MSA members and Friends
It is that time of the year, this  coming Saturday July 16th is the big day for the People Power Event put on at the Mactaquac Park by the Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.
Ian Smith will be there organizing the event.
Start time: 10am
End tie: 1pm
I would like to thank all those who are participating and hopefully the weather will cooperate. If you are interested in helping out, either on the docks or to volunteer just come one by before noon and we can put you to work.
It a good and fun time, I highly recommend it!
Take care and have a great day
Promise Mwenga
~Sail MSA secretary

Wednesday Night Race – June 22

There is, unfortunately, very little to report about last night’s “race”.  Several boats went out, but the wind took an evening off.  Such conditions might make one a better sailor, but they don’t provide much fodder for a hyperbolic write-up.  At the first sign of lightning, the boats headed back in, much to the consternation of La Belle Brise, she having managed to harness every breath of wind and, as a result, being “out front”.  Then it rained.

2016 Fathers Day Race

The Fathers’ Day Race for the Tingley Cup was held on Sunday, June 19, 2016.  Conditions were challenging for the ten competitors, with sustained high winds and heavy gusts – it was a blusterous affair.  Instead of the normal long-winded wind up, the pictures attached, and the ones that can be found at the link below, will tell the story.  First over the line was the Kirby 25, followed by Shockwave (J24), Banjo (C&C29), then Raven (T26).  Results after time adjusted: Raven (T26); Banjo (C&C29); Kirby 25; Peace of Mind (T26).  Notable mentions: Gaoth (T22), which Hannah V is bringing ever closer to the podium, placing sixth in today’s race; to Kim and Faye for tending the BBQ and having a feast ready for hungry sailors; and, to Rob H for the spectacular photos at the link below.  On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for coming out and making the race eventful, and for making the social after so enjoyable. 

Wednesday Night Race – June 15

The first Wednesday night race was held last night.  There was an prodigious, and prestigious, showing for the first race event of the 2016 season, with seven boats looking to claim glory – Banjo, Gaoth, Sail La Vie, Yvonne, Raven, CS’TA, and La Belle Brise.  The weather was grim as the boats headed out – cloudy skies, wind gusty, and a bit of precipitation.  However, as start time approached, it sky brightened, the wind lightened, and the rain patter did not heighten but ceased.  The start was excellent, one of the best – clearly, the skippers were watching their watches – in the five minutes leading up to the start, the intensity grew and the boats edged ever closer to the start line, and everyone went over in a relatively tight cluster.  On the first downwind leg, the boats searched for, and stole, wind where they could.  After rounding the first mark, Banjo and Raven broke away on the upwind leg – Yvonne, demonstrating her superior pointing ability, was close behind.  The course was a winding affair, and, despite the map thereof being drawn upside down at the skippers’ meeting, all boats were able to navigate it.  During the race, there was a back and forth battle between the 27s – a veritable clash of the titans – this match-up will be interesting to watch over the season – in a race with a lot of wind, they will be tough competitors.  First over the finish line was Banjo, followed by Raven, Yvonne, then Sail La Vie.  With corrected time, Raven was first, followed by Yvonne, Sail La Vie, then Banjo (methinks Banjo might have lost some time due to the skipper taking a rest break during the race).  A big shout out to the small but mighty Hannah V for bringing Gaoth over the line in good time despite taking a penalty turn for grazing a marker.  Pictures from last night’s race are below.

Notice of Annual General Meeting


When: Monday, May 2, 2016

Where: École Ste-Anne

Time: 6:30 p.m.


The agenda for the meeting, along with the minutes for the fall meeting, financial report and proposed budget, will follow.  If there are any matters that you would like to see on the agenda, please so advise.

All members are urged to attend the meeting, not only for quorum purposes, but to ensure that all have a voice in the affairs of our Association.

Thank you.

MSA Executive

Sale of our Tanzer 26 “Windward”

1984 Tanzer 26 with 7.5 Mercury and tri-axle boat trailer.  Asking $14,000

This 1984 Tanzer is sail number 821 of 960 making it a second generation model from the final 2 years of production.  According to a 2012 survey the “…vessel is substantially above average condition”.  There is an impressive list of upgrades and maintenance which will allow the new owner to focus on sailing, sailing, sailing for years to come.

Key Upgrades and Maintenance:

•             2015 New Upper Stays, Lower Stays, Back Stay, and Turnbuckles $997 

•             2012 Doyle Stack Pack, Main Sail, and Genoa. $3,570

Fredericton Power and Sail Christmas Party

Ahoy Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron:

On Thursday, December 03 at 7pm it is once again time to join together at the Fredericton Golf Club to celebrate the Christmas Season, catch up with old friends on their 2015 boating season, make plans for your 2016 adventures, hear a great speaker, and celebrate the achievements of Mohamed El-Bayomi with the CPS Senior Navigator Award.

We have a great speaker in Jane, Scott and Parker Young with their cruising great story that will interest the boater, the historian, the coastal cruiser, and the lover of the big city.

First Annual MSA Christmas Party

 Xmas SaiboatYou are all invited to our first annual MSA Christmas Party to be held at the Mactaquac Golf Lodge between 2 pm and 5 pm on the afternoon of Dec 6. 

Please mark your calendars.

 There will be free tasty hor d’oeuvres catered by Moco Kitchen compliments of your sailing association.  There will also be a cash bar. We can gather on the second floor.  The atmosphere will be pleasant and private as the Restaurant does not open to the public until 5:00 pm.

 Menu and details to follow.  Stay tuned.

MSA Fall Meeting


Date: Oct 26, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:  Ecole Sainte Anne

The minutes for the May 2015 meeting are available in the email notice sent out by Promise Mwenga to all members on Sept 26th,2015.

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