Hi everyone,

I have some very long awaited and fantastic news for our Club. I am pleased to tell you all that after a year of negotiation and legal work, we finally have our own lease on the land where our boats are currently stored, and we can


This has satisfied the requirements of Sport England for security of tenure, who will release the final £15,000 required to bring the total of our fundraising over the last 5 years to just under £90,000 which is very impressive indeed, especially as we have not had to raise your membership fees a single penny to achieve this! Having our own lease also gives us more security as a club.

Once the boatshed is built which I am guessing will be early in the new year, the bay will be refurbished and made into a proper training area, and hopefully there will be money left over to increase the number of ergs, put mirrors up etc.

I cannot tell you how glad those of us who have been involved in the negotiations of the lease are that it is finally over! Philip Murphy will continue to lead the project but Chris will be joining the team to coordinate the logistics of the build, so watch this space!


Chair MKRC (a very much less stressed one now!)