MYA IOM National Championships 2018

Event Schedule:

Friday 24th August

11:00 – Club opens for Measurement, Registration and Practice
18:00 – Retire to The Mount for debrief etc

Saturday 25th August

08:00 – Final Measurement and Registration
09:45 – Race Officer briefing
10:00 – 1st Warning Signal
19:00 – No race will start after 19.00
19.30 – Any heat still in progress will be abandoned

HAPPY HOUR! Beers for all in clubhouse.

Sunday 26th August

09:15 – Race Officer briefing
09:30 – 1st Warning Signal
19:00 – No race will start after 19.00
19.30 – Any heat still in progress will be abandoned

PARTY NIGHT! Team racing (boats will be provided) B.B.Q Presidents Quiz!

Monday 27th August

09:15 – Race Officer briefing
09:30 – 1st Warning Signal
15:30 – No RACE will start after 15.30
16.30 – Any race still in progress will be abandoned

How to enter & further information:

Confirmed Entry List @ 15.01.18

  • Austin Guerrier, Datchet
  • Chris Chatfield, Fleetwood
  • John Sharman, Keighley
  • John Brierley,Birkenhead
  • Mike Kemp, Two Islands RYC
  • Gavin Watson, West Cornwall RSC
  • Rick Ford, Fleetwood
  • Roy Stevens, Scarborough MYC
  • Bill Lees, Ayr Bay Radio Yacht Club
  • Michael Barnett, Bournville
  • Steve Taylor, Aberdeen Model Yacht Club
  • Jen Hand, Lincoln RSC
  • Peter Cropper, West Cornwall
  • Ken Binks, Eastbourne
  • David Perkins, Cambridge
  • David Adam, Three Rivers
  • Mick Chamberlain, Lincoln RSC
  • Dave Burke, Lincoln RSC

IOM XMAS Race 2017

The Christmas Jumper IOM race is back at FLEETWOOD on WED 27th of December. Dress code is Christmas Jumpers and silly hats!  Bacon Butties at briefing,  tea & coffee all day and mince pies at the prize giving.  Please bring your own lunch.

Entry fee £5 all inclusive!

The standard SSi’s apply… 9.45 briefing, crack on with the racing and no race to start after 3pm.

Entries to Uncle Derek: yottyderek@tiscali.co.uk 07770 641125

Current Entries:

  • Derek Priestley
  • Tim Lanigan
  • Shaun Holbeche
  • John Taylor
  • Mick chamerlain
  • Chris Chatfield
  • Darin Ballington
  • Tracy Ballington
  • Martin Roberts
  • Mick Parkington
  • Sue Parkington
  • Damien Ackroyd
  • Paul Allen

VANE M MYA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 NOTICE OF RACE

The 2017 Championship is scheduled to be held at Fleetwood Model Yacht Lake, Laidleys Walk, Fleetwood, FY7 7JL, in conjunction with the “Commodore’s Cup” Vane “M” weekend,on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017. This is in line with a request made by certain skippers last year, to return the event to the last weekend of October, to be once again consistent with half term holidays for schools.

Entries will be accepted up to 8-00 pm Saturday 14th October 2017. The race entry fee will be £15-00 per yacht. The Race Officer’s Briefing will be at 09-45 am on the Saturday followed by commencement of racing at 10-00 am. Skippers’ MYA status will be checked on the MYA Web Site, but they will be required to show their yacht Measurement Certificates and, if applicable, their Personal Sail Number Certificates.

Racing will be governed by rules as defined in:

  • MYA Regulations for the organisation of National Championships
  • MYA Regulations for race entry and competitors’ conduct at National Championships
  • MYA Free Sailing Yacht Racing Rules
  • MYA Free Sailing Class Rules Supplement
  • (These can be downloaded from the MYA Knowledge Base)

In addition to the “Marine Models International M Class National Championship Trophy” for the overall winner, the”Model Maker Trophy” will be awarded to the highest placed skipper who has not previously won a vane National Championship. Teams of Two Yachts (TOTs) will be drawn at random before the start of the competition and there will be a prize for both skippers in the top team. Fleetwood Club trophies will also be awarded. The Northern District Championship Cup will be awarded to the highest scoring skipper on the Saturday and the Clapham Cup to the highest scorer on the Sunday.

