Ends in Salad

What a great year… plenty of big events, club racing, lots of laughs and Eddie Greenwood’s epic struggle against the dreaded weed which tormented our keels all year.

And now we look forward to the DF Squadron, Lasers, Schooners, IOM Opens, DF Opens and MYA National Championships in three of our finest classes. 2017 is shaping up nicely.


Mark your calendars, the big un’s are coming:

  • MYA M Nationals – 7th/8th/9th July
  • MYA 10R Nationals – 10th/11th July
  • VANE A Class Nationals Week – 30th July > 4th August

Look for news about these exciting events here:

2017 Calendar Published

Peter and Ken have put in a great effort to import all of next years events into our online calendar and produce a downloadable 2017-club-events-PDF  Printing out the agenda view also works pretty well or try subscribing to it using your own calendar software. Using the ICAL link or HTML. The next 10 events will always show on the homepage on the righthand side and the calendar page is here if you haven’t spotted it. Finally, if you see anything wrong with event dates/times, do let us know here.

The Xmas Jumper Race Updated


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 & Mick? Bring your worst! We’ve had some updates to the programme of the day from Alan Tickle at West Lancs:

Updated programme for the day

  • 09:00 clubhouse opens
  • 09:30 Bacon sandwiches & coffee
  • 09:45 RO briefing
  • 10:00 1st race
  • 13:00 Lunch – Cottage Pie (no Turkey!)
  • xmas jumper fashion parade
  • 15:00 Last race
  • 15:30 Prize giving, coffee & mince pies
  • All for very reasonable £8 (pay on the day)  

Entries on the MYA website

Entry List

  • Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood
  • Paul Allen 27 Birkenhead
  • Mick Chamberlain 46 Lincoln
  • Rick Ford 12 Fleetwood
  • Tommy Mills 114 Fleetwood
  • Dave Kent 79 Dartmoor
  • Sue Parkington 86 Fleetwood
  • Mike Parkington 82 Fleetwood
  • Liz Tushingham 71 Keighley
  • John Tushingham 51 Keighley
  • John Brierley 84 Birkenhead
  • Chubby Elf’nSnackers 99 Llandudno
  • John Smith 43 Manor Park
  • Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park
  • Martin Roberts 22 Birkenhead
  • Graham Whalley 16 Manor Park
  • John Bush 7 Doncaster
  • Mick Tonkison 48 Doncaster
  • Shaun Holbeche 14 Fleetwood
  • Dave Stewart 11 Ashton Quays
  • Graham Marsh 71 Ashton Quays
  • Dave Alston 111 Leicester
  • Your Name??!!

Still not tempted? look at it last year…


More Info:

  • yottyderek@tiscali.co.uk
  • 01253 779764 OR 07770641125

The Last Hurrah

Nine never say die skippers enjoyed a rare westerly and the early morning breeze which made for a sail selection dilemma with the A rig’s down wind speed proving to be advantageous.

After a lunch break there was lots of knowledge passed round the fleet and tuning tips again shared. All skippers went for the A rig for the last few races. Enjoying what might be the last sail of the year before the lake is drained. Another great day with these exciting yachts.

Many thanks to Tony for the pics and to the growing Fleetwood DF95 fleet for braving the elements.

Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Captain

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.