Open Day this Saturday.

So, what’s the plan? Well, running from 11am to 4pm, on Saturday, we’ll be showing people around the club, taking them out on the water in sailing boats and power boats and offering info about memberships and training courses.

It’s all pretty straightforward, but can be a long and busy day – particularly if the sun comes out and the wind stays calm.

We could always do with a little help, so if you can offer your services in some form – we’re particularly looking for help in the galley and general ‘chatters’  -then let me know at editor@mpsc.co.uk

We’d need you from about 10am until mid afternoon (approx 4pm) We’ll brief you on the day, but it’s all pretty straightforward to be honest.

It’s actually good fun  – so bring some kit in case you end up out/in the water :-)

Let your friends & family know too……the more the merrier.

Barts Bash update.

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 editor@mpsc.co.uk 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.

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Keep your speed down!

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.

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