Things are progressing well as ‘Barts Bash’ approaches.
Three thousand six hundred and seven sailors from six hundred and thirty seven clubs around the world are currently signed up on the website – including nine from MPSC.
To be honest, we’ll submit the race results on the day anyway so whilst it’s not massively important to register, it’s quite nice to see your name on the list.
Head over to the MPSC page on the Bart’s Bash website to register (for free) – whether you’re going to be helming or crewing. You do seem to have to enter a boat class as well – but you can change that in the future if you want to. Here
Speaking of Bart’s Bash, it’s great to see that we’ve had a host of volunteers to assist with running the race. There are some very strict criteria that each club has to adhere to in order to qualify for the World Record and one such criteria is that we have to provide a video of the race start and the end as each boat finishes. We also need to provide a photo of the start, so we’re still looking for a video/photo team to be on the committee boat (Which could get quite full as alongside the Officer of the day there’ll also be two witnesses and a results collator!)
So, if anyone fancies helping out – in any capacity on the day – then drop an Email to email@example.com with your availability and Emma will get back to you when she can.
So, to be part of a World Record, join us on Sunday 21st of September.
There have been a few incidents of very excessive speed on both the driveway and car park at the club during the last couple of weeks.
It seems blindingly obvious to most of us that these areas hold many potential hazards to both drivers and pedestrians – however there are some that seem to be completely oblivious to these and consider the area to be an extension of the main road.
With several storage containers, often containing people – many of them children -retrieving boat parts / sails etc, blind corners/crossings and a loose surface track that won’t see your ‘normal’ stopping distances (remember those?) the Manor Park SC grounds should be driven on with extreme care. Again, blindingly obvious to the vast majority of us but seemingly not to some.
There is, in fact, a strict 10mph speed limit on the grounds. Don’t forget that we have Scouts and Guides groups onsite as well as our own sailing people.
If incidents of speeding / dangerous driving are noted then we will not hesitate to instruct those drivers to park on the top car park and walk to the club along the driveway and not to bring their vehicle passed the sailing club gate in future – we will not tolerate bad and dangerous driving on our grounds.
The ramifications of any accident should be incredibly obvious.
Last Saturday saw the first of our ‘Kings Bromley Show’ visitors at the club.
As most of us know, we had a stand at the show and managed to sign-up over 20 people to ‘Try-Sail’ sessions. Being MPSC, however, these aren’t simple half-an-hour-in-a-boat type affairs, oh no, it’s a whole ‘soak-up-the-club-session’ :-)
Taking visitors out in either Coypus or Bahias during the afternoon, our guests got to see the whole range of activities we get up to – and it’s testament to the training team that these people had a fantastic time, translating into new memberships from many it’s hoped.
Anyway, this Saturday should see a repeat of last week so just a reminder that if you are approached by groups of people who mention “I’m here for the taster/try-sailing session” then say hello and point them in the direction of the training team.
Help is always welcomed, so if you want to offer assistance then by all means let us know.
Everyone at the club last week certainly made the guests welcome anyway and if nothing else, they learned just how friendly MPSC is.