Icicle Trophy – 2017

Coalhouse Fort RYC will be hosting the annual Icicle Trophy on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at their Coalhouse Fort, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB.Icicle Trophy2017 Please take car driving through the village and park on the grass on the left side opposite the car park.

This event is open to all MYA Members with a certified IOM boat, and where possible members are requested to use the MYA Online Entry Form. Otherwise please email John Newton (secretary@coalhousefortryc.com) and Geoff Appleton (geoff.apples@blueyonder.co.uk) ensuring you include, Name; Sail No; MYA No.; Club; Frequency; Hull Type and Emergency Contact name and Number.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45 am with the first race shortly after. The final race will be decided on the day dependent on the prevailing conditions.

The MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and competitors are reminded the MYA implements the RYA Racing Charter

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Eastern District AGM

It was a pleasure to have a district AGM yesterday at Alton Water and have an attendance that went into double figures. We again have a full committee, welcome to Geoff Appleton as new Chairman, Malcolm Button returning as Vice-Chairman, Glenn Meekcoms as new District Councillor and Vinnie Zammit taking over as Racing Secretary from Henry Farley. Vinnie has at last enabled Henry to relax a bit more after all the years of sterling work he has put into the Eastern District.

Brief by Malcolm Schaffer –

There was some clubs who were notable by their absence, but it was good to see representatives from a number of Eastern District Clubs, including:-

Alton Water Radio Sailing Club; Cambridge; Coalhouse Fort; Harwich & Dovercourt; Huntingdon; Lee Valley; Norwich; Southend; Woodbridge.

Minutes of the AGM will be posted later.

 

 

Eastern District Facebook Group

The MYA Eastern District has created a closed Facebook group to enable MYA members of the Eastern District to chat and comment on issues within the district.

Please click on the link below to access and request access if you are a member of a MYA Eastern District Club.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/125570064780981/

There is also an Eastern District Facebook Page which is a public page which can also be accessed.

Eastern District IOM Championship Series

Following Round 6 of the Eastern District IOM Championship hosted by Coalhouse Fort RYC on Sunday 29th October 2017, please find below the updated positions.

Although six events were scheduled, due to various reasons only four were completed and as such the best three were counted as per the rules.

Therefore, congratulations to Colin Goodman as the overall winner with a 100% score, on 300 points, with Vernon Appleton second on 272 points and David Hope third on 233 points.

Pos. SKIPPER CLUB EDCS 1 EDCS 2 EDCS 3 EDCS 4 EDCS 5 EDCS 6 BEST 3
1 Colin Goodman Coalhouse Fort 100 0 100 0 0 100 300
2 Vernon Appleton Coalhouse Fort 93 0 89 0 0 90 272
3 David Hope Chelmsford 85 0 78 0 0 70 233
4 Graham Bartholomew Coalhouse Fort 63 0 66 0 0 50 179
5 Rick Buxton Harwich & Dovercourt 55 0 44 0 64 0 163
6 Mark Dennis Chelmsford 80 0 0 0 0 80 160
7 Glenn Meekcoms Southend MBC 0 0 55 0 0 55 110
8 Alf Reynolds Chelmsford 33 0 21 0 55 0 109
9 Mark Holt Norwich 0 0 0 0 100 0 100
10 John Hanton Norwich 0 0 0 0 91 0 91
11 Vinnie Zammit Norwich 0 0 0 0 82 0 82
12 Malcolm Harris Chelmsford 78 0 0 0 0 0 78
13 Keith Whiddett Broads 0 0 0 0 73 0 73
14 Phil Newman Chelmsford 70 0 0 0 0 0 70
15 David Perkins Cambridgeshire 0 0 0 0 0 60 60
16 Andy Seymour Southend MBC 10 0 0 0 0 40 50
17 Chris Esdale-Pearson Harwich & Dovercourt 48 0 0 0 0 0 48
18 Geoff Josey Broads 0 0 0 0 46 0 46
19 Roy Joslin Chelmsford 40 0 0 0 0 0 40
20 Alan Bright Broads 0 0 0 0 37 0 37
21 Angela Mears Southend MBC 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
22 Jim La Roche Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 30 30
23 Eric Curtis Norwich 0 0 0 0 28 0 28
24 Charles Clark Chelmsford 25 0 0 0 0 0 25
25 Stuart Jessop Cambridgeshire 0 0 0 0 0 20 20
26 Michael Howard Broads 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
27 Lawrence Crispin Chelmsford 18 0 0 0 0 0 18
28 Robert Fawbert Norwich 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
28 Harry Ellis Norwich 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
28 Terry Wright Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
31 John Newton Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Malcolm Schaffer Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 George Beacroft Chelmsford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 John Richmond Chelmsford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Phil Hulson Southend MYC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 John Lambert Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Terry Burton Broads 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Tony Garner Broads 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Geoff Appleton Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Henry Farley Lee Valley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Race Committee scores in RED

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the skippers who participated and the Clubs and their members who volunteered to host and manage each of the events. Let’s hope we see some more skippers taking part in more events in 2018 as it is a good opportunity to meet and sail against different skippers at different venues.

