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

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.

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