Fancy being the new Ben Ainslie?


Well we can’t guarantee that, but we might just be able to help with your ‘Manor Park Icicle Series’ ambitions…..

As part of our overall training programme we have secured the services of top RYA coaches for 6 days this year

They will help deliver our standard training courses but add a little Zest to the sessions

They are very experienced coaches who have helped many sailors of all ages improve their skills.



The course’s are aimed at competent sailors who can rig and launch their boats and don’t mind sailing through to Saddlesall (Power boats on hand) and have an understanding of ‘Port/Starboard’ and ‘Windward Boat’ rules.

An exception to this is the Get Back In To Sailing Day which will be a ‘many hands make light work’ day of helping any one get their boat out on the water and have some fun. More experienced sailors will benefit from the sessions on the water



We will charge £5-00 per day flat fee

If you are already part of a training course then boat hire is included in this fee

So a Junior Sailor will pay an extra £5-00 to stay on in the afternoon over and above the £6-00 or £3-00 for the morning session

An adult normally paying £9-00 for the afternoon can join the whole day and pay an extra £5-00

A club member with their own boat would pay £5-00

The race buddy refresher day will be FOC for Racers and £5-00 for others



Date Coach Subject
Sat 17th May Ali Yates Race warm up day
Sat 24th May Brett Cockayne Get Back in to sailing
Sat 31st May Ali Novice / Buddy Race training
Sat 21st June Ali Race Training / start line / up wind / windward mark
Sat 28 June Brett Race training / Start line / gybe / downwind
Sat 6th Sept Brett Sailing with Spinnakers and Gennakers



There will be sign on sheets in the club house

Please book early so we have an idea of numbers for safety cover etc

Payment on the day

Any changes in dates due to for example very poor weather will be posted on Face-book and the web site

Saturday is MASSIVE day!

A big big day ahead for MPSC on Saturday (26th April) – get ready for the chaos and welcome back our mighty juniors as the 2014 Junior Sailing season starts!

Always a fun morning – and always busy out on the car park.

One HUGE reminder, though, can everyone please please bear in mind that juniors aren’t always thinking about cars/roads etc as they rush around with friends rigging boats, so can everyone PLEASE adhere to the 5mph speed limit all the way down the track & into the car park.

There WILL be lots of children around and, with container doors open you’ll probably see masts popping out rather suddenly – so please avoid any accidents by driving SLOWLY on the club grounds. Can everyone also remember that dogs are not allowed inside the clubhouse and should be on leads and under owner control around the club grounds.

So, a big day for our juniors and our new instructors…but also a big day as it’s our Spring ‘Open Day’

We usually get a good turnout for this one – people seem keen to try something new as we cross into Spring.

So, what’s the plan? Well, running from 10am to 4pm, on Saturday April 26th, we’ll be showing people around the club, hopefully taking them  around the lakes in 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, general ‘chatters’ and a couple of powerboat drivers -then let me (Emma) know at   We’d need you from 930am until late 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 – and if the weather is indeed nice, why not bring supplies and have a barbecue on the beach/patio?

See you all there :-)


Dinghy Instructors…they don’t grow on trees you know.

Anyone that’s watched Saturday morning sailing, or even taken part in some of the training that we have on offer at MPSC, will have noticed that strange and hard-working band of devotees called “The Instructors”

So yes, you’ve seen them, you’ve heard them and you probably now know some of the worst pirate jokes in all of the world….but just where do these people come from?

Well, it may or may not come as a surprise, but these guys are trained to do it….they willingly took part in some genuinely tough courses to learn all the skills to help you get out on the water and sailing.

RYA approved and certified, the training team are eminently qualified to help you all with your sailing activities, so you can be sure that you’re getting proper advice from our team at Manor Park.

Right now, as I type, there is a fresh group of MPSC sailors undergoing assesment to join the ‘Dinghy Instructor (D.I)’ ranks, so let’s wish the whole team good luck with their progress and, hopefully, we all look forward to having you out on the lake and keeping us on, rather than in the water during 2014 :-)