Busy time for Krish and Eve (….and Annie & Harmesh!)

Krish and Evie Bhogal have had an extremely hectic time on the Topper circuit just lately taking part in both the World Championships and UK National championships during the past few weeks.

The Worlds were held on Lake Garda, Italy over nearly a week of hard racing against around 150 sailors from around the world.

By the end of the week, Krish not only qualified for the ‘Gold’ fleet but subsequently finished 47th overall. That’s inside the top 50 at the World Championships – that deserves a rather big round of applause in my book :-D Well done young man!

Eve was competing in the Topper 4.2 Championship during the same period and ended 29th overall – so inside the Top 30 in the world!

Spectacular results for these Manor Park youngsters….but it didn’t end there, not by a long way.

Pretty much on arrival back in the UK, the boats were packed again, the kit all sorted again for the UK Topper Nationals at the 2012 Olympics venue of Weymouth & Portland.

Another long hard week of qualifying races saw Krish qualify for Gold fleet status, finishing 52nd in the final set of races.

Eve, again, was sailing in the smaller 4.2 Topper fleet and following her own week of racing finished 41st overall.

Two solid weeks of really tough sailing for these MPSC youngsters. I can barely get through two days sometimes, let alone two weeks so another huge round of applause to both Krish and Eve.

Lets not forget, though, that Annie and Harmesh had to work wonders to get the kids to both of these events – as they have for the entire year during the various traveller events around the country – often with Krish in one place and Eve in another.

Guys, I think you deserve a bit of a break now :-D Hopefully we’ll see you all very soon.


Items for sale.

Don’t forget that John still has a number of items available for sale from the recent boat/kit jumble.

The rack inside the clubhouse is currently full of a variety of coats, jackets and some wetsuits.

A couple of items in particular might well come in handy for those Autumn/Winter duty days (At least two sets of coastal jacket / salopette outfits)

Take a look, see if there’s anything you like and let John know.


What a fantastic weekend…and barbecue ahoy!

Now wasn’t that just a fantastic weekend?

Warm, Sunny, perfect-for-everyone breeze,loads of people out on the water whether training, pottering, practicing or racing and a lovely Summery atmosphere on the club patio.

A great turnout for racing today (I won’t mention Emma’s magnificent triumph over me!) and great fun had by all.

How did the boot tans come along? I’ve ended up with a touch of ‘Flip-Flop-Bronze’ on my feet – so that will teach me to slap the factor cream on those as well in future :-)

So, I hope everyone that was at the club, whether on the water or not, had a great time amidst the sun, trees and wildlife around MPSC.

But wait! – it’s not over yet…..well, I guess technically it is, but according to ‘Countryfile’ tonight, the long-term weather forecast is looking quite hopeful for another decent weekend next week.

Lets not count our chickens too early, but how about a Summer Barbecue on Saturday?

This Saturday just gone saw the beach soaked in lovely sunshine and it seemed a great opportunity to set those coals a-burnin’ so, why not get a bunch of people together and have a beautful lakeside Barbie whilst (hopefully) thoroughly splashed in late evening Summer sunshine?

Lets say 6/630 fire up? :-)

Anyway, whatever you choose, lets see if we can get as many people as possible enjoying the club, the water and our sport next week :-)