Halloween Party – Bonfire – Fireworks – 31October


This year it’s a Halloween theme for our Bonfire and Fireworks Party so there’ll be prizes for the best pumpkin/turnip lamp and if the little monsters want to turn up as ‘Little Monsters’ (or whatever takes their fancy…) then we’ll have a prize for the best fancy dress – both to be judged after the fireworks have finished.

If any adults want to dress up for a bit of fun then there’ll be a bottle prize for the best effort!

Also we’ve opportunities for people to help their Club with the event by a) coming along in person b) bringing family and friends and c) helping with any of the practical tasks such as putting flyers round their local shops/clubs/pubs, site prep and bonfire building (Saturday a.m./p.m., prepping the Club House on Saturday afternoon, marshalling cars & people, taking money on the gate, helping serve food and drink, cleaning up the Club House on Saturday evening and tidy up bonfire site Sunday a.m.

If anyone can offer help then please contact me in the first instance via e-mail or MPSC Facebook page.

The Bash is back!! – get it in your diary.

Barts Bash is on 20th September

Join us at 9.30 on 20th September for a fun race and be part of a worldwide race with thousands of competitors at over 400 clubs.  Last years race saw 40+ boats out at MPSC with racers from just 2 weeks experience up to somewhat more than a couple of years!  We are planning to try to get more people out on the water this year.

What  is going on?

In the morning there will be one handicap race (where all the boats start at the same time).  If you are new to racing – don’t worry there will be lots of help and advice available!   After this race there may well be a barbeque put on by the club for lunch (depending on how many are interested – please mail me if you may want some food)

In the afternoon there will be more serious racing if you fancy it….and why wouldn’t you? :-)

Unfortunately there will be no Junior sail on Saturday the 19th as we are transferring to the Sunday for the day.

I need a boat!

All the club boats will be on the water.  It would be good to book those.  A booking sheet is up in the club house – if all the boats go – there will be space to share the bahias and space on other boats.

The cost for the day will be the standard training charge.

Help Needed
There will be loads to do.   How about baking a cake to sell at the event?

On the day- We need help to register the racers.  we will need photographers, depending on the number of safety boats there may be an opportunity for a photographer on a boat.  We will need to have people to help on safety boats.  we will need help in the galley and barbequing.

Either mail me  or sign up in the clubhouse.

What to do?
Before the day

On the day

  • Get to the club at 9.30 ready to race by 10.15
  • If you aren’t racing we need your help its better than sitting around getting board!
  • Have loads of fun
  • Enjoy a barbeque
  • Stay for more racing in the afternoon
  • Chat with friends and plan your upcoming sailing adventures….

‘Barts Bash’ is a fantastic initiative that both celebrates the life of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson and raises awareness and funds for the foundation setup in his honour, helping youngsters find their way into sailing to get the chance to enjoy our sport in the same way we do.

So, if you remember last years event you’ll remember what an utter utter laugh it was. “The best days sailing I’ve ever had” was a comment regularly heard during the day so lets do it! 40+ boats is the goal (as well as Steve Grant defending his ‘1st Comet in the world’ title!!)


MPSC on tour!

Following on from Krish & Eve’s European adventures, MPSC has members scattered far and wide at the moment representing at various events.

Lee, Emma and Tony were at the Lightning368 National championships held at Northampton SC last weekend and had a great time. Superb racing, decent breeze and (the usual) incredible Lightning social! A best-ever Nationals result for Lee, leading the Manor Park posse in 12th overall after two solid days of racing, Emma won the ‘Most Improved’ helm award in 18th and Tony 17th.

This weekend ahead we have Tony, John and Anne competing in the prestigious ‘Southport 24hr’ race at Southport Marina lake. This is an amazing event that is incredibly demanding but great fun – particularly on Friday night before racing has even started! Good luck to you both.

In a couple of weeks, Dave & Marg will be off to Cardiff Bay for the K1 Nationals, keeping the Manor Park flag flying.

With Lee, Emma and Tony also continuing with the remainder of the Lightning368 Grand Prix Series (3 events remain in the series at Hunts SC, Whitefriars and West Oxford SC) you can see that the gospel according to Manor Park is being spread far and wide :-)

With Darins’ Model Yachting exploits added to all of this we’re certainly seen as a very active club when it comes to travelling, so well done to all for the year so far and good luck for all of those events coming up :-D