… for the Max from your sailing!

Julian

Members will appreciate that our rally programme has been in hibernation as a result of covid. Despite all the challenges, members have managed to sail to France & the West Country. A casual look at the MOA “Whats App” message service will give some idea of sailing activity. (contact Julian on jtrimming@hotmail.com with your mobile number if you would like to be added to the group).

We are planning an MOA Rally for Sat 3rd Oct/Sun 4th Oct so please hold the date in your diary pending an invite & final details nearer the time. The rally will be at Cowes Harbour – Shepards Wharf. Current restrictions permit a raft of two vessels maximum, with written permission from each boat. Overspill yachts will be berthed on the river side of the outside pontoon. Prepayment is required, with no refund. The option of a socially distanced dinner at UKSA is still pending confirmation. If that does not happen, we will organise some sort of DIY supper possibly in the Sugar Store.”

MOA – Committee Chair

Richard M Sams

This year we have a great response to the Maxi photo competition with 17 entries.  Maybe the restrictions on our activities have made us think back to better times.  The photographs come form locations both by and beyond our shores with images including Sydney Harbour, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland showing how Maxis get around.

With so many entries, I am changing the voting this year.  Everyone has a total of 5 votes that you can apply to as many photos as you wish, all 5 to one photo if you like it a lot.  In this way we should get a clear winner.

Could you please e-mail me your votes to jtrimming@hotmail.com by April 10th in the format of picture number and the number of your votes you wish to award (note – picture numbers and titles are underneath the photographs).

With no AGM date set at present, I will consult the committee on how and when we announce the winner.

Enjoy,

Julian

Picture 1 – Skyfall

Picture 2 – In the west Solent

Picture 3 – AmyLou Powering West Under Code 0

Picture 4 – On the way to Lochranza at the north end of Arran, Firth of Clyde

Picture 5 – Maxi 1100 Tulla, dipping her toe in racing at Schull Regatta, SW Ireland

Picture 6 – Misty at Zeriksee in the rain

Picture 7 – Misty

Picture 8 – Aloni’s new agile foredeck crew

Picture 9 – 2019 Round the Island

Picture 10 – Sailing in Sound of Mull

Picture 11 – Ueckermünde, Germany

Picture 12 – Low tide at Rosiere steps, Herm

Picture 13 – Sunset over Mengham Rythe

Picture 14 – Maxi and HMS Queen Elizabeth

Picture 15 – Leaving Helford River at sunrise

Picture 16 – Sailing in Sydney Harbour

Picture 17 – Off Lagos, Portugal

Furlex 200 including foil and forestay off a Maxi 1000 for sale. Working order but also suitable for spares – £70.

Contact Julian on 07771508699 or jtrimming@hotmail.com

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