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.
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.
07812 350 286
Looking forward to a fantastic weekend. Thanks to all those involved with the organisation of the event.
In addition to the accommodation listed in Fran's post there are two other hotels local to UTSC:
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 www.utsc.org.uk
site. If you have difficulty doing this or need more info about UTSC please contact me on [email protected]
or 07889 124363
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:
Also if you have received an invite from the MROA (all ex Champs winners), please RSVP, I have heard from most but not 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.
07812 350 286
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
Spouse of Champion – NOT PAID
Mrs N Scroggie
Spouse of Champion – PAID
Hannah Robinson (almost)
Standard Guest - NOT PAID £30 adult, £15 U18s
Kevin Rose crew
Martin Whitworth guest 1
Martin Whitworth guest 2
Nick Craig child No1?
Nick Craig Child No2?
Suart J crew
Tracy Smith x 3 adults and 2 x U18s
Standard guest – PAID
Alex King (free, toddler)
Audrey Jackson (free, toddler)
Ben Hughes (free, toddler)
Mrs P Male
Pennie 'Mrs Animal'
Tony Ketley Guest
Typo on my own email address:
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!!
Does anyone have a contact telephone number for Chris Rhodes??
Please email me below
Also Dr Ian Laing, based in Oldham
Year book telephone number is out of date
Also Tracy Smith
That's all for now.
Thanks for help!
Alex message or call me I will probably see black adders owners on Sunday.
Have e mail for Ian Laing. [email protected]
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,
Rod & Jo Sceptical
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!
Alex... what is the dress code please, I thought I saw it somewhere but can't find in now.
Dress code is smart casual, blazers and summer frocks etc
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!
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.