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Gibson Retains 10R Crown @datchet

For those 10R skippers who did not enter this event you missed a master class of sailing by the UK top skippers. 26 races were completed over Saturday (17) and Sunday (9). The wind on Saturday was strong and gusting but top suits were what the majority of skippers used. On Sunday we had to wait for the wind to fill in later in the morning which was shifty at times. On both days a break for lunch minimum 1 hour for rest a relaxation in the club café was enjoyed by all.
Dave Andrews enjoyed the racing and completed all 26 races. The course used was the long club course using the north pontoon, slipway and car park as control area with a windward leeward course the leeward was a gate in front of the beech area and the windward mark and spreader were inline the end of the pontoon.
Cars were parked with at least 3 metres from the handrail and wall to allow unobstructed walk access along the course. The races were organised in blocks of 2 for the first two races then 3 back to back to allow good management of the races.
Brad Gibson show his ability by winning and retaining his 10R national crown with his much modified Trance, Graham Bantock sailing his Diamond was second and Third was Dave Andrews beating Hugh McAdoo by 5 points.
Great weekends racing at a great venue in a friendly competitive spirit
Well Done all for providing excellent demonstration of sportsmanship and competitive racing
full results belowmya-10r-nationals

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Shozza wins M&S Marblehead District Championships at GMYC Abbey Meads Lake

The M&S district Marblehead championship was held today at Guildford Model Yacht Clubs Abbey Meads lake and from preliminary feedback the results were close between the top podium positions.
‘Shozza’ John Shorrock of Datchet Water Radio Sailing Club is this years Marblehead district champion and retains the trophy for a second year.
Well Done John, our thanks go to Guildford Model Yacht Club for hosting and running the event. Full report and photos link here

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'10's Shine at the round pond'

Hyde Parks Round Pond was the venue for this years M&S 10 Rater class championship where a committed group of 13 skippers presented themselves for this years event.
PRO Charles Clark got things underway setting a windward/leeward course over 2 laps and from the outset is was Graham Bantock who meant business with a string of top place finishes. Other skippers to do well throughout the day were Hugh McAdoo, Richard Uttley and Colin Trower. Racing throughout the fleet was tight with wind shifts keeping skippers on their toes over the large course.
After 17 Races with discards, it was Bantock who recorded a solid win, with McAdoo in second with Uttley pipping Trower by a point for third.
All skippers roundly thanked Charles Clark and the MYSA team for a great days racing. Interest will now turn to the upcoming National Championships to be held at the popular Datchet Water Venue with a large entry expected as a final hit out before Octobers World Championship at Limone del Garda.
Link to Nationals Venue
Link to Worlds Venue
Copy of 2016 MS Championship Results

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A Diamond Performance

Graham Bantock easily secures victory at the Met & Southern 10R District Championship with an impressive 16 points from 17 Races and a massive 35 Points from Hugh McAdoo and 3rd was Richard Utterly
A copy of the full results may be forthcoming as well as a race Report.  PRO Charles Clarke set a simple windward leeward course with two laps and a offset Finish between a Buoy and a Pole on the Banks. Many thanks to Charles and his race team, who did a superb days’ work
Hugh McAdoo
10R Class Captain
Copy of 2016 MS Championship Results

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Good Turnout, Good Racing & Good result

Hampton Court today hosted round 1 of the M&S District IOM Championships. The event was very well organised by Laurie Bower and run by PRO Colin Trower. 26 skippers from 12 different clubs competed in the first of districts 4 rounds. The wind was a north easterly coming straight down the lake a little shifty but was variable form top of No 1 Rig to top of No 2 rig giving skippers food for thought on what to sail with.
8 Round were completed with 2 fleets so 16 heats were completed.
Colin Goodman won with 6 points discarding a 1st and a 2nd position to win the day, Ken Binks was 2nd on 18 points and Trevor Binks was 3rd on 20 points.
Home ground skipper Dave Andrews was 4th only a point behind Trevor Binks such was the close nature of todays racing
Thank You Hampton Court for a very well run and enjoyable event
full results and photos will be posted on the Hampton Court Website

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Former 2x Fireball World Champion Lights up Guy Fawkes

2 x Fireball world champion Colin Goodman lights up Guy Fawkes at Eastbourne last Sunday. Sailing a borrowed Fraktal he sailed consistantly to win Eastbourne Guy Fawkes IOM event. 2nd was former IOM world champion Trevor Binks and 3rd keeping up family tradition was Ken Binks.
Thank you Eastbourne for a well run event
Full Results Below

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