RYA Push the Boat Out


Saturday 16th May 2015.

Come and join us for the day and come for a sail in one of our boats.

All ages welcome.

Go sailing in a dinghy or keelboat with experienced sailors, or on your own if you've had previous experience.


Full safety boat cover and buoyancy aids provided.

This is boating so please bring suitable clothing and soft soled shoes!

On the water from 10:30.






It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Leonard (Len) Wright former Commodore and long standing member of the club and the Sandhopper fleet. We would like to send our condolences to Bill, Barbara and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

Funeral details will be notified once the arrangements have been finalised as I'm sure many of you will wish to attend.
Can we ask that if you are in touch with any of Len's old friends who are no longer members of the club then please inform them of this sad news.










Land SwapNew Boundaries.

The Club has now completed a swap of the freehold of land to the East of the Clubhouse for an area of land to the West. This ensures the Club will have continued use of the areas used for safety boat, dinghy and keelboat storage for the future.














The MBSC Winter Series of 8 races starts on Sunday 9th November,


We intend to have 2 fleets fast (below 1030) and medium (1031 to 1280)


Prizes will be awarded depending on the makeup of the fleets.

The gate will be open from 10 am. Registration will start at 10:30am on Sunday 9th November.


Entry Fee: £10 for the series single and 2 handed.

£3 on the day

Free to members of MBSC and HBSC.

Copy of club course area available for download below.(pdf)

Bouyage thumb

Dates and Times

Sunday 9th November Start 11.55 (Races 1 & 2)

Sunday 23rd November Start 10.55 (Races 3 & 4)

Sunday 7th December Start 10.55 (Race 5 & 6)

Sunday 21st December Start 9.50 (Races 7 & 8)

Full support boat cover. Warm changing rooms.

Hot drinks and food. Views over the river from our upstairs lounge area.


You can find us at:

The Club House



We look forward to seeing you.

Telephone (during racing times only) 01621 740470


Boats are required to have a minimum of £2,000,000.00 3rd party insurance cover


For further details contact Phil Spillane 07798504632

The Start of River Blackwater

Bart's Bash 2014

Barts Bash start


23 boats from MBSC joined the fleet for the start of the first global Bart's Bash charity, record sailing event organised in memory of Andrew Simpson.

Full details of the race and entrants can be found on the Bart's Bash website.

MBSC Race results on our website here.

Around Osea Island photos here.

2014 MBSC Barts Bash winner


Dean and Adam Saxton in their hornet winners ofthe MBSC 2014 Bart's Bash.


See Barney Broomfield's video here.

Evelyn Darby Ladies Race

Saturday 16th August saw the inaugural Evelyn Darby Ladies Race at Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club. Evelyn was a club member for over 50 years until she passed away in April 2013. As an active member she was the first and only female Commodore of the Club having previously held the posts Vice Commodore and Treasurer .
Saturdays race, held in a good breeze, had 11 boats competing with 19 female sailors overall. Brian Darby was invited to present the glass trophy to winners Jules Dawson & Lisa Pollard he then presented a token single carnation to each entrant.


E Darby trophy


Mersea Cruise 8/06/2014

On one of the hottest days so far this year 6 dinghies made the trip to West Mersea. 14 club members set off on the 9:00am high tide at Maylandsea on a sedate run up the River. Winds remained low towards the east end of Osea  the wind fell away completely by Stone Sailing Cub. After some sunbathing, transferring of provisions and watching the Cruiser’s race with their spinnakers the crews set to paddling and towing each other to maintain progress. The wind picked up as the Cruise Fleet reached Tollesbury Fleet where there was evidently Wayfarer training taking place. The group split between those who had arranged shore support and those who wanted to go to the Victory with arrangements to meet later.

Mersea Cruise 08/06/2014
After games, ice creams & sunbathing the boats were launched for the return home. The wind had increased to between Force 3 and 4 with a swell immediately off Mersea. It was decided that the cruise should detour around Northey Island whilst the tide came up high enough to return to the Bay. This meant a hard beat back against the tide to return to Mundon spit before another reach home. In total, the fleet cruised around 33 miles and sailed for around 6.5 hours.
Photos by Craig Beech