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Mayhem at Wicksteed 2007 - The Aftermath!
« on: October 30, 2006, 04:40:29 pm »

Hi All,

We've read with great interest the posts on a get together for forum members and, as there seems to be a great deal of interest, we have decided to organise a 'Mayhemers' weekend.

After looking around for a fairly central location that is easy to get to with good facilities, we have approached the Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club asking if we can use their lake over a weekend in May, the response so far has been positive and we are looking to finalise a date shortly.- http://wpmbc.homestead.com/

We would like to make this an informal fun get together aimed at all the Mayhemers out there who would like to meet and have a good old chinwag off line and of course sail their boats with overnight camping encouraged for those who wish to stay late chewing the cud and sinking a beer or two.

As there are so many trade events during the year, we are not promoting this event has such. Traders will be more than welcome but purely in the capacity of having a relax and a sail, probably showing off a few existing or new models and maybe putting on an on water display (e.g formation destroyer or tug dancing !!! ). Static diplays etc are welcome, but no trade stands.

We are hoping that clubs may wish to bring along a tent and show there models and put on a few displays as well, but have not approached anyone yet.

What's will be on offer:
Free entry
Free Sailing
Free tea and coffee all day for Mahemers, kindly sponsored by (open to offers)
Reduced parking Rate ( with voucher - email me )
Free pint or two for any Mayhemers camping kindly sponsored by (open to offers)
Free, we supply he heat, you provide the meat BBQ
Free evening entertainment (well a film show)
Free Expert discussions and advise (Martins Jabber)
Free Shelter if it rains, sun shelter if it doesn't (well you never know)
Free to enter static display (well somewhere to keep your models when not sailing)
Free Mayhem fun awards, we'll think up some suitable reasons to give them out during the weekend
Free club display areas (if they want to)
Camping overnight 10.00
No moaning ....... because its Free

As this is informal we will be providing various awards, certificates, trophies etc for classes and winning models in categories that will become obvious to us during the weekend !?! e.g furthest traveled, best sinking, longest flight silliest idea etc... just general Mayhem stuff, and we will invent some organised more sane sailing events etc nearer the time....unless you have any better ideas..  :D

If there are any clubs that would like to put on a display, or any traders wishing to sponsor 'tea bags' for the weekend etc,  please drop us a line. martin@modelboatmayhem.co.uk
 

Martin & Bradders
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 06:07:45 pm »

Just got home!!

Well done to Martin and Bradders!!!

I had a great day, very well organised, as good as any trade or club show.

Good luck tomorrow to you all.

Many thanks Holmsey.

p.s. Will post a few pics later.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 06:26:01 pm »

Me too, thanks Martin, Bradders & families, a great day out. Will try & bring a boat & tent next time!!!
Thanks again,

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007, 07:21:11 pm »

Heres some pics taken today:
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 07:26:25 pm »

Looks like a great pond and spectator area - Springer fleet looks great as well.

We look forward to more photos - being just a bit far to attend!

Good luck with Sunday,

Mike(Victoria BC Canada)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 07:34:27 pm »

So did I.dont let the weather stop you going no sunday. theres plenty of cover if it rains.. this must be one of the best boating days out !!!!!!!
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 07:41:47 pm »

mayhem Saturday must be the best day out for free.not let the rain stop you going on sunday. plenty of cover, so just go and have a good time.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007, 08:49:18 pm »

Hi,
I agree a good day, great models and brilliantly run by Martin and Bradders.
Please come on sunday to show your appreciation to all the work these to have put in for this event.
Thanks to all of you who attended today and I hope to go to many more Mayhems in the future.
Thanks again
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 09:17:29 pm »

Absolutely!!

Cracking Day Out!

Many thanks to Martin, Bradders and all who sail with them.