The Commodore’s Cup will also be awarded to the overall winner for the two days of racing. This year there will be an additional trophy awarded to the highest placed “Classic or Vintage” Vane Marblehead; i.e. a yacht designed prior to 1980. This has been introduced by request of some members of the “Vintage Model Yacht Group”. It is hoped the extra trophy will encourage more entries into the overall fleet, as in the last few years we have struggled to achieve the minimum requirement of 7 entries from at least 3 different clubs.

There is no charge for car parking at the lakeside car park or on the promenade, but please note that overnight stays in the car park are banned by the Wyre Council. All on-road parking in Fleetwood is free, but there are time restrictions in parts of the town centre. Competitors’ yachts and equipment can be stored in the Clubhouse overnight, at owners’ risk. Tea and coffee will be available in the Clubhouse before and during racing. There is a café close to the West end of the lake and a kiosk selling snacks situated close to the Clubhouse.

There is a toilet cubicle in the Clubhouse and public pay toilets (20p charge) are located at the cemetery on Beach Road, close to the West end of the lake.

There are plenty of restaurants in Fleetwood and some of the hotels and pubs serve food at lunchtime and evenings. It is hoped that competitors and their guests will wish to socialise after Saturday’s racing, at one of these establishments. A list of accommodation and places of interest in the close vicinity is attached.

If you wish to enter please print off a copy of the attached entry form and return to myself with the entry fee, by the above closing date. Please make cheques payable to Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club. Anyone wishing to sail as a “mate” or join the team of race officials, for all or just part of the event, will be most welcome. A recent reinterpretation of MYA ruling has now decreed that only skippers need to be affiliated members of the MYA and mates affiliation is optional.

Entry Form

Last year we had to cancel the event due to weed growth in the lake. This year, however, we have been weed-free in the lake so far, probably due to the environmentally safe dye supplied by Wyre Council added to the lake after water top-ups.

If you care about keeping this competition in the MYA’s annual Sailing Programme, please give it your support; as in the last few years it has become an “endangered species”.

Yours sincerely,

Peter L. Whiteside

FMY&PBC

Fleetwood Dragon Warmup Weekender

You are cordially invited to the Fleetwood Dragon WW which is not a TT event.

Here’s the craic:

Saturday 16th of September – DF65

  • 09:45 Briefing
  • 10:00 Warning Signal for first race
  • No race to start later than 16:00
  • Decant for a debrief in the Mount on Saturday evening

Sunday 17th of September – DF95

  • 09:45 Briefing
  • 10:00 Warning Signal for first race
  • No race to start later than 15:30

How to enter & further information:

  • Entry costs £4 a day or £6 for both, pay on the day
  • We need your name & which days & sail number please:
  • Use the contact form to enter

Entry List:

Saturday DF65’s

  • Tim Lanigan 502 Fleetwood
  • Chris Chatfield 183 Fleetwood
  • Snackers McSnacker Shorts 99 from that Abersoch
  • Brian Holland 795 Abersoch
  • Bob Jolly 314 Fleetwood
  • Garry Benson 688 Fleetwood

Sunday DF95’s

  • Chris Chatfield 183 Fleetwood
  • Tim Lanigan 420 Fleetwood
  • Peter Iles 98 Fleetwood
  • Brian Holland 795 Abersoch
  • Bob Jolly 214 Fleetwood
  • Garry Benson 20 Fleetwood

The Jellyfish Question:

As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.

When it comes to the Jellyfish in the lake at the moment… Yes, they have developed a taste for keels but the situation is improving. The population of strangely coloured water blobs is on the decline… fingers crossed eh 🙂

 

A-Class Championship – Video Highlights

Good evening model yacht racing fans! Tonight we present a video of the recent A-Class Championships. It was very good, by all accounts.

There is no getting around it… This is big file and it might take a while to stream/download/watch but hopefully, its worth it… these were some Classic Fleetwood Vane A Conditions™ … One for the ages. Thanks to Bob Jolly for sending the footage in.

We’ll also be dropping another massive gallery of pictures soon (when your internet has calmed down)

Standby!