Smartwinch UK has an announcement regarding 12.7mm carbon groovy masts. Take a look in the 'Suppliers' section for details.
A weather warning regarding round 1 of the MD Champion Skipper series at Bournville.
In light of the upcoming storm that is forecast over the weekend Bournville club officials are monitoring forecasts with the intention of declaring on Friday night whether the event will take place. Those who have entered will be contacted directly.
If it is postponed the most likely date for rearranging the event would be on the 22nd March.
Webmaster comments: Bournville benefits from some shelter from all the housing and trees around the lake. There is, as always, some differences between forecasts regarding wind strengths and gusts, so there might still be some sailing but it's not looking good.
At has at least spurred me to check out my B and C suits.
The SW District Championship has changed dates from May to July. It will still take place at the Dartmoor Club but will be on the 11th and 12th of July.
A reminder that this open event for all 6mR owners is taking place this coming Sunday 9th February as the first of four rounds of the Champion Skipper series.
Entries are via the MYA entry system on the main MYA calendar.
A reminder that Lee Valley MYC are hosting their open meeting at Lee Valley Country Park at Clayton Hill, Nazeing this Sunday 27th October 2019. This is the final Six Metre open meeting of the year and is also the final round of the 2002 Trophy so get your entry in so that the organisers can prepare.
The Notice of Race for the upcoming Sextant Trophy and final round of the 2002 Trophy is now in the Competitions section of this website. Get your entry in soon for the final open event of the year!
A reminder that round 4 of the champion skipper series for 6m takes place at Bournville on Sunday 6th October. This event is a meeting open to all 6m skippers though only club members from the Midland district qualify for the Champion Skipper competition.
Graham Bantock rolled back the clock this weekend to win the 2019 Nationals held at Dartmoor MBC in convincing style with a blend of boatspeed and tactics that could not be matched. Second was Shaun Holbeche with Richard Wills third. A report and pictures will follow in due course.
Just a reminder that it's the weekend of the 6m National Championship over the course of Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th August, being held at Dartmoor Model Boat at Shaugh Lake near Cadover Bridge.
There are 17 entries to date and a late entry can still be made! If you can't sail it will still be a good watch. See their website for all the details.
Just a reminder that the Open Meeting at Fleetwood takes place this coming Sunday.
The venue offers the chance to sail at a more open water than many other six metre fleets sail at with the opportunity to sail longer legs and enjoy the full potential of the six metre design. The aim of the meeting is to get boats on the water, including any that have languished in the garage, shed or wherever. So long as it's a six metre then it's eligible.
At our April meeting this year the visitors enjoyed the lake and the conditions so much they wanted a rerun. At the moment the weather forecast is very favourable with good top suit wind strength forecast down the length of the lake, so get your entry in and enjoy a friendly but competitive days sailing as a prelude to the National Championships in September.
Entry can be made via the MYA entry system or directly to Shaun Holbeche via email ( see the Notice of Race). The Notice of Race is on the MYA website or the Fleetwood MY&PBC website.