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1 month ago

Thank you for the add.
Looking forward to getting back on the water again.
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2 days ago

This note is for all UK “A” Class skippers

A Class PRACC and Midland District A, Bournville 7/8 August 2020

Bournville have advised us that due to a very heavy weed and algae growth it is highly unlikely that the event could take place. Add into the equation the current restrictions for Covid19 and its clear that, unfortunately the event is going to have to be cancelled.

A Class PRACC 2020 Series

So many of the PRACC events have been lost to the understandable restrictions for Covid 19 that there are insufficient events to make the series meaningful so we have taken the hard decision to cancel the series for 2020. However, when we do return to competition, hopefully, later in the year if the host clubs are willing that the events for the A Class take place and we can once more enjoy sailing these cracking boats. We also have the chance for us to meet up again and enjoy one another’s company so let’s make the most of it. Don’t forget we brought into play the Classic Class so it will be good to see what gets dragged out of the shed to come out and play. If you take a look at either the Wooden R/C and Model Boats or the International A Class pages on Facebook you can see what Mike and myself have been up to along with several others.

A Class PRACC Series 2021

It would be fair to say that there is a lot of thought going on within MYA and the Districts as to what to do with the events for 2021, What we would like to do is to take the 2020 PRACC calendar and reuse for 2021 with the same respective dates and venues. That of course assumes that the host clubs are willing for that to happen, if the clubs are happy for that to happen then that’s 2021 sorted. If the clubs are not happy with that can they contact anyone of Peter, Mike or myself and we can agree any changes with you.

On a final note I’d love to be letting you know all sorts of good A Class things but I’m afraid the current circumstances are not conducive of that. On a positive note there’s the National at Manor Park in October to look forward to as well as the seasons finale’s at Gosport and Poole. All of which are still on as we write this, obviously things may change and we will keep you posted.

To all of you, keep well and see you soon.

Bill Green
A Class Captain
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This note is for all UK “A” Class skippers 

A Class PRACC and Midland District A, Bournville 7/8 August 2020

Bournville have advised us that due to a very heavy weed and algae growth it is highly unlikely that the event could take place. Add into the equation the current restrictions for Covid19 and its clear that, unfortunately the event is going to have to be cancelled. 

A Class PRACC 2020 Series

So many of the PRACC events have been lost to the understandable restrictions for Covid 19 that there are insufficient events to make the series meaningful so we have taken the hard decision to cancel the series for 2020. However, when we do return to competition, hopefully, later in the year if the host clubs are willing that the events for the A Class take place and we can once more enjoy sailing these cracking boats. We also have the chance for us to meet up again and enjoy one another’s company so let’s make the most of it. Don’t forget we brought into play the Classic Class so it will be good to see what gets dragged out of the shed to come out and play. If you take a look at either the Wooden R/C and Model Boats or the International A Class pages on Facebook you can see what Mike and myself have been up to along with several others.

A Class PRACC Series 2021

It would be fair to say that there is a lot of thought going on within MYA and the Districts as to what to do with the events for 2021, What we would like to do is to take the 2020 PRACC calendar and reuse for 2021 with the same respective dates and venues. That of course assumes that the host clubs are willing for that to happen, if the clubs are happy for that to happen then that’s 2021 sorted. If the clubs are not happy with that can they contact anyone of Peter, Mike or myself and we can agree any changes with you. 

On a final note I’d love to be letting you know all sorts of good A Class things but I’m afraid the current circumstances are not conducive of that. On a positive note there’s the National at Manor Park in October to look forward to as well as the seasons finale’s at Gosport and Poole. All of which are still on as we write this, obviously things may change and we will keep you posted. 

To all of you, keep well and see you soon. 

Bill Green
A Class Captain

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Ok here’s a little competition. Name the design for either and the designer.

Sweet and Sword?

Won't give answer as I have seen both

Ok I’ll give you a clue they are both lightweight (12kg)

2 weeks ago

Well I’ve been out for a “sail”this morning!
Needs a it of finishing and tidying up but it works. The road is a bit narrow and a little more steady breeze would have helped to keep way whilst turning, but quick down wind!
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Well I’ve been out for a “sail”this morning!
Needs a it of finishing and tidying up but it works. The road is a bit narrow and a little more steady breeze would have helped to keep way whilst turning, but quick down wind!

Comment on Facebook Well I’ve been out...

Is that 3D printed with a few bits of CF tube added?

I was going to ask the same question as Nigel. That looks fantastic

Geoff once my Jewel fin is printed I will print one too. www.thingiverse.com/thing:1706357

does the sail cant or is it fixed?

Another interesting one is www.thingiverse.com/thing:3403674 It uses a DF65 and the hull /rig heel over in a gust. The files cover it as a land & ice yacht, not that e even got a frost last winter!

Ok Geoff when and where is the first race?

I'm in as soon as I manage to print the rest.

So, who is willing to take some cash to print me the bits? I would love to make one but do not have a printer

Where did you boys find the 10mm sq tube? Easy composites?

Steve, I costed it all over the place cheapest just was easy composites 1 m long just under £20.00 enough to make two! which made it cheapest by far.

perhaps you could flog the spare bit to wayne

Ebay

ebay worked out more expensive than easy composites by the time you added postage and you only got enough for one. Perhaps you found a different supplier to me? wall thickness was less also

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4 days ago

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6 days ago

Well, I’m going to buy a star yacht and race myself in the tub...!
I don’t think I can handle many more cancellations. Keep safe you lot
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Just get one of these !

I can play with mine 😁

7 days ago

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1 week ago

A Nationals cancelled......
I have nothing to add
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As John says a real shame it's cancelled, I am in the same situation, boat almost finished, guess we get time to tune up the new boats. Having seen the justification for cancelling it has to be the best thing to do in these unusual times.

Dave. Jacque made the right call, it’s was a difficult one to make. As Martin says it gives you both a proper opportunity to work on your boats. I know I’m looking forward to seeing both on the water. They represent good diverse thinking in the A Class and that’s what’s needed to advance the class.

I emailed Jacque back expressing my disappointment that it had been cancelled but I also have said to her and do understand they are in a very difficult place with a difficult call. From pictures Cassy has sent this morning I’m fully supporting of the decision.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Thanks for adding me. Here's a picture of one of my recent RG65 designs doing the business. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for adding me. Heres a picture of one of my recent RG65 designs doing the business.
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