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Midland Sailing Club Junior Race Day
This year's junior race day, where juniors compete for the Gooden Trophy was held on Sunday 30th October 2016.
By Nancy Gudgeon, Nov 11, 2016
Bournville Model Yachts IOM Ranking event Bournville Model Yachts IOM Ranking event
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.
By Douglas Bridger, Oct 18, 2016
Midlands Success at Enterprise Youth Nationals Midlands Success at Enterprise Youth Nationals
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.
By Oliver Mason, Sep 06, 2016
Southport 2016: report by the junior Southport Team Southport 2016: report by the junior Southport Team
Following the exploits of the fantastic juniors this weekend, this is the report that we put together throughout the day. A few hair-raising moments to be sure, but a good day was had by all!
By Nancy Gudgeon, Jun 29, 2016
MSC juniors at the Southport 12 Hour race 2016 MSC juniors at the Southport 12 Hour race 2016
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
By Nancy Gudgeon, Jun 26, 2016
Forthcoming Events
Near and Far
Members share their experiences and adventures sailing in bigger boats, e.g. yachts. An evening organised by our President Alan Birch.
, Club Rook
Three Peaks Yacht Race
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.
, Club Room
Annual Quiz
Douglas and Stuart will run a Quiz evening for us. Look out for details nearer the time. Teams of 4 - 6. Entry Fee.
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Merlin Rocket Open Mtg
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RYA Level 3
"Better Sailing"
, Midland Sailing Club
Nowka Bais Curry Night
Curry cooked by Aftab, plus a talk and film clips about Bangla Boat Racing (here and in Bangladesh), with invited guests and supporters.
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RYA Level 1
"Start Sailing"
, Midland Sailing Club
RYA Level 2
"Basic Skills"
, Midland Sailing Club
RYA Level 3
"Better Sailing"
, Midland Sailing Club
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