A massive massive thankyou to everyone at the club that helped with the Lightning event over the weekend.
Yet again, MPSC showed why it’s the first club on the Lightning calender every year – so friendly, so helpful and so very welcoming to all of our visitors.
Some individual thanks: To Dave Norris and his crack team for managing both the Lightnings and Club races in such an innovative way and for giving us some excellent courses that made the most of both the wind and the lake itself (Oh my, Saddlesall feels so much bigger now with the new marks!)
To the rescue team that gave sterling support when required – I hope we were at least entertaining!
To David Jackson and Neill Smith for amazing galley support on Sunday and for helping the late-arriving Ian rig his Lightning to get him out in time to reach the first start.
To Connor Shenton for the loan of his boat so we could get Robbie out on the water. Despite the hole in the hull he nearly won the event in the oldest currently active Lightning.
To Emma Dodd who organised the whole thing with precision and aplomb.
To Alex Shaw for providing us with some ace photos and who must have been beside himself with jealousy given the superb (challenging) conditions!
The thing is, whether you were there or not, what came through was the overall ethos of MPSC itself – a simply fantastic club both on and off the water. We should always remember this and be very proud of what the club has achieved and created over the last 30 or so years of existence.
….I’m sure there are more but I’ll stop whilst I think I’m ahead!
Again, though, just a big big thankyou to all at MPSC from both myself, Emma and the Lightning368 class association -we had a fantastic weekend.