2017 HD Sails Midland Circuit

Latest HD Sails Midland circuit results are now in the results section.
Caroline Croft is currently leading the HD Sails Midland Circuit after four events, if we applied a discard now then the top three teams would all have eight points!
It really is very tight and I look forward to seeing how this series unfolds over the coming events.  
Any errors please do let me know! 

Posted: 17/05/2017 13:33:30

Aspire Nationals Budget Accommodation - Under £65

See Aspire Nationals post on Forum for more detail

Posted: 16/05/2017 09:56:15

Posted: 05/05/2017 11:37:13

Pwllheli ST - Details and NoR

Details for the Pwllheli Silver Tiller 2-day sea  event and link to the NoR now on the Forum.

Posted: 04/05/2017 18:19:58

Posted: 15/04/2017 08:31:17

First Three ST race reports are available to read in the results section

The reports for Midland Mug, Wembley and Chichester Silver Tillers are now available to read in the results section, I will add this weekends Salcombe report as soon as it is available.

Posted: 08/04/2017 09:59:22

Rutland Training News

The Merlin Training Weekend is on the 28/29 April 2017 at Rutland Sailing Club.
There is on-site accommodation and camping nearby.
We’ve taken on board the feedback and we’ve built on our previous years to deliver a weekend of events that are even better than before.
We’ll be looking at the core ‘non-racing’ skills of communication, teamwork, boat handling and starting, building up from the basics to enhance each boats capabilities over the weekend.
The main emphasis is to focus on internal improvement (from each individual boat’s starting point) to practice and develop a method of continual development and synchronising the helm - crew objectives and techniques.
With the lessons learned from last year there will be more structure to the programme, more video feedback and analysis with possibly a little less time on the water (it’s all about getting the balance right)
We’ve maintained the 2016 pricing and under 25s get a special discount!
The food will be inclusive for the weekend, so you don’t have to faff about with carrying cash in your sailing gear and we’re negotiating a BBQ for the Sunday evening. which everyone is invited to (Monday ST attendees more than welcome, please book a ticket in advance, it’ll be a great social)
This is undoubtedly the hidden jewel in the Merlin calendar. The event in 2016 had the best mix yet of youth, Silver Tiller aspirants, new MROA members and mid fleet/club boats all looking to improve their game and generally understand what it’s all about. Your enjoyment for this year plus your ST, Salcombe and Nationals results may depend upon it!!
Our coaching staff are made up of Champs, Inlands, ST and Open winners, as well as master craftsman able to assist with ‘boat bimbling’ on site. So come and make use of the weekend.
The Merlin fleet is a great place to pick people’s brains and to answer all of your questions and this goes even further when you get to know us, it’s what the training weekend is all about!
Drop your boats on the Friday night at the club and we’ll kick off the festivities at the Wheatsheaf. Another great Merlin tradition to participate in and enjoy.
See you there.

Posted: 05/04/2017 10:40:45

Steve & Gill Lenney take Swarkstone win

Steve & Gill Lenney took the win at Swarkstone on Saturday on a wonderfully sunny day with a light and shifty breeze making for interesting sailing. 16 boats made the journey to Swarkstone where the fleet was welcomed with breakfast and a briefing on the shallows.
Two races back to back followed by lunch and then a third deciding race which ultimately resulted in the top 3 being decided in the committee room and not on the water.
Matt Biggs & Ben Hollis finished second with Caroline Croft & Sean Anderson loosing out in the protest to finish third.

Posted: 27/03/2017 09:29:52

Good Forecast for Swarkstone

Breakfast and a warm welcome awaits visitors to Swarkstone for round two of the 2017 HD Sails Midland Circuit. This is one of the events that gets your name into the jib draw if you qualify for the complete circuit.

Posted: 23/03/2017 11:24:48

Biggs & Hollis take Wembley win

Matt Biggs and Ben Hollis took the win at a very windy Wembley Silver Tiller on Sunday, with the wind coming over the dam and more or less apart from the shifts going straight down the water the RO set a triangular course that provided a long beat short reach and a long run that produced some epic wipe outs.
Some gear failure spoilt the fun for some crews but this was a classic Wembley event with a warm welcome and equally warm food to refuel the energy spent hanging on and swimming.

Posted: 20/03/2017 22:14:38