Shearwater Trophy 2018

Broads RYC will be hosting the Shearwater Trophy for 6M Boats on Sunday 6th May 2018Shearwater Trophy2018 at their Filey Bridge Restaurant, Ormesby Little Broad, Filby NR29 3AA

This event is open to all MYA Members with a certified 6M boat. Members should use the MYA Online Entry Form if possible, or email Peter Sutton (peterandcheryl@virginmedia.com) and David Grint (dwgrint@virginmedia.com) – please ensure you include your name; MYA No.; Sail No; Frequency; Hull Type and emergency contact name and number.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09.45am with racing starting shortly after at 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) will be used and skippers should note that they will be required to undertake to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter.

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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.

Hope Reach Trophy & 2002T 4

Coalhouse Fort RYC will be hosting the Hope Reach Trophy and round 4 of 2002THopereachTrophy2017 Championship Series on Sunday 17th September 2017 at their Coalhouse Fort, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury RM18 8PB  venue.

This event is open to all MYA members with a certified 6M boat. Competitors should use the MYA Online Entry Form if possible, or email John Newton (john-newton@tiscali.co.uk) AND Geoff Appleton (geoff.apples@blueyonder.co.uk) ensuring you include, Name; MYA No.; Sail No., Hull type; Frequency and emergency contact name and number. Closing date is Tuesday 12th September 2017

There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45am with the first race shortly after. No race will start after 4:00pm and any race in progress at 4:30pm will be abandoned. Competitors are reminded they will be required to sail in accordance with the RYA Racing Charter, and that they are responsible for ensuring their boat remains in class.

2002T Trophy Series

Following the recent Sextant Trophy at Lee Valley we get the following table where Terry Burton has consolidated his position at the top.

POSITION SKIPPER CLUB 2002T 1 2002T 2 2002T 3 BEST 2
1 Terry Burton Broads 100 0 87 187
2 Mike Ewart Two Islands 80 0 61 141
3 Bernie Guest Broads 70 0 49 119
4 Cliff Daniels Lee Valley 0 0 100 100
5 John Hanton  Norwich 90 0 0 90
6 John Davies Lee Valley 0 0 74 74
7 Geoff Earle Harwich & Dovercourt 40 0 23 63
8 Peter Shepherd Abington Park 60 0 0 60
9 Michael Howard Broads 50 0 0 50
10 Norman Clarke Lee Valley 0 0 36 36
11 Liz Browne Broads 30 0 0 30
12 Alan Bright Broads 20 0 0 20
13 Keith Bell Abington Park 10 0 0 10
13 Martin Jarvis Lee Valley 0 0 10 10
Vinnie Zammit Broads 0 0 0 0
Henry Farley Lee Valley 0 0 0 0

Sextant Trophy 2017

Nine skippers booked in for the Sextant Trophy at Lee Valley’s Clayton Hill venue but one was not well so could not attend.
The lake was its usual self with light, variable winds that were somewhat of an enigma.
But then everybody knew that!
To add to the mixture there was some floating weed so the pace was set to enable boats to be checked after every race.
In Race 1 Cliff Daniels and his light wind, low drag, non weed catching Prismatic got away to a good start.
After rounding the windward mark he took his eye of the ball while he checked the position of the next mark and the boat slowed to a stop while others sailed past him.
Then it was very reluctant to get going gain which seemed odd until he brought it ashore and found a large clump of weed attached to the rudder which is the only place that can catch it and usually doesn’t.  So much for being non weed catching!
Race 3 saw something similar for John Davies though he did hang on to finish 3rd.
Race 5 brought disaster for Martin Jarvis when his transmitted came off the strap and plunged into the water.  He was unable to dry it out to get it going again which was a pity as his Panther showed promise in its first outing in a competitive fleet.
By this time it became clear that Bernie’s Ravenna didn’t like going around the windward mark and there were many times, sometimes one after the other, when it fell just below the mark when on a starboard beat to it.
Race 8 saw Cliff get into his stride with a runaway win in a light spell.
Meanwhile Terry Burton and Mike Ewart had been beavering away to some useful results such that at this point Terry has 13 points, John 15, Mike 16 and Cliff 17.
The rest were some way behind although Geoff Earle bagged a win in Race 7.
Geoff was feeling the strain so dropped out of racing after Race 8 but stayed to lend moral support while resting.
We stopped for lunch at about 12:30 then continued on in much the same way with the top spots being closely contested by Terry, Cliff, John and Mike.
However Norman Clarke’s Revulsion called Levity, got among them from time to time and took a win in Race 14.
The event was sailed in good humour despite the light winds and weed and all incidents, of which there were only a few, were resolved on the water.
We got through 18 races due to some extent to Paul Clayden on the start machine being quick on the draw once all boats appeared to be able to get to the start line.
At the end Cliff and Terry were both on 39 points.
This is where the scorer failed in his proper duty! I had scored up to Race 17 so had only one to add at the end but then forgot to sort the results into order or check how the winner, which I announced as Terry, had won the tie.
If I had then I would have seen that actually Cliff won by having 7 wins to Terry’s 4.
Fortunately Terry decided to leave the trophy at Lee Valley so I will pass it to Cliff soon.
John had to leave before the last race and had he sailed things might have been a bit different as he was on a roll.
As it was he finished 3rd, 4 points behind the other two.
As Race Officer I was ably assisted by Paul Clayden, Simon Liddell and George Beacroft

