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.