Thames Cup and EDCS 6

Sunday the 29th October 2017 saw Coalhouse Fort RYC host the Thames Cup and Round 6 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series.Coalhouse Fort Marks TC It initially was an overcast day with a good wind primarily from the North, and so Race Officer, John Newton, choose a windward/leeward course towards the north-middle of the lake, initially starting between marks D and 8; a beat to mark 5; downwind to mark 11; a beat back to 5; downwind to 11 and finish between marks D and 8. Part way through through the day the wind backed to North North West and so a minor change of course was set, starting between marks 7 and 8; a beat to mark 6; downwind to mark 11; back 6; downwind to 11 and finish between marks 7 and 8. Late in the day the wind veered back to the North and so the course was changed back to the original.

FXT22899It was a very good strong breeze from the North with skippers choosing to use No.1 Rigs initially, but as the day went on the wind backed to North North West and the strength increased, which Colin Goodman picked up on first and very quickly changed down to his No.2 Rig.

Others continued to struggle with their No.1 Rigs but soon followed FXT22884Colin’s lead, who had still managed to lead the fleet even on his No.2 Rig. However as the wind veered back to the Northerly direction it’s strength dropped and so various skippers changed back up to No.1 Rigs.

 

We welcomed two skippers from the Cambridge Club, David Perkins and Stuart JessopFXT22910 who were attending their first Eastern District IOM event, together with Terry Wright from Coalhouse Fort RYC. Two skippers retired towards the end of the day, namely Jim La Roche with a wet receiver and Stuart Jessup. Although there were various protests, fortunately these were all settled on the water and we thank competitors for this. However, one issue that was highlighted at one point was that some skippers were not completing their penalty turns correctly, although once pointed out this was corrected.

FXT22912The Race Officer started the day with one fleet of 13 skippers completing the first race followed by a short break to allow skippers to make some minor rig tuning. Following that, back-to-back races were completed allowing a longer break in between, to permit Rig and course changes as necessary. As a consequence a total of 18 races were completed, of which Colin Goodman took 15 wins, in his inimitable style.

Whilst Colin was out in front, there was some close racing between Vernon Appleton,FXT22883 Mark Dennis, Peter Crisp, David Hope and Dave Allinson. After 9 races, Vernon was second followed by Mark with Dave in fourth, but throughout the afternoon, Vernon maintained his consistency, while Mark struggled a bit as did Dave Allinson! This allowed Peter Crisp, who improved, to move up to fourth and David Hope fifth, demoting Dave Allinson to sixth.

There was some really good racing and we thank all skippers for their behaviour throughout the day. We would also like to thank Malcolm Schaffer, Glenn Meekcoms, Henry Farley and Geoff Appleton for their help during the event, all of whom helped to allow the event to take place in what we hope was a friendly but competitive manner.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 15.0
2 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 42.0
3 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 49.0
4 Peter Crisp 180 Chipstead SC Kantun S 65.0
5 David Hope 11 Chelmsford RYC Kantun 2 67.0
6 Dave Allinson 4 Chipstead SC Fractal 2 70.0
7 David Perkins 71 Cambridge BritPop 85.0
8 Graham Bartholomew 65 Coalhouse Fort RYC Wedgw 95.0
9 George Startup 72 Chipstead SC Fractal 2 130.0
10 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8 147.0
11 Jim La Roche 55 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 156.0
12 Stuart Jessop 66 Cambridge LintelMMX 172.0
13 Terry Wright 35 Coalhouse Fort RYC Kantun 181.0

Report and Results courtesy john Newton and Photos by Dave Sellens.

Eastern District AGM

Anybody who is planning on attending the Eastern District AGM on Saturday 4th November 2017, is invited by Alton Water Radio Sailing Club, to bring a boat along and join them on Saturday afternoon. So why not take the opportunity to sail at this new Eastern District venue if you have not already done so!

We look forward to seeing at least one Representative from each of the Eastern District clubs to get a representative view across the district.

Also, we are still looking for nominations for the Committee positions, especially from the clubs in the northern part of the district!!!

Thames Cup & EDCS 6 – Diversion

Please be advised that the Railway Crossing in East Tilbury is reported to be closed on Sunday 29th October 2017, so please follow the diversion or the information below:

At the mini- roundabout at the George & Dragon Pub, turn right along Muckingford Road and take the second turning on the left, into Blue Anchor Lane, bear left into Church Road, and follow this into Station Road which will eventually lead into East Tilbury village as normal.

Apologies for the inconvenience but this is beyond our control.

