The 2017 Midland Circuit gets underway with a combined Silver Tiller and Midland Circuit event at Midland Sailing Club on Sunday the 12th March.
I am delighted to announce that once again Jim Hunt and Andy “Taxi” Davis have agreed to be our headline sponsor and have generously donated a jib to be presented at the end of the 2017 HD Sails Midland Circuit season.
Our 2016 prize giving will take place in the bar at Midland Sailing club after the Silver Tiller prizes are awarded. This will include the prize draw for 2016 HD Sails Midland Circuit Jib, remember if you qualified for the 2016 HD Sails Midland Circuit and sailed one or more none ST event and your at Midland then your in with a chance of taking home a super quick brand new jib.
Glassware and trophies provided by the MROA will be awarded to the first three qualifying helms and crews, the first visiting Helm and Crew and first and second qualifying lady competitors.
Other prizes too from our other very generous and friendly sponsors who include:
Fast Fit Plus Ltd. Dinghy Tech, Winder Boats, Birmingham Dinghy Services & Chandlery
Please remember to use their services!
For 2017 there are 6 venues confirmed with two others awaiting confirmation which will be added to the fixtures list in due course.
4 events to qualify 1 of which must be a non Silver Tiller status event.
All events are nominally within 60 miles of Midland Sailing club and you should live or sail at a club within that distance to but we are open too and positively welcome visitors to the circuit from further a field, in 2016 two Wembley boats qualified and boats from the North of England have previously joined in the fun.
we are planning to be at the event with 3569 (time zulu) other than the normal insurance bits, do we need to have the measurement certificates with us on the day, we are very much looking forward to racing on the circuit with you all, just need to get my head down and finish of the boat as i currently have the internals stripped, as she is having some much needed TLC.
You need to be insured, be a fully paid up member of the MROA and have a valid measurement certificate just bring them along in case you need them they may be requested at one of the combined Silver Tiller / Midland Circuit events.
Be good to see you!
Its unlikely you'll need your certificate, but i leave mine in the car just in case!
The first event of the 2017 Silver Tiller circuit will be upon us next weekend, and Midland Sailing Club extends a warm welcome to everyone to join us on Sunday 12th March. This event will also be part of the Midland Circuit. There will be 3 races (2 to count) and the first race will start at 11.00 a.m.
Hot lunches will be available for competitors and their Family/friends, and there will be hot drinks and bacon sandwiches on arrival for those in need of breakfast. The bar will be open after racing.
Notice of Race and further details are available on the M.S.C. website via a link from the front page.
Perfect thank you, hope to see you there, looking forward to meeting and sailing with other Rockets.
Don't Forget its this Sunday who will take home the Midland Mug and the first win of the ST and Midland Circuit 2017 series?
I am having a senior moment and can't find my Membership number and this years paperwork, does anyone know who to email to ask,
thanks in advance
First Silver Tiller of the year tomorrow at Midland Sailing Club. First race 11.00 - two races to count out of three.
Forecast - NW 8 - 12 mph.
Hot drinks and bacon baps available on arrival. Hot lunch between races.
See you tomorrow!
Thank you to Midland sailing Club and the Merlin fleet for a fantastic day on the water, our first day out at a silver tiller event and it was a great day out with some great sailors. Well done to the galley for a lovely lunch. Sorry couldn't stay for prize giving.
Looking forward to more of the series.
Ben and Sam
I didnt say anything on the evening because I perceived that the floor had had enough of being talked at, but i'd like to say a big thank you to Martin and Karen who organise the Midland Circuit. It is no easy task to:
Persuade clubs to have us
Find dates that don't clash and get the clubs to use them
Persuade sponsors to part with money
Deal with all the admin (Results/prizes/glasses/engraving/etc,etc)
Thanks both, looking forward to getting out this year.
sorry couldnt be there...someone else had me boat..
Swarkstone welcome us this Saturday with an 1100 Hrs start and two races back to back (someone has to be at work for 4pm
) there is a club party and we are invited to stay and camp over if your brave / drunk enough!
This is one of the events that gets you into the jib prize draw if you qualify on the 2017 HD Sails Midland Circuit.
So come on you Midland based Merlins get your trailers out and join in the fun, visitors welcome too and we offer up a visitors prize too if you qualify.
Good forecast for Swarkstone on Saturday and I'm advised by the host club that Breakfast will be available.