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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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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to Sep 25

Sailing Calendar Reinstated

I am please to inform ALL members that the problem with HR's main mast has now been fixed.  Our shipwright Andrew Massey has done a good quick repair on the mast, so HR is back sailing again. 

George is taking HR around the Lizard & East from this Friday (7th to 10th Sept) not sure if there are any spaces, but if interested please contact Skipper George.

There is a planned sail as per Sailing program on:

Wednesday 12th Sept, Evening Sail, Contact Skipper Mike H

Thursday 13th Sept, Evening & taster sail, Contact Skipper Mike H

Saturday 15th Sept, Day sail, Contact Skipper Dave K

If you have previously booked on any of these sails before the cancellations all sails due to mast problem you might want to re-confirm your place with the skipper.

We will send out another email blast reference the Day sail next week when weather conditions are better known.

We look forward to seeing you all back on board again for the last few sails for this year.

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12:30 PM12:30

Afternoon Sail Wednesday 8th Aug...

Afternoon Sail Wednesday 8th Aug...

DON'T DELAY, BOOK TODAY... for an opportunity of more nautical nonsense on Happy Return.

Muster on the north arm of PZ harbour at 12:30 for departure at 1 PM.

We'll be back on dry land by 4.30 PM latest.  Book your place with skipper John vd H by phone or use the skippers link on the Sailing Calendar page.

Don't forget to bring your lunch and sun block!  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

See you on Wednesday.

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9:30 AM09:30

Day sail to Porthcurno/Mullion Sunday

There are still a few places available for this Sunday 5th August day sail to either Porthcurno or Mullion depends on the weather and wind direction.  

Please book ASAP if interested so not to be disappointed.  

The weather looks light to moderate winds with lots of sun, should be a nice warm, pleasant days sailing.  Don't forget the sun cream.

Muster 09:30 for 10:00 departure, return approx 8:00 to 8:30 PM.  Please bring pack lunch, tea/coffee/milk provided.

To book please contact skipper Dave on his mobile or by email link on the Sailing Calendar page.  

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10:30 AM10:30

Saturday Sail- Muster 10.30

It's high summer and the crowds are about to invade so this is an ideal opportunity to escape for some tranquillity on our beautiful Lugger.

If you are a new member please grasp this opportunity to "wet you feet" and "learn the ropes".

Enough already, muster on the north arm of Pz wet dock at 10:30am for 11:00 departure.

You will be back on dry land by 2:30pm.

Please bring some lunch to prevent scurvy. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on board.

Please contact skipper John vd H by phone or email.

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2:30 PM14:30

Sea, Salts and Sail - 2018

Sea, Salts and Sail - 2018

This weekend will see the Sea, Salts and Sail Festival taking place in Mousehole.

This event is a bi-annual celebration of  all things Cornish, which will include classic boats, live music, singing, food aplenty and lots of fun and frivolities.

We, like many classic sailing groups will be attending and showing our support for this excellent charitable event. The organisers are hoping that up to forty traditional boats will be attending over the course of the weekend.
Skipper John T is our coordinator for the weekend and also the main Skipper for Happy Return over this period.

We would like to have a good turnout for the festival in supporting this excellent event. Happy Return will be moving from Penzance to Mousehole on Friday afternoon, which will include a good sail in the bay. Muster at 2:30pm for a 3pm departure on the North arm, finishing up in Mousehole at about 5:30pm. 
The organisers are planning to hold two sailing events each day over the weekend. Due to the time of low water, all the boats will move out of the harbour each morning and return in the late afternoon.

Penzance Sea Cadets and Mousehole Rowing Club will operate a water taxi system to and from the boats which will be anchored off.

Crew are needed for all sailing events, so please contact John T by phone or use the email link if you are interested or if you have any questions.
This will be a great weekend, so please show your support and come along.

Watch this space later in the week with some more information.
See you soon.

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9:30 AM09:30

Sunday Sail - 1 July

Sunday 1st July, day sail (to Mullion depends on wind direction?),

Muster 9:30 AM for 10:00 departure.  Back approx. 5:00 PM.  

Plan is to anchor somewhere for lunch so please bring pack lunch.  Tea/coffee provided.
Contact Skipper Dave by phone or use the email button.

See you on board.

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12:00 PM12:00

Additional Sunday Sail - 24 June

We have an impromptu sail on Sunday afternoon, muster at midday on Happy Return for a 12:30 departure.

All are welcome to come and sail, but remember it is quay fair day so parking will be a little interesting.

To come call skipper Mark or send an email via the Sailing Calendar link. 
It is sunny and time to sail so get your skates on.

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10:00 AM10:00

Friday 22 June - Extra Day Sail


Although this event is not a published in the sailing programme, this sail presents a golden opportunity for you to get out on the water.

The forecast promises sunshine and favorable winds so go on and spoil yourself.

We will muster on the North arm of the Penzance wet dock at 10am for a 10:30am departure. You will all be back on dryland no later than 3:30pm. 

If you fancy some of that, then please book with skipper  John vd H,  

Don't forget to bring something for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided onboard.

