Come racing this Sunday!

I’ve looked at a weather forecast, consulted the rain gods, spoken with Michael Fish………. (but don’t let that put you off!) and it’s looking all set to be a pretty much perfect day for a spot of racing around in Saddlesall.

8mph wind, from the West so not especially cold…. 10 / 11C …..almost champagne conditions for everyone.

Any novices out there fancy having a go at this racing malarkey? This is the time to do it. A rescue boat out to follow you around, (maybe give some out-of-earshot-of-the-others-advice if you’re struggling?), Anyone just fancy coming to have a look? – there’ll be room on Valhalla (Bring a flask and, maybe, some sandwiches).

Anyone wanted to race but thought: “Blimey it’s been a bit cold” – well it won’t be (too) cold this weekend, just dress appropriately , grab your boat and get out on the water! You’ll soon warm up in the heat of battle anyway 🙂

Come on, it really isn’t that scary – and someone has got to challenge Solly and David C for these trophies!! 😀

First race is usually underway around 1100am and is a Pursuit, so you set off at your class time (all will be explained if you’re confused)- followed back to back by race 2, which is a handicap, so we all start together.

Honestly, as long as you can sail a triangle course without too much drama, you can have a go at racing – and it really does improve and sharpen your sailing and boat handling skills.

We normally arrive at the club for anything from 915am to start rigging/chatting/drinking tea etc….then it’s launch time and out to the racecourse for some (not so) high-octane fun.

Come on, you know you want to……. 915am on Sunday 🙂

Right, I’ve gotta go, I’m cooking the Valentine’s meal and I need to find the beans……

See you all on Sunday!

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Celebration Lunch on Sunday.

Just a reminder to all about the MPSC 2017 Celebration Lunch at Lichfield Guildhall this coming Sunday, the 12th of February.

Running from Midday to 3pm , this event is set to celebrate a successful 2016 and set us up for our new season for 2017.

Food is on a ‘Bring & Share’ basis, so bring a starter, main or pudding (or all three if you fancy it!) and let us know what you will be providing. EMail TREASURER@MPSC.CO.UK if you intend to come to the event and what food you’re going to be bringing.

We’ve rented the Guildhall and the kitchen will be available from 10:30am if you need some prep / warming up time.

To help towards the cost of hiring the room we do need to make a small charge to members, £5.00 per adult and £1.00 for under-14s.

This is the first time we’ve tried an event like this so we very much hope to see you all on Sunday in this very spectacular room.

Info as to the Guildhall location in Lichfield can be found here: Lichfield Guildhall

The hall is actually on the edge of a pedestrianised zone, so here’s a map of car parks in the area: Lichfield City car parks  The one locally known as ‘Woolies car park’ is probably the closest (Bird Street car park on the map) Friary car park (behind the Premier Inn) is also close by and the Bus Station is a simple walk of about 5-Minutes.

There’ll be a few talks as well as handing out our racing awards, but most of all we’d just like to see you all to talk about your sailing plans for the coming year (or treat your significant other to a romantic pre-Valentines lunch! 😉  )

Again, let us know if you’ll be joining us by emailing TREASURER@MPSC.CO.UK

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An evening with Ian Walker…one of the worlds very best sailors.

 

Burton Sailing Club Proudly presents

An Evening with Ian Walker MBE

Double Olympic Medallist, Volvo Round the World Skipper, Sailing Coach

Spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest sailors, hear what he has to say about his Olympic experience, his winning race in the Volvo Round the World race on Abu Dhabi, coaching the Olympic Yngling Team and his Role with the John Merricks Sailing Trust

Location : Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2DF

Date : 17th February 2017

Time 19:00pm

PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE EXPECTING A LARGE RESPONSE AND ENTRY IS BY PRE-PURCHASED TICKET ONLY

Sponsored by Midlands Dinghy Bits

Tickets available here: An evening with Ian Walker