Competitors from Gosport, Hampton Court, Leeds & Bradford, Llandudno and the the host club, Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club took part in the Model Yachting Association’s National Championships for vane-steered “Marblehead” Class yachts, over the weekend 28th & 29th October, at Fleetwood Model Yacht Lake on Laidleys Walk.
There was lots of silverware up for grabs. Highest placed competitors on the Saturday were Robert and Alan Bell sailing for Fleetwood, and received the Northern District Championship Trophy. The following day Edward Greenwood and Bob Jolly from Fleetwood Club were top scorers and received the Clapham Cup. They also received the Model Maker Trophy for the highest placed competitors who were not previous National Championship winners. The National Championship winners were decided by totalling the scores for the two days of racing. This gave a tie between Robert and Alan Bell on equal points with Peter Whiteside and Tony Wilson, also of the Fleetwood Club. After a sail-off, Alan and Robert were the winners and received the National Championship Trophy plus the Commodore’s Cup. Highest placed Vintage yacht was sailed by Alan Oxlade of Gosport Club.
Tony’s report on Yachts & Yachting
Article on the Blackpool Gazette
Intrepid french photographer Erick Rossignol has sent in some great pictures and video from the recent Marblehead & 10R National Championships.
Massive gallery of pictures can be found here, David’s clearly chuffed with the photographs, Thanks Eric 🙂
Thanks to Fleetwood member Tony Wilson for this excellent video from Friday, Cheers mate 🙂
Here’s a summary of the reports posted on the Marblehead Class Association Website (i.e. from the horses mouth)
And here is a gallery of 42 images to round out the weekend Marblehead extravaganza:
The gory details are shown below but first we’d like to thank the following team for putting on such a great event:
- Derek Priestley
- Peter Baldwin
- Judith Baldwin
- Robert Owens
- Ken Crabtree
- Tim Lanigan
- Rick Ford
- Bob Jolly
- Paul Balcombe
- Garry Benson
- and Tommy (Three Pencils) Mills
Here are the results after round 15:
Morning all, for those not able to get on our twitter page here are the latest results after day 2…
Wind is looking ok today, 10 knots with a chance of hangovers early on.