Schooner Sailing 2017 – Results

4th Quarter Results:

A Class

  • 1st Roy Pickering
  • 2nd Tony Carey
  • 3rd Derrick Dean

B Class

  • 1st Tim Saam
  • 2nd = Graham Ardron
  • 2nd = Steve Brown
  • 3rd = Mike Priest
  • 3rd = Tony Whitaker

C Class

  • 1st Peter Jackson
  • 2nd = Ray Baron
  • 2nd = Ian Thompson
  • 3rd Harry Wilkinson

Schooner Sailing Overall Results 2017 Season:

A Class

  • 1st Roy Pickering
  • 2nd Tony Carey
  • 3rd John Mac

B Class

  • 1st Mike Priest
  • 2nd Tim Saam
  • 3rd John Plant

C Class

  • 1st Ray Baron
  • 2nd Peter Jackson
  • 3rd= Terry Griffiths
  • 3rd= Ian Thompson

Schooner Challenge Cup

  • Roy Pickering

The Stena Cup

  • John Plant

Scotsman Trophy

  • Harry Wilkinson

Barry Scofield Cup

  • Harry Wilkinson

VANE M MYA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 – Results and Video’s

Report:

Competitors from Gosport, Hampton Court, Leeds & Bradford, Llandudno and the the host club, Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club took part in the Model Yachting Association’s National Championships for vane-steered “Marblehead” Class yachts, over the weekend 28th & 29th October, at Fleetwood Model Yacht Lake on Laidleys Walk.
There was lots of silverware up for grabs. Highest placed competitors on the Saturday were Robert and Alan Bell sailing for Fleetwood, and received the Northern District Championship Trophy. The following day Edward Greenwood and Bob Jolly from Fleetwood Club were top scorers and received the Clapham Cup. They also received the Model Maker Trophy for the highest placed competitors who were not previous National Championship winners.  The National Championship winners were decided by totalling the scores for the two days of racing. This gave a tie between Robert and Alan Bell on equal points with Peter Whiteside and Tony Wilson, also of the Fleetwood Club. After a sail-off, Alan and Robert were the winners and received the National Championship Trophy plus the Commodore’s Cup. Highest placed Vintage yacht was sailed by Alan Oxlade of Gosport Club.

Results:

Media:

Tony’s report on Yachts & Yachting

 Article on the Blackpool Gazette

DF Fleet Autumn Series 2

Saturday 11th November 2017

DF65 Fleet

A total of 9 skippers turned out, and we also welcomed Ken back after a lengthy lay off, and he soon got back into the swing of things, taking a fourth in his first race.

A Triangular shape course was set for an awkward A rig wind, with many dead spots on the lake it made it frustrating at times, but credit goes to all for getting on with it without any fuss, and after changing from two laps to one for the last few races, we completed our eight races in the allocated time.

Tim took the honours with five bullets, and Chris in second, congratulations to them, and many thanks goes to Peter Jackson for acting as race officer.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Fleet Captain

 

DF95 Fleet

When the lake was built in 1929 the current picturesque sea-facing sand dunes were not a feature and a NNW breeze did not present the frustration of reaching the ‘sheltered’ beat to the windward markers which the squadron of nine contended with today.
In saying that, the breeze built and after six classic Olympic style courses we attempted a basic two lap ‘sausage’ to the far upwind marker and back which proved to be even more challenging, if not only entertaining!
After missing the prompt 12 noon start, John Sharman continued his winning ways with Tim L hot in pursuit.
As ever, we are in debt to Peter Jackson for doing the RO duties whilst braving the cold.
Event 3 is Saturday 2nd December at 2.30pm
See you on the water.
Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Club Captain

FMY&PBC AGM 2017

Members are reminded that the club’s AGM is on Sunday 19th November 2017, 2.30pm in the club house. The closing date for motions and nominations for office has now passed but if you want to vote or ask any questions this is your chance. The agenda is below.

I hope to see many of you there.

Ken Crabtree  (General Secretary)

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DF95 Autumn Series 1

An unwelcome guest to the Squadron was ‘Brian’ a building storm force wind and, more consequential, the horizontal rain which resulted in even the five never-say-die skippers calling it a day and retreating to the welcome shelter of the clubhouse. 

The first two races around a course kindly set by Tim L were completed sporting B rigs and as ‘Brian’ became more of a factor a break and a change to C rigs was a no-brainer. The remaining two races were a matter of survival with yours truly suffering perhaps the only ‘Jelly Attacks’ of the day! On the plus side Chris C successfully tested his repaired leaking hull and there were no breakages which, considering the conditions is a testament to the design and development of the 95.

 

Congrats to Tim L on yet another set of firsts and many thanks to Peter Jackson who acted as RO.

 

Garry Benson

DragonFlite 95 Club Captain

DF65 Autumn Series 1

Saturday 21st October

A big thanks to all the skippers who turned out in what were to be trying conditions, although not as severe as was forecast, lucky us.

B rig was the choice, and to take your chances with the gusts, and after finally settling on a challenging course, set by the more experienced skippers, we were able to get our customary eight races in before the rains came.

A huge thank you to Peter Jackson for doing the scoring duties, and to those who helped ease me into my new role.

Tim held on for the win by a point over Garry, congratulations to them.

 

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Fleet Captain