Welcome to Milton Keynes Sailing Club
Welcome to Milton Keynes Sailing Club, formed in 1978 with the primary objective of promoting the sport of sailing in Milton Keynes. The club has a friendly and informal atmosphere, and visitors are always welcome to call into the club if they want see the facilities or need information regarding sailing membership. The club is affiliated to the RYA, and is an accredited training centre. RYA Level 1 and 2 courses in are run in both the spring and summer. You can sail throughout the year, however the canoe club and rowing clubs have a couple of exclusive evening sessions during the week and early sessions at the weekend. Racing takes place all day on Sundays throughout the year and on Wednesday evenings, light permitting. The club has its own Safety and Committee boats that are manned by RYA qualified Coxswains during all formal club water based activities. The club also has a number of single-handed and two-man dinghies available for use by club members, providing they can sail to the required RYA Level 2 standard.
The defibrillator is now installed in the clubhouse, just by the entrance to the kitchen. It has been registered with the local ambulance service and ready to go! If you ever notice that the green light on the front is not flashing, please contact me immediately. I will be responsible for the regular checks required. Anyone can use this without formal training as once the 'on' button is pressed, there are visuals on the screen and a commentary of what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest. However, I am arranging an awareness session as I am sure there are many of us who would be far happier to use it with a bit of background knowledge! The awareness seminar is 2 hours long and will be held in October during the evening. Please fill out your availability on the Doodle Poll below so that I can arrange a date that suits the most number of us:
Let's hope we don't have to use it!
MKBYSA Junior Open - 15th July 2017
All youth are welcome and we will be having three races throughout the day. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrian Carter Trophy - 16th July 2017
This event is open to youth under the age of 18. If you would like more information, don't hesitate to email email@example.com.
Great Weekend for Vareo Open an MKSCYachts & Yachting: Illuminis RS Vareo Open at Milton Keynes Sailing Club:
by Nick Crickmore on 13 Jun10-11 June 2017
'We had a new venue for this year's circuit in Milton Keynes Sailing Club. The event took place this weekend and was generously sponsored by Illuminis Insight Software. RS Vareo sailors travelled from sailing clubs as far away as Emberton Park, Pennine, South Cerney and Oulton Broad to compete with the local fleet.'
Social Sailing Weekends 2017
I have arranged for two social sailing weekends again this year, Marconi Sailing Club on the Blackwater, and Cobnor Point at Chichester Harbour. The event last year at Cobnor Point was a great success and turned out to be a very relaxing and fun trip.
For both trips the camping areas are pitches only, Tents, vans, and caravans are welcome but no electric hook-ups are available. Each site also has showers and toilets available to campers along with other groups and sailors at the sites. I need to confirm the deposits and final costs for both trips, and will publish these when they are confirmed.
If you are interested in coming along, then please let me know by email, phone, or speak to me at the club.
Marconi Sailing Club (The Black Water)
9th - 11th June 2017
Marconi Sailing Club, Stansgate Abbey Farm, Stansgate Road, Southminster, Essex CM0 7NU.
Chichester Harbour (Cobnor Point)
18th - 20th August 2017
Cobnor Point, Chidham, West Susses, PO18 8TE
Youth squad dates
Please note we have changed our sailing slots this year. There is more shared time now.
Non free sessions are for the exclusive use of that club - so please do not take other club’s times Sailing craft to use leeward sides of pontoons - Oared craft to use windward sides during shared sessions