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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #100 on: May 24, 2024, 10:27:40 pm »

In the roped off area down the hill. Look for the Normandy flag  :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #101 on: May 24, 2024, 11:13:50 pm »


GREAT interview Nick, Phil!  Brilliant!      :-)) :-)) :-))
 
'Not the biggest model boat show in the region, not the country nor Europe but probably the World!'

                   
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_northampton

    I'll post the recording once I've edited it up a bit

 
 
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #102 on: May 25, 2024, 11:07:10 am »

 
Well a fantastic turn out and weather is wonderfu too!
 Lots an lots of clubs and individual boaters have turned up and a
 steady stream of boats still coming in.

 We here until gates close, come a hard a sail, run, cup of cocfee, laugh!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #103 on: May 25, 2024, 12:37:48 pm »

See you all there tomorrow, make sur you have plenty of coffee!!


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #104 on: May 25, 2024, 12:59:33 pm »

 
.... come early, bacon rolls.... and avoid the weather ... !
 
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #105 on: May 25, 2024, 05:57:04 pm »

We came over to Wickstead this afternoon and saw and wondered at the magnificence of it all. A truly great display of our hobby, well done everyone.


I mentioned to Ron Dean that he was the leader in the 'Longest Transmitter Aerial' class as he was the only person on the lake NOT using a 2.5 Ghz set!  :-)   But as he was sailing the truly magnificent Blue Leopard' it was understandable.


That gave rise to the thought that such a wonderful display would have been almost impossible in earlier days as we'd have been limited to the number of available channels with 27 Mhz and 40 Mhz radio.


[Later] Well I did post a pic of the Blue Leopard to accompany this, but the site seemed to take exception and didn't print it.  >>:-(


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #106 on: May 25, 2024, 07:30:02 pm »

Not long been home in Oxfordshire after a very enjoyable day at Wicksteed Park. Wonderful to have been a part of the mayhem, great people and models everywhere.
Thank you to Martin and his team for organising such a great event.
My first time there, but definitely not the last.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #107 on: May 25, 2024, 08:29:43 pm »

Pictures anyone !!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #108 on: May 25, 2024, 09:44:14 pm »

Just to add my thanks to Martin and the Mayhem team for a fantastic day out today.  I travelled up from Somerset (Woodspring Model Sailing Club) and you all made me feel very welcome.  The marquee / gazebo over the public benches and tables for visitors was really helpful - thank you for that.  I can't think of another event that makes our hobby come alive the way that Mayhem at Wicksteed does - well done all.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #109 on: May 26, 2024, 07:29:56 am »


Day 1 .....


               
                  
      

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #110 on: May 26, 2024, 09:51:53 am »

Great to see such a good turnout - wish I'd been there.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #111 on: May 26, 2024, 10:27:53 am »

I'm kicking myself this morning for only being there for the first day. Negotiations for staying the whole weekend next year are going well!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2024, 02:35:05 pm »

It HAILED today................ {:-{
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #113 on: May 26, 2024, 04:23:25 pm »

No hail, but some rain a little wind for the yachties and later 22 degrees and a cloudless sky. British weather  :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #114 on: May 26, 2024, 04:33:34 pm »


Well the weatherman Lied to us! .... the weather ( Sunday ) turned out to be actually warmer than Saturday!   <*<
I was a little damp early on, a couple of quick shows &  One Rumble of thunder, and that was it! Beautiful sunshine from about 11am onwards!   

First of all as always, HUGE thank you to the Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club for patiently ( doggedly ) organising and arranging EVERYTHING!
Mention for dispatches:

Nick Brown ( and 16 Bars! )
Steve Brown
Phil ( SteamboatPhil - Generosity Abounds, always!))
Klunk ( he insists on that name & who are we to argue! )
Big Andy ( Lady Poppy , Richard & Stevenage MBC )
Ruth & Gina ( Tea & Coffee & Bacon rolls - always a mayhem favourite! )
Wicksteed Park Model Boat Club ( everyone )
Wicksteed MBC Café Ladies & Gentlemen ( sterling job! )
All the clubs that turned up!
All the individual boaters , some travelled really far!