Hope Reach Trophy & 2002T 4

Due to a lack of support, only three entries to date, the Hope Reach Trophy and 2002T 4, scheduled to be run at Coalhouse Fort on Sunday 17th September 2017  has been cancelled.

It is disappointing that the 6M skippers felt unable to support this event, especially as Coalhouse Fort RYC do not sail 6M boats and only offered to host the event to provide support to the 6M Class.

Eastern District IOM Championship Series

Please find below, the latest positions in the Eastern District IOM Championship Series following the Norfolk Trophy and EDCS 5. As stated 2 rounds have been cancelled, but the final round is the Thames Trophy and EDCS 6 hosted by Coalhouse Fort RYC on Sunday 29th October 2017.

EDCS 2017 AFTER 3 ROUNDS WITH 2
CANCELLED
POSITION SKIPPER CLUB EDCS 1 EDCS 2 EDCS 3 EDCS 4 EDCS 5 BEST 3
1 Colin Goodman Coalhouse Fort 100 0 100 0 0 200
2 Vernon Appleton Coalhouse Fort 93 0 89 0 0 182
3 David Hope Chelmsford 85 0 78 0 0 163
3 Rick Buxton Harwich & Dovercourt 55 0 44 0 64 163
5 Graham Bartholomew Coalhouse Fort 63 0 66 0 0 129
6 Alf Reynolds Chelmsford 33 0 21 0 55 109
7 Mark Holt Norwich 0 0 0 0 100 100
8 John Hanton Norwich 0 0 0 0 91 91
9 Vinnie Zammit Norwich 0 0 0 0 82 82
10 Malcolm Harris Chelmsford 78 0 0 0 0 78
11 Keith Whiddett Broads 0 0 0 0 73 73
12 Phil Newman Chelmsford 70 0 0 0 0 70
13 Glenn Meekcoms Southend MBC 0 0 55 0 0 55
14 Chris Esdale-Pearson Harwich & Dovercourt 48 0 0 0 0 48
15 Geoff Josey Broads 0 0 0 0 46 46
16 Roy Joslin Chelmsford 40 0 0 0 0 40
17 Alan Bright Broads 0 0 0 0 37 37
18 Angela Mears Southend MBC 0 0 33 0 0 33
19 Eric Curtis Norwich 0 0 0 0 28 28
20  Clark Chelmsford 25 0 0 0 0 25
21 Michael Howard Broads 0 0 0 0 19 19
22 Lawrence Crispin Chelmsford 18 0 0 0 0 18
23 Andy Seymour Southend MBC 10 0 0 0 0 10
23 Robert Fawbert Norwich 0 0 10 0 0 10
23 Harry Ellis Norwich 0 0 0 0 10 10
26 Mark Dennis Chelmsford 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 George Beacroft Chelmsford 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 John Richmond Chelmsford 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 John Newton Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Phil Hulson Southend MYC 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 John Lambert Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Malcolm Schaffer Coalhouse Fort 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Terry Burton Broads 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Tony Garner Broads 0 0 0 0 0 0

Norfolk Trophy & EDCS 5

Sadly there were only eleven entries for the Norfolk Trophy and Round 5 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series, this year with only one – Alf Reynolds – coming from outside the county. However this didn’t stop those present from enjoying a very good days racing in a fresh breeze from the south west.

Race officer, Terry Burton, set a course with a mark to port of the windward mark which served as one of the finishing marks and to separate the incoming boats from those heading to the wing mark or back to the leeward gate. Tony Garner was his assistant and scorer.

Things were made interesting before the start when Eric’s boat decided to drop its fin and ballast about 50 yards off shore. Fortunately fellow club member Keith came to the rescue by lending him a boat for the day.

The racing was good in spite of the variable and shifting breeze and conducted in the right spirit with penalties being taken as required, usually without having to be called. Mark Holt showed his ability to deal well with the tricky conditions by running out as a fairly comfortable winner. John Hanton was second and only one point behind was Vinnie Zammit in third place. The full results are shown below. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Terry and Tony for taking charge on the day and all those sailors who took part for their support.

Results:

Pos. Competitor Sail No. Club Hull MYA No. Score
1. Mark Holt 40 Norwich MYC Vision 704 20
2. John Hanton 47 Norwich MYC Corbie 3184 27
3. Vinnie Zammitt 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 2310 28
4. Keith Widdett 56 Broads RYC BritPop 2544 54
5. Rick Buxton 41 Norwich MYC Vision 1443 60
6. Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 889 67
7. Geoff Josey 0 Broads RYC Widget 3137 77
8. Alan Bright 10 Broads RYC Goth Evo 3 81 99
9. Eric Curtis 156 Norwich MYC TNT 3467 128
10. Michael Howard 31 Broads RYC Italiko 2604 138
11. Harry Ellis 12 Norwich MYC BritPop 2216 156

Report and Results courtesy of Peter Sutton