Rounds DF 3 and 4 of DF Travellers Trophy Series for DF65 & DF95 Boats

Coalhouse Fort RYC will be hosting Rounds 3 & 4 of the DF Travellers Series atDF Travellers Series - Round 3 and 4 their Coalhouse Fort, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8PB venue, on Saturday 17th March (DF65) and 18th March (DF95). Please drive safely through the village and park as requested on the grass in front of the Fort as directed.

This event is open to all MYA members with registered DF65 and DF95 boats. Please use the MYA Online Entry Form where possible, or email John Newton (newtoj46@uwclub.net) or Geoff Appleton (geoff.appleton@blueyonder.co.uk), indicating which event(s) you are entering Please make sure you include your name, MYA No.; Sail No(s); Frequency; emergency contact details and any health issues.

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

MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) and DF Class rules will be used. Skippers are reminded they are required to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

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Yare Cup

Norwich MYC will be hosting the Yare Cup for IOM Boats at their WhitlinghamYare Cup Country Park, Norwich NR14 8TR, venue on Sunday 4th March 2018.

This event is open to all MYA members with a certified boat. Please use the MYA Online Entry Form if possible, or email Vinnie Zammit (vinnie.zammit@gmail.com). Please ensure you include your Name, MYA No., Sail No., Frequency, Hull type, Boat No., and Emergency Contact details and any health issues.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45 with the first race shortly after at about 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 skippers are reminded that they will be required to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

Oliver Lee Trophy

Sunday the 7th January saw 17 skippers gather at Blackwater Sailing Club practice lake in Heybridge for one of the first open meetings of 2018.

Skippers travelled from as far away as Cambridge and Eastbourne to enjoy a day’s sailing under leaden skies and in the brisk breeze that made it feel like a below zero day.

The 10 local skippers welcomed the seven visitors and together they sailed the windward leeward course set by Graham and George Beacroft. Due to a constant wind the course remained throughout the day.

The host club provided the all officials enabling the event to be raced with one fleet. Lunchtime was embellished with homemade mince pies (Thanks Cath) and mulled wine to warm everyone.

After the 15 races the results showed that Colin Goodwin won the day for the fourth year in a row, with Graham Bantock and Trevor Binks level on 38 points, count back place Trevor 2nd .

The whole event was sailed with good humour and behaviour. Three boats had to retire with damage mainly due to the strong winds that also caused one competitor to change down to third suit for the latter part of the day.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull MYA No. Score
1 Colin Goodman 61 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Brit Pop 2209 18.0
2 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne & DMYC Brit Pop   38.0
3 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club AKZIOM 0909 38.0
4 Malcolm Harris  88 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Brit Pop 0887 50.0
5 Jim La Roche 55 Coalhouse Fort Brit Pop 3406 74.0
6 Nick Ennion 22 Harwich & Dovercourt MBC AKA 0700 79.0
7 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Brit Pop 1138 94.0
8 David Perkins 71 Cambridge Brit Pop 2257 99.0
9 Andy Seymour 85 Coalhouse Fort     132.0
10 Stuart Jessup 66 Cambridge Lintal MMX 2068 134.0
11 Dennis Graham 23 Coalhouse Fort Wedge 3076 136.0
12 David Hope 11 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Kantun2 3428 137.0
13 Gavin Print 27 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Cheinz   144.0
14 Bryan Southgate 13 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Arrival 2438 158.0
15 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Italico   160.0
16 Charles Clark 155 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club MX 7   190.0
17 Mike Palfrey 68 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club Vision 2782 228.0

Report and Results courtesy of John Richmond.

Belton Trophy & EDCS 1

Chelmsford RYC will be hosting the Belton Trophy and round 1 of the EasternBelton Trophy District IOM Championship Series on Sunday 18th February 2018 at the their Blackwater Sailing Club venue.

This event is open to all MYA members with a Certified IOM Boat  and entrants should use the MYA online entry form where possible. If not, please email George Beacroft (george.beacroft@tcma.co.uk) and John Richmond (john.ers@talktalk.net) making sure to include, Name,; MYA No.; Sail No.; Frequency; Hull type; and Emergency Contact Name and Number.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09.45am and the first race race shortly after at about 10.00am

The current MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s)  will be used and skippers are reminded they should sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

Oliver Lee Trophy

Chelmsford RYC will be hosting the annual Oliver Lee Trophy on Sunday 7th January 2018 at their Blackwater Sailing Club venue. This event, which is open to all MYA members with a certified IOM boat, normally has Mince Pies and Hot Oliver Lee TrophyMulled Wine so not to be missed!

To enter please use the MYA Online Entry Form if possible or email George Beacroft (george.beacroft@tcma.co.uk)

There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45am with the first race shortly after, about 10:00am. The last race will be decided on the day dependent on the prevailing conditions.

MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and skippers are reminded that they will be required to undertake to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

Remember this is the first open event in the Eastern District, but other event dates for 2018 can be found in the ‘Events Diary’

 


Icicle Trophy – 2017

On Sunday 3rd December 2017 skippers arrived at Coalhouse Fort RYC for the annual Icicle Trophy on what initially was a cold day with very little if any wind. It FXT22980was good to see a few new faces at an IOM Open event including, Gavin Print; Bryan Southgate and Dennis Graham. Unfortunately Dennis had a transmitter issue causing him to have to withdraw after Race 6. There were initially 19 entrants but due to illness this was reduced to 17 skippers from 6 clubs on the day.

As the day went on the wind did increase slightly and was primarily from the NorthFXT22934 North West veering to North West and so Geoff Appleton, Race Officer for the day, set a windward/leeward course at the north end of the lake.

Unusually, Colin Goodman did not have a normal day, taking 8 wins and was closely challenged at times by Trevor Binks, Vernon Appleton and Vinnie Zammit with 2 wins; and Graham Bartholomew and Gavin Print with 1 win.

FXT22989However, at the end of the day with his greater consistency as normal Colin was the overall winner with 18 points, followed by Trevor Binks with 40 points and Vernon Appleton third with 50 points.

 

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 18.0
2 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 40.0
3 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 50.0
4 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich BritPop 52.0
5 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 62.0
6 Dave Allinson 4 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 68.0
7 Graham Bartholomew 91 Coalhouse Fort RYC MX16 77.0
8 David Hope 11 Chelmsford RYC Kantun 2 88.0
9 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 104.0
10 Gavin Print 27 Chelmsford RYC Cheinz 121.0
11 Bryan Southgate 13 Chelmsford RYC Arrival 121.0
12 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 130.0
13 Angela Mears 33 Southend MBC Shadow 155.0
14 Jim La Roche 55 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 156.0
15 John Moore 37 Southend MBC Cockatoo 184.0
16 Terry Wright 66 Coalhouse Fort RYC Kantun 190.0
17 Dennis Graham 23 Coalhouse Fort RYC Wedge 198.0

P1020081Despite initially little or no wind, the day ended with a good breeze and our thanks to all participants for their good behaviour with the only ‘protest’ being for redress.

Our thanks to Malcolm Schaffer, Glenn Meekcoms and Peter Herbert for their valuable help throughout the day.

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

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.