Sextant Trophy and 2002T 3

Lee Valley MYC will be hosting the Sextant Trophy and 2002T 3 on Sunday 16th JulySextant Trophy 2017 at their Clayton Hill Country Park, Lower Nazeing, Broxbourne, EN9 2HX.

The event is open to all MYA members with a certified 6M boat. Please use the MYA online entry form if possible or email Henry Farley (henry.farley@ntlworld.com). Please include all details, Sail No.; MYA No.; Club; Hull type; Frequency and Emergency Contact name and number. Entry closes 14th July 2017.

MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and competitors are reminded that they are required to maintain their boat in Class. Competitors should note that they will be required to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

IOM Ranking 4 (18/06/2017)

Following round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series the previous day, round 4 took place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at Coalhouse Fort RYC under very similar conditions, except the temperature seemed slightly higher. Apart from that, the wind direction and strength yet again were a major factor on the days racing, creating major problems for both the Race Officer, Geoff Appleton and all the competitors.DSC_5050

Based on representation by the MYA Race Officer following discussions with the competitors and the Race Team, it was agreed that the event would be run with two heats, at least initially for the seeding races. Assuming these went OK the event as a whole would run with two heats, which actually happened.

DSC_5043As per the previous day, the temperature and changeable wind conditions caused some frustration amongst the competitors, but overall everybody was well behaved and the race team would like to thank everybody for their understanding with the decisions that needed to be taken. AT one point a sea breeze could be seen approaching the venue and so a decision was take to delay the start of the next race, which was explained to the competitors. Throughout the day there were many course changes which entailed moving from one end of the lake to the other and back again. But even this did not prevent changes in wind strength and direction during a race creating difficulties and frustration for competitors.

There was a protest/request for redress regarding the same incident, with the protest being dismissed and the request for redress being upheld.

Yet again, the top skippers showed their experience under very trying conditions, but it was Rob Walsh and Colin Goodman who were the obvious contenders with Rob eventually taking the win and Colin second followed by Josh King in third.

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Results:

































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 12.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 2.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 10.0
3 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 3.0 8.0
4 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 23.0 2.0 7.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 7.0
5 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 33.0 6.0 12.0 10.0 4.0 10.0 3.0
6 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 33.0 4.0 10.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 16.0
7 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 34.0 3.0 16.0 26.0 1.0 9.0 5.0
8 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 37.0 5.0 9.0 7.0 15.0 19.0 1.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 40.0 1.0 17.0 20.0 2.0 16.0 4.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 41.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 13.0 17.0 25.0
11 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 41.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 11.0 9.0
12 Rob Vice 181 Clapham MYC BritPop 45.0 6.0 11.0 17.0 11.0 4.0 13.0
13 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 48.0 9.0 23.0 11.0 16.0 6.0 6.0
14 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 60.0 3.0 13.0 16.0 25.0 13.0 15.0
15 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 62.0 17.0 20.0 14.0 5.0 12.0 14.0
16 George Beacroft 15 Chelmsford RYC Vision 62.0 14.0 25.0 13.0 10.0 8.0 17.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V 66.0 7.0 14.0 6.0 17.0 26.0 22.0
18 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 73.0 15.0 2.0 15.0 23.0 20.0 21.0
19 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 74.0 11.0 28.0 12.0 18.0 22.0 11.0
20 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 77.0 10.0 4.0 18.0 26.0 19.0 26.0
21 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 83.0 8.0 15.0 22.0 19.0 23.0 19.0
22 Peter Crisp 180 Chipstead SC Kantun S 89.0 9.0 26.0 25.0 14.0 15.0 30.0
23 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 96.0 8.0 18.0 28.0 30.0 32.0 12.0
24 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 96.0 17.0 32.0 19.0 28.0 14.0 18.0
25 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 96.0 11.0 21.0 21.0 22.0 21.0 23.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 100.0 10.0 19.0 30.0 20.0 24.0 27.0
27 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 108.0 13.0 22.0 29.0 24.0 29.0 20.0
28 Cameron Vice 194 Guilford MYC Greyhound Mk 2 114.0 14.0 29.0 24.0 27.0 25.0 24.0
29 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 115.0 12.0 27.0 27.0 21.0 28.0 29.0
30 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 13.0 30.0 23.0 31.0 27.0 28.0
31 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 126.0 12.0 24.0 31.0 29.0 30.0 31.0

Thanks to all competitors and members of Coalhouse Fort RYC for their fortitude on another difficult day with difficult decisions having to be made.

