Easter Weekend 2013.

Race box trainingRace Box and Officer Training Saturday.

In anticipation of the start of the sailing season the first session organised for Easter Saturday saw a good number of members turn up. They were guided through the workings of the race box and race officer responsibilities under the guidance of our Commodore Geoffrey Walkley.

Unfortunately, due to the appalling conditions in the field and the continuing bad weather the keelboat launch had to be postponed. A new date is being discussed but it is hoped that boats can get in the water over the weekend of the 6th & 7th April.

Despite the lack of sailing there was a good turnout for the fitting-out supper held at the Generals Arms in Danbury on Saturday evening.







Press Release - Burnham & Maldon Standard 2nd Jan 2013

Winter Series 2012 Prize Giving Fast Dinghy Winners

Mike Bryant & Keith Taft receiving their engraved glasses from Rear Commodore Tom Dayes

Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club completed its last full sailing series of the year with the Winter Series. Over the four Sundays of meets there were up to 16 dinghies. Sailing conditions varied from extremely lights winds to strong, gusting winds which tested both the experienced and less experienced. The club was pleased to welcome sailors from nearby Harlow Blackwater, Royal Corinthian and Marconi Sailing Clubs. New members are always welcome and more information can be found at the website

Christmas Party December 9th 2012


Christmas Party Prize giving



Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club members were pleased to welcome Father Christmas to their annual party in the run up to Christmas. It was also a chance for members to catch up before the end of the year and share sailing tales from the year. There was also a prize giving for Cadets, Dinghies and Keelboats which included the awarding of sailing Certificates to several cadets. New members are always welcome and sailing continues with the Winter Series and a Frostbite race.

The Trophy winners were:

Dinghies Keelboats
Easter Series: Chris & Karin Grice Easter Series: John Primmett & Kevin Whittle
Spring: Chris, Joe & Ben Grice

Spring: John Primmett & Kevin Whittle

Summer: Chris & Joe Grice Open Series: Tom Dayes & Denise Thame
Autumn: Chris & Joe Grice Autumn: John Primmett & Kevin Whittle
Twilight Series: Phil Spillane & Geoffrey Walkley



Slow Dinghies
Spring Barney Broomfield

Barney Broomfield

Autumn Lucie Ann & Bea Delap


Cadet Certificates were awarded to:

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
Celie Broomfield Barney Broomfield Bea Delap
Callum Wright Rosie Delap
Max Delap
Olly Turner



September News

Training Regatta and Camping Weekend --  September 29/30.

o Why not come along to the TRAINING Regatta on Saturday September 29.  Come along and watch our youngsters show us what they have learned this year.

o BBQ/Social in the evening.  All 2012 joiners especially welcome.

o Camp overnight in the dinghy park

o More sailing on Sunday

· Laying Up Supper

We have been forced to defer the Laying Up Supper and prizegiving by a week. It is now on Saturday November 17 and is again being organized by Nigel Whiting at The General’s Arms, Little Baddow.  This has been a successful venue for us so please put this date in your diary.   Menus will be circulated soon.

· Work  Party – October 13 at 10am.  Please come along and help.

· A plea for unwanted sailing kit..  We feel that we need to upgrade and expand our supply of sailing kit (especially buoyancy aids and spray tops) for use at Open Days.  Items are expensive to buy so if you have any such kit that  that you no longer want (but is in a reasonable condition), we would really appreciate them.  We are especially short of adult sizes.  Please contact me or just bring them down to the club and give them to a committee member.  Thank you.

Maylandsea Bay Week Cadets


Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club held its annual week of sailing and onshore entertainment during Maylandsea Bay Week.

Results were: Fast Handicap Dinghies - Chris Grice & Neil Raven (Kestral); Short Course Dinghies - Julie & Matthew Bachelor (Pico); Cadet Winner - Barney Broomfield (Pico); Crew's Race - Neil Raven; Cadet Crew's Race - Max Delap; Overall Male Helm - Chris Grice; Overall Female Helm - Lauren Grice; Laser Winner - Ollie Cook. Laura Thame received the Endeavour Shield for most improved sailor and notable winner of the Scuttle Trophy was Ann Dyson. Overall Mud Race winner was Barney Broomfield with Lauren Grice being the first female home.

Geoffrey Walkley, the Club's Commodore said:
"We've had a fantastic week with 51 boats, crewed by club members and visitors from all age groups, sailing in quite challenging weather and tidal conditions. With a large entertainment programme after sailing, both on dry land and in the mud at low tide, the club was busy and vibrant throughout the week and everyone contributed to and enjoyed its very friendly atmosphere."

With much more sailing to be done this year Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club is open to new members who can benefit from reduced rates for the remainder of the season. We also have an exciting upcoming Winter Series which is open to visiting dinghy sailors. Photo courtesy of Teresa Giles.

Goodbye Maylandsea Bay Week 2012.

After a week of great sailing, fun and games for all the week ended with the prize giving, dinner and disco.

Many thanks to Paul, the MBWeek committee and all who helped make is such a great success.

Full race results can be here.

Go to the MB Week pages for more.

Last Night 2012

Shiver me timbers winners

Maylandsea Bay Week Race Schedule 2012

The key features of the race programme are :
  • 10 races for dinghies, short course including Picos
  • 3 races for keelboats on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Races of various lengths
  • Crews Race
  • Shiver me Timbers race
  • Daily prizes
  • Prize giving on Friday evening
A sailing briefing will be held on Sunday 12th August (at approximately 19:00) in the Club House.
Please note the start time on the Monday morning is 8:00MAYLANDSEA BAY WEEK RACE SCHEDULE 2012

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First start time

Sandhopper /keelboat racing

Dinghy handicap racing

Pico and short course racing


(subject to change)

High water time





Points race 1

Points race 1

Club line start and finish





Points race 2

Points race 2

Club line start and finish











Points race 1 Start/finish at club

Points race 3

Points race 3

Club line start and finish





Points race 4

Points race 4

Club line start and finish





Points race 5

Points race 5

Club line start and finish




Points race 2 Start/finish at club

Points race 6

Points race 6

Race to Mundon Spit

Club line start, finish near Mundon Spit












Points race 7

Points race 7

Race back from Mundon Spit

Start near Mundon spit, club line finish




Points race 3 Start/finish at club

Points race 8

Points Race 8

Club line start and finish





Points race 9

Points Race 9






Points race 10

Points Race 10






Crews Race

Crews Race

Club line start and finish





Shivers me Timbers

Shiver me Timbers

Start and finish in vicinity of club


Discards for Series Racing :
Sandhoppers/Keelboats: 3 races to be sailed,
1 discard to count only after 3rd race has been sailed
Dinghy fleet: 10 races to be sailed,
1 discards only after 6th race has been sailed
	2 discards only after 8th race has been sailed
	3 discards only after 10th race has been sailed
Pico and short course: 10 races to be sailed,
1 discards only after 6th race has been sailed
	2 discards only after 8th race has been sailed
	3 discards only after 10th race has been sailed

Sailing Instructions and Course cards to be published shortly.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Paul or Katherine on 01245 280025 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING


Paul and Katherine Wilkinson, John and Teresa Giles, Neil and Gail Raven and Paul and Sally Gray

Maylandsea Bay Week Committee