Welcome to Morecambe Sailing Club. (Same Club-New Name!
A Taste of Sailing
Morecambe sailing Club’s “Taster Day” on Sunday was enjoyed by club members and around 12 guests who were keen to have a go at sailing. Each person had a spell of sailing with one of our experienced instructors as well as a trip in our power-boat “Sparrowhawk”.
At the same time our normal club racing took place with 9 boats taking part and some very close competition – joint 1st place for Chris Spicer and Dave Metcalfe (see results page)
Sue Byers and Rosie Ryder provided welcome refreshments through the day in the club-house and we were very pleased with the enthusiastic responses from our guest-sailors.
Congratulations and Well Done to April Whiteley who has qualified as a RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor and is a key leader in the clubs’ Youth Club Team.
Dinghy Sailing now every Sunday On the Bay, see the new Sailing Programme in the Dinghy Section menu or click here. Race Results are in the Dinghy Section Race Results or click here.
Light wind On The Bay Sunday 23rd April.
Special Events & Training planned for this year – see Nick Whiteley or any instructor for further details, or click here to send an email for more info
16th April – Taster
29th 30th April – Power Boat L1/2 & Sailing L1
May 14th – RYA Push the boat out taster.
10th 11th June – PB L1/2 & Sailing all levels – L1 to Seamanship
5th 6th August – PB L1/2 – Sailing L1
21st -25th August – Club Sailing week, Youth Assistant Instructor Course, PB L1/2; Sailing all levels – L1 to Seamanship; Race coaching.
KILLINGTON SAILING. Sailing at Killington Reservoir will be continuing co-ordinated by Dyane Sylvester and John Gibbison. See the Morecambe Sailing Club Facebook Page for updates. 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 running well, led by Nick Whiteley, meeting Monday evenings 7pm and currently there are 6 additional places available for new members. More info on the “Youth Team” menu item and Facebook “Morecambe Youth Sailing Team” for up to the minute news.
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.
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: email@example.com 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.
Please check the Noticeboard for more updates, news & notices. What’s the HAT? – see the Noticeboard
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