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.
MK Cup Seniors
A great days racing today. The wind started quite quietly but by the end of the third race was quite lively. Teams from Emberton, Haversham and Great More took part. In the end Haversham managed to win the cup, with Richard Pakes, from Haversham, winning the individual winner cup.
Thanks to all MK competitors: Jack, Mark, John, Andrew and Kate, Howard and Keith, and Brian and Mark, and special thanks to Chris W for being and quick stand in after a boom break!
MK Cup 2017 Juniors
The weather was quite blustery today, we had wind, sun, rain, wind, thunder, oh and did mention rain. Great turnout with teams from Great More, Haversham and Emberton Park coming to MKSC.
Great piece of youth training we could all learn from - thirty seconds after the thunder - every boat was on its side for safety. Fantastic reactions from all youth members. Well done to MK sailors Jack Daniels, Hayden Gell, Rhys Shackel, Ewen Shackel, Izzie Turner, Eleni Oakton, Harry Danials and Tom Lewis.
After a great days sailing the Junior Cup went to GMSC
And the individual winner this year was Matt Evans from GMSC. Well done Great More for a clean sweep.
MK Cup 2017
We are hosting the MK Cup this year at Caldecotte. It's a team racing event with all the clubs in the area coming together for a weekend of racing.
Saturday is the youth day - briefing at 10.30. And Sunday is the seniors day, again briefing at 10.30.
We need lots of volunteers to help launch, rescue and spectate. So come on down and support your club!
Barts Bash - 50 boats and eve/night sailing
Busy September! OK this year for Bart's bash we are setting ourselves the challenge of getting 50 boats around a course. The race will start at 15.00 and will take about an hour to complete. Please we need any many of you as possible. Then we are planning a BBQ between 16.00 and 19.00. Then we are going out for an informal evening sail. we have lights for the buouys, and special red/green lights for all boats. Its gonna be fun!
See you all there.
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! The defib awareness session is going to be held on 11th October and this has been confirmed as below with the Community Heartbeat Trust and will be held at the clubhouse at 06.30pm. Please confirm with Lou Rivett (MKRC) if you would like to attend. Its open to all.
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