The Notice of Race for the upcoming Sextant Trohy 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 once again win the t 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.
Just a reminder that the Tomlinson Vase open meeting is coming up this Saturday 29th June at the H&D club waters. This meeting is also round 2 of the Eastern District 2002 Trophy for 6 metres.
Get your entry in soon via the MYA entry system, where you can also find the Notice of Race.
Fleetwood MY&PBC are pleased to announce that they will be holding a 6mR Open Meeting on Sunday 25th August 2019. This event does not appear in the MYA events listings but has been encouraged following the response of participants to the April event at the club.
It will take the form of a one day meeting to be held at the club waters with plenty of racing on the day at one of the premier venues in the country, providing the opportunity for a shakedown prior to the 6mR Nationals
More details will follow in due course.
Harwich & Dovercourt club have changed the date of The Tomlinson Vase and Eastern District Championship to be held at their water. It will now take place on Saturday 29th of June, rather than Sunday 30th June as previously published. An NOR will appear shortly.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Nationals at Dartmoor in September. The NOR and Entry system can be found on the MYA website via the news or calendar sections.
Fleetwood is pleased to welcome one of its members into the 6mR fleet. Mike and Sue Parkington actively travel and sail various other classes of radio yachts including RG65, Dragonforce/Flite, IOM and more but Mike has hankered after something that reflects his full-size small keel boat experience.
Mike and Sue came to watch the recent Fleetwood open meeting and were attracted by what they saw, resulting in Mike acquiring GBR 1098, a Rococo, from Stephen Hodgkinson who in turn is about to launch a new Romanza.
We look forward to seeing both boats on the water this summer.