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Cliff Daniels 03 Lee Valley Prismatic 39.0
2 Terry Burton 76 Broads Ravenna  39.0
3 John Davies 25 Lee Valley Ravenna  43.0
4 Mike Ewart 12 Abington Park Ravenna  49.0
5 Bernie Guest 73 Broads Ravenna  56.0
6 Norman Clarke 71 Lee Valley Levity 62.0
7 Geoff Earle 147 Harwich & Dovercourt Rococo 106.0
8 Martin Jarvis 09 Lee Valley Panther 117.0

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.

2017 Six Metre National Championship

17 sailors from 10 different clubs and as far away as Dartmoor and Fleetwood attended the 6 Metre 2017 National Championships at Norwich Model Yacht club over the weekend of 13th/14th May 2017. Interesting fact was that there were 8 different designs taking part.

As a sign of respect for Mick Shillington, who as we all know has recently passed away, and who was a great supporter and douane of the 6M class, Mick’s personal number of 28 was carried on all competing boats. He will be sadly missed in the class.

Saturday morning dawned with a light SW wind which meant that PRO Vinnie Zammit had to set a starboard rounding triangular course, knowing that conditions would be tricky especially when approaching the windward mark.
As there were 17 boats at the start of the competition HMS was used with 4 up 4 down promotion/relegation.
The seeding races were completed and all had a taste of how fluky condition could be when the wind is in this direction. Unfortunately, this only allowed for 3 races to be completed before lunch. However, as the day went on the wind increased and went further to the west which allowed for a reasonable beat to windward.

By lunchtime the fleet positions were 1st Terry Burton (winning the first 3 races), 2nd Shaun Holbeche and 3rd Bernie Guest. In fact, only 13 points covered the first 5 boats.
The afternoon racing was carried out in more favourable conditions and all sailors enjoyed the sometimes-testing wind shifts, plus the occasional severe gusts which kept the spectators entertained.

At the end of the day the first 2 positions were Terry and Shaun and local sailor John Hanton moving into 3rd place. Principle winners on the 1st day were, Terry (5 races ) and Shaun (3 races). This set up the Sunday rivalry between the 2 of them.
That evening most of the sailors and race committee met at the local hostelry to take on some beer and buffet and put the 6M world to rights.The only thing that marred the day was one of the competitors deciding to go home without informing the Race Committee, who ended up wasting a load of time trying to find him.
Sunday morning arrived with a fresher Westerly wind which slowly increased throughout the day. Unfortunately these conditions also caused some breakages and despite most sailors reducing sail area, by lunchtime the fleet had been reduced to 13 boats.
These conditions seem to suit Shaun who won 3 of the 4 races that morning. That moved him in front of Terry by 2 points. John Hanton was still in 3rd.
With the fleet being reduced to 13 boats, ( 2 of them held together by Cable Ties), after Lunch PRO Vinnie decided to race the boats in 1 Fleet.
This produced some of the best sailing of the event, in lovely sunny conditions and with a stiff breeze blowing. Both Shaun and Terry continued to dominate the proceedings, with the conditions seeming to suite Shaun better, who ran out a convincing winner in the end. Mention must be made of the Gentlemanly attitude both these sailors had towards each through some very tight racing and their attitude to other competitors. Well done, a good example to all sailors. In 3rd place overall, after a late charge, was Class Captain Mike Ewart, well done Mike
Only hiccup of the afternoon was race 15 which had to be abandoned due to a Dinghy sailor losing control, then charging into the sailing area and decimating a third of the fleet. Luckily no real damage was done to the boats, but their positions in the race were severely compromised after they managed to untangle themselves.
With 19 races completed the RO called it a day, much to the relief of some very tired sailors.

