When we said that Frank Russell's six metre design was receiving it's finishing touches we were not quite sure what that would mean in terms of timescale to completion and release to the wider world.
Well we have not been kept waiting! Frank now has his Cerebus six metre plan available to download from his website here http://www.frankrusselldesign.com/plans/.
It looks relatively conventional, relying on detail, as do most metre designs these days, in order to achieve it's goals. It displaces a design weight of 11.75 Kg and will provide a refreshing alternative to the established designs out there.
The prolific Australian model yacht designer Frank Russell has announced that he has a new RC Six Metre design under development for the UK market. Frank has produced many designs in almost all the recognised classes including A, 10R, M, and IOM so it's fitting that he should be interested in this longstanding development class.
The design is at the 'finishing touches' stage so we anticipate it will be published later this year. Should be worth the wait.
The lines images below gives a flavour of the project:
A reminder that the first open event of the year takes place this coming Sunday, 10th February at Bournville. It is the first meeting in the Midland Region 6mR champion skipper series, but is open to all-comers to sail in, not just midland club members. Lets get the season off to a good start!
If you haven't already entered then you should go to the MYA website and enter there. The weather/wind forecast is very promising.
Someone's been busy over the past months. A new Six Metre made it's maiden voyage this week as Paul Risdale launched his latest creation at Two Islands, a 'Sisken' design from the Lewis stable, wooden planked with aluminium spars.
Paul reports that it 'seemed reasonably well balanced so the mast is in the right place.
A gentle breeze with few gusts but the gusts just heeled the boat – no great changes in course.
The rudder is very powerful – I need to reduce the throw or make a smaller rudder.
It tacked cleanly (they always do when you are not in a race....)'.
Nice work Paul. We look forward to seeing it racing soon.
A reminder that the open meeting for the Sextant Trophy as part of the third and final round of the 2002 Trophy series takes place this coming Sunday, 4th November at Lee Valley MYC.
The first race will start at 9.45am. It's a wet launch so don't forget your wellies or waders.
Event entry is £3.50, Parking for the day is £2.50
Details on how to find the lake at:
Fleetwood MY&PBC is pleased to announce that it will be holding an Open Meeting for all Radio 6mRs to take place over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April, 2019 at one of the premier model yachting venues in the country, enjoying a large area of water with open aspects and 360 degree access providing skippers with the opportunity to stretch the 'legs' of their Six Metres.
There will be an informal, optional gathering on the Saturday afternoon for some tuning, practice and informal races to familiarise skippers with the venue and conditions followed by a social get together on Saturday evening at a local hostelry.
Sunday will commence with a skippers briefing which is anticipated to be at 10.15am, followed by the first race of the open meeting proper. More details will be provided in due course.
The top three were:
!st Rococo Mark Dicks Clapham
2nd Ravenna Shaun Holbeche Fleetwood
3rd Ravenna John Burgoine Birmingham
Reports and pictures will follow as they become available.
Here is the revised NoR with the correct entry fee for the 2018 Nationals at what promises to be two days of great sailing. Get your entry in!
Yes it's time for the Nationals again, the opportunity for all 6M owners of all abilities to be a part of the biggest and best 6M racing of the year. Sail against other club members from around the country, the same sort of people you race against on a regular basis but just more of them, in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry over two days rather than a few hours.
Bournville always host a good event so get your entry in for the Nationals on the 1st and 2nd of September at Bournville, Birmingham via the MYA site or email BVilleEvents at outlook.com and make the most of owning your 6M. It's your event, don't miss it!