The Midland Bay Sailing Club is a non-profit, sailing cooperative in Midland, Ontario, Canada. We are located at the southern end of beautiful Georgian Bay, with immediate access to best freshwater sailing in the world.
The club provides great opportunities to enjoy Spectacular Cruising and Competetive Racing in a Friendly Community of Sailing Enthusiasts.
Our Sailing School provides instruction at all levels from neophyte to racer and our Racing program is very active with events for dinghy & keel boats, both at the Club and Inter-Club level. Interested in becoming a member?
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|Up Coming Events at MBSC
|Yard and Bake Sale
In order to help fund and ensure the success of the approaching Sail For Hope (Sat. Aug 17th) with advertising and related expenses, we are having a Bake Sale and Yard Sale rolled in to one.
Friday 31st of May between 4 and 7 p.m. before Pub Night and Saturday the 1st of June between 9 and noon, during Sail Past.
Donations of your gently used goods will be appreciated and can be brought those days or dropped off prior to the event if that's more convenient. Please leave the items neatly in the fire place area.
Your donation of baked good should be brought to the club house on Friday, May 31, 2013 prior to 4:00 p.m. if possible or when you come to Pub Night.
If you have any questions or want to make alternate drop-off arrangements please call either Ruth at 705-549-3526 or Dolores at 705-527-2526.
This years Sail Past is on June 1st, for more details click on Sail Past 2013
On Friday June 14th at 7:45pm, a Flare firing demonstration involving
the OPP marine unit and other local authorities
will commence on the J dock spit.
A container for old and expired flares will be on site.
all are welcome...
Come out to Pub Night every Friday night 7:00 pm
for a great meal and social time with fellow members
Don't be late!!
2013 Racing Season
Race season is here, Check out the new schedule on the race page.
Click link below...
Next Keel Boat Race, Wednesday May 22th, 6:30pm Start
Next Dinghy Race, Monday May 27th, 6:30pm Start
Also, The Icebreaker Regatta is the first weekend race in the series
Starts on Saturday May 25th, see the SI's for details
2013 Social Calendar has been posted
Have a look, and see when all the great events are happening at the club
Click link below...
- Check Club News below, for further info on Great Lake Level Issues...
- New Weather Page With Weather Presentation and Quiz by Jeff Brook...
- New 2013 Race Schedule Come out and enjoy the fun
- New 2013 Social CalendarCheck the calendar for those all important social events and pick a date to sign up for pub night...
2013 Sailing School Programs Details and Schedules for Youth, Adult and Adult Live Aboard programs
- Check out the Northstar Sailing website for additional info on the Adult Live Aboard program
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Concerned about our Lake Levels? Read this and click the link if you want to help...
The IJC's study board has recommended a do nothing approach. Mayor Marshall is quoted in the Mirror saying, "Doing nothing is absolutely the wrong thing to do" adding that the potential economic impacts of falling Great Lakes water levels demands action from both the federal and provincial levels of government. Mary Muter of the Sierra Club's Great Lakes section echoed these sentiments and said in the absence of a viable plan of action from IJC, nothing will lead to a solution short of an immediate public uprising and full pressure on all levels of government by the public. Muter said a cost effective, well- engineered, viable solution is available, called sills or speed bumps. The proposal is for 50 Sills to be installed along the bottom of the St. Clair River to reduce the water flow, without impairing shipping or fish habitat. The cost: $100 - $200M Shared by the US and Canada, spread out over five years. USACE have authorization to place submerged sills in the St Clair River under an existing 1956 US-Canada agreement: the USACE Detroit offices could begin the necessary work with an initial injection of funds, so there is no need to wait while all the money is committed. There is a consensus building that immediate action is needed to address the untenable situation of sustained, and now record low water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron/Georgian Bay. Make your voice heard by signing the petition at www.restoreourwater.com Engage your friends and neighbours support as well.
Further information can be found at www.restoreourwater.com and may also be found in the Thursday February 7th issues of the Midland Free Press and Midland Mirror.
An information summary from the Sierra Club Great Lakes region is provided at www.midlandcommunity.ca
To contact the IJC: e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical Committee is looking for stories, newspaper clippings or photos to tell the story of the Midland Bay Sailing Club.
Photos of cruising, racing, pot lucks, pig roasts, simply all the fun that has been going on here since the sixties. All photos should include dates, places and people. We will copy all photos and return them to the owners. Don't forget to label the photos with your names too! And we are looking for burgees. Any burgees from any clubs.
Please contact the Historical Committee via club email.
Please keep your contact information current! We need to know if you change your email, address, boat (or spouse...)
MBSC uses email as it's primary method of communicating with members. It is your responsibility to notify us of changes. Check your email regularly - if your inbox gets full you may be missing important messages. Moved? Not receiving email? Contact the club using the link to the left.