Well done to all competitors on their conduct on the water, and a big thank you to all the helpers from the Norwich club in running the event.

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Shaun Holbeche, winner of 6M National Championship, receiving trophy from Mr Harry Ellis, chairman of NMYC and Vinnie Zammit, secretary of NMYC and Race Organiser.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Shaun Holbeche 16 Fleetwood MY & PBC Ravenna 26.0
2 Terry Burton 76 Broads RYC Revenna 33.0
3 Mike Ewart 12 APMYC Ravenna 58.0
4 John Hanton 47 NMYC Unknown 58.0
5 Bernard Guest 73 Broads RYC Ravenna 69.8
6 Damian Ackroyd 57 Leeds & Bradford Drisky 89.0
7 Peter Shepherd 65 Abington Park MYC Romanza 104.0
8 Peter Jackson 30 Abington Park MYC Romanza 129.0
9 Paul Risdale 91 Two Islands RYC Renessance 141.0
10 Tony Garner 69 Broads RYC Tias 142.0
11 Alan Bright 10 Broads RYC Rococo 144.0
12 Keith Bell 34 Abington Park MYC Tias 178.0
13 Michael Howard 50 Broads RYC Mehala 186.0
14 Geoffrey Earle 147 Harwich & Dovercourt Rococo 187.0
15 David Perkins 98 Cambridge Rococo 216.0
16 Peter Knightley 36 Dartmoor RSC Rococo 264.0
17 Ralph Weller 86 Dartmoor RSC Dolphin 274.0

Report, Results and Photo Courtesy of Vinnie Zammit Event Organiser & PRO

Shearwater Trophy

10 competitors from 4 clubs came to Filby to compete for the Shearwater trophy.
Conditions were almost perfect with a NW 10 -14 knot wind. These conditions and direction are ideal for the Filby Water.
This allowed The Race team of Vinnie Zammit and Tony Garner to set a windward / leeward course, which at times with shifting winds proved very testing to the fleet.
Initially, Bernie Guest with his Ravenna proved difficult to beat winning the first 3 races. However Last year’s winner Terry Burton and John Hanton were hot on his heels. Also doing well was Class Captain Mike Ewart.
At lunchtime these four were dominating the proceedings with Terry 1st, Bernie 2nd, Mike third and John 4th. It must be noted that Terry success was largely due to winning the last 5 races before lunch.
After lunch the wind increased which made for some interesting sailing, with wind shifts causing quite a few changes in the fleet positions.
Unfortunately at this stage Geoff Earl’s boat had electrical problems and decided it did not want to play anymore.
Late afternoon saw the wind decreasing rapidly and with the threat of rain all competitorsTerry Burton - winner of the Shearwater Trophy were relieved when the PRO called it a day after 17 races.
Results at the end of the day were similar to lunchtime, Terry 1st, John 2nd Mike 3rd and Bernie 4th. Liz Browne, our only lady competitor finished with a very creditable 8th. Well done Liz.
Mention must be made of the spirit in which all competitors conducted themselves during the whole event. All transgressors did their penalties without argument and with a good natured attitude. This can only bode well for the National 6 Metre Championships, which will be held at Norwich SC next month.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Terry Burton 76 Broads RYC Ravenna 26.7
2 John Hanton 47 NMYC   36.0
3 Mike Ewart 12 Abington Park Ravenna 38.0
4 Bernie Guest 73 Broads RYC Ravenna 39.4
5 Peter Shepherd 65 Abington Park Romanza 59.2
6 Michael Howard 50 Broads RYC Mehala 79.0
7 Geoff Earle 147 Harwich & Dovercourt Rococo 95.0
8 Liz Browne 0 Broads RYC Rococo 101.0
9 Alan Bright 36 Broads RYC Petrel 103.0
10 Keith Bell 34 Abington Park Tias 106.0


Report, Results and Photo courtesy of Vinnie Zammit PRO

Shearwater Trophy & 2002T 1

The Broads RYC will be hosting the Shearwater Trophy and Round 1 of the 2002T Series onShearwater Trophy2016  16th April 2017 at their Filby Bridge Restaurant, Ormesby Little Broad, Filby, Norfolk NR29 3AA.

This event is open to all MYA members with a Certified 6M boat. Please use the MYA online entry form if possible, or email Peter Sutton on peterandcheryl@virginmedia.com – please include all details, Name; Sail No.; MYA No.; Hull type; Frequency and Emergency Contact name and number.

There will be a skippers briefing at 09.45 am with the first race shortly after at 10.00 am. No race will start after 4.00 pm and any race in progress at 4.30 pm will be abandoned.

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