Jul
14
to Jul 14

Revised Sailing Program for 2019

Book yourself onto a sail by contacting the Skipper by phone or text if you know it - else click on the link below to send an email.

If you send an email - please bear in mind that the the skipper may be away or at sea and not respond quickly.

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Aug
19
5:30 PM17:30

Extra Monday Sail

Hi Everyone

Well no prizes for guessing that Happy Return did not go to the Scillies this weekend with this wonderful weather we are having.

So on Monday 19th August we are putting on an extra sail in the bay.

George Whittaker will be skipper and you can contact George by phone or use the email link on the Sailing Calendar page.

Muster will be at 5:30pm on the North arm of the Penzance wet dock, departing when all is ready.

The winds are forecast to be light from the West with some sunshine. So don't delay call today.


Regards

Mark

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Aug
24
to Aug 29

Scilly Sail

I still have one or two places available for Scillies depart Saturday 24th August muster 09.00 for 10.00 AM departure and return no later than Thursday 29th August. Return date depends on weather window and crew preferences.

If you had your name to go this weekend with George which was cancelled due to bad weather and wish to transfer to 24th please contact me to book ASAP as only two places available.

The weather forecast for next weekend is looking better with a ridge of high pressure coming in so will have more favorable winds and warmer.

To book, please contact skipper Dave by phone or email using the links on the Sailing Calendar.

Hope to see you on board, don't forget the beer money.

All the best,

Dave.

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Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

Wednesday Afternoon Sail

O Come All Ye Faithful.

No, it's not Christmas yet but the sailing season is slipping by at a rate of knots so grab this opportunity for a frolic round the bay on HR before it's too late.

Tea leaf readings undertaken by the weather sorcerers predict sunny spells with a moderate WSW breeze for Wednesday.

Please contact skipper John vd H or email to book your place.

Muster at 1.00 pm for departure as soon as possible thereafter. Skipper will land you back on dry land by 6.30 pm latest.

See you on board.

Skipper John.

KEEP ON SAILING!

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Aug
3
3:30 PM15:30

Scilly Sail Cancelled - Additional Sail Saturday 3 August

Due to unforeseen circumstances the trip to Scillies this weekend has been cancelled.

In its place we have arranged at least one additional local sail around the bay on Saturday 3rd August.

Muster 3.30 PM for 4.30 departure.

Weather is light S/SSW winds with sunny intervals.

Please contact Skipper Peter to book by phone or using the email Skipper Peter button on the Sailing Calendar page.

See you on board.

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Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Sail - Friday 2 August

There are some places available for the evening sail next Friday 2nd August. 

Muster 5.00 PM for 6.00 PM departure. 

We have some special guest on board, a couple of Cadgwith Singers so bring your best vocal cords and maybe we can have a singsong.

Weather forecast is light W/SW winds with sunny intervals, no rain forecast so should be a nice quiet balmy sail.
 
To book your place please contact skipper Dave by phone of use the email button.

Look forward to seeing you on board.

Dave.
 

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Extra Sail - Wednesday 24 July

Due to the very high number of members who wished to sail next Monday we are putting on a further sail on Wednesday 24th July.

Muster onboard at 18:30 and we will be off as soon as all is ready.

If you would like to sail please contact skipper Mark by pnone or text or use the skipper button on the Sailing Calendar button.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Mark

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Jul
16
to Jul 21

East of Here - Sail 16 to 21 July

We have in the sailing programme a trip planned to go to the East of Mounts Bay from the 16th to the 21st July.

To date this trip is very under subscribed which is a bit of a shame as this promises to be a great cruse.

Likely ports of call that you may pop into are Fowey, Properer, Mevagissy and Newton Ferrers to mention but a few.

If you think this maybe for you then contact skipper Clive by phone, if he doesn't pickup then just leave a message as he is working. Alternatively use the “email skipper” button on the sailing calendar.

It is time to digout the sailing kit you know that you deserve it.

See you sailing soon

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Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Extra Sail Monday 15 July

I am happy to say that we have an addition to the sailing program on Monday evening, 15 July.

Muster will be at 6pm on the north arm of the wet dock for a departure once all is ready.

If you would like to sail then text /call Skipper Mark or email using the skipper buttons on the sailing calendar.

Any questions don't hesitate to call.

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Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Saturday Afternoon Sail

Happy Return will be sailing in the bay next Saturday afternoon with George Whitaker, the muster time is 1pm onboard with a departure when all is ready.

There are still places available for this sail so don't delay call or text today.

You can book your place with George by phoning or use the email a skipper button on the sailing calendar.

See you on board!

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Jul
2
4:00 PM16:00

Tuesday Evening Sail

There is an evening sail on Tuesday 2nd July. Muster 4.00 PM for 5.00 PM departure. Back in time for a pint approx 8.00 PM. Some places still available.

The forecast at the moment is for light and variable N/NE winds with sunny intervals and getting warmer.

To book your place, please contact Skipper Dave.

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Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Evening Sail - Monday 24 June

There is an evening sail Monday 24th June.  Muster 6.30 PM for 7.30 PM departure.  Back in time for a pint in the Dock Inn!
 
The forecast at the moment is for light and variable S/SE winds with sunny intervals and getting warmer. 

To book your place, please contact skipper John T by phone or use the “Email your Skipper” button on the Sailing Calendar page.  

See you on board!

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Extra sail around the bay - Thursday 20 June

The sail for the Sea Cadets on Thursday has been cancelled, so Happy Return is available for all members. 

The forecast at the moment is for sunny spells with light Westerly winds, so make the most of the long  evenings and come along for a sun set sail around the glorious Bay. 

Muster is at 6 pm for departure at 7 pm. You'll be back on dry land by 10 pm latest.

