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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

Regards

Richard

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

Richard


Malcolm Randerson

1941-2016

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.

1941-2016

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.

Basildon.

SS13 2HG

and thereafter to: Springhouse Suite, Springhouse Road, Corringham, SS17 7QT.

The Ken & Chris Passingham Trophy.

 

The Passingham family have presented the club with a trophy to be awarded in memory of their parents Ken and Chris.  They were both active members of the Club for many years with Ken, serving as Hon Secretary, Vice Commodore and then Commodore from 1981-83 and Chris his wife, although not a sailor supported the shore activities and noted for her cakes in the galley.

The Committee and members are very happy to accept the trophy as a tribute to their years with the club and will shortly announce the event for which it will be awarded.


Passingham trophy