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Poolsbrook IOM Nationals

Another "blast from the past". These photos come from the IOM Nationals sailed at Poolsbrook lake, but sailed  under the burge and organised by Doncaster MYC.  I am indebted to Brian Cheetham for lending these excellent photos and to Kliff…

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Blast from the past

For those of you who like me are curious in how things were run in the past, here is a bit of a gem.  it is a copy of the oricinal scoring sheet for the First Marblehead Veterans Nationals sailed…

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Sam Gill

Next up for an article about members from the Northern District, here is Sam Gill. If you’ve met him, I can guarantee you will remember him. He is wonderfully friendly, always seems to have time for those around him. At…

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3D Printing in Radio Sailing

Joanne Sharpe has written the article below sharing her experiences in the use of 3D printing in model yacht construction.  Part 2 will follow later as the project progresses.  She sails at Askern Radio Sailing Club, and is one of…

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Furness MBC update

David Foster has sent in the following update on Furness MBC Furness Model Boat Club sails on the pond in the municipal park. It has no problem with weed - large and vicious fish, branches, shopping trolleys etc. can be…

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Margaret Barnes

In the second of the articles about people in the Northern district, we are featuring someone who actually does not sail model yachts or any boats at all.  I think its fair to say that in any ideal world every…

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J.A.Alexander & Sons

J.A. Alexander & Sons of Preston Andrew Peter has asked for help in finding information about the above firm.  In his own words: "I am researching the history of J.A. Alexander & Sons of Preston, those once famous designers/builders/racers of…

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Eric Austwick

Eric Austwick is a founder member of Balne Moor in its present guise.  A new trophy, “The Eric Austwick Cup” has been named in his honour.  The IOM event will be competed for annually, and is an Open Meeting. Eric…

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Interview with Brian Anderson

Below is what I hope turns out to be the first of many interviews with long serving sailors from our District who have supported our sport well.  I am very grateful to Brian Anderson who has agreed to be the…

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