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Let's have your comments on the draft Club Development Plan
Members now have the opportunity to read and comment on the draft of the Club's Development Plan. Deadline for comments on this draft is 16th February 2015.
By David Homer, Jan 22, 2015
Are you a rudder-steerer, or boat trimmer? Are you a rudder-steerer, or boat trimmer?
Thank you to everyone who supported the Boat Whisperer Talk. Over 50 people attended, including members of three other Clubs. Steve left us with a lot to think about. If only we can remember a bit of it, we'll be winning! Particular thanks to those who helped in the galley, the bar, setting up the room and welcoming people. A good team Midland effort again!
By David Homer, Jan 15, 2015
Membership survey launched to steer Club to success Membership survey launched to steer Club to success
Following the really positive suggestions made by members able to attend the recent Members' Forum, Midland Sailing Club is conducting a series of short surveys of the membership to find out what they think about different aspects of the Club's facilities and activities, and their priorities for change and improvements. Click on the title above for more information and to complete the surveys.
By David Homer, Jan 07, 2015
Dickie and Matt win Boxing Day Race for Smeaton's Tower Trophy Dickie and Matt win Boxing Day Race for Smeaton's Tower Trophy
Richard Dee and Matt Smith (Merlin) became the first winners of the Smeaton's Tower Trophy today. They beat 19 other boats in the mass start, average lap time, handicap Boxing Day Race at Midland Sailing Club. Sue Hannaford presented the Trophy in memory of her late husband, the much loved and much missed Dick Hannaford. Normal Saturday sailing will take place on 27th December - warning signal at 1300hrs.
By David Homer, Dec 26, 2014
Boxing Day Race Boxing Day Race
We will be racing for the magnificent Smeaton's Tower Trophy in memory of Dick Hannaford. Warning signal 1100hrs.
By David Homer, Dec 14, 2014
Forthcoming Events
Boat Predicaments and Procedures - Wed 28 January
Come and discuss how to recover your dinghy and how to rescue boats when conditions get tricky using tried and tested methods
, Midland Sailing Club
Sailing Round Britain in a Wayfarer Friday 6th February 2015
Talk by Phil Kirk. Tickets £8 / £4
, Club Room
RYA First Aid Course - Sunday 8th February
A one day course for those involved with water sports and a requirement for Dinghy Instructors (Just one place left on this course - so please contact principal to check before booking)
, Midland Sailing Club
Annual Quiz - Wednesday 18th February 2015
Quiz Night. Test your knowledge!
, Club Room
Better Sailing (Level 3) Sat 28th Feb & Sun 1st March
For those who have already done Levels 1 & 2, Level 3 completes the series of learning to sail courses
, Midland Sailing Club
Crewing Course - Saturday 7th and/or Sunday 8th March
A short course devised by our own instructors to help beginners to pick up tips for crewing dinghies
, Midland Sailing Club
Advanced Sailing Course - 14th & 15th March
You have a choice of "Seamanship Skills", "Sailing with Spinnakers" and "Start Racing"
, Midland Sailing Club
First Junior Club Race
This race is to include the juniors in Saturday afternoon club racing. The format is for the juniors to start on the last start gun & race one lap of the normal course
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Jan 26, 20:00
Wind:2 knots, NW
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