Tony H
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 10:21:09 pm »


Hi all,
Really, really great to meet so many of you guys!
Loads seemed to be there, a great variety vessels and lots of smiling faces.....the free tea and coffee seemed to be a great hit.
We was VERY in the Mayhem 'ward room' / marquee so would you believe that at a normal show I would take 300 - 1000 photos per day... today I took about 20!?!?!? ( I asked fellow Mayhemers to take photos and post too. )

Here's a couple to start off with....
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2007, 10:21:49 pm »

Great day - good to see so many boats on the water - hope tomorrow's not a wash-out
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007, 10:40:27 pm »

I am all ready to go.
All batteries charged and TomTom programmed.
Myself and RMASMASTER wii be leaving Southampton at 7am.
See you there.

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2007, 10:45:22 pm »

Hey all, if this is an ongoing thing, perhaps it could turn into the new big UK show?
 Thoughts to Martin.

 It may be a good thing to have something totally new with no floaters messing things up if you know what I mean?

 All for one and one for all and all that?

 Just wondering?

 Paul...
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007, 10:48:25 pm »

what a purfect day out, all boats survived the day, though taking Yamato out of car and laying her on the floor, caught mast on knee, PERTOING!!!! :( snapped one of the high antennae :( 

what surprised me though was just how well some of the springers tried a new line in submergence and in the case of a certain red one  ::) taking half of the lake!

Excellent day out and I will be back! as for the springers, next is to try an M shape race :):)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007, 10:50:43 pm »

Its a shame im going to miss out on this one but SWMBO has put the boot down,

From the replies this weekend is looking to be a BIG HIT well done martin and co.
keep them pics coming aswell people im very jelous i cant be there to sail aswell  :(

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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2007, 10:52:53 pm »

excellent day :) and if anyone has pics of My boats on the water can ya send em to me please :) typical brought batteries to tug, forgot the tug g'ah!

Big UP to the mayhemmers who turned up :)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2007, 10:18:50 am »

Thanks Martin for a great day out!

I went with dad, TonyH, yesterday and it inspired me enough to join the forum! Had a lot of fun, just can't wait till next year.

Sam
PS please make the steering course a bit easier next time ;D ;
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2007, 12:30:58 pm »

What a superb day out that was guys, thanks VERY much for organising it. My wife was impressed too, she says it was the best days boating we've been on for a long time.

This pic says it all for me........



Mayhem indeed!  :D

My favourite boat of the day was the 'Hants and Dorset' ASR launch, really looked the part and even sounded right! I've sailed on a real one in my time from RAF Calshot and that brought back good memories.



Thanks again, roll on Mayhem08.....
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2007, 04:08:29 pm »

Hi and greetings to all. Did go to the mayhem show and it was very very very good. Loads of models to see, nice people to meet and Saturday the sun was out as well. Congrats to Martin and his team and a special thank you to Martins misses who supplied us with liquid beverages all weekend, for that we love her very much. To martin and the crew, thanks for a very good weekend and i am sure to speak for everyone who got there, that we dad e hell of a good time. Thumbs up 10/10 for that. Lol Wolfie www.scaleboats.co.uk   and please pardon me spelting.
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2007, 04:45:31 pm »

leaning back like that, did he fall in :D ???
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2007, 04:47:45 pm »

No not that time but by the time he had packed up today he looked pretty wet
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2007, 05:17:52 pm »

Home already Bob old buddy.
Have a good time ?


Where are the photos ?
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2007, 05:49:55 pm »

The weekend was fantastic, when I have dried out my camera I will post some photos. To all the Mayhemers I met for the first time it was great to see you we must meet up again. ;D ;D ;D ;D

A very wet Other Brian

P.S Springer Tugs are more fun than, (no I had better not say that SWMBO might find out)  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Weekend of Mayhem at Wicksteed - The Aftermath!
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2007, 05:51:26 pm »

Yes a big thanks to Martin and the mayhem crew and the wicksteed club for there very friendly welcome, we had great fun with the lifeboats sorry for the bad weather for Sunday but we all had a good time Saturday.

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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2007, 06:01:11 pm »

Today was fairly wet, no I lie it was VERY wet but we still had a lot of fun. Still quite a few boats about, I am drying the camera out as I speak then I can see if I took any half decent pictures.

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