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  1. Fleetwood MY&PBC are pleased to announce that they will be holding a 6mR Open Meeting on Sunday 25th August 2019. This event does not appear in the MYA events listings but has been encouraged following the response of participants to the April event at the club. It will take the form of a one day meeting to be held at the club waters with plenty of racing on the day at one of the premier venues in the country and the opportunity for a shakedown prior to the 6mR Nationals. More details will follow in due course. Shaun Holbeche.
  2. A report and pictures of The Shearwater Trophy event at the Broads Club can be found now at the class Six Metre Sailing website. Link: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/report-shearwater-trophy-5th-may-2019.html
  3. I'm going to the Broads this weekend. Looks like there will be a bit of wind too. It is a shame that they are both on the same weekend though as I'm sure there are skippers who would have gone to both venues but can't do it in one weekend. However I believe there is one who is intending to do just that ! I would have liked to have sailed at Dartmoor, but I'm working this Saturday anyway. Shaun.
  4. There were a few nose dives, mainly coming away from the windward spreader mark but the boat popped up immediately and accelerated away. Once you got going it was just a question of riding the gust for as long as possible. So it's official, 6mRs are not slow. It's just that they tend to be sailed in rather sheltered waters and don't get the benefit of sustained wind over long legs. Results are on the site now as well.
  5. The report now has pictures. Take a look. http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/report-fleetwood-open-14th-april-2019.html Shaun.
  6. A report of the Fleetwood open meeting can now be found on the Six Metre Sailing website. No pictures at present but I hope to add them soon. Worth waiting for! Shaun Holbeche.
  7. Six Metre Owners We've got the wind booked in at Fleetwood this weekend for some entertaining Six Metre action. Weigh up the opposition, hold a tack, make tactical decisions and find out just how fast your boat really is this weekend. The clubhouse will be open on Saturday afternoon so you can come and practise and get in the groove for the main event on Sunday. We already have a healthy entry so there will be some good racing to be had and a chance to catch up with old acquaintances and meet new ones too. So get those batteries on charge and get booked in via the MYA entry system at https://mya-uk.org.uk/event/nd-6m-wyre-trophy/ NOR and info: https://mya-uk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Notice-of-Race-Wyre-Trophy-2019.pdf
  8. I don't think there is any great disadvantage in having luff rings or ties so long as the mast hardware (spreaders and backstay crane) can be removed so that the sail can be slipped on. Some might argue that the luff ringed/tied sail sets better when fully sheeted out for downwind legs too.
  9. Hi Dbtr, Just to confirm what John says, yes you are limited to one mast but you can have a different jib boom for each suit of sails which can be helpful in keeping the jib in good condition when not in use as well as speeding up a rig change. At least with 6mRs you tend not to have to change quite as often than some other classes. The main boom would not need to be changed as smaller mains rely on shortening the luff measurement whilst keeping the foot measurement the same as the top suit/measured value. I'm aware that there are members of the Two Islands club who have bought the plans and intend to build, so you would not be alone. Which club are you at ? Cheers, Shaun.
  10. Entries are now being accepted for the first ever 6m open event at Fleetwood. Do it, and enjoy some proper 6mR sailing. For more information: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/news--six
  11. Notice of Race, Fleetwood, 13 - 14th April 2019 The next open meeting on the 6m calendar is fast approaching! This will be the first radio 6mR open meeting to be held at the Fleetwood lake and provides a great opportunity for skippers to enjoy sailing their six metres on a piece of water that allows boats to be put through their paces with longer tacks held and proper strategy and tactics to the fore. The aim of the weekend is to get boats on the water and racing. If it's a six metre and it basically complies with the rules then we want it there! There will be participants present who can help with aspects of the rules and give advice regarding compliance. Get in contact with Shaun if you think you might want to enter but are unsure about your boat. On Saturday there will be an optional practice/tuning session with the opportunity for some informal races too. In the evening we will be meeting up for a meal and socialising, anticipated to be at the fabled 'Mount'. Sunday will be race day proper. Shaun Holbeche has details of discounted hotel accommodation that is available in Fleetwood if you want to do both days and/or not be travelling on Sunday morning. The Notice of Race is on the MYA website via the Calendar. Entry is available through the MYA entry system via the Calendar, or alternatively directly to Shaun Holbeche by email (see Notice)
  12. All the six metre open events for 2019 can now be found on the six metre website here: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/2019-competitions.html Any errors or omissions, please let me know. Cheers, Shaun.
  13. A two for one offer! These results are now available on the Six Metre website in the competitions/results section. http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/
  14. Fleetwood MY&PBC is pleased to announce that it will be holding an Open Meeting for all Radio 6mRs to take place over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April, 2019 at one of the premier model yachting venues in the country, enjoying a large area of water with open aspects and 360 degree access providing skippers with the opportunity to stretch the 'legs' of their Six Metres. 'It ain't no duckpond' There will be an informal, optional gathering on the Saturday afternoon for some tuning, practice and informal races to familiarise skippers with the venue and conditions followed by a social get together on Saturday evening at a local hostelry, probably the Mount. Sunday will commence with a skippers briefing which is anticipated to be at 10.15am, followed by the first race of the open meeting proper. More details will be provided in due course. I hope we can persuade skippers from far and wide to come and support the first ever R6mR event at Fleetwood ( as far as I know!). I'm sure there are owners in Scotland, some of whom I know have suffered from water 'issues' in recent times who would like to dust off their six metres and get on the water; you will be very welcome. Likewise I hope there are some owners around in the north of England who would enjoy the opportunity to sail in a fleet, and of course yachts from the established fleets in England will be very welcome too. Put the dates in your diary!
  15. Three of the four boats have been sold now. It is anticipated that at least one of these will be on the water soon.
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