Welcome to Morecambe Sailing Club. (Same Club-New Name!)
Celebrate our 80th Birthday Morecambe Sailing Club celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. On Saturday, 24 September we are celebrating this with the help of the GADABOUTS concert group who are taking us through eight decades of popular songs from the 1930s to the 2100s and plan to include some with maritime links as well as a little rock and roll including Elvis!!. We also want to pull together a display of MSC/MHYC memorabilia for the evening so if you have anything of interest please bring it along.. The Gadabouts are a group made up of folk from local theatrical groups and choirs who just like to entertain and are technically first class. Clubhouse doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Tickets £10 including a pie and peas supper with apple pie desert.. Details from Neil and Rosie on 01524 389425 or email neil.ryder (click)
More dates for your diary :- Saturday 29th October Halloween Party with the divers. Friday 18th November 8.30 pm EGM :- Election of the Sailing Captains and a free drink for members at the bar before 8.30. Saturday 10th December Prize Giving and Christmas Party – all in £12. New Years Day Frolick, Saturday 28th January 17 Burns Night Celebration.
The Morecambe Sailing Club Open Regatta Weekend on 3rd & 4th September – Fantastic Regatta, Fantastic VintageSaturday Evening Entertainment with Fantastic Food – all enjoyed by Everybody who Supported. The Regatta was won once again by Mark Fearnley (Blaze) with Max Hindry (Laser Radial) 2nd, Keith Byers (OK) 3rd – full result below. There were also special awards for the junior sailors taking part with Reuben Copley (Laser Radial) the overall winner and April Whiteley (Blaze) the 1st MSC sailor. Prizes were awarded by Iolanta Cross representing our generous sponsors CASTLEGATE SECURITY.
Click for MSC Open 2016 Results Summary Also see MSC Facebook for more
KILLINGTON SAILING. Sailing at Killington Reservoir on Tuesday evenings is now in full swing and planned to carry on every week, – on again Tuesday 13th September from 5.15pm, Dave Edwards coordinating phone 07810 551833. 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 launched and led by Nick Whiteley. The clubs’ Monday evening meetings are in recess for the schools summer holiday period but Saturday sailing days continue once a month – see the Youth Club Calendar The Youth Team are planning to participate in the Clubs’ Castlegate Security Open Weekend 3/4th Sep. and the MBSA Dinghy Open Event at Coniston SC the following weekend. See Youth Team menu item for more details and Facebook “Morecambe Youth Sailing Team”.
Tea by The Sea raised over £100 for the Sail4Cancer charity fund – Thanks to all who supported.
Please refer to the Dinghy Section Sailing Programme Menu item for our next Race Sailing Event.
The club instructor team are always available to provide sail training, Plans are in hand for Sailing and Power Boat courses – if you want to book 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 – 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: email@example.com for more info. 15th August 15 Taster Day Photos click here
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
GO ON….I BET SOME OF YOU ARE KEEN TO BOOK IT RIGHT NOW – 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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