To book your place, please contact skipper John v d H by phone or use the email button on the sailing calendar.

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Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday 19 June, Evening Sail

There are still places available for evening sail, Wednesday 19th June. 

Muster at 17:30 PM for 18:30 PM departure. 

Back in time for a beer in the Dock Inn!


The weather forecast is sunny with light NW winds ideal for a pleasant cruise around the bay. 

To book your place please contact skipper Dave by phone or use the skipper button in the sailing calendar to email.

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Jun
15
12:30 PM12:30

Saturday 15 June Afternoon Sail

There are still places available for afternoon sail, Saturday 15th June.  Muster at 12:30 mid day for 1:30 PM departure. 

Back approx. 17.00 (5.00 PM) time for a beer.  Weather forecast is good with light W/SW winds and sunny intervals. 
To book your place please contact George Whittaker by phone or using the skipper button.

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Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Sail

There are still places available for evening sail, Wednesday 05th June. Muster at 17:30 PM for 18:30 PM departure.

Back in time for a beer in the Dock Inn!

We are now into June month, summer is almost here, the weather forecast is sunny with light S/SW winds ideal for a pleasant cruise around the bay.

To book your place please contact skipper Dave by phone or use the email a skipper bitton.

See you on board,

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Jun
1
12:30 PM12:30

Saturday Afternoon Sail - 1st June

There are still places available for the afternoon sail, Saturday 1st June. Muster at 12:30 mid day for 1:30 PM departure.

We are now into June, summer is almost here, the weather forecast is sunny with light S/SW winds and getting warmer.

To book your place please contact skipper Peter by phone or use the skipper button on the sailing calendar.

See you on board,

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Evening sail around the bay

There are places available on the sail this Thursday evening, mustering at 18.00 hours. The weather promises to be fine with light winds, just perfect for a gentle evening trip around the bay in good company.

Please contact skipper Alan by phone or use the Skipper button to book your place.

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May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Sail in the bay

There is an evening sail this Monday 20th May, muster at 5:00 PM for 6:00 PM departure.

The weather forecast is looking more favourable with the winds going around to Northwesterly and light in strength so will make the sail more comfortable. The recent easterly winds made the bay a bit choppy and uncomfortable for sailing.

If you are new to Lugger sailing this will be a good opportunity to come along and learn new skills or just relax and have a good chat amongst the crew.

There are still places available, if interested please contact: Skipper John T by phone of email button to book.

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May
15
1:30 PM13:30

Sail around the bay

Midweek sail

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, so it's time to hop on HAPPY  RETURN for a spin around the bay. 

Wednesday 15th PM sail.

Muster is at 1:30 pm for departure at 2:30 pm, and you'll be back on dry 
land by 5:30 pm. 

If this tickles your fancy, please book with Skipper John v d H by text  or email using the skippers button.

See you on Wednesday for another nautical adventure!


Regards,
John van der Hoff.

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May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Sailing this week - Thursday and Saturday

We have two sails for you this week the first is on Thursday evening, mustering onboard at 5:30pm and departing once we are all sorted out.

The second sail is bright and early on Saturday morning mustering at the outrages time of 8:30am.

The weather is looking very good for both events so give Skipper Mark a call to book your place.

Don't delay and book today you know it makes sense.

See you sailing soon.

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Apr
30
12:00 PM12:00

First Sail - 30 April

The 2019 sailing program starts as of Tuesday 30th April. Painting and maintenance are all but finished and subject to the weather conditions Happy Return will be sailing in the bay this coming week.

Muster is on board at twelve noon in the wet dock, Penzance with departing at 1.00 pm.

Return to the wet dock no later than 4.00 pm.

To book your place please contact John T on his mobile or use the “skipper” button on the sailing calendar page to book your place, there are still some places available.

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Mar
22
9:30 AM09:30

Anti Fouling Friday 22nd March 2019

It is time to scrub and anti-foul Happy Return once again ready for the forthcoming sailing season.

If the weather behaves its self we will be moving the boat on to the slipway next to the Penzance sailing club at 06:00 on Friday morning.

Members are asked to muster on the slip from 09:30 prior to scrubbing the bottom off.

The rig of the day is old cloths or coveralls, wellies and a hat.

Please let me know if you can make it.

We should be all finished by about 2pm.

Should the weather turn foul then we may slip by a day and do it on the Saturday.

See you all soon

Beat Regards

Mark

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Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

EVENING TALK - PZ SAILING CLUB - 6TH MARCH - 7.30

Evening Talk - Penzance Sailing Club

You are all cordially invited to an evening presentation by Nick Tregenza in the Penzance sailing club at 7:30pm on the 6th of March. The presentation will include the biology of the marine mammals we are likely to see in the bay and also a talk on the C-POD, underwater monitor that picks up the voices of Dolphins, porpoises and whales which is widely used around the world.

The evening will start at 7:30pm so kindly arrive in good time. All are welcome so bring a friend or two, the bar will be open and parking is free in the harbour car park. This is an opportunity to get together prior to the sailing season so please do your best to come along.

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Special General Meeting

Your Association is convening a Special General Meeting to make you aware of the various challenges facing the MBLA now, and in the years ahead. These include the following:

Finance and Fundraising

Committee Officers

Qualified Skippers

This Meeting will take place on Saturday 1st December at Penzance Sailing Club, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Please make every effort to attend this very important Meeting.

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Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Happy Return Engine Problems

HR Engine Problem:

Please note that ALL sailing on HR has been cancelled until further notice due to a fault with HR's engine fuel supply system.

Also, please ensure you have the current Sailing Program and disregard any previous copies you might have.

Please DO NOT contact Skipper Mark as he is still in hospital and unable to assist. We wish him a speedy and successful recovery.

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