Some very sad news.

We heard yesterday (Monday) that, very sadly, Tony Hodson had passed away on Friday after a short battle with cancer.

Tony was a very active member of Manor Park Sailing club for many years before recently moving to Aldridge SC. He was our membership secretary and bosun and often volunteered for race officer duties whenever needed.

An active racer at MPSC, he also competed around the country with his Lightning368, becoming a very popular member of the Lightning fleet where his jovial outlook and willingness to help anyone out with any issues soon saw him becoming a firm friend of all of the Lightning fraternity.

Tony was definitely one of the Manor Park much loved characters and will be desperately missed by all of us that met him and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.


Important changes to race duties and Dutyman.

Sunday Racing Team Duties

Colin Reisner has taken over the administration of this rota from Ian Sturland to whom we offer many thanks for introducing the system to MPSC.

As time is short Colin has allocated duties for January to the end of March using mainly racers and committee members.

Colin had not quite mastered Duty Man so the notications got sent out just before he intended! Please, if you are one of the people allocated a duty, note the date and, if you have access to Duty Man go on to tick the duty (or seek a swap). If you don’t have access, send an email to If you don’t do either, Colin will have to chase you up.


Halloween bonfire & fireworks spectacular!

There’s nothing quite like a lakeside bonfire and firework event and at MPSC we can certainly deliver that up for you!

This Saturday, 29th of October, come and join us for an evening of fun and a few games – as well as Ed’s world famous pyrotechnic extravaganza!

Bring your carved pumpkin for a chance to win the judging, bring a towel to clean up after apple bobbing and bring your keen reactions for your best ‘Splat the rat’ attempts, how about some fancy dress?

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase so bring yourselves, some friends, some family and a smile.

It really is a very pretty sight as the fireworks fly over the lake and, as the weather is currently forecast to be nice and mild, there shouldn’t  be much fear of getting rained on!

Pay on the gate as you arrive: £5 adults, £2.50 children

Gates open 6pm, bonfire lit around 7/730pm, fireworks launched around 730/8pm – depends on how dark it is at the time🙂

Of course, all offers of help to setup on Saturday morning, break down on Saturday evening, clear up on Sunday morning are gratefully received.