Topic : MROA 70th Anniversary Party - not to be missed

Hi Everyone,

The MROA is celebrating 70 years of Merlin Rockets with a big party being held at Upper Thames Sailing Club over the weekend of the 10th and 11th September.

Details of how to buy tickets, weekend schedule and accommodation list are on the links below:
It will be a fantastic party - tickets are limited - book and pay early to secure tickets.
Any queries - Alex Jackson and Pat Blake are the main organisers - I am also very happy to answer any queries.
Alex's details are included in the above links.
Hope to see you all there if not before.

Posted: 30/06/2016 18:22:48
By: Frances Gifford
Hi All,
During Salcombe Week a huge number of people expressed interest in coming to the 70th with many 100% committed but having not purchased a ticket.
100+ tickets sold so please contact me if you wish to attend to avoid missing out.
As a reminder, all past National Championship winners are guests of the association with nothing to pay. All other MROA members and Merlin sailors, friends of the association are very welcome.
Sailing on both days and a personal guarantee that the weather will be hotter than today's. 
Kind Regards,
07812 350 286 

Posted: 19/07/2016 12:04:25
By: Alex
Looking forward to a fantastic weekend. Thanks to all those involved with the organisation of the event.

Posted: 19/07/2016 12:45:43
By: Ian 3555

Hi All,

In addition to the accommodation listed in Fran's post there are two other hotels local to UTSC:
The Crown Plaza in Marlow, 4 miles to the club, 01628 496800 or [email protected]
The Chequers Inn at Wooburn Common, 1 mile to the club but at the top of a hill. 01628 529575, [email protected]
Both quite pricey but good.
Also don't forget to book the sailing on the site. If you have difficulty doing this or need more info about UTSC please contact me on [email protected] or 07889 124363
Jeremy Stein 

Posted: 22/07/2016 20:54:06
By: Jeremy
Hi All,
More emails received over the weekend and tickets sales continue to grow. Lots of usual suspects missing from the list so please be sure to contact me if you wish to attend.
Notable absentees from:
Cookham SC
Hampton SC
Tammy SC
Thames SC
Vintage wing
Also if you have received an invite from the MROA (all ex Champs winners), please RSVP, I have heard from most but not all.
Kind Regards,

Posted: 25/07/2016 10:17:14
By: Alex
Morning All,
As of this morning 150 tickets have been sold with the limit set at 200. Hence if you want to attend please contact me asap.
I am receiving half a dozen ticket requests per day so act fast!!!!
Any questions please email or call me.
Kind Regards,
07812 350 286

Posted: 02/08/2016 09:24:30
By: Alex
If your name appears on the list below and you do not wish to attend please let me know ASAP.
160 tickets sold/confirmed as of this morning, limit is 200.
All references to paid/not paid are as of 29th July. If you have paid in the interim please let me know. This is not meant as a name a shame, 30+ people have emailed to request tickets since reconciling the association bank account last week.

Email [email protected]
Guest of the MROA

Alan Warren
Barry Dunning
Dave Dobrijevic
Brian Southcott
Chris Robinson
Christian Birrell
Cliff Norbury
Derek Sheffer
Dick Batt
Francis Williams
Glen Truswell
Graham Scroggie
Graham Williamson
Guy Winder
Jerry Rook
John Bell
Jon Turner
Kevin Driver
Nick Craig
Nick Scroggie
Nigel Appleton
Olly Turner
Pat Blake
Phil King
Richard Parslow
Richard Whitworth
Robbie Sampson
Spud Rowsell
Stu Bithell
Tom Pygall
Tony Ruffell
William Warren
Spouse of Champion – NOT PAID
Angela Warren
Deidre Bell
Emma Craig
Jan Rowsell
Jilly Blake
Jude Massey
June Norbury
Mrs Batt
Mrs N Scroggie
Mrs Williams
Rachel Dobrijevic
Selina King
Trish Scroggie
Spouse of Champion – PAID
Hannah Robinson (almost)
Joan Southcott
Kath Ayres
Mrs Sampson
Sandra Gamage
Sophie Mackley
Standard Guest - NOT PAID £30 adult, £15 U18s

