Skiff Club Launch New Boat

Montrose Coastal Rowing Club today launched their newly built St Ayles skiff at Montrose Sailing Club. The new boat,which has been built by the club members in the town, was piped down to the water and named ‘Goose’. It was then taken out for a row, in challenging conditions, accompanied by three other boats from neighbouring clubs.

‘Goose’ on the water.

The sea trails complete, the crews retired to the sailing club clubhouse for some well earned tea and cake.

Tea and Cake in the clubhouse.

Cutting the specially themed cake:

Fiona cuts the model cake of ‘Goose’

Finn on the water

Finn ready to get going .

We had great weather for beginners on Sunday at the Sailing Club and new member Finn made the most of it by going solo in a Topper for the very first time. Not only did he manage to sail the boat, very well, on his first attempt but he also went on to capsize, successfully right it again and sail in to shore. He was cold but still smiling at the end of it and plans to be back next week. Not bad going for the first sail of the season.

Finn trying out his new skills.

HMS Montose Visit

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose made a visit to her home port this weekend and our Commodore Annie Hourston was honoured to be invited aboard on Saturday evening to represent Montrose Sailing Club at a reception and capability demonstration hosted by the Commanding Officer and Ships Company. All guests were made to feel most welcome and were treated to a most informative and interesting tour of the ship not to mention plenty of Royal Navy hospitality. Many thanks to all the Ships Company and we hope to see HMS Montrose back in port soon.

Morven doing safety duty

Morven at the controls.

 

As you may know, all members have to do various duties throughout the year to cover essential tasks that need to be done every time we are on the water; one of these is safety cover. If you can organise the right weather they don’t need to be too onerous, as Morven found out.

 

Open Day 2018

 

We welcome you to join us for our open day on Saturday 12 May anytime between 11am and 3pm. We plan to spend the day celebrating being part of this fantastic community, and we invite you to come along and enjoy sailing with us on the beautiful Montrose Basin and see the town from a completely different perspective!

We welcome everyone…..you might never have sailed before or you might be a bit rusty after a few years away from the sport. We’d be delighted to get you out on to the water under the watchful eye of our enthusiastic and competent team. You can choose to simply relax and enjoy the view from one of our boats, or you might prefer to take the helm and have a go yourself!

 

You might like it so much that you want to sign up for an individual sailing session – you can sign up to one of these sessions when you visit us on 12 May, or you can contact us at secretary@montroseailingclub.co.uk to book a session if you can’t make it to our open day.

We will do everything we can to keep you dry but sailing is a water sport so we suggest that you bring a towel, wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and bring some dry clothes too. You’ll certainly get your feet wet so bring some old trainers. We have a small supply of sailing gear that you are welcome to borrow.

Sailing is a great sport for all ages and abilities so please come and join us on 12 May to find out how much fun you can have right on your doorstep! Find us here and join us sailing on the Basin.

New Boats

The New Boats have arrived.

 

New Boats Arriving

The RS Quest and Rigiflex 360 arrived at the club on Monday. From the picture you can see they made efficient use of the trailer for delivering them from JP Watersports.

Thanks to Roger, Douglas, Alan and Lewis for unloading them. The plan is now to try them out on Saturday, 12:15 on the water. See you all there.

 

 

Very bright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand new – ready to Rig.
RS Quest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening

Here’s what’s planned for the next few weeks:

28/04/18 Free sailing/Training @ 12:05

29/04/18 Spring Pursuit Series Racing @12:45

12/05/18 RYA  Push the Boat Out Open Day @ 11:00

13/05/18 Ian Able Pursuit Races followed by free sailing @ 11:35

 

 

For more details, duties, tide times etc. see the Sailing Calendar page above.