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.

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.