If you are a new member then this is a great time to have your first sail on Happy Return so don't delay, book today. If you are unsure then just give John a call.


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to Jun 24

Falmouth Classics 21 - 24 June 2018

Falmouth Classics 21 - 24 June 2018

There are a few places left for this trip, so please contact me asap to avoid disappointment.

We are spectating rather than racing so it will be a relaxed affair with overnight anchoring and visits  to local hostelries on the beautiful Helford river, St. Mawes etc.

Novices or hardened sea salts are all welcome to join in.

Please contact skipper John vd H via email using the link in the Sailing Program.



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6:30 PM18:30

Evening sail 19th June 2018

Evening sail - Tuesday 19th June

There are a few spaces available for this sail.

The current forecast predicts a sunny evening with light SW wind. Ideal!

Meet at 6:30pm on the north arm of the Penzance wet dock.

To book, please contact Skipper John vd H by phone or use the email link on the Sailing Program post.

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10:00 AM10:00

Day Sail To Kennegy Sunday 17th June

Day Sail To Kennegy Sunday 17th June...


Due to illness of the published skipper for this event Skipper Dave will take his place.

If we can get sufficient crew the event will be on, if not I will have to cancel so if interested please contact Skipper Dave ASAP to book your place.

Day sail Sunday 17th June, Muster 10:00 am for 10:30 departure and return approx 6:00 pm.  Bring packed lunch as we hope to anchor somewhere to relax, take in the scenery and not talk world cup football.  Lol.  Tea/coffee provided.

Please contact me Skipper Dave.

See you on board.

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to Jun 3

Around The Lizard & East Shortened Trip - Friday 1 June

Around The Lizard & East Shortened Trip

There is a rearranged trip to replace the original plan, this is much shorter than the original plan.  

Depart Penzance Friday 1st June, Muster 09:00 for 09:30 departure.  

Return back to Penzance on Sunday 3rd June '18.

There are still some places available, please contact Skipper Dave if interested and to book your place.

The weather is looking fair with light and variable winds with light evenings and hopefully a warm balmy days/nights.

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to May 25

Cruise to Scillies - Monday 21 to Friday 25 May

A reminder that we still have places available on this cruise to the Scilly islands.

Departure is anticipated at about 9am on Monday the 21st May and returning to Penzance on Friday the 25th.

We hope to climb some of the high peaks of the Scillies Massif such as the twin summits of Sampson and the North face of Great Gannilly to mention but a few, providing we don't have a blowout in our flip flops.

May is an excellent time to visit the islands when the days are long and the tourist are few.

For more information or to book your place on this once in a lifetime cruise, email Skipper Mark.


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9:30 AM09:30

Saturday Sail - 19 May - Muster 9.30

We still have some places available for a Day Sail this Saturday 19th May '18.  Muster 09:30 AM for 10:00 AM departure, back approx. 6:00 PM.  

The weather looks good with light winds.  We will anchor somewhere for lunch so please bring a pack lunch, tea/coffee provided.

Please contact Skipper Dave.


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5:30 PM17:30

Sailing and Anti-fouling this week

Sailing and Anti-fouling this week

Sailing this week.

We still have places for an evening sail with John Tellam on Wednesday. Muster is on the North arm of the Penzance wet dock at 17:30 with a departure time of 18:00.

The weather forecast is for a nice North Easterly wind so will be very calm in the bay.

For a place call Skipper John.


We will also be anti-fouling Happy Return on Friday of this week, a small crew will be needed to move the boat at 08:30.

Muster for scrubbing off and anti fouling is at 11:30 on the slip by the Ross bridge, which is opposite the Mermaid boat trips office.

Wellies will be needed all are welcome to come down.

And lastly, there are still places for the Scillies next week if you are interested.


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12:00 PM12:00

Evening Sail - Thursday 10 May

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Summer's here
and the Lugger need you

There are places available on HAPPY RETURN for an afternoon sail this Thursday, so don't delay and book now with skipper John vd H by email text.

HR will be berthed in her usual summer berth alongside the quay of the Penzance harbour's North arm, just behind the shell shop.

Muster at noon for departure at 12:30. The forecast for Thursday is currently looking good and conditions this week are for settled weather.

Hope to see you on board.

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to May 7

Weekend Away Sail - Friday 4 May

Weekend Away Sail
There are still some places available for this weekend away sail around the Lizard.  

Depart Friday 4th May,

Muster 07:00 AM for 08:00 AM departure.  (If you want you can stay on board Thursday night?  Return Monday 7th May.

If interested please contact skipper Peter.  

Peter rarely accesses his voice mail.  Note:  If you call Peter and phone goes to Voice Mail, please DO NOT leave a message as your message may not be read?

HR is still moored in the wet dock, Penzance.

Weather looks good for the weekend, fare winds and sunny.


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2:00 PM14:00

Saturday Sail

There are a few places left for this sail.

Please contact skipper John v d H by text or email to book.

Muster at 14:00 for departure at 15:00.

Happy Return is currently berthed in the wet dock adjacent to the Harbour Master's office.

This will be a gate sail, and we will be back alongside in the wet dock by 17:30.

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