EVERYONE that came up to me, shook my hand and smiled!

Probable Mayhems best weekend at Wicksteed ever!
( Some say 17 years,  but estimates rage from 16 to 18 years...! )
If not the best then certainly in my top 3... at one stage yesterday, just for a moment, we were nearly organised but then a butterfly
flapped its wings somewhere and the the normal happy chaos resumed.

As I say fantastic turn out yesterday, over 150 cars in the car park & early afternoon over 40, yes Forty boats on the water at the same time!   :o

More than a few were surprised I actually turned up with model boats this year, no, not a Club500 but a large Tugboat and a yellow submarine...
..  which won the ( premeditated ) awards for longest boat on the water, most endurable boat, most energy efficient of the weekend!... plus 6 x 686 Tugboats!
Other records broken this year: I didn't sink anything, sailed a J-class yacht, Dennis' Tarpen,  Nick didn't fall in ( to be verified ), Poppy's potato salad, record tea & coffee consumed.

Wasn't feeling to great yesterday but what a wonderful Weekend! ... Lets do it all again next year!

( Draft 3 -  to be updated when I is less tyred! )
 


 







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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #115 on: May 26, 2024, 05:32:11 pm »

well we had planned to come down this year but I for a change put a damper on that as they bought my spinal operation forward by a week so that spoilt our fwd planning so to speak never mind allways next year.



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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #116 on: May 26, 2024, 05:43:00 pm »


All the best Stavros!   :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2024, 05:57:19 pm »

Here is (hopefully) a direct link to the Friday morning radio show: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0hvb692
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2024, 06:08:53 pm »

Had a great run out with the Riva today at Wicksteed, huge thanks to everyone who organised the event. As always met some good people.


Best regards to all.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2024, 06:45:18 pm »


We made it to the BBC"!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c1rrqlpxex8o.amp
 
 
"Organiser Paul Abbott"

 
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #120 on: May 26, 2024, 07:22:27 pm »

What a weekend!

The 'Mayhem Committee' (Martin, Nick, Phil, Pete and I) really are getting the hang of this running shows business %)

Thank you to everyone who came, to everyone behind the scenes and the Wicksteed club for having us

Highlight of the weekend had to be the 'tug 500' race round the harbour, everyone needs to get themselves a 686 tug!

Time for a very long lie down, then we'd better start planning next year!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #121 on: May 27, 2024, 09:51:39 am »

Who's Paul Abbott?? %% {-) {-)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #122 on: May 27, 2024, 10:27:03 am »

We came over to Wickstead this afternoon and saw and wondered at the magnificence of it all. A truly great display of our hobby, well done everyone.

I mentioned to Ron Dean that he was the leader in the 'Longest Transmitter Aerial' class as he was the only person on the lake NOT using a 2.5 Ghz set!  :-)   But as he was sailing the truly magnificent Blue Leopard' it was understandable.

That gave rise to the thought that such a wonderful display would have been almost impossible in earlier days as we'd have been limited to the number of available channels with 27 Mhz and 40 Mhz radio.
[Later] Well I did post a pic of the Blue Leopard to accompany this, but the site seemed to take exception and didn't print it.  >>:-(
  Hi  thanks for the compliment of the length of my equipment, its the warm weather, Pics of my Blue Leopard, it is a long time since I sailed her so much, even gave the T X to Martin for some time on the water, had a job getting the T X back from him,  Great weekend, great weather and superb company Ron
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #123 on: May 27, 2024, 10:27:40 am »

  Hi  thanks fro eh compliment of the length of my equipment, it the warm weather, Pics of my Blue Leopard long time since I sailed her so much, even gave the T X to Martin for some time on the water, had a job getting the T X back form him,  Great weekend, great weather, and superb company Ron
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed Park - May 25, 26
« Reply #124 on: May 27, 2024, 12:09:40 pm »

The Blue Leopard looked as fabulous as ever, one SUPERB model!  :-))
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