The Xmas Jumper Race



We’re once again decamping to West Lancs Yacht Club on the 27th of December 2016 for the world famous Fleetwood IOM Christmas Race. Last year was awesome and this year we’re making ‘orrible xmas jumpers the dress code @ lunch time! Can anyone out-do Derek? Bring your worst!

Programme for the day

  • 09:45 RO briefing
  • 10:00 1st race
  • 13:00 Lunch (with xmas jumpers)
  • 15:00 Last race
  • 15:30 Prize giving & mince pies 

Entries on the MYA website

Entry List

  • Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood
  • Paul Allen 27 Birkenhead
  • Mick Chamberlain 46 Lincoln

More Info:

  • 01253 779764 OR 07770641125

Message From Mr John Eccles

I have been given 2 kits through bereavement , They are both Billings kits. HMS Bounty and the Zwarte Zee tug, the Bounty has not been started plank on frame, but the Zwarte Zee ,the hull has been finished, plank on frame, with the rest to be completed. I just wonder if any of your members would be interested in them. Thank you.

If any members are interested in this kind offer, please drop me a message via the contact form and I’ll pass on John’s telephone number.


Draining of the Lake

It has now been confirmed that Wyre BC will be draining the lake on Wednesday 7th December so this Sunday’s Laser meeting will be the last for a while.

Please ignore details of ‘upcoming events’ on the right hand side of this website until notified otherwise.

Further information will be posted here as and when available; in the meantime, get your wellies ready for some exciting weeding.

Video Recap

And another great video in from Tony Wilson, looks like the second half of 2016 with Lasers, DF65 & 95’s, IOM’s, mustangs and a bit of A Class.

If you fancy joining the fun, more info about the club here, sailing section info, power section, the membership page is here or just shoot us a message


“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

DF95 Club racing

Twelve of the fast expanding Fleetwood fleet of the exciting DF95 were, as forecast, greeted to a forgiving A rig northerly breeze which lent itself to 12 excellent and closely contested races.

Prior to a short briefing current Dragon Masters shared their knowledge and tuning tips with the  less experienced of us.

As you will see from the results, positions varied amongst the chasing pack and congratulations to Shaun Holbeche on another excellent display of consistency.


Many thanks to Officer of the Day Trevor Bell, Garry Benson DF95 Class Captain for this report and to Tony Wilson for the pics – you will find his report and video on Yachts & Yachting tomorrow.

DF65 Meeting Saturday 12th November

Nine skippers today including a guest from Furness. At the start we were treated to a northerly wind, straight down the lake but after three races it had veered to a WNW so a change of course was called for. Eight races in two hours, a couple of boat failures and one altercation between two skippers, so an uneventful meet!

Correction: that should have read ‘treated to a westerly wind’. In the words of Captain Mainwaring ‘Well Done Peter Jackson, I wondered if anyone would spot that!’