The 8-Hour-Race will be held next Saturday, when teams of sailors from all fleets, plus several guests from other clubs will show their skills in the boats provided by our Illusion fleet. The course will be near the clubhouse to make it spectator-friendly and the crew changeover will be by the veranda.

The starting gun will be at 10am and the race ends at 6pm. This is followed by prize-giving and a social get-together in the clubhouse to discuss the events of the day.

But that’s not all - the bar will be open from midday and members (plus family and friends) are invited to bring their own lunch/picnic. The large club BBQ will also be available to cook your own food.

The teams will be selected at random by the respective Illusion owners picking names ‘from a hat’ in the bar on Friday evening at 7pm (earlier than previously advertised), and everybody is invited to that draw, too. Those sailors who wish to compete but cannot come to the draw, please send a message to to make sure that their name is in the ‘hat’.

Don’t miss this enjoyable all-day event which is one of our sailing and social highlights of the summer. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!




Parade of Sail at the 70th Anniversary Event in July 2017



Health and safety:

Blue-green algae - avoid contact with the lake water
Especially in warmer weather, bloom and scum forming blue-green algae can produce toxins. These are quite normal occurrences in nature but can be harmful to some wild animals and most domestic pets. In humans, they have been known to cause rashes after skin contact and illnesses if swallowed. Not all blue-green algae blooms and scums are toxic, but you can’t tell just by looking at them, so it’s best to assume they are. People and pets therefore should not come into contact with lake water where algae are present (on or near the shore) to protect their health.

Defibrillator outside Workshop
Thanks to the support by the RALPHH Charity (Robert Allen, Life Promotion & Healthy Hearts Trust, there is now a defibrillator available at the club. It is located outside the club compound with access from the footpath, on the western wall of the workshop, just opposite the river moorings. Its what3words location is:  ///conga.claw.comic
To use the unit in an emergency, ring 999, give your location and follow the instructions given, which include the numeric code to open the box.

Please note:

Pictures of various MNSC events are on the Facebook page and even more in the closed Facebook Group.


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at Thrapston Sailing Lake.

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