The weekend of 15th and 16th October saw our affiliated group, Bournville Model Yacht Club host an IOM Ranking event. Fifty three people from all around the country attended. Saturday was sunny with light winds and Sunday was wet with stronger winds, providing varied and challenging sailing conditions.
Last weekend two Midland SC boats competed in the Ent Youth Nationals at Barnt Green SC. Matt Smith and George Crabtree came second, Emma Coleman and Aimee Allsopp managed sixth place. Emma won the first helm under 18 trophy.
Yesterday, 11 of our juniors spent 12hrs in the club Enterprise, sailing in a circle anti-clockwise around two islands in a shallow marine lake in the North-West of England. Hosted by Southport SC, there were 24 Ents, GPs, and Argos taking part, with nice wind increasing as the day went on. Midland SC had a mixed team, and our aim was to have fun and gather racing experience. The kids were great, and really enjoyed the day, and they supported each other during the race, especially in the face of the occasional adversity brought about by sudden gusts from the seaside. They have really grown together as a unit, and I am sure we will have some exciting results from them in the future! Altogether they managed to complete 50 laps, and did not come last. It's great to see their commitment and potential to become great sailors. Massive thanks to Paul Young and Adam Maclean, who both put a lot of work into making it happen and managing the team on the day. And of course the parents for driving their kids up the M6 on a Friday evening to get to Southport
Toby's postponed presentation will now be held on Wednesday 8th February.
He will talk about, and show slides from, the 2015 Three Peaks Yacht Race, which involved teams sailing from Barmouth to Fort William and running up Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. Not for the faint hearted!
A buffet will be available, details of which will be circulated near the event.