Report courtesy John newton and photos Dave Sellens.

IOM Ranking 3 (17/06/2017)

Saturday 17th June 2017 saw some 33 skippers arrive at Coalhouse Fort RYC for Round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series. The forecast for the day was very high temperatures and little or no wind from a westerly direction – not good.DSC_5015

Based on the number of competitors, the forecast prevailing conditions, and local knowledge, Race Officer Geoff Appleton decided to run three heats. And so with a wind that was constantly changing both in strength and direction, even during a race, racing got underway. The changing conditions not only made it extremely difficult to set a fair course, but also made it a challenge for the competitors in trying to find the wind.At times the wind would go from a good breeze to very little and even change direction during a race and so at times it was a lottery if a skipper was in the right place at the right time. Obviously with these conditions and the very high temperatures, clearly some people became quite frustrated but overall most competitors accepted the situation and got on with their racing.

DSC_5001Despite the conditions and frustrations there were only two protests were received one of which was a request for redress which was denied by the Protest Committee. The other in race 4, was based on a starboard boat having to take avoiding action on a Port boat, with the Port boat failing to take a penalty turn – the protest being upheld and the Port boat being disqualified.

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From the start it became quite obvious it was going to be close and the eventual winner would be decided between, Peter Stollery, Colin Goodman, Tony Edwards and Rob Walsh. In fact going into the last race their were three skippers on 9 points, namely Peter, Colin and Rob. Because of the conditions, the last race of the day was very tight on the time limit and as a consequence, at the request of the majority of the ‘A’ heat skippers, the final ‘A’ heat was shortened to a one lap, which proved to be significant in defining the final positions. DSC_5011

  Results:


































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Peter Stollery 39 Guilford MYC BritPop 12.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 8.0 3.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 7.0 6.0 5.0
3 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 15.0 2.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
4 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 15.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 3.0 6.0
5 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 3.0 5.0 10.0 3.0 7.0 1.0
6 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 21.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
7 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 22.0 2.0 10.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 12.0
8 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 28.0 3.0 6.0 13.0 8.0 4.0 7.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 36.0 4.0 8.0 5.0 9.0 11.0 10.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 45.0 8.0 15.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.0
11 Chris Harris 22 Windrush ODD 54.0 3.0 13.0 11.0 19.0 27.0 8.0
12 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 55.0 1.0 11.0 17.0 14.0 12.0 20.0
13 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC V10 56.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 34.0 18.0 16.0
14 Ken Binks 83 Eastbourne BritPop 65.0 6.0 23.0 15.0 12.0 14.0 18.0
15 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 65.0 4.0 18.0 12.0 17.0 14.0 19.0
16 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 68.0 4.0 14.0 20.0 22.0 16.0 14.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V9 75.0 6.0 21.0 14.0 21.0 17.0 17.0
18 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 76.0 7.0 32.0 26.0 18.0 10.0 15.0
19 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 80.0 10.0 19.0 23.0 30.0 15.0 13.0
20 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 83.0 5.0 17.0 16.0 20.0 25.0 28.0
21 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 85.0 8.0 26.0 25.0 11.0 19.0 22.0
22 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 86.0 7.0 12.0 19.0 33.0 24.0 24.0
23 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 90.0 10.0 31.0 33.0 16.0 22.0 11.0
24 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 91.0 11.0 27.0 18.0 15.0 20.0 33.0
25 Peter Crisp 80 Chipstead SC Kantun S 96.0 9.0 16.0 21.0 29.0 30.0 21.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 101.0 9.0 23.0 29.0 23.0 21.0 25.0
27 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 104.0 5.0 20.0 27.0 25.0 31.0 27.0
28 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 107.0 7.0 29.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 31.0
29 Austin Guerrier 28 Datchet Water V10 111.0 8.0 25.0 30.0 26.0 26.0 26.0
30 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 114.0 10.0 24.0 22.0 31.0 29.0 29.0
31 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 11.0 33.0 28.0 27.0 32.0 23.0
32 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 127.0 11.0 30.0 31.0 28.0 28.0 30.0
33 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8 133.0 9.0 28.0 32.0 32.0 33.0 32.0

