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) Change of plan!

Hog Roast & the Presidents Quiz, here…

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:

Seeding Fleets @ 22.08.18

 

 

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

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!

Vane A-Class Championships Final Report

Final report has been posted on Yachts & Yachting by John Taylor, check it out here

And another reminder about Mike Parkington’s epic flickr gallary here:

Updated with this fine report from Peter Whiteside:

Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club hosted the MYA National Championships for Vane-steered “A” Class Yachts from Sunday 30th July to Friday 4th August 2017 ( inclusive). These yachts are up to 8 feet long and 9 feet tall and do not have radio control. Competitors came from all over the UK, including Birkenhead, Clapham, Leeds and Bradford, Gosport, four yachts from Fleetwood and also one from Holland. There was plenty of exciting racing in the strong wind conditions.
Championship winners were Fleetwood Club members, David & Robert Bell, sailing “Pegasus”. This was David’s third consecutive win of this event for the “Scrutton Cup”. They also won the “Jonnies Cup” for the highest number of wins sailing to windward.
In second place were Fleetwood Club members Peter Whiteside and Eddie Greenwood, sailing “Blue Note”. They were awarded the “Little Portugal Cup” for being the highest placed competitors who have not previously won the “Scrutton Cup”.
In third place were Martin Roberts and Bernie MacNulty of the Birkenhead Club, sailing “Yellow Peril”. They also won the “Wing & Wing Cup” for the highest number of down-wind races.
The above three yachts were all designed by Fleetwood Club member, John Simpson.
The Fleetwood Club also won the team event for the “Neptune Trophy”, the team of three yachts consisting of “Pegasus”, “Blue Note” and “Dilligaff”, the latter yacht sailed by Robert and Tomas Walsh.
The Denis Lippett Trophy, for the most improved junior competitor, was awarded to Amber Geldard, sailing “Syana” with her father, David, representing the Leeds & Bradford Club.
The mid-week Knock-Out competition for the magnificent 90 year old “Yachting Monthly Cup” was won by the Wyeth family, consisting of grandfather Graham, son Shaun and grandson Louis, sailing “Carbon Copy”.
The Race Officer was Model Yachting Association and Fleetwood Club President, Derek Priestley, himself several times winner of the above trophies and also a World Champion in Radio Controlled “A” Class yachts.
Eric Watkinson was the Scorer, and Line Judges and Starters John Plant, Brian Carruthers, Trevor Bell  and David Rose.
Regards,
Peter L. Whiteside,
Vane-steered Yachts Fleet Captain

Overall Results:

  • 1st David / Robert Bell, 83pts
  • 2nd Peter Whiteside / Eddie Greenwood, 73pts
  • 3rd Martin Roberts / Bernie McNulty, 68pts
  • 4th Shawn, Lewis, Graham Wyeth, 66pts
  • 5th Arjan Van Der Cidel, 63pts
  • 6th David / Amber Geldard, 58pts
  • 7th Peter Fothergill / Andy Fernie, 50pts
  • 8th Robert / Thomas Walsh, 48pts
  • 9th Damian Ackroyd, 46pts
  • 10th John Taylor, 43pts
  • 11th Anthony Warren / Lester Gilbert, 35pts
  • 12th Rob / CJ Vice, 24pts

Day 4 Vane A-Class Championships

The weather conditions were a big test today as the wind gusted up to 35mph at times. All skippers selected there smaller sails because of the wind conditions. Only 4 heats were completed but to the skippers credit, only minor damage was done during todays racing. Its left some skippers having to complete some re-sails tomorrow. Overall there is no change at the top with David / Robert Bell, Martin Roberts / Bernie McNulty, Peter Whiteside and the Wyeth family all taking most of the points on offer.

Tomorrow is the final day with it all to play for.

Reportage & Photography: John Taylor

Day 3 Vane A-Class Championships

Yachting Monthly Cup

A variable medium strength southerly breeze were the conditions for the A-Class fleet today. Between the showers the skippers sailed in this knockout competition which is separate to the main event of the week. In the first round all skippers found themselves in groups of 3. Therefore, after sailing against each other twice the top 2 skippers with the most points, from their group carried on to the next round. The bottom boats would then finish for the day, which was me included. The following rounds would be purely a knockout competition. Drawn out of a hat each skipper would be paired off, sailing the best from 3 races. If after two beats the scores were tied, then the decider would be resolved from the running leg up the lake.

Knockout phase highlights

Most notable performance of the day came from Eddie Greenwood (Sail no 01). Perhaps the most senior skipper competing this week, who reached the semi-finals of this competition. Eddie started sailing in this regatta in the 1950’s and his experience of the lake, was too much for some skippers. Additionally, Amber Geldard one of the youngest competitors sailing this week, was faced with a difficult scenario when her skipper / father David Geldard, (Sail no 94) managed to mistakenly send his yacht to the top bank. Amber managed to re-trim her fathers boat, under pressure from her close competitor and win the points and send them both into the next round.

The Final

David / Robert Bell (Sail no 26) and Shawn / Lewis Wyeth (Sail no 99) competed in the final. After one win each the race was decided on the run. After a close race Shawn / Lewis Wyeth came out winners and have claimed the Yachting Monthly Cup 2017.

Reportage & Photography: John Taylor