Oh what a night!

Just a quick one to say a huge thankyou to everyone who turned out for ‘Party in the Park’ last night.

That really was a superb evening – even the weather played ball after a couple of worrying thunderstorms.

With several campers – and a caravan – the beach was soon alive to the smell of firelighters and the whiff of flame-grilling burgers.

DJ Andy gave us the tunes to strut our funky stuff – and oh my, it was funky :-\

We counted around 60 people overall on the night, making this one of the most succesful PITP of recent years.

A special mention should go out to our team of young DI’s and friends, who were an absolute delight to have around. Guys, you were a lot of fun and a credit to yourselves – even if your tent building skills needed work at times :-)

So, a solstice evening down on the beach with great company, great music and great fun.

Thankyou all again and we’ll see you same place, same time next year :-)


Still need bits of kit?

There is still a good sized stock of used kit in the MPSC ‘Boat Jumble’ that you may have noticed in the clubhouse.

Much of the kit has only had fairly light use and is in good condition. This could be a great way for some of our newer members to grab themselves some kit at bargain prices.

There are a few wetsuits – from children to adults, sailing boots and a host of other bits and pieces.

Prices are usually on the item and John Salomonson can help you out if you’re interested in any items.

In addition, there are several items of boat chandlery that has recently been donated too. So, if you need that elusive block or length of rope, take a look and see what may be available.

Of course, we also hold stock of shackles and new rope as well – so no need to pay £3 postage for a £2.50 shackle!

Again, speak to Solly and he’ll get you sorted out.

Happy sailing :-)


What a weekend! – lots of thankyous :-)

Well that was a weekend and a half huh? Ballistic wind, huge Junior / Training turnout, fantastic racing for the Lightning368’s …..but you know what? It wouldn’t have been anywhere near as enjoyable without the help and friendliness of everyone at Manor Park SC

Seriously, I’ve been to a few clubs on my travels, but not many have the full-on willingness and ‘can-do’ attitude that we seem to have within us.

Everyone that even took to the water on Saturday gets a huge round of applause from me! – whether it was Juniors, Adult trainees, Burton Venture Trust, social sailors….that wind was immense and provided conditions best described as ‘Challenging’ :-)

To Ed and the team with our amazing juniors, To Dave Norris and the race team, to Scott & Nigel for rescuing most of the Lightning fleet at some point, to David Jackson for his amazing galley chefery, to Sheila for bailing me out in the galley when I seemed to be in 8 places at once……mainly, though, to everyone at MPSC: “What a great club!, so friendly” became almost boring to hear from our visiting friends :-)

Never under-estimate just how nice our club is, so thankyou to everyone for making that a truly epic weekend!

“Let’s go sailing!!” :-)