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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The New Boats have arrived.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again and we need to get ready for SAILING!
The plan is for Boats and Buoys out on Saturday 17th with Safety Boat Familiarisation on Sunday 18th, weather permitting.
If you are planning to come please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t know where we are look at the map on the location page.
For those of you that couldn’t make it to the last race of the season we are indebted to Ryan Duncan for some lovely video taken from his drone.
In the video it looks really calm but it felt windier on the water.