So, as the sun makes some regular appearances and we get the chance for some ‘Shorts n T-Shirts’ sailing, it’s fantastic to see the smiling faces out there on the water.
Many of our (alleged) beginners have progressed along with their training fantastically well – to the degree that we’re now seeing more and more people taking part in Sunday racing. See, it’s not that scary is it?
In fact, enthusiasm has been so great that some ‘Saturday Racing’ has been going on on, um, Saturdays! See Gary & the training team for details of this one, but it’s proving quite popular at the moment.
Saturdays remain hugely busy – plenty of youngsters arriving for Junior sail, plenty of adults/parents taking part in the training modules in the afternoon…the club has never looked so busy. Don’t forget, though, that it takes a massive amount of dedication for our volunteers training team to spend pretty much every Summer Saturday helping everyone along and help is always welcome, whichever way you can.
Along with all the home-action, several motley MPSC members have been out and about all around the UK – and beyond.
Up in Ullswater last weekend, we saw Lee Bratley, Ash Burton, Stacey Scott, Tom Sturland and Ian Sturland taking part in the annual ‘Lord Birkett Trophy’ race. Two days, two long distance events along the length (and back) of this 8mile long water. 207 boats on the startline and a huge amount of fun. Everything from sailing canoes up to Foiling Moths were seen out there – though it was the 49ers and Musto Skiffs that really stole the show. A great event was enjoyed by all both on and off the water – and one that we’re determined to get even more MPSC members up to next year – even if you just spectate out on the Ullswater steamer :-)
Krishan Bhogal and Paul Moughtin-Leay continue there adventures in the Midlands Area Topper Series, with Krish currently lying 6th overall and Paul 12th – from 59, so a magnificent effort so far this year, well done guys!
This weekend it’s the Topper Nationals at Derwent Reservoir up in county Durham. Good luck!
Dave and Marg Norris continue their travels with the superb K1’s with their most recent event at the seaside at Teign Corinthian SC on the South Coast.
Last, but not least, we have Manor Park’s Model Yacht legend Darin Ballington, currently holding a top ten place at the ‘Marblehead World Championships’ over in Gouda, Netherlands.
So there you go, MPSC far and wide! ….and with another great forecast for this weekend, why not come down, rig up and get out on the water for some splashage fun! …bring a barbecue, bring suncream, bring a smile and work on that ‘Boot Tan’
See you out there :-D