Vice Commodore and then Commodore from 1981-83 and Chris his wife, although not a sailor supported the shore activities and noted for her cakes in the galley.

The Committee and members are very happy to accept the trophy as a tribute to their years with the club and will shortly announce the event for which it will be awarded.

Passingham trophy



July Newsletter.

Just a few updates and reminders for you.

Sunday 24th July - No galley hand
Due to Rebecca being on holiday this Sunday and having not had a volunteer step forward there will be no galley service this Sunday so please bring your own refreshments.  Normal service will be resumed next weekend.

Saturday 13th August - Pre Maylandsea bay week work party
A date for your diary, all help will be gratefully received in order to bring the club up to scratch before MBW 2016 kicks off on the Sunday.  As usual turn up from 10am to help with grass cutting, ramp cleaning. etc.
Sunday 14th August - Len Wright Trophy (Keelboats) & Evelyn Darby Trophy Race - ladies only (Dinghies)
We have two races scheduled in memory of two long standing members who are sadly no longer with us. For Keelboats there is the Len Wright Trophy race and for the ladies there is the Evelyn Darby Trophy race. So all you lady members should now start to plan to replace any men in your crew with a female member of your choosing. Single handed lady dinghy sailors are also welcome. Racing starts at 9.30am

Saturday 27th August - Cruise followed by Camping (if you wish)
On this Saturday there will be the opportunity to go for a day's cruise with fellow members followed by camping in the cub grounds if you would like to.  More details will follow regarding this once arrangements are in place.  Start time for this is scheduled as 8.00am.

That's all for now.