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
At the Midland SC Enterprise Open Meeting Jonathan Woodward (South Staffs) and crew Jenny Chen Andronis (Midland SC) came first out of a total fleet of 11 Enterprises in ideal sailing conditions on Edgbaston Reservoir.
Want to keep fit and learn an interesting and exciting new sport? We sail all year round at Midland Sailing Club, and we'd love to share our sport with you. This is the last Learn to Sail course of 2016, so hurry, this is usually very well-subscribed!