- Welcome to Morecambe Sailing Club. (Same Club-New Name!)
Dates for your Diaries.
Lots going on over the next couple of months at Morecambe Sailing Club so please note these dates as it would be fantastic to see as many club members as possible, both old and new, support these events.
Sunday 4th December – annual Turkey shoot out. Sailing on the Bay, start at 1pm. Everyone helping or participating on the day will be entered in a draw for a Christmas Turkey. Great sailing day well supported, Nick Whiteley won the dinghy race and Tyrone Lewis won the the turkey.
Saturday 10th December – Annual Prize-giving and Christmas Party night. 7pm for 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Smart casual dress. Great food, entertainment and prize-giving to recognise various successes and notable contributions throughout the year. Pre-booking essential and tickets, £12.00 per head/half price for children, can be reserved by contacting Sue or Rosie.
New Years Day’s Dip – a stimulating & fantastic fun event, guaranteed to shake start the New Year! We’ve had a swim, mud race and paddle boat race in previous years supported by some of our intrepid members. Clubhouse will be open for mulled wine, hot soup, mince pies to warm the cockles after a bracing dip or cheering competitors on from the slipway! Fancy dress optional for swim at 12 noon.
Burns Night, Saturday 28th January. Back by popular demand for a third year! 7pm for 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. 3 course meal to include the traditional neeps, tatties and haggis (veggie option available) or venison casserole and entertainment. Places strictly limited so book yours early! £12.00 per head/half price for children, available from Sue or Rosie.
EGM, Friday 18th November, Keith Byers and John Hodgson were re-elected Dinghy & Cruiser Captain respectively.
KILLINGTON SAILING. Sailing at Killington Reservoir – now sailing Sundays until further notice contact John Gibbison for details.
Killington is an inland lake which many of you are now familiar with and it provides a good chance for you to do some helming and racing with some instruction as well as the possibility of some Safety Boat practice and instruction. If personal kit is required from our store then this can be picked up before or after Sunday sailing or Friday evenings.
Also see Facebook and liaise with John Gibbison email….johngibbison (click) or ring 07816530848.
This is an opportunity for all members.
The Morecambe Sailing Club Youth Club is now running well, led by Nick Whiteley. The clubs’ Monday evening meetings are continuing contact Nick for next meets also see the Youth Team menu item for more details or Facebook “Morecambe Youth Sailing Team”.
The club instructor team are always available to provide sail training, Plans are in hand for Sailing and Power Boat courses – if you want some Training or a Have a GoTaster – Contact John Gibby or Keith Byers to book your place. Click here to send an email for any info.
GRP SOLO DINGHY No. 2151 For Sale (Reduced Price) – see For Sale / Wanted menu item for more details.
The Clubhouse is open every Friday evening from 8.30pm for members and visitors to enjoy a drink and discuss sailing plans.
Morecambe Sailing Club members are trying to encourage more people to get out sailing on Morecambe Bay by holding “Have a Go” Sailing Taster Days. All equipment is provided just have some trainers that can get wet. You will have the opportunity to crew and to “steer” a dinghy and a ride in a power boat! – Missed our tasters so far? Then see above – email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
THE CLUBHOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE. Ideal for a family party, small business meeting, charity event, another Club activity etc. So far we have had Canoe and Hockey Club, Lions Club, Diving Club Training, Beaumont College Conference days, family parties, Fishermen Meeting and more. Aiming this at members, friends of the Club and friends of our members – please put the word out!
COSTS: A member’s own private function is £50 for the day and £25 for a part day (am/pm/ev).
The non-member booking rate is £70 per day and £35 per part day. Charity events: member rates apply.
These rates include use of kitchen. The bar can be open at no extra charge as long as it can be staffed by approved persons. Full details are on the Booking Form
ANY ENQUIRIES to the Secretary- Jo Whiteley, please email : The Secretary. All bookings must be supported by completion of a Booking Form – Download Clubhouse Booking Form here.
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