Traveller Series Round 1 - Eastbourne - Results, Report and more.

posted 13 Mar 2018, 03:29 by RG NCA   [ updated 13 Mar 2018, 03:29 ]

A cloudy day with a few light showers greeted seventeen skippers at Eastbourne Princess lake on Saturday morning. Wind direction was more or less  straight down the lake all day, strength between 10-14 mph, however the gusts that were forecast never materialised. Most skippers sailed on A rig all day with a few changing to B rig for one or two races.

 The race team did an excellent job with 23 races completed all issues settled on the water and the whole event sailed in a competitive but well manned fashion. The top finishing places changed constantly throughout the day and in the end only 5 points separated the winner Phil Holliday from runner up Alex Cory. See the full results (below/above).

 A special thanks to the Eastbourne ladies who kept us well supplied with tea/coffee and bacon baps and cakes.

We all look forward to being invited back again next year.

Full results are up on the Eastbourne Website 
Dave Sellons has taken some excellent photos at
Finally Terry Connell has put together a video of the racing.

Lets now get some more fine tuning ready for round (2) at Lincoln on 21st April, this event needs as much support as possible from you all, it is a great venue, so please get your entry in early, entry is now open Click for link to NOR and entry form.

Travellers Series Round 2 - Lincoln - 21st April

posted 1 Mar 2018, 07:00 by RG NCA

Lincoln RSC invite entries to the MD RG65 Traveller Series 2 on 21st April 2018.

The NoR can be found here: RG 65 OPEN 21st April 2018

Enter online HERE

Birkenhead 2018 Race Series

posted 1 Mar 2018, 06:53 by RG NCA   [ updated 1 Mar 2018, 06:53 ]

Birkenhead RS&PC are gathering quite a nice fleet of DF65's and RG65's at the club and for the 2018 season they are running a four race series and everyone is welcome to come along and sail. DF's and RG's will race together but will be given separate the scores at the end of the day. No pre registration required, just turn up on the day and sail.

Best 3 scores from 4 races will count.

11am start--------4.45 finish

MARCH 17th
MAY 5th
JUNE 9th

Club website here.

2018 National Championships Update

posted 24 Jan 2018, 04:56 by RG NCA   [ updated 24 Jan 2018, 04:56 ]

The dedicated page for the RG65 Nationals at Two Islands Radio Yacht club is now live here.

In the first few days of entry being open 10 skippers have registered including two from overseas. There is still plenty of time to get your entry in before the closing date of the 28th of April.

RG65 ICA and IRSA Joint Statement

posted 24 Jan 2018, 04:52 by RG NCA   [ updated 24 Jan 2018, 04:52 ]

Many of you will recall previous correspondence and discussions regarding an approach from IRSA to adopt the RG65 class, and with it, make changes to the way the class operates.  Most of you, and the rest of the global RG65 community rejected this approach.

In the background the RG65 ICA worked with IRSA to find common ground and this culminated with a recently published Joint Statement, and latterly the publication by IRSA of a set of IRSA 65 Rules.

To make the position clear, the RG65 ICA have sought to clarify the situation with the following notice by Fredo Vollmer

RG65 is able to continue operating as it has for the last 40 years.

Early in 2016 IRSA wrote a set of ‘internationally acceptable’ rules for the RG65 class and submitted them to the RG65-ICA for comments. In April 2016 these rules were shared with the RG65 community. These rules were rejected after consultation with you, the RG65 community, in June 2016.

After that IRSA insisted on setting up a Workgroup with RG65-ICA to go over their rules and discuss them. Starting in March 2017 and for the next nine months a team of three representatives for IRSA, three representatives for RG65-ICA and about 20 observers from both sides were able to ask questions about any item in the rules.

The RG65 team worked hard to get IRSA to adopt the current RG65 rules without modification. After a lot of negotiation it became apparent that this would not be possible and so the ICA team sought to protect the RG65 class in its current state. The Workshop has never the less been a very rich experience that exposed the complexities of rule writing. It also showed how passionate we are about our class.

