Start of term update from University of Manchester:

The start of our academic year is always busy with lots of sign ups at our Freshers Fair. We held two ‘Come and Sail’ tasters days and one Team Trials day at WK over the last two weekends, which were attended by over 40 enthusiastic (despite the weather!) new sailors. It was great to have so many complete beginners come down to sail in the picos – most have now signed up for our RYA Levels 1 and 2 course we run at Salford Quays – whilst our more experienced new members enjoyed sailing in the Fireflys. We’ve got some promising new members for our 3 team racing teams, and along with our current members, we hope to grow ever stronger this year.

Our thanks go to Mike Mayhew and Jean-Louis Simons as well as Jamie Marston for accommodating our needs over some very busy weekends.

I attach some pictures taken by George of the weekends.

Jenny Smallwood
UMSC Club Captain