The calendar for 2021 is now on the website. It is incomplete at present as we await firm details from some clubs.
It is of course subject to restrictions and regulations relating to covid-19. The first open of the year has already fallen but hopefully prospects will improve the further into the year we proceed. Cross fingers!
I have recently received a note from Clive Cooper who is the Club Captain for the Springbok Model Boat Club based near the Surrey/Sussex border south of Guildford.
He tells me that Springbok is more a recreational boating club than a racing one but do have fleets of IOM, 65 and 95’s. Of greater interest though is:
'A number of our members have developed an interest in the 6M and we currently have 4 in the club. We meet every week but once a month we will have a scale sail day where we could do some informal racing if we have sufficient interest. More information on the club is on our website:'
It's always good to hear of a club taking up the class and it seems they have made a good start getting a fleet up and sailing. We would love to see them participate away from home and pay them a visit to their waters too! We wish them all the best.
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.