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Santa came to MRSC on
Saturday 10th December
Santa visited the club on Saturday afternoon for
the children's christmas party to the delight of
all the children who attended. He brought a
rather unusual musical instrument with him.
- thanks to everyone who made a donation to the
Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and to every one
who sailed in the Bart’s Bash races. We raised
£265 in total for disabled sailing which you can
see on the Bart’s Bash website.
results are also on their website but with such
light winds we are unlikely to have any winners.
David, Sailing Sec.
to Delphine Ala crewing
Sophie Dennis (Emsworth SC) on coming third
overall in the RYA S & SW zone championships in
Only three races were possible because of heavy
winds, but they put together an impressive 3,2,2
string of results in a fleet of 23. They were
also first of the twelve female crews.
It was just return for a weekend's coaching at
MRSC in conditions which had left our Solo
and Laser open fleets decimated by the strong
The picture shows Delphine receiving her medal
from Giles Scott, the Olympic Finn gold medallist.
NEWS FROM THE FINN
A select contingent of Mengeham Finns made
the long journey to Biscarosse, south of Bordeaux,
for the French National Championships. Only 4
British boats made the journey this year, to a
well organised event which always welcomes UK
competitors and continues to do so post BREXIT
vote! It is always great to sail and socialise
with our French and European friends in the class
and this year was no exception. Sailing was
challenging with strongly gusting, shifting winds
on most days that tested the race officers' nerve
and were not to everyone's liking. As always when
"the going gets tough the tough get going" and
Graeme MacDonald showed his characteristic
tenacity and grit to complete every race, grinding
out a well deserved second place in the Legends'
category and an impressive 20th place overall.
Thank you to
everyone who supported the Rowans Day on Sunday,
both on and off the water.
You will be pleased
to learn that thanks to your generosity we raised
Meet the newest club
members with their proud parents
This family of Canada Geese
have nested on the island in the club pond and 4
chicks have now hatched.
Prize Winners 2015 with
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Richard Hart and Juri
Saraskin inducted into Finn Class Hall of Fame
Two of the Finn classes longest
serving officials were honoured during
the prizegiving ceremony at the 2015
Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New
Zealand, by being inducted into the
prestigious Finn Class Hall of Fame.
Richard Hart (GBR) and Juri Saraskin
(EST) join a select group of names
that have made an outstanding
contribution to the class, in
a technical or administrative capacity
or on the race course.
Richard Hart has been the Chairman of
the Technical Committee since 1989,
making him the longest serving
official in the history of the class.
He retired at the class AGM this week
after 26 years service to the Finn
Class. He has been involved in the
class since 1961 as a sailor and
official, with his best result being a
third place in the 1965 Finn Gold Cup
in Poland. In 1989 he was asked to be
Chairman of the Technical Committee
and oversaw the modernisation of the
class over the next three decades. As
a sailor he competed in many Olympic
trials during this time and won
several British Nationals. After a
break, he returned to competitive Finn
sailing in 1989 and at 76 years old is
still regularly sailing his Finn at
his club. In 2010 and 2014 he won the
Legend category at the Finn World
Richard and Jüri were presented with
their Silver Finn pins by the Finn
Class Executive Director, Corinne
McKenzie, outside Takapuna Boating
Their names will forever be linked
with the strongest class traditions
and will be listed on the front page
of the International Finn Class
class heroes such as Rickard Sarby
(SWE), Paul Elvstrøm (DEN), Ben
Ainslie (GBR), Gilbert Lamboley (FRA),
and Fredrik Lööf (SWE).
MRSC CHOIR NEWS
The newly-formed MRSC Choir enjoyed our first proper choir
rehearsal under the enthusiastic leadership of singing
teacher, Alex, accompanied by Joan Palmer on the keyboard
on Thursday (26th Nov). We mustered 6 men and 6
ladies. At the moment we are singing mainly Carols
in preparation for Christmas and the Club Carol Singing
Evening on Friday 18th December.
NEXT CHOIR REHEARSAL is
on Thursday 10th December from 7.30 to 9 pm.
Members Welcome! Come along and sing (choir experience not
For more details, contact Lee Woolf (92
466996) or John Barratt (92 464641)
Walden set sail this morning for the island of Martinque as
part of the Atlantic Odyssey with the crew of Adam, Alex & Sue Notley
and Roy, Scott & Ross Collison. We wish them all a safe and
exciting sailing adventure. To follow their course use this link
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANTHONY PARKE
Anthony Parke with his trophy from winning the Laser Standard Inlands.
Very happy to have a trophy that has two Olympians, Ben Ainslie and
Paul Goodison and next years Olympic hopeful Nick Thompson on it many
spent the summer travelling from Nationals to U21 Worlds to U21
Europeans in the Laser Standard. This is the men's single handed
boat and Anthony is currntly underweight for the class. He was
pleased with his results coming 25th in the Worlds and 20th at the
Europeans. He was third GBR boat and the two brits who beat him
are full time podium potential sailors (the old olympic development
Next weekend he has been invited to try out for the podium
potential squad in the 470. He would then have to decided
whether to go the Laser or 470 route. Tessa.
NAMING CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT
MRSC TODAY SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST OF THE TWO NEW CLUB RIBS - RACHELLE AND
The RIBS were blessed by Rev. David Jones followed by the usual
champagne launching by President Ian Grant and Elaine Barnett.
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Congratulations to Julian Smith on
coming second in the Finn Inland Championship (won by John Tremlett).
great to see some of our younger members representing the Club in
their Fevas at Northampton - Anna Zuurmond with Philomena Ala and Tom
Payne with Kiona Townsin -starting in a 63 boat fleet was quite an
experience for them!
ROWANS DAY 31ST MAY 2015
I would like to thank everyone who supported the Rowans Day at the
club on Sunday 31st.
It was not possible to run the race due to high winds but despite that
there was terrific support for the fund raising aspect of the day.
Thanks to the generosity of members and friends for donating items for
sale, bottles for the tombola, cakes for sale and for the teas and
then coming to the club during the day to support the event £923.00
was raised for the Rowans Hospice.
sailing committee are hoping to re-schedule the race for later in the
summer, look out for the date.
you to everyone who helped to make the day such a success.
Inshore Waters Weather Forecase -
The recent changes to the graphics on the Met
Office inshore waters website (that I had bookmarked on my iPhone)
seems to be very slow and doesn't download quickly so Mark Easton
contacted the Met Office and they kindly sent this link for
mobiles. I am sure many of you already have it, but for those that
haven't, here it is.
||Anthony Parke represented MRSC at the
Laser Inlands last weekend. He came 3rd overall, beaten by two
adults. He was the highest placed Youth ( U21) and had two
bullets on the second day and was only a point behind 2nd
place and 3 points off 1st. Racing had to be abandoned on both
days because of huge gusts coming through that had a lot of
the fleet capsized, Anthony seemed to revel in the conditions
despite the event following 4 days of hard training that had
left him exhausted. The high light was catching up the race in
front, that started 5 minutes earlier, and getting into 7th
place in their race before the abandoned flag went up.
His next major event will be the Radial Youth Worlds in Oman
which he will attend as part of the GB team. He has
gained a place, for the second year, in the Radial youth Squad
and will be working hard for Oman and events next year.
has managed to get a place in the Topper 4.2 ( small sail)
squad. She had to qualify for her place and is now beginning a
winter of travelling the country to training weekends.
Well done Ishbel and Anthony.
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