News on the people of the Model Yachting Community, this may include Births, Deaths and Marriages

Bob Underwood – Obituary

Bob Underwood 1933.03.21 – 2019.09.07 He was a lovely gentle man and a fantastically skilled craftsman whether working in metal, wood or moulding in glass fibre. He had a great enthusiasm for making things, which ranged from the engineering of model steam trains, wooden master plugs to create the...

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David Alston

It is with sadness we have to announce that MYA member David Alston passed away earlier in the month. A regular competitor at club, district and national level he was an enthusiastic member of several clubs within the Midland District and known by many outside of the district. We...

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GORDON KEELEY 1928 -2018

“Gordon was a lovely man, one of nature’s true gentlemen” was the first reaction to the news of his death published on the Model Yachting Association website. Although his first love was rugby, he became a great supporter of model yachting in his late 30s. We were introduced at...

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Gordon Keeley

The sad news is that Gordon passed away on Sunday evening, 16th of September, aged 90. He was a great enthusiast for model yachting in all its forms over the last 50 years. Best known as a vane sailor and race official, he was a prolific builder of boats...

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Clive Tappenden

It is with sadness that we have to advise the MYA membership of the death of Clive Tappenden who passed away last week.  Many members will remember Clive and Lynne of the Ryde MYC for their support of the PRACC series and travels in their campervan. We pass on...

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Tony Brailsford

  Sadly, we would like to inform fellow radio sailors that Tony Brailsford passed away earlier this week. Tony came to Radio Sailing after a long career racing dinghies. He was an active member of Burghfield Sailing Club when a Model Yacht Section was formed there some 20 years...

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John Torrance

It is with sadness that we have to advise that John Torrance,  from the Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club, passed away suddenly on Wednesday 19th October 2016. John was not only a radio sailor, but also a full size sailor and will be greatly missed by both communities. Our thoughts...

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Chris Jackson

It is with sadness that we report the death of Chris Jackson. Roger Stollery has written a few words about this well known and much liked model yachtsman. Well known model yachting journalist, Chris Jackson passed away on 24th July at the Royal Berkshire hospital Reading after a short...

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