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

BBC Radio Essex "Essex Quest" Visits MBSC.

Essex Quest vsist

A cryptic clue lead the Essex Quest team to the Clubhouse on Sunday morning.

Nigel Whiting greeted Mike and Liana and after telling them about the Clubs activities and the Blackwater Icicle being held later in the day handed over the clue for their next destination.










The Blackwater Icicle 2014

Winners Piers Lambert & Martin Worth in Merlin Rocket 3671

Full results can be viewed here.

Icicle 2014 Winners

Icicle 2014

2013 Winter Open Series Winners.

Full results for the series now on the website.

Fast Handicap Winners Dean & Adam Saxton in Hornet 2181

Fast Handicap Winers winter 2013

Medium Handicap Winners Dave Russell & Gary in Lark 2225

Medium Winners winter 2013

Blackwater Icicle 2014

The annual Maylandsea Open Blackwater Icicle race will this year be hosted by MBSC.

Sunday January 5th 2014.

Start Time 13:35

H.W 15:24

A chance to clear your head after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Registration from 11:45
Race briefing will be at about 12:30 pm.
Entrance fees are £10 for Double handed and £7 for single handed.
The race is open to single hulls, Handicaps 1210 and below.



For further details contact Phil Spillane 07798504632