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October Update

Published 11:04 on 16 Oct 2021

Hi All

We're into October already and the end of the sailing season is sadly drawing near, however there are still plenty of events and activities to look forward to with MLSC. Here's what's going on:


Our first training course of the year is underway and a warm welcome is extended to the Day Skipper course students who are temporary members for the duration of the course, and who we hope will be tempted to join permanently.

We currently have available places on the below scheduled courses which are available to all - members and non-members are welcome.

  • Our RYA Yacht Master theory 8 week course starting on 23rd November.
  • VHF / DCF Course & assessment on Sunday 7th November

Subject to interest we are also hoping to run the below 1 day courses which again are available to members and non-members. Dates will be confirmed dependant on interest.

  • First aid
  • Diesel engine maintenance

To express interest and obtain further information on any of the above courses please contact Jo Smith at

Also if you are interested in becoming an RYA Trainer for MLSC, please contact Jo at the above email address.


Barry and the Social Team have worked hard to prepare this season's social events and you will be receiving regular updates and reminders from Barry on these.

Off the water our activities range from the regular walks organised by Jenny to the Backgammon, Cribbage & Rummicub games that start this Thursday evening and all members are very welcome to join in. The music nights we have held so far have been a great success and I do hope that you will continue to support these and the many other social events and activities that are planned.

In particular please don't forget to book your tickets for our Laying Up Supper at which we hope to award our traditional trophies.

Please get in touch if you have any nominations for our traditional end of season trophies:

  • Underwater Trophy - For anyone that's taken an involuntary dip this year
  • Black Ball Trophy - Navigational misdemeanour(s) usually running aground
  • Walker Achievement Cup - An achievement on or off the water worthy of recognition.
  • Seamanship Trophy - A noteworthy piece of boat handling or similar


I am delighted to extend a very warm welcome to our recently joined new members

  • Julie Miller
  • Joan Shrouder
  • Ed Bird

And welcome back to returning members Johanna Read & James Reece-Ford


Of course we still have our Christmas Cruise to come, but notwithstanding that, our late sailing season events ended on a high with a great attendance at the Brightlingsea Winkies weekend and a good show in the Maldon Town Regatta from Tommy Mills in Spirit of Maldon, John & Di Rogers in Essex Melody and Patrick Ellum in Stormy Cape.

Also congratulations to Trevor Holder & Debbie Grafton for their BJRC Series win in their first season with Slippy.


Its nearly time for the production of our Autumn newsletter and Barry would love to receive your contributions for it. All kinds of contributions are welcome; accounts of cruises or events this year, old stories worth re-telling or tell us about you and your boat - we're interested!

Please send all contributions to Barry Fix at

Secretary Position

We're still on the lookout for someone to fill our Hon Secretary position, so if you'd like to be part of the General Committee and contribute to the running and management of the Club I'd love to hear from you.

All the best

Kev Knox


Last updated 16:23 on 25 November 2021

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