Manning (awarded 2009)
Paul Manning has been elected through a
100% vote by the MPSCA Committee as a Life Member
of the MPSCA in recognition of his contribution
to the class. Paul's day to day involvement in
the class/business has changed as a result of
the sale of the project by Victor Boats to Ovington
Boats and this seems a good time to recognise
his contribution. Paul has worked tirelessly for
the class and it members often going beyond the
call of what many would think as reasonable. For
me the best example of this was when Paul arrived
at Garda after driving for a whole day to hear
that the boys from Newcastle had suffered a big
trailer breakdown somewhere near Metz (a loooooong
way from Garda). Without any question Paul climed
into the van with Tony Ainsworth and drove to
Metz; picked up the hung-over Geordies and then
drove to Garda; he was bit sleepy on arrival ...
This is just one of many tales of Paul helping
individuals; thanks Paul for all your efforts
and we are delighted you will still be involved
as the MPSCA secretary and through the provision
of regatta support under contract to Ovingtons.
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Rick has tirelessly
worked for 9 years with the class on providing
one of the best class websites and media support
packages of any class. The monthly e-newsletters
are a huge success, and the annual sailor survey
is still the only one of its kind in dinghy sailing,
having only just been copied by classes such as
the Melges 24. Rick also manages and contributes
to the class forum. Rick was also the event organiser
of the very successful UK Nationals in 2008. In
addition Rick was also the National Champion in
& Kit Stenhouse (awarded 2010)
Richard and Kit need
little introduction, and have been at the front
of developing the rig set up and coaching / training
events that have made sharing and helping information
the norm for our class. This has meant that many
of you have mastered sailing the boat in a lot
less time and a lot more fun than it would have
taken on your own. They have also produced the
K16 DVD which is a fantastic resource for
the class. Richard is of course also a multiple
champion in the class.
Chapman (awarded 2012)
one for the forming members of the class association
in 1999 and has been the class "money man"
ever since ... that is a 13 year shift and counting.
As a member of the class association for such
a long period Tim has provided crucial guidance
as the class has grown from nothing to a large
international class that it is today.
On the water
Tim is also remains the only "ever present"
or "serial offender" meaning he is now
the only person who has competed in EVERY Musto
Skiff UK National Championship ever held, so that
is 12 UK National Championships. He has also attended
11 European, Worlds & Gold Cups only ever
missing two... that is some support.