Yachting Section AGM 2018

Hi to all you members who participate in RC Yachting events, i.e. Laser, DF65, DF95, Vane, IOM.

The 2018 Yachting Section AGM is next Tuesday 11th September at 7pm in the club house.

This is your opportunity to voice your opinion on any matters so if there is anything that is causing you concern make an effort to attend.

If you cannot attend but have any issues that you wish to raise then please inform your fleet captain.

Oh and don’t forget, we are looking for a volunteer to act as secretary for this section.

Ken Crabtree

FMYPBC General Secretary

 

 

DF95 Series 3 Event 5

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Eleven of the Squadron negotiated eight one lap races with blessed sunshine in a light breeze which proved to be very testing as picking the shifts and the start positions were essential to a good result.

At the end of racing the ‘room for water off the bank situations’ resulted in Derek kindly updating us on rules, which could prove invaluable, especially to those involved in the IOM Nationals this coming weekend.

The course almost covered the full length of the lake and the one lap races saw Shaun H taking the honours with seven bullets – almost a full house!

Due to fading light:

Event 6 is next Tuesday, the 28th August at 6pm

Garry Benson

DF 95 Captain

 

VANE “M” MYA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

The 2018 Vane Marblehead National Championship will take place at Fleetwood MY&PBC over the weekend 27th & 28th October 2018.

The NoR can be found here: Vane M Nationals 2018 Notice of Race

The race entry fee will be £15-00 per yacht and will be accepted at registration, or cheques in favour of Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club (NB must be written in full) can be posted with entry forms.

Entry is now open. To enter download the entry form MYA Vane M Championship Entry Form

DF65 Series 2 Event 6

12th July 2018
Again a fine turnout of eleven skippers, battled with the A rig conditions which were forever changing and very fluky to say the least. Eight races were had over a course which was simple but quite challenging. Derek joined us for the first time this series being clear of commitments, and duly took the honours for the evening, closely followed by John. A quick mention for Walter and Bob Jones, our newest member, both are improving very quickly and had some fine results on the night.
A couple of breakdowns this week, battery problems after four races for Tony spoilt his evening, and a switch problem for John caused him to miss out a couple of races, but he got that sorted and came back to take three bullets, to keep up his challenge for the title.
Many thanks to Peter for being RO
Our final event of this series is on Thurs 19th July 6.30pm.
Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.

DF65 Series 2 Event 5

Thursday 5th July 2018

A great turnout of eleven skippers enjoyed a good nights racing which began on B rig, and later on as the wind dropped most of us changed to A.

A shifting wind made it difficult at times, with nobody enjoying taking on the dreaded mark on the far side of the lake, a few expletives were heard at times as sailors either missed the mark or were pushed off course by the shifts, but credit to all for persevering.

The first four races comprised a beat, a reach, and a run and as time was on our side we changed the course to include a beat to the finish for the remainder.

John and Eddie continued with their battle in this series, and took first and second place respectively. With two events left, thirty four points separate them.

Thanks to Peter for doing the starts and scoring on the night.

Our next DF65 event is on 12TH July 6.30pm.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.

Model Yacht Sailing Informal Open Day

Ever seen model yachts being sailed and wanted to know how it was done or to have a go?  Now is your chance! A group of Fleetwood yacht skippers will be at the model yachting lake with their boats on Saturday 21st July 2018 between 11:00 and 15:00 and we look forward to showing you what it is all about.

If you have any questions/queries in advance please contact us here

Location: the Model Yachting Lake, Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 7JL

Note: Whilst older children may participate at the discretion of the club members, this is not an activity suitable for the under 12s.  All children MUST be under appropriate supervision.

DF 95 Saturday Series Event 4

30th June 2018

The ‘champagne’ sailing enjoyed by nine skippers included a welcome visit from Peter Baldwin who, yet again, proved that there is no substitute for experience and therefore topped the table at the end of day.
The noon start in bright sunshine and a top of the A rig north, north easterly saw three skippers taking bullets including many a change of positions, especially during the final upwind finish.
A mention for Peter Iles who sported his B rig due to ‘damage in transit’ which highlights the necessity of keeping the rigs flat packed and assembling upon arrival!
The much welcomed noon start allowed for a lunch break and during the ten races we also had plenty of time for much needed rehydration breaks prior to a 4pm finish.

Yet again the sight of these elegant yachts on the water attracted interest from the general public and the 95 continues to be a great asset to the model yacht world.

The next Saturday Series (Event 5) is on the 8th September when I hope to see all the Squadron on the water.

Garry Benson
DF95 Club Captain