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Radio and Free Sailing in the UK

Our sport can be split in to 2 disciplines, Radio Sailing and Free Sailing and although both are still popular it is Radio Sailing that can be most easily found on a lake or water near you.

Today’s yachts range from home built yachts whose owners get great pleasure from the building process, collectors and restorers who through their efforts keep the history and knowledge in our sport, to the top end competitive skippers who race their carbon fibre and kevlar boats at local, national and international level.

Whatever level you wish to be involved there are people who will share your passion and commitment.

Interested?

Why not check out the rest of our site and use the club list to find a club near to you, make yourself known and talk to a skipper, most are more than willing to discuss our sport and even let you have a go.

The MYA is recognised by the RYA as the governing body of Radio and Free Sailing within the UK.

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2 weeks ago

Anyone got any idea when sailing ⛵️
Gets back to normal
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Think that people , model sailors amongst them, are going to have to redefine "normal" for a long while yet.

Our club is sailing but social distancing but only 6 members at a time pond side.

Perhaps there should be more concentration on this rather than all the bickering about the Constitution

We haven't called for a club sail day yet. A few of us have gone out at a time. Sierra MYC in California.

We are sailing and can cope with 2 groups of 6 using 2 locations and 2 courses quite successfully at present

We are sailing with a limit of 6 boats. If more turn up , we operate an ad hoc turn and turn about system, all socially distanced.

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3 months ago

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Looks good. Are you pleased with the result?

I posted some more pictures and comment on the International One Meter group. But, very pleased. There were lots of lessons learnt, but the hull is very usable as is

Nice work!

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And thanks for taking a chance with me too!

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Clear and helpful documentSailing clubs in England…following the latest changes to Government advice on the lifting of restrictions from 4th July we have attempted to provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. rya.org/ksbi50Alydz ... See MoreSee Less

Clear and helpful document

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3 weeks ago

You may not be aware but the A Class celebrates 100 years in 2023 and we looking to make a special event of it. Now I know that 2023 is done way off but we need to find out how much interest there is particularly fro the countries that used to have active A Class fleets such as Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Norway and others. We are looking to put together an event that covers the whole history of the class from the vane and radio era’s. We may be able to arrange “charter” boats for those from a long way away and also we have introduced the classic class into racing. The likely venues would be either Gosport or Fleetwood or maybe both. Ideally the radio event would follow the vane A National. At the moment it’s all very fluid but more than anything else we need to gauge how much interest there is from overseas. Please leave a reply ... See MoreSee Less

You may not be aware but the A Class celebrates 100 years in 2023 and we looking to make a special event of it. Now I know that 2023 is done way off but we need to find out how much interest there is particularly fro the countries that used to have active A Class fleets such as Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Norway and others. We are looking to put together an event that covers the whole history of the class from the vane and radio era’s. We may be able to arrange “charter” boats for those from a long way away and also we have introduced the classic class into racing. The likely venues would be either Gosport or Fleetwood or maybe both. Ideally the radio event would follow the vane A National. At the moment it’s all very fluid but more than anything else we need to gauge how much interest there is from overseas. Please leave a replyImage attachment

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I'm up for it body willing 😉

I'd aim to attend with Radio Sword

I 'll be at both.!☺

We would have two boats for vane A

I will be there for the radio, with a possible charter of Sonamara

Coo. You weren’t supposed to react that quickly but thanks to all of you

Vane and radio

Currently have a spare Radio Gunboat so could loan out if not sold.

Thanks Nigel for sharing it

There with Radio A

Bill, VA offcourse and RA I think also.

Any thoughts on the designs and designer?

I would be there but need to buy or build a boat first.

Bill Green, I would love to come over for this. I would like to take part in the RA. I live in Vancouver Canada so would need to charter a boat.

Hi Bill, Elizabeth and I would like to support this event, preferably at Fleetwood if there was only one meeting, possibly at both if there are two. We have a 'dual control' radio or vane A, Serica III to a 1956 Bill Daniels design.

I would aim for the RA event. Boat - I'll sort something out. I would travel to either Gosport or Fleetwood. I must say that I have a preference for Fleetwood but that's not saying anything negative about Gosport. 😉

Thank you all for responding so positively. It’s clear from all that there is a wish to celebrate this event. We need to go away and give it a good dose of thinking about. If you could PM me with your email addresses I can keep you updated as things progress.

See Bill. I told you it would work. Now all we need to do is build on the interest. ☺

We may have a second boat to bring along if we can finish it in time, and lift it when its complete.

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2 weeks ago

Info for those interestedSport England have produced several new resources to help the sport and physical activity sector to reopen as and when restrictions end.

These include: inclusion and accessibility guidance, support for the professional workforce, volunteering guidance and managing liability and risk guidance.
rya.org/tHUE50AiFbV

There's also support for clubs and organisations on the Club Matters website. rya.org/mSng50AiFdL
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Info for those interested

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Start would have ben interesting!

3 weeks ago

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Looks very similar to a 6m Iam restoring. Do you have any information Regarding age, designer etc ?

A bit of T cut and it'll be ready to race

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She looks grand, would be great in the classic class, will we see her out racing?

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