Alex Jones
Amanda Tosh
Beka Jones
Caroline Croft
Chris Howarth
Chris Martin
Dan Alsop
David Mills
Dianne Evans
Felix Dobrijevic
Fran Gifford
Gareth Griffiths
Gareths crew
Gina Page
Hugo Dobrijevic
James Warren
Jemma Horwood
Jeremy Stein
Jon Freeman
Kelly Jackson
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Rose
Kevin Rose crew
Lizzy Dalby
Maddy Anderson
Mark Oakey
Martin Evans
Martin Hughes
Martin Whitworth
Martin Whitworth guest 1
Martin Whitworth guest 2
Nick Craig child No1?
Nick Craig Child No2?
Mrs Stein
Nicky Page
Phil Dalby
Richard Page
Rick Walters
Ross Jackson
Sara Warren
Stuart Gurn
Stuart Jenkins
Suart J crew
Tracy Smith x 3 adults and 2 x U18s
Standard guest – PAID

Alan Markham
Alex Jackson
Alex King (free, toddler)
Alex Pausey
Alex Warren
Alice Markhan
Angela McKenzie
Annabel Cooper
Audrey Jackson (free, toddler)
Ben Hughes (free, toddler)
Chris Kilsby
Chris Rathbone
Colin Brockbank
Dave Winder
Debbie Walker
Ellen Cooper
Emma Walker
Gabrielle Pausey
Helen Hilditch
Ian McKenzie
Jamie Bull
Jean Brockbank
Lawrie Smart
Lucy Burn
Lucy Cooper
Marjaretha Herman
Martin Hunter
Megan Warren
Mervyn Allen
Mervyns crew
Mrs P Male
Nigel Cooper
Pennie 'Mrs Animal'
Pete Walker
Peter Male
Pip Taylor
Rachel Alder
Rebecca Male
Richard Pausey
Robert Harris
Sarah Winder
Sherine Pausey
Sonia Rathbone
Sue Markham
Tim Harridge
Tim Male
Tom Lonsdale
Tom Walker
Toni Bull
Tony Ketley
Tony Ketley Guest
Vanessa Pilon

Posted: 04/08/2016 10:44:07
By: Alex
Typo on my own email address:

Posted: 04/08/2016 10:50:06
By: Alex

Full details of the schedule for the day are available on the Front Page of this website.  (Top news story)

Notice of Race is also now published here..... Notice of Race 

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!! 

Posted: 04/08/2016 16:08:40
By: Frances Gifford
Does anyone have a contact telephone number for Chris Rhodes??
Please email me below

Posted: 09/08/2016 17:07:10
By: Alex
Also Dr Ian Laing, based in Oldham
Year book telephone number is out of date 

Posted: 09/08/2016 17:44:37
By: Alex
Also Tracy Smith
That's all for now.
Thanks for help!

Posted: 09/08/2016 18:58:35
By: Alex
Alex message or call me I will probably see black adders owners on Sunday.

Posted: 13/08/2016 01:34:17
By: Martin Smith
Have e mail for Ian Laing.  [email protected]

Posted: 14/08/2016 09:03:49
By: Mike Liggett
Just over a week to go.
The prosecco, gin and canapes have been order to accompany the sunshine and westerly force 3.
There are still a few tickets left but almost sold old, not too late to join in on the fun, 

Posted: 01/09/2016 19:50:08
By: Alex
Happy 70th birthday, from one who will also reach that golden age on the 10th, but will be celebrating it at the Belgian OK Dinghy Champs!

Posted: 03/09/2016 14:03:24
By: Rod & Jo Sceptical
Alex... what is the dress code please, I thought I saw it somewhere but can't find in now.

Posted: 03/09/2016 15:59:15
By: TM
Dress code is smart casual, blazers and summer frocks etc

Posted: 05/09/2016 14:02:28
By: Alex
A quick reminder for all those intending to race in the De May series on Saturday.
Please be aware that the first race starts at 10:30, rather than the normal 11:00 that we're used to, as there's the extra Champion of Champions race to fit in during the day.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Posted: 05/09/2016 19:19:54
By: Richard Pausey

A plea for railway crossing safety this weekend

For those coming to UTSC for the first time and also those who haven't been for a while, access to the club and frontage is across a railway line. The trains will normally sound their horns before they come into sight so if you hear the horn please do not cross the line and keep the gates shut until the train has passed even if it seems to be taking a time. On Friday the trains will be coming through every 20 minutes and on Saturday/Sunday every 30 minutes.
The trains can come through remarkably quickly once they come round the bend and there will only be one winner if there is a Merlin stuck on the line. 
The UTSC team will be keeping an eye out when the trains are due but please help us with this.

Posted: 06/09/2016 21:50:30
By: Jeremy stein


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