The Race Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the competitors for their understanding of the decisions taken under the difficult conditions that prevailed and to thank all the Coalhouse Fort RYC members who assisted throughout the day.

Report courtesy John Newton and photos Dave Sellens

Henry Johnson Memorial Trophy 2017

Today
at Lee Valley’s Clayton Hill venue the wind was about as good as it gets.
More or less straight down the lake from the far end and of good top suit
strength with the usual gusts and shifts and holes and all the other things
that make sailing there a challenge.  A port rounding triangle and sausage
was used over most of the lake with separate start and finish lines part way up
the length.

We run in it what might be called the old fashioned club
way.  That is we take off a few skippers to run each race and give them a
suitable score for their efforts.  Normally we elect to make that score the
average of the scores collected when they are racing and we started that way
today.  However things took an awkward turn when the inverter driving the
computer gave up the ghost.  For manual scoring it is far simpler to give a
score of zero when the skipper is doing Race Committee duty and to ensure that
everyone gets an equal number of races doing so.

That was achieved (3 each)
despite a couple of the skippers having to leave early.
It was always a close
fought battle between the top three who usually occupied one of the top three
spots in each race but others made their mark from time to time. Notably Simon
Liddell with 3 wins and Rick Buxton with couple while Dave Allinson and I
had one each.
As is usual for this event, everyone behaved impeccably with
all incidents being sorted on the water.
We managed 20 races between 10
am  and 4 pm, giving us 3 discards in addition to 3 duty races, a lunch
break and a couple of tea breaks.

I dropped out of the racing to do the
scoring manually and keep it up to date leaving only discards to be totalled and
deducted to give the final scores. For simplicity I accepted a large score for
doing so.

Jean Tarling, Henry’s better half,  there to present the
prizes, thanked everyone for attending and keeping his memory alive.



Henry Johnson Memorial Trophy
2017

After 20 races with 3
discards

Position

Skipper

Sail

Club/City

Hull

Score

1

Mark
Dennis

19

Chelmsford

BritPop

14

2

George
Beacroft

15

Lee Valley

Vision

27

3

Barry
Raven

32

Chelmsford

BritPop

32

4

Dave
Allinson

4

Chipstead

Fractal 2

52

5

Rick
Buxton

41

Norwich

Vision

57

6

Simon
Liddel

68

Lee Valley

Cockatoo 08

64

7

John
Richmond

85

Chelmsford

MX14

67

8

Norman
Clarke

55

Lee Valley

Errica 2

71

9

Roy
Joslin

84

Chelmsford

Isis

71

10

Paul
Clayden

110

Lee Valley

Gadget

97

11

Cliff
Daniels

39

Lee Valley

Crossbow

110

12

Henry
Farley

97

Lee Valley

Italiko

135



Cheers
Henry Farley

Yare Cup & EDCS 2

Yare CupNorwich MYC will be hosting the Yare Cup and EDCS 2 on the revised date of Sunday 25th June 2017 at their Whitlingham Country Park, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR venue.

This event is open to all MYA members with a certified IOM boat. Members should use the MYA Online Entry form where possible or email Vinnie Zammit (vinnie.zammit@gmail.com). Please ensure you include all details such as Name; Sail No.; MYA No.; Hull type; Frequency and Emergency Contact name and number.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45am with the first race race shortly after at 10:00am. No race will start after 3:30pm and any race in progress at 4:00pm will be abandoned.

MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and members are reminded it is their responsibility to ensure their boat is in class and that they sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

Henry Johnson Memorial Trophy

On Sunday 11th June 2017, Lee Valley MYC will host the annual Henry Johnson MemorialHenry Johnson Trophy at their Clayton Hill Country Park, Nazeing, EN9 2HX venue.

This event is open to all MYA Members with a certified IOM boat. To enter, please email Henry Farley (henry.farley@ntlworld.com) as soon as possible – please include, Name; Sail No.; MYA No.; Frequency; Hull type and Emergency Contact name and number.

The skippers briefing will be at 09:45am with the first race shortly after. The last race will be decided on the day.

MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and competitors are reminded they are required to ensure their boat remains in class and that they will be required to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

 

 

PRACC Round 4

8 sailors from as many clubs across the country visited Norwich Model Yacht Club for round 4 of the PRAAC series on the 21st May. The sailors were greeted with sunshine and a light and sometimes moderate south westerly blowing across Whitlingham Broad.

Race officer for the day Duncan Ellis and his team got racing under way setting a starboard triangle course of 2 rounds followed by a beat to the finish.

The morning saw tight racing amongst the entire fleet with Bob Conner from Woodspring, Bernie Guest from the local Broads Radio Yacht Club, Dave Stewart from Ashton Quays and Bob Pearson from Gosport all winning races before the lunch break keeping the results tight for the afternoon racing. Mid-morning as the wind moved slightly more westerly the race team were able to change the course to a preferred port hand triangle course which stayed for the rest of the day.

The afternoon racing got underway and the race wins were shared by Conner, Stewart, Pearson again along with Damian Ackroyd from Leeds and Bradford and John White from Bideford.

Richard Aucott from Sedgemoor continued with his consistency posting several results in the top 3 throughout the day and Terry Connell from Eastbourne also showed good speed leading some of the racing in the afternoon and was unlucky not to take a race win.

With six sailors getting race wins through the day shows just how close the racing proved to be.

The wind started to drop at the end of the day so the race team shortened the length of the IMG_3027course for the final races before the wind disappeared completely.

So after a good days racing Bob Conner took the win on 30 points followed by Bernie Guest on 38 points with Dave Stewart and Richard Aucott tied on 40 points with Stewart’s race wins edging him ahead of Aucott in the final results.

Results:

Position Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Bob Connor 05 Woodspring Sweet 9 30.0
2 Bernie Guest 00 Broads   38.0
3 David Stewart 12 Ashton Quays The Minstrel 40.0
4 Richard Aucott 36 Sedgemoor MBC Sweet 9 40.0
5 Bob Pearson 140 Gosport MYBC Sweet 9 52.0
6 Damian Ackroyd 101 Leeds & Bradford Sir Percy 56.0
7 John White 18 Bideford Club Sword 60.0
8 Terry Connell 89 Eastbourne & DMYC Sweet 6 75.0

Report, Results and Photo courtesy Vinnie Zammit

Dragon Force 65 Eastern District Championship

18 skippers turned out for the inaugural running of this championship, hosted by the18422938_10155259000094400_1650074771849423272_o[1024] Southend club at the Coalhouse Fort lake. The early morning rain cleared before the start to leave a clear sky, although the variable strength WSW wind forced a slightly compromised course of 3 beats & 2 runs to be set. Despite the wind swinging more westerly at times, the course remained unchanged throughout the day.

Following the briefing, the fleet was divided into 2 heats and the racing continued at good pace all morning. The competition was close, with DF65 ED Championship atricky wind shifts causing moments of joy and despair as some tacked into a massive hole while others rode a huge lift to the windward mark. The last few meters often proved cruellest of all with several places being lost or gained right at the line. 5 races were completed before the lunch break at 1 PM, all won by the ever consistent Buzz Coleman.

Racing resumed at 1.30 with the wind now around 12 MPH and the occasional gust of up to 20MPH, fortunately, the sun warmed us enough to get striped off to tee shirts. The afternoon provided more close racing as a few of the early contenders faded whilst others found their stride. This closed the points table up considerably over the last 4 races, before looming black clouds suggested a prudent end toDF65 ED Championship b the days racing at 3.45.

