Power Boat Level 2 Training

Craig, Rory & Chris on the Tay during training.
Craig, Rory & Chris on the Tay during training.

Congratulations to Craig, Chris and Rory who recently completed their Power Boat Level 2 RYA qualifications with with the help of a grant from Glaxo in Montrose.

It was a two day course run by Monikie Country Park with the first day on the reservoir and the second day on the Tay. The conditions were a little challenging on the second day with wind and tide battling against an outboard only firing on one cylinder. Good practice!

Survey Prizes

These could be yours!

 

These could be yours!

Members Survey

As an incentive to get you all to do the survey there is now a prize!

Just fill in the survey at http://survey.montrosesailingclub.co.uk send an e-mail to Rory to say that you have done it and your name will automatically be entered into the draw to win the Chocolates & Fizz.

(Parents are responsible for the Fizz if a junior member wins it!)

If everyone is really quick and does it today you could have your prize in time for Valentines Day.

Gates fitted

New Gates at the basin
New Gates at the basin

 

The new gates have finally been fitted at the sailing club. Thanks to Roger Murray, Graeme Wallace, Bryan Locke and Rory McLeod for all their hard work.

Look out for a photo in the courier and review.

We just need to get the fence done now!

Cementing the posts
Cementing the posts
Fitting the gates
Fitting the gates

Coastal Rowing on the Basin

Skiff 8
Rowing and Sailing on the basin.

Today could see the start of a new era on Montrose Basin with the first outing by Montrose Coastal Rowing on their home turf. The club was hosted by Montrose Sailing Club who offered the use of their slipway and clubhouse. The idea was to find out if the site was suitable and if the sailing club and rowing club could operate  at the same time. With the sailing club running two dinghy races during the course of the afternoon, the day was judged a complete success with nice flat conditions and a good turn out of people wanting to ‘have a go’. It was all rounded off with a cup of tea and some cake.

It is hoped that this will become a regular event especially once Montrose have their own boat.

See Club News page for more photos and have a look at Montrose Coastal Rowing’s facebook page for another perspective.