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  1. A further Matrix (A-Class) build update, detailing the start of the process, to install the fin and rudder for the yacht. Follow the link: Here Regards JT
  2. A further Matrix (A-Class) build update, detailing a short description on how to use 3D printed parts for the internal structures. Follow the link (here) JT
  3. Hello to Everyone,Firstly, I hope everyone is well during this difficult time. As the Corona-virus has suspended sailing across much of the world, we thought about creating this blog, for people to follow and ask questions. The blog is all about the 'One Off' construction of my radical A - Class design 'Matrix'. The yacht being constructed will be used as a Vane boat and in the coming months, we hope to test the outcome of this project once this pandemic is over.To follow regular updates go to the link (here) . Stay Safe, JT
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    GBR 3572 Displacement 6kgs Ready to Sail, complete with A – Rig made from high modulus carbon tube. Slight creasing within the mainsail. Suitable for competing in open water venues. This boat comes with an RMG winch / rudder servo. Just requires a TX/RX with batteries. Sonix was registered in 2019 and has appeared in numerous events. The highlights, achieving 10th place in the Italian Championships, Lake Garda and winning a UK Ranking event at Milton Keynes. Price £1350 ono Contact John Taylor for further details. Email: johnmtaylor69@yahoo.com
  5. Mike, I think the only event I could do is the RA Championship at Manor Park on the 3/4 October. This would involve more funding to complete my boat. My wish list of races includes the West Kirby Worlds, Vane A-Class Week and an ambition to race in the US in 2020, I dunno if I can financially stretch any further? JT
  6. During this year I have done a lot of sailing, I guess making up for loss time in the past. So today I had a look at the proposed 2020 race calendar. After making my own racing wish list, it looks like I’m going to be busy for another year. Is there anyone else thinking they are going to have a busy year? 26 Jan 6m Open at Fleetwood Travelled 568 miles, Travel Budget £85 08 Mar Northern District (IOM) Open - Askern Travelled 482 miles, Travel Budget £85 (1050m / £170) 14 - 15 Mar 10r Ranking Race 1/2 at Lincoln Travelled 428 miles, Travel Budget £80 (1478m / £250) 21 - 22 Mar Dragon 65 TT Race at Gosport Postponed 29 Mar 6m Open Race at Fleetwood Postponed 23 - 24 May RM Ranking Race 2/3 at Fleetwood Postponed 9 - 19 June World Championships at West Kirby Postponed 27 June 6m Open at Harwich and Dovercourt 11 July IOM Ranking Race 3 at Coalhouse Fort 26 - 27 July RM Championship at Manor Park 2 - 7 August Vane A-Week at Gosport 23 August 6m Open at Fleetwood 29 - 31 August IOM Championships at Fleetwood 19 - 20 Sept??? US1m Championship at Secremento, USA ?? Oct Joint Services (IOM) Open Race at Gosport 24 - 25 October IOM Ranking Races 5/6 at Manor Park. 31 October - 01 November 6m Championships at Norwich
  7. I would like to pass on my thanks to the MYA, who organised the trade show this year at Datchet Sailing Club. The event was well attended by the suppliers, who took time out of their daily schedules to provide an opportunity to show off their products. Those people who went to the trade show would have gained an overall picture, of the products on offer across the UK and future projects soon to be launched. The most disappointing thing about the event was the lack of attendance by the MYA members themselves. With most of the membership concentration located to the south of the country, I would have expected more people taking time to visit us at Datchet. Additionally, the location of the show made it accessible to members located to the east of the UK. I maybe wrong in saying this, but I am sure we are the only country that has an established MYA Trade Show, an opportunity for all sailors to meet and chat with the suppliers, who want to show off their latest creations. In my opinion this event is priceless and talking to a supplier is much better than looking at pictures on the internet. The MYA works hard to allow members the opportunities to be apart of the wider picture beyond our clubs. Therefore, to improve on this year, I would like to see more commitment from the membership, when it comes to attending such events like the Trade Show / AGM. JT
  8. To all concerned. We look forward to chatting to those who wish to attend the Trade Show. A great opportunity for skippers, builders and enthusiasts to see just what is being produced by suppliers across the UK.
  9. Darin and All, I agree that the race team and Birkenhead Club did a fantastic job in running both regattas (10R & M's). I found West Kirby Sailing Club also to be friendly and accommodating when it came to the debriefs and the social event in the evenings. That aside, over the course of the 4 days many skippers suffered from radio control issues. I am not sure why this was happening, a theory presented to me was because for most of the time we were not in an elevated position, to allow an easy path for the radio signal to travel to your boat. People can take that theory the way they wish. However, should I be lucky enough to qualify for next years Worlds, the radio control issue will be a concern for me and I am open to listen to other peoples thoughts on this. Did I enjoy myself, of course but my boat , my legs and feet may tell you differently.........lol!! JT
  10. Hello Everyone, I am looking to charter a yacht so to compete in the Radio A-Class Championships, Fleetwood. I would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to offer the use of their boat. I will take responsibility for the safe handling whilst in my possession. I am happy to travel and collect in July, then return the yacht once the regatta is finished. Please send a PM Thanks JT
  11. Hi Martin There are a number of Marblehead suppliers in the UK as follows. http://taylormadeyachts.com.gridhosted.co.uk/ http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/ David Creed via http://www.pottersolutions.co.uk/ http://www.robotyachts.co.uk/ I hope this helps. Regards, JT
  12. Shaun, I have sent to you a PM. Although the message seems to be stuck in the forum outbox? Regards, JT
  13. Well after some thought, plus taking in the advise from everyone, thanks to all. Im going with PDA Winches, the use of a Micro rudder servo and lightweight Lipo batteries. Loosing 100 grams is a realistic target when your just changing the radio configuration of my RM. Im sure increased sailing performance can be achieved. JT
  14. Hi Everybody I am looking for a particular winch that I saw early last year. Produced somewhere in Europe and similar in shape and style to a Titan Winch. Please can anyone direct me to identifying the suppliers of this winch. A few people in the Scottish District have switched to these winches and using them in their IOMs. I want to try one in a Marblehead. Regards JT
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