DF95 Winter Series 2018 Event 1

 Saturday 20th January 2018
For many and various reasons a much depleted 95 Squadron braved the inclement weather and completed just six races over a testing course kindly set by Derek.
John Plant steered 67 to a well deserved overall victory with Michael Benson and Bob Jolly also taking some bullets. It was also good to see Russell back on the water and enjoying some good results.
Sadly, yours truly suffered an electrical failure which on a positive is better now than at the upcoming Travellers Series at Southport on the 3rd and 4th of February.
As per the norm, many thanks to Peter Jackson being RO for the day.
The next club racing is on Saturday17th February, 12 noon.
Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Club Captain


DF65 Winter Series 1

DF 65 Autumn/Winter Series 1

Jan 6th 2018

What a delight to have B rig conditions on a rain free day for a change, as that was what greeted us on arrival at the lake, for this the first event of the New Year. Although it was spoilt for some with breakdowns, namely: – Garry-rudder failure late on, Mike-winch failure late on, and Ken’s winch which failed prior to us getting under way, so he took out the club boat, but that let him down later on with a faulty switch.

For the rest of us, it was a day of great racing and some close finishes, on a triangular course which was set. We completed 10 races at a leisurely pace, and decided that was enough as the temperature really dropped late in the day.

Tony appeared just after the lunch break to take a few photos, and was persuaded to join in for a few races, taking over Bob’s boat, he actually won the final race of the day, so hopefully he has the bug again for the 65, and will become a regular on Saturdays.

On the whole, the new format for Saturdays, was a great success, and should work well for the Dragons, with the 95 up next on 20th Jan.

Tim was once again top of the tree with 5 bullets and 3 seconds in the day, followed by Uncle Derek and Chris.

Thanks goes to Peter for doing the scoring duties.

And a special mention to Garry for contributing B rig, sail bag and servos for the club boat.

Bob Jolly

65 Class Captain

The Club DF65 is ready

As you may or may not be aware we’ve been running a little project to get a Club DF65 together for new skippers, friends and family to try out. The boat, rigs, paint job, sails, electronics and transmitter muff have all been kindly donated by our members. Top effort all round.

The boat is available in the New Year via Bob Jolly our DF65 Captain. Drop Bob an email or drop us a message through the contact form.

One last thing, it needs a name, Poll is open for one week, anyone can vote, have at it:



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:

Confirmed Entry List @ 19.03.18

Total Entries to Date : 83
Confirmed : 59

  • 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
  • Gordon Rae, Greenock MBYC
  • 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
  • Darin Ballington, Manor Park RSC
  • Bob Conner, Woodspring
  • Keith Edgar, Bideford & District
  • John Owens, Aberdeen MYC
  • Lawrence Drennan, Birkenhead
  • Neil Thornton, Scarborough
  • Ian Dundas, Aberdeen
  • David Allinson, Chipstead
  • John Cleave, Ryde
  • Nigel Brown, Gosport
  • David Alston, Bournville
  • David Kerridge, Harwich & Dovercourt
  • Colin Aldred, Scarborough Model Yacht Club
  • James Edwards, Yeovil
  • Tony Edwards, Yeovil
  • Brian Summers, Tayside
  • Alan Watkinson, Birkenhead
  • Nicky Ennion, Harwich & Dovercourt
  • Richard Ennos, Levenhall
  • David Abbott, Norwich
  • Garry Benson, Fleetwood
  • Melissa Raine, Newquay RSC
  • Robert Wilson, Leicestershire RYC
  • David Stewart, Tayside
  • Scarlett Raine, Newquay RSC
  • Richard Aucott, Sedgemoor
  • David Hope, CRYC
  • Colin Walton, Manor Park
  • Graham Whalley, Manor Park
  • Pete Smith, Poole
  • Trevor Binks, Eastbourne
  • Emilio Gonzalez Oses, Birkenhead
  • Gordon Allison, Ayr Bay
  • Shaun Priestley, Fleetwood
  • Phil Holliday, Datchet
  • Tim Lanigan, Fleetwood
  • Graham Bantock, Chelmsford
  • John Taylor, Cotswold
  • Craig Raistrick, Rotherham
  • Shaun Holbeche, Fleetwood