MBSC Newsletter March 2017

Hi All,
Not long now until the new sailing season begins and the activities are coming thick and fast.  We should also have more boats out in Spring as the HBSC fleet will be joining us whilst their ramp is being replaced.  More details of sailing with HBSC are included with your 2017 sailing programme and fees invoice which should start to arrive with you from tomorrow.  The sailing programme is also available on the club website.
Work Party - Saturday 25th March (from 10 a.m.)

We have plenty of activities to undertake on the day including cutting up boats, deep cleaning the galley and ramp cleaning.  Please bring appropriate clothing and any tools that you think may be useful.  Angle grinders are particularly useful for cutting up boats, with safety goggles and mouth & nose guards a must.  Rubber gloves will come in handy in the galley.

Dinghy Training - Sunday 26th March (10.40 a.m.)

The idea of the day is to use the more experienced sailors to go through setting the boat up ashore, some simple exercises afloat, tinker with the controls, etc. Ideally we need to pair boats off so you can practice against a similar boat e.g. lark v lark, kestrel v kestrel, wayfarer v wayfarer , laser v laser, GP14 v ?

RNLI Pennant Race - Sunday 2nd April (15.30 race start)

An early chance for you to dust off those cobwebs and join us for this one off race to kick start the season

Safety Boat & Dinghy Training - Saturday 8th April (10.00 a.m.)

As in previous years we have programmed safety boat training to refresh people on driving and crewing the safety boats. Safety boat driving and crewing is essential to support the racing programme. If you wish to attend please contact Paul Wilkinson or Dean Saxton (contact details inside the back cover of the sailing programme).  There will also be further dinghy training available as detailed above.

Looking ahead to Easter

There are four days of sailing at Easter (14th -17th April), two days of series racing plus two cup races with the usual prizes available. Details are available in the sailing programme.

You are also welcome to camp if you're brave enough!

That's all for now, I hope to see you all soon.



Newsletter February 2017.

A belated Happy New Year to you all,

I hope you're all looking forward to the light evenings and the start of the new sailing season.  A couple of things coming up include;

The 2017 Sailing Programme

This year's programme is in the final stages of development and will include all the old favourites plus some new ideas.  The spring series should be busier than usual with members from Harlow & Blackwater Sailing Club joining us whilst their ramp is repaired, so please come along and swell the numbers.  The new programme will appear first on the club website over the next couple of weeks with hard copies to be sent out shortly after that with your 2017/18 membership & fee renewal invoices.

Pre-Season Work Party - Saturday 25th March

Make a note in your diaries. As usual we will meet at the club from 10 a.m.

Jobs this time will include ramp cleaning, cutting up old boats and tidying up the garage.  If you have any personal items in the garage that you wish to keep then please advise us in advance.  Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear and any tools you think may be useful.  Angle grinders will be particularly useful for cutting up old boats based on the knowledge gained at the last work party.

See you soon



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.