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!
The great and good of the Eastern District have studied the moon, the stars and their pocket watches and decided to make the 4th of November the new date for sailing the Sextant Trophy which will also encompass round three of the 2002 Trophy.
So make a note in your diaries and we look forward to a weed free and potentially lively day of sailing at the Lee Valley waters.
Although I'm sure most of us have been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having it has also provided excellent conditions for the growth of our old friend, WEED.
Lee Valley has quickly developed a weed problem which means that the Sextant Trophy has therefore been POSTPONED until later in the year when the weed will have died back. This is anticipated to be in October, when it is hoped that the event will take place and will be publicised again. A decision regarding the way forward for the 2002 Trophy will also be decided shortly.
A report and results can now be found on this site in the Competitions/Results section . Competitors were treated to great winds and weather and close racing. See who got in front.