Topic : Midland Silver Tiller

Following discussions with the Committee at Midland we have decided to swap the shared ST allocation with Banbury Sailing Club for 2007.  Therefore, the scheduled event at Midland on 25th March will no longer be a designated ST event.  The Banbury event scheduled for 22nd April will now be ST classified.

Midland has suffered from major engineering work in November/December on the reservoir flow controls. This was followed by a significant reorganisation of British Waterways staff over December/January following a cut in funding by DEFRA. As a consequence, water has not flowed sufficiently into the reservoir to bring it up to a level considered adequate for a significant racing event. We sympathise with Midland members as they are due to open a major Club refurbishment in the next few days and they would have been proud to present the new facilities. However, we plan to have a ST event at Midland in 2008 alongside the team racing event on the same weekend.

Midland have ample water for ordinary Club sailing and are considering the schedule for the Midland Circuit event that runs in conjunction with the ST.

Posted: 27/02/2007 09:34:17
Quick Turn the hoses on before the hose pipe ban come into force????

Posted: 27/02/2007 10:06:53
By: OH for a faster boat
Fortunately Banbury after being nearly empty at the beginning of January is now brim full and looking forward to welcoming the ST hordes back again on 22nd April (and I was looking forward to a quiet weekend!).

Posted: 27/02/2007 12:23:00
By: RichardT
Good to hear from you Richard, but since when did you do quiet!

Posted: 28/02/2007 10:41:54
By: Chris
Pure slander or should it be libel???

I am always very quiet when I'm sailing (just ask the crew)!

In place of a relaxing Friday and Saturday listening to lectures about bees, I'm now going to have to sweat over a hot stove to feed the n thousand that will turn up for the Silver Tiller.

What I want to know is will the winner of the Banbury Cross trophy from 40 years ago be turning up?

Posted: 28/02/2007 18:08:28
By: RichardT
A question, Will there still be a Midland Circuit event on this day or will there be no sailing at all.

Posted: 01/03/2007 09:23:53
By: DaveF
Libel is what Australians put on suit cases.

Posted: 01/03/2007 10:14:01
By: .

I have emailed Chairs to ask that question and suggested that we could look at a new date for the Midland circuit event - perhaps June / July.

New Midland Circuit Character

Posted: 01/03/2007 10:43:12
By: RichardT
Dave.  If you are referring to 25th March, there will be no sailing at all at Midland on that day.


Posted: 01/03/2007 11:02:09
By: Mike Anslow
Thanks, Mike, for clarifying on behalf of MSC.

I anticipate that you may wish to schedule a Midland Circuit event later in the year at Midland.

Posted: 01/03/2007 11:44:52


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