It was goodbye to Chilli.

Chilli, one our Pioner Multi's, has been sold and is off to Sweden, seen here being loaded into a 13.5 trailer on Tuesday .

Paul Wilkinson and his team are actively seeking replacement in the form of a rib to support the cadet training programme.

More information soon.

Chilli in van

Bradwell Sky

Delta Lady with crew Teresa Giles, Paul and Sally Gray and myself arrived on time to find new club member and single handed sailor David Shephard rigging his boat and raring to go but sadly no one else .

After loading and re-vittling Delta Lady we set off fully reefed, down Lawling creek, to our breakfast spot by the resident seals near No 4 buoy .

There we waited (drinking tea etc.) for David Shephard and any other brave souls, to face the forecasted SE force 6's sadly no one arrived, so we set of for adventure towards the two towers by the wall at Bradwell, there we found a green man who offered us food and refreshment, thanking him with gold coinage we decided to go on a pilgrimage to St. Peters by the Wall which isn't, it's about 5 miles away . On route we were met by the Freshwaters on a similar pilgrimage who also decided a walk was more sensible than facing the strong fresh wind. Finally we arrived at the old roman fort and St Peters where we rested for a while listening to the calm silence interrupted only by the occasional whistle through the roof timbers of  the SE Force 6. Fully revitalised we returned from  our pilgrimage towards Bradwell village where we encountered  a crickers  where afternoon tea and refreshments were on offer. Again we re-vitalised ourselves and thanked them with gold coinage then continued to Bradwell village shop, now managed by a former Maylandsea resident and barge man Steve, who offered cold fresh cream from the walls. By now we wondered where this wall had gone, has it moved or been demolished? by decommissioning of the two towers powers, that bee (Hum) . After arriving at Bradwell marina and another re-vitalisation we  decided we should really try some sailing on this club cruise, so donning oilies  we motored for a while then realised sailing is a much more comfortable way of travelling in a sail boat than motoring, so we set sail for a beating up wind, to Mayland .

On route Mr Gray offered to helm trying to avoid the spray so being in an accommodating skipper and needing a break I passed the helm to 707 skipper Paul who returned the spray compliment with interest .

A fine brisk, wind against tide, sail ended the Maylandsea Bay Club Cruise .

We were welcomed at Maylandsea by a superb sunset, calm seas and a slightly cooling breeze, plus a note on the windscreen from David Shepherd advising us that he decided to play safe and not chance the Strong winds

Hope to see you at the next Club Cruise Kevin & All



John Giles

Saturday 23rd June Open Day.

Thanks to the efforts of club members the annual open day was a great success. Well over 50 guests turned up with a large number taking the opportunity to "try sailing" in a variety of boats including Sandhopper keelboats, Wayfarers, Picos and Kestrel. As a result we have a number of new members joining with other guests taking membership forms away with them.

So look out for some new faces next time you are at the Club and do make them feel welcome.

Preparing for the visitors.

OPen Day_1

Openday 2012

Open day 2012_3 OPOenday 2012

MBW 2012-2

Shiver me Timbers-

MBweek cartoon 2012

its time to get your Maylandsea Bay Week application going.

Details on line now.

Saturday 12th May Work Party.

Thanks to all those who turned up to help on Saturday. A good number of jobs were tackled keeping the Clubhouse and grounds shipshape for us all.

Ramp CleaningMowing the grass

Newsletter May 2012.

Been sailing yet??  Lots coming up so no excuses.....  Here is a list of the major events, with full details in your programme or on our Facebook page (please search Facebook for Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club and join the group).

  • May Bank Holiday weekend -- yes – this coming weekend !!

o    Saturday May 5  10.00 start-- our first adult training session (of three)..  Come along to learn the basics or just brush up a bit before the following regatta.  (Please advise Paul Wilkinson on 01245 280025 or  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING beforehand).

o    Sunday/Monday May 6/7...   Dinghy regatta and keelboat racing.


  • Saturday May 12 – WORK PARTY.  Lots, as ever, to do and all welcome.


  • Saturday May 19 – cadet training. You all know the drill -- any newbies please contact Paul Wilkinson (as above).


  • Royal Jubilee weekend (Saturday –Tuesday June 2 – 5)..  Lots of sailing starting with the Mayland Mug (Sat) and a three-day regatta starting on Sunday.  Overnight camping encouraged. Bound to be lots occurring so please come down and add to the fun.


  • OPEN DAY -- Saturday June 23.  Fun and food for all the family..  Oh yes, and maybe some mucking about in boats too.  Bring your families and friends...

Also  ..........................................Maylandsea Bay Week - week commencing  August 13 -- entry forms out shortly


And now for a couple of club-related issues..


Duties. Thanks to all those who have so far attended to carry out their duties in race-box and support boats.  You have enabled other members to race in safety.  Sadly, despite our efforts to ensure that everyone knows when they have a duty, some members have not done quite so well – and worse, not even warned us of an impending “no-show”.  For safety reasons, the committee has now decided that there will be no dinghy racing without safety boat cover.  So please turn up or at least tell us, so we can swap your duty.  If you have any questions please contact Tom Dayes (01621 893100) or Phil Spillane (01376 329082 or  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ).


Safety procedures.  Further to our decision on racing/support-boat cover, we have decided to implement additional procedures to safeguard sailors.  In future, non-racing sailors must complete a signing-on sheet that will be kept alongside the racing sheets.  So anyone going our tootling, cruising (even to sit on their boat in the bay) or on a support boat should complete details so we know who is out there.  It may sound like a rather “Big Brother” attitude but we realise that often we don’t actually know just who is out on the water.  And if we don’t know, we can’t help, or even raise an alarm.


Please help us to help you make the club a safer place.


That’s all for now – hope to see you soon.