Midland Bay Sailing Club Heritage 1967-2017

Celebrating 50 years of competition, cruising, community service, and camaraderie

Welcome to the Midland Bay Sailing Club Heritage Committee’s section of the MBSC website. Here, members can learn more about our club's storied past, in images and words, as we build towards the club's 50th anniversary in 2017. Most important, it's where members can contribute to that knowledge base, by helping identify boats, people, and events in photos that stump the committee, and by contacting the Heritage Committee by email to share information. Watch especially for new blog postings, as we'll be seeking member input on items

Trophies

Trophies

February 6, 2018

Trophies – Albacore Basil Clark Bill Lanauze Brass Monkey C&C Yachts Centennial Cup Chariot Dinghy Regatta Champ Founding Members Scroll G.B.Y.R.U Georgian Bay Racing Union Go Man Yacht Hope Is A Fleet Hope Is C Fleet I. T. Weldon Inside Series A Fleet Inside Series B Fleet James Burt Junior Dinghy Life Members Lynda Zuidema … Read More

The Property on Midland Bay

The Property on Midland Bay

January 25, 2018

Leasing and Developing the Property   Before there was a clubhouse, there was the deck at the Burt-Gerrans cottage near the lighthouse at Midland Point. See Coming Together to learn more about the club’s formative years. As John Daniells describes in Coming Together, the Midland Bay Sailing Club was formed as a fellowship of racing-minded … Read More

Coming Together: A Racing Fellowship Creates a Club

Coming Together: A Racing Fellowship Creates a Club

May 2, 2017

Coming Together: A Racing Fellowship Creates a Club In 1964, competitive sailing came to life in the Midland area with the arrival of Vic Carpenter and Jan Gougeon, professional boat builders from the Bay City, Michigan area. Vic was the pioneer of epoxy and probably the best wooden boat builder in the world, with a … Read More