A Thank You Note to all from the Club Executive

To all Club Members,

With an early close to season 2019/2020 due to unprecedented circumstances, the executive committee would like to thank each and every member involved during the season.

It’s a thank you to all the members who turned up to sail each week or even just to come down to the club when there was a likelihood of no sailing at all. Sailing, even on tough days, makes a club strong and functional.
It’s a thank you to all those members who have volunteered in some aspect to the running of the club during the year. If it were not for your continued support, the club would not be in the great shape it is today.
It’s a thank you to all those members who do more than their fair share to ensure we have a smooth running of the club. You people are vital to this club.
It’s a thank you to the junior training participants. Both in the form of the Tackers and Open Skiff junior development programs which have been so successful. You are the future of this club and it is every members duty to see that the junior division grows and develops in the coming years
It’s a thank you to the Adult trainees and coaches for contributing to the influx and diversity of new members. The club welcomes these members in the hope that they see MSC as a second home.
MSC has always had a focus on junior programs, however this season, the emphasis has expanded many fold with the introduction of the seed fleet program and an instant fleet of 14 to 16 open skiffs, culminating in a most successful Open Skiff National titles at MSC.
It is also a thank you to all the parents of the junior sailors who have supported the children and the club by attending week in week out with great enthusiasm. The club really appreciates the time and effort put into these kids by their parents and I can rest assure you all that it is time extremely well spent. Persistence in getting these young sailors up to a level where they can sail by themselves in 10 to 15 knots will be priceless.
… and finally a ‘very special’ thank you to Dorothy who has once again kept us hungry sailors satisfied from morning, through lunch to after sailing. Very much appreciated Dot.
All in all we have probably only lost 4 sailing Saturdays due to the virus and we should be thankful that we haven’t lost a full season.
The Executive committee will remain on the ball as to any further updates or issues that may affect the club and advise accordingly.
Presentation Night or perhaps an afternoon will be advised at a later date.
Hopefully we can look forward to some sailing during the winter series or if not, at least a terrific Opening Day 2020 and the first half of the new season.
In 2021, MSC will be celebrating their 75th anniversary and this will be something very much to look forward to in the next 12 months or so.
Peter White
MSC – Rear Commodore