Dear Members and Guests,

We are less than a week away from the 70th Anniversary Weekend - 15th and 16th July.

All the 200 food tickets for the Saturday festivities have been sold - a big thank-you to everyone who has booked and pre-paid. Well done, Mr Vice Commodore Stuart Chisnall, for organising the tickets. Your tickets will be in an envelope ready for you to collect on the day. Please do not lose them, there will be one per person for your cream tea and one per person for the Hog roast.

Saturday 15th Programme of Events -

1pm to 1:45pm Arrival -Ticket collection - Rigging of all the boats for the parade

1:45pm to 2pm - Raising of the flag / Opening of festivities (Mayor of Thrapston / President MNSC / Commodore MNSC

2pm to 4pm - Cream teas in the marquee

4pm to 5pm - Parade of sail

6pm - Hog roast - first sitting - Young families

7pm - Hog roast - second sitting

8pm onwards - Disco

Sunday Anniversary Pursuit Race -

Start time 13:30 Optimists; other boats go before or after with staggered starts. The aim to make all boats sail a time equal to 10% of the PY handicap in minutes. The race will finish as near as possible to 16.15. (165 minutes after first start). First across the finish line wins.

To remember the years gone past when our lake was two, we will for this event only be re-laying the gate markers which must be used in the race.

Please may I take this opportunity to thank Lynne Greer and the House Committee, my parents Steve and Ann, plus all those who helped pull this weekend together.

I am extremely proud of the club's achievements over the years and I look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the wonderful history and future of Middle Nene Sailing Club.


Matt Yallop
Middle Nene Sailing Club






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