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Tim Long

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  1. And the winner is.....Mr Brad Gibson. Congratulations on retaining the IOM European title after a week of nip and tuck racing in conditions that took many team GBR skippers a while to get used to and saw a few top UK skippers struggling down the board. Brad found himself in control from the beginning and looked to be building a solid lead as the event went on until Spanish skipper Juan Marcos Egea made a mid week charge up the board to take the lead from the GBR skipper. Through the latter stages of the event the lead changed almost race by race however at the final reckoning BG took the e
  2. As many of you may know the IOM European Championships take place at Vela Club Campione del Garda in Italy from the 27th September until Friday 3rd October with GBR fielding a very strong team of 11 skippers at the event. Current World Champion Rob Walsh is joined by 5 former World Champions, current European Champion, Brad Gibson, three former European Champions, Tony Edwards, the current UK National Champion and several other top UK skippers including our very own MYA president Derek Priestley. Along with the strong GBR entry there 76 skippers from 17 Countries taking part in the even
  3. Tim Long

    Footy Website

    Morning all, The Footy class has a very good website with lots of useful information on it for those keen to get involved with this class. Check it out here - http://www.sailfootyuk.com/
  4. Tim Long

    RG65 Website

    Morning all, There is a website for the RG65 UK Class Association which contains lots of useful info on this exciting development class. Check it out here - http://www.rg65.org.uk/
  5. Morning all, There is a dedicated website for the Dragonforce 65 UK Class Association which has all the details you might need about these great little yachts. Check it out here - https://dfracinguk.com/
  6. Looking outside the box on this one so bear with me. Wherever the nationals are held there are always competitors who seem to grumble about either location or organisation or the fact that the breeze never came from the favoured direction. There are also those who have an advantage because it is their home water and they know about the stream that flows into the pond just by the finish to give you a lift etc etc. Why not neutralise all of this and find a suitable venue (such as has been done for 2014) and hold all the MYA class nationals there. The water is only sailed during nationals
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