MCA Winter Squad 2010 - 2011

MCA Winter Squad Training at Carsington Last weekend Fantastic!!!!

It was a fantastic weekend at Carsington with the North Zone Squad, National Squad and Winter Squad. The combination of squads proved a real success over the weekend as they split up into the separate squads on each morning and then came together in the afternoon to race. With a total of 26 boats, the racing was very competitive and I think it’s fair to say that it was dominated by the veterans of the Winter Squad!!

MCA Winter Squad at Poole YC 29th & 30th January 2011

The weekend of 29th / 30th January 2011 saw the second MCA Winter Squad training event taking place at The Poole Yacht Club.

With the temperatures down at just 1 deg C on Saturday, and a 14 knot breeze, the sailors excelled under local coach Nicky Macgregor, who had them performing a whole raft of boat handling exercises that the crews had specifically requested practice time on, and which kept them all warm, leaving those on shore to experience the wind chill factor present that day.

Sunday dawned with sun, blue sky and a 12 knot breeze to compliment the balmy 3 deg C temperature, and only a short time was required to de-ice the previous days wet ropes before setting off for some more boat handling exercises, such as rudderless sailing, in the morning followed by a mini race series in the afternoon. Sailing conditions proved perfect for the training on Sunday leaving the  crews looking forward to their next MCA Winter Squad Training event at Carsington SC on March 12th / 13th.

credit and thanks must be given to Kate Watkins for her unstinting efforts in arranging and getting this event off the ground. Our thanks go to The Poole Yacht Club for hosting the event, to Chris Atherton and the RYA for providing and funding the coaching support, and to Nicky Macgregor for agreeing to coach the event.

If there are any other Mirror sailors who want to join the training group please contact the UK Mirror Class Association secretary Peter Robinson. The current Winter Squad range in age from 10 to 17 years old, and would welcome any new crews wishing to join in the training with them.

Reminder - 1st MCA Winter Squad Weekend at Poole YC

The first 'Winter Training Squad will be held at  Poole YC on Saturday 20th Nov and Sunday 21st.

Rigged and Ready 10.30.

Anyone who would like to participate in this is asked to contact Peter Robinson Class Secretary before Wednesday17th Nov 2010

Looking forward to seeing you.

Urgent!!! MCA Winter Squad training at Blithfield Cancelled

Any members wanting to participate in Winter Training please note that the 2 weekends of 13/14th November and 11/12 December at Blithfield have been cancelled.   Members wishing to participate in Winter Training Please contact Peter Robinson on01943 864819  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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