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.
It's all systems go on the first weekend in May.
We have two open meetings to go to with the first being on Saturday 4th down at Dartmoor where they are holding the SW District Championship. It's a chance to sail at the venue for the National Championship in September on a water with open aspects.
Then on Sunday 5th we have the first round of the 2002 Trophy in the form of the Shearwater Trophy open meeting at the Broads club; an amiable venue and you can have a dinner at half time!
A good enjoyable sail is to be had whichever place you go to. Of course you could do both...........there is someone intending to do just that !
See the competitions tab for Notice of Race and enter on the MYA site or email direct.
The next open meeting on the calendar is fast approaching!
This will be the first radio 6mR open meeting be held at the Fleetwood lake and provides a great opportunity for skippers to enjoy sailing their six metres on a piece of water that allows boats to be put through their paces with longer tacks held and proper strategy and tactics to the fore.
The aim of the weekend is to get boats on the water and racing. If it's a Six Metre and it basically complies with the rules then we want it there! There will be participants present who can help with aspects of the rules and give advice regarding compliance. Get in contact with Shaun if you think you might want to enter but are unsure about your boat.
On Saturday there will be an optional practice/tuning session with the opportunity for some informal races too. In the evening we will be meeting up for a meal and socialising, anticipated to be at the fabled 'Mount'.
Sunday will be race day proper. Shaun Holbeche has details of discounted hotel accommodation that is available in Fleetwood if you want to do both days and/or not be travelling on Sunday morning.
Entry can be made via the MYA entry system here
Alternatively you can email Shaun Holbeche.
The Notice of Race can be found here
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.