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  • 30/01/2024 09:33 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

  • 09/01/2024 10:11 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    The children had a great time at the Christmas party on Sunday. Party People entertainer James was wonderful at entertaining the children with games and magic tricks and the snow machine was a real hit. Afterwards, the children sat down for a bite to eat, served by the galley elves. Father Christmas then arrived and talked to the children and handed out presents. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves, including the adults! Thanks to everyone who came along and for everyone who helped organise it and who helped on the day.

  • 11/12/2023 11:54 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

    The 2024 Sailing Programme is now available to view on the website and you can download a copy for yourself:

    To go to the Sailing Programme page CLICK HERE

  • 17/11/2023 17:08 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    At the Mid Week Lunch on Thursday 16th November there was a great turn out with 7 past commodore's present!!  quite a record I think.

    It was also Ken Harrison's 90th birthday last week and Jonathan Payne's 80th this week so  Bridget made a cake for them and this seemed to go down very well.  

    The dates for next year are: 

    January 18th

    February 22nd

    Much 21st

    April 18th

    May 16th

    June 13th (Tea on the Terrace)

  • 12/10/2023 08:33 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    RYA Training @ MLSC

    Improve your Navigation and Seamanship skills and gain a valuable qualification by enrolling on one of our RYA accredited Courses

    Yacht Master Theory – 8 week course

    8 evenings: Tues 21 Nov, Tues 28 Nov, Tues 5 Dec, Tues 12 Dec,

    Tues 9 Jan, Tues 16 Jan, Tues 23 Jan, Tues 30 Jan

     1800 to 2100 hrs

    plus Sat 3 Feb, 0900 to 1700

    and Sun 4 Feb 1000 to 1600

    Tuition fee: £330, includes all course books and charts.

     Prepayment required

    All Courses include all RYA materials

     and temporary membership of MLSC

    Contact: or visit for more joining details

    Early booking is advised as places are limited

    Maldon Little Ship Club, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex CM9 5HN

  • 06/09/2023 13:48 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

  • 24/08/2023 15:16 | BSC Publicity Officer (Administrator)

    Champagne sailing conditions graced our flagship event in the racing calendar.

    Following on the heels of a successful Cadet Week for youngsters, Club Week saw competitors aged from four to over 80 taking to 128 boats to compete over six days, topped off with the standalone Regatta.

    Summer 2023 finally delivered, with warm sunshine and perfect sailing winds providing sailors with ideal conditions and some memorable sailing on the upper reaches of the Blackwater Estuary.

    Vivien Whitchurch and Chris Briggs race the Sprite

    There were 11 fleets in Club Week, run from 13 to 18 August, ranging from Optimists to Fast Cruisers. The largest fleet was Medium Handicap boasting 32 boats, followed by 23 Lasers, 15 Wayfarers, 14 Mirrors, nine Sprites and eight Fireballs.

    The Club excelled with the logistics of launching, starting, finishing and returning them all within the confines of the tide.

    Those not worn out by the sailing could enjoy a host of social events, from a quiz night to a 70s disco.

    Sailing Secretary Steve Perkins said: “The week started with a gusty south-westerly Force 4 to 6, offering some challenging conditions, thrills and spills to keep our safety fleet busy, a few masts collecting mud from the bottom of the river, and lots of smiles and stories at the bar once ashore.

    “Monday was slightly easier, steady Force 4, which pretty much stayed with us for the rest of the week, albeit from a different direction every day, keeping our Race Teams on their toes all week, working their way through the portfolio of courses!”

    Rob Carver and Clem Evans in the B14

    There was close racing all week, with the winners of each class competing for the 'Cock of the Club' in the Club's recently-purchased Zest dinghies. Short races were set in front of the clubhouse, with participants cheered on by the crowd, each supporting their own class champion. The overall winner was Finn sailor Dan Dixon, showing once again his infamous ability to make any boat go that little bit faster!

    The Regatta on Saturday 19 August finished the Week with a total of 61 boats in 11 classes, including Optimists, Mirrors, Toppers, Teras and Fevas, Fireballs, Medium Handicap, Lasers, Wayfarers, Sprites, Fast Handicap plus Fast and Club Cruisers.

    While the boats were out racing, the crabbing competition saw 25 crabs caught, a few fish, jellyfish and a sea gooseberry. This was followed by the legendary greasy pole, which tested participants’ balance; the open water swimming race, which tested their stamina; and the cork race, which tested their sportsmanship. The day finished with a hog roast and music.

    Sheena Berney, Vice Commodore, said: “The Regatta was a fantastic family day for everyone and many thanks to all the volunteers who made the day such as a success.”

    Going for the flag at the end of the greasy pole

  • 20/08/2023 07:49 | BSC Commodore (Administrator)

    Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening and get into the spirit of the 70's

  • 19/08/2023 19:07 | Hon Secretary (Administrator)

  • 06/08/2023 17:19 | BSC Publicity Officer (Administrator)

    Nearly 150 young people aged between eight and 18 enjoyed a packed sailing, racing and social programme at our annual Cadet Week.

    The week gives Cadets of all abilities the opportunity to sail and race, learning from a team of voluntary instructors who give tuition covering all levels and stages.

    Lake racing

    For those new to sailing, tuition starts on our training lake, while those more experienced sailors – some of whom have been enjoying great success in international competitions – took to the estuary for a full calendar of 65 races. There was river racing in over 50 boats from five different fleets and a team racing event.

    Toppers sailing to Maldon Promenade Park in the rain

    Cadet Skipper Rob Carver said: “All in all, it was a fantastic week despite the challenges of the weather, running races every day, getting dozens of Cadets through their RYA levels, and enjoying almost all of our planned off-the-water activities.”

    The Week also had a bursting programme of social events organised by the Cadet Committee - including a fancy dress competition, disco, quiz and table tennis tournament - with a huge undertaking by the voluntary galley staff to provide catering throughout.

    Fancy dress competition

    Cadet Week raises money for charity with a raffle and silent auction making a magnificent £1,700 for the Cadet Commodore’s chosen charities – the Thames Barge Sailing Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust.

    Series winners: Laser Radial and Cock of the Cadets Nick Evans; Laser 4.7 Jess Welch; General handicap Lucy Shelter and Jess Haigh; Topper/Tera Josephine Bernard; Feva Flo Evans and Katherine Carver; Optimist Callum Marshall.

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