It was encouraging seeing several new skippers entering their first open event & even more so to watch their performance improve as their confidence grew throughout the day. All our first timers said they had an enjoyable day, some even won prizes, with many commenting on the friendly atmosphere that the 65’s events always seem to produce. I think we even persuaded some to enter the nationals later in the year which cannot be a bad thing.

Buzz Coleman proved the class of the field, winning all but one of the races, but did give us mere mortals some hope by forgetting to switch his boat on before launching in one race. Dennis Graham took advantage of Buzz’s mistake to win that race & with it secured 2nd place overall by 1 point. Mark Hainsworth’s third place was well deserved for his consistency in his first open event, together with another first timer, Pete Mann, 3 points further back in 4th place, it looks like the Eastern District has some up & coming new talent in this class.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Buzz Coleman 12 Coalhouse Fort RYC 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2 Dennis Graham 23 Coalhouse Fort RYC 22.0 1.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 3.0 1.0 5.0
3 Mark Hainsworth 34 Alton Water RCSC 23.0 2.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 5.0 9.0 4.0 3.0
4 Peter Mann 67 Southend MBC 26.0 4.0 2.0 7.0 4.0 2.0 11.0 10.0 3.0 4.0
5 Brian Foskett 405 Southend MBC 32.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 9.0 15.0 17.0 5.0 5.0 2.0
6 Malcolm Schaffer 101 Coalhouse Fort RYC 36.0 6.0 3.0 8.0 12.0 12.0 4.0 6.0 2.0 7.0
7 Keith Gray 27 Coalhouse Fort RYC 48.0 8.0 15.0 6.0 7.0 11.0 2.0 8.0 15.0 6.0
8 Richard Williams 164 Alton Water RCSC 54.0 7.0 12.0 5.0 8.0 14.0 13.0 2.0 8.0 12.0
9 Lance Bennett 010 Southend MBC 55.0 5.0 13.0 15.0 11.0 3.0 3.0 11.0 13.0 9.0
10 John Moore 102 Southend MBC 60.0 4.0 11.0 10.0 10.0 5.0 8.0 14.0 12.0 19.0
11 John Lambert 877 Coalhouse Fort RYC 63.0 8.0 10.0 19.0 3.0 9.0 12.0 15.0 7.0 14.0
12 Mike Percival 159 Alton Water RCSC 63.0 7.0 9.0 12.0 13.0 16.0 9.0 12.0 6.0 8.0
13 Geoff Appleton 16 Coalhouse Fort RYC 65.0 3.0 8.0 16.0 16.0 8.0 15.0 7.0 12.0 12.0
14 Dave Bland 88 Coalhouse Fort RYC 67.0 5.0 14.0 11.0 6.0 7.0 10.0 16.0 14.0 17.0
15 Jim La Roche 90 Coalhouse Fort RYC 71.0 9.0 18.0 13.0 15.0 13.0 7.0 4.0 10.0 15.0
16 Jamie Cornwell-Stevens 700 Southend MBC 77.0 2.0 6.0 9.0 19.0 17.0 14.0 13.0 18.0 16.0
17 Chris Theodorou 873 Coalhouse Fort RYC 96.0 9.0 17.0 14.0 17.0 10.0 16.0 18.0 17.0 13.0
18 George Patten 95 Coalhouse Fort RYC 96.0 6.0 16.0 17.0 14.0 18.0 18.0 17.0 16.0 10.0

This was the Southend club’s first ever endeavour at running an open sailing event & we are indebted to the Coalhouse Fort club for the use of their water, along with the enormous amount of help and advice given, without which this event would not have been possible. Above all we would like to thank all the competitors for sailing in such good spirits and making the event so enjoyable.

Report courtesy of Glenn Meekcoms; Photos by Angela Mears and Julie Stevens; Results John Newton

On behalf of the Eastern District Committee, we would like to thank Southend MBC for managing their first open event. They are to be congratulated on the way they coped with the the build up and the event itself and this should encourage other clubs to consider running open similar events.