Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out 2017

Montrose Sailing Club are holding an Open Day on Saturday 13th May as part of the RYA Push the Boat Out event. It is a free taster session for anyone interested in sailing in Montrose. It should be a great day, with a BBQ, tea and cakes, the chance to get on the water for a sail and also we will have coastal rowers from Catterline, Gourdon and Montrose. They have promised us a race, which will be a first on the basin. In addition the RNLI inshore lifeboat will be along to help too.

The fun starts at 2:30 and goes on until 6:00. Bring warm clothing and expect to get your feet wet if you want to go out on the water.  If you have any questions or would like to let us know that you are coming, drop us a line at: secretary@montrosesailingclub.co.uk

If you would like a poster you can get one from this link: poster.

Have a look at the video to get an idea of what to expect:

Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who helped with the coffee morning in the Church hall on Saturday, both by bringing things for the baking stall and raffle and also by helping on the day. Thanks especially to Colin who was in charge of the pancakes, which went down very well. This is an important fundraiser for the club and is only possible because of all the volunteers. Thanks again.

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!

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.