IRSA continued to, and still do, want to establish a set of rules which would be suitable for competition at World Championship level under World Sailing/IRSA and the ICA team worked with IRSA to adjust their proposed rules so that they reflect much of what the RG65 class stands for. This was achieved in some cases but not in others.

The result of all this, culminating in the recently released Joint Statement, is that the RG65 class will continue to operate as it always has done. But in addition IRSA will soon release this set of rules that will allow competition at a World, Continental and International Championship level. As things stand, the vast majority of boats that currently comply with the RG65 rules (published in 2014) will also be able to comply with the new IRSA rules .

But again, let’s be clear, the only people that would need to ensure that they comply with these IRSA rules are the people that want to take part in the World, Continental and International Championships run by IRSA.

Through this process we have ensured that the RG65 class is able to continue operating as it has for the last 40 years.

The RG65 UK Committee believe that this situation, while not ideal, is the best outcome that could have been achieved.  We will continue to work closely with the ICA to ensure that the RG65 class in the UK can continue to grow and be enjoyed by us all.  At the same time there may be a number of you that look forward to the first International event run under the IRSA rules. 

National Championships - Two Islands - 12th-13th May

posted 20 Jan 2018, 09:51 by Matt Riley   [ updated 20 Jan 2018, 09:52 ]

The race team at Two Islands Radio Yacht Club have published the NOR for the 2018 National Championships to be held over the 12th and 13th of May.

A dedicated championship page is coming soon but for now the NOR can be downloaded here and online entry is open on the MYA website here.

The first entries are coming in already for what promises to be a great weekend of racing.

Travellers Series Round 1 - Eastbourne - 10th March

posted 12 Jan 2018, 03:14 by RG NCA

The new season kicks off on the 10th of March at Eastbourne and District Model Boat Club's lake in Princes Park, just off the seafront in Eastbourne. There is always a great atmosphere at this venue and the tea trolley is sure to put in an appearance.

NOR and online entry form can be found on the club website here. 

This is also Round 1 of this years Travellers Series,  the best five results from any of the nine events will count towards the 2018 RG65 UK Class Champion Trophy.

As well regular RG65 open events, Eastbourne were the hosts for the 2016 Nationals, watch the video below.

Registrations over the Holidays

posted 15 Dec 2017, 15:54 by RG NCA   [ updated 15 Dec 2017, 15:56 ]

Wayne, our Sail Number Registrar, has taken a well earned break over the holidays and won't be checking new sail number registrations until at least the 11th of January.

If you are desperate for a sail number before then Tim Long, of DF Racing and Soch Sails has a stash he can assign.

Normal service will resume when Wayne returns.

IRSA - 65 Class Statement

posted 5 Dec 2017, 06:40 by RG NCA   [ updated 5 Dec 2017, 06:41 ]

The MYA has received a joint statement from the IRSA and the RG65 International Class Association regarding the progress toward full international status for the class. (see below)

The UK NCA won't make any comment until it has received feedback from the International Class Association and has seen a copy of the new 65 class rules. However, feel free to discuss in this on the MYA Forums.

Future Directions for the 65 Class: A Joint Statement
November, 2017
65 Class Rules Working Party Forum
This Forum was set up in March 2017 within the IRSA site to bring IRSA, the worldwide radio sailing organization as an affiliated member of World Sailing, together with delegates from the RG65 ICA, an Independent Class Organization, not affiliated to any International Association, and a substantial Observer Group from both organizations.

The prime purpose of the forum was to focus on a set of proposed rules developed by IRSA that would be acceptable for international and continental championships under WS and IRSA guidelines.

Over the ensuing months many items were discussed and many changes agreed on resulting in a newly named set of rules for the international community: 65 Class Rules. This name variation is intended to separate those rules in custody with the RG65 ICA from those now to be published that are in the international standard IRSA format.

The IRSA delegates would like to thank the RG65 ICA delegates and the contributing members of the Observer Group for their valuable input into helping make these 65 Class Rules more acceptable and viable for international competition.

IRSA hopes that the rule discussions have established more confidence in the way we act as an international organization and we also hope that the RG65 ICA and IRSA can work more closely to further advance this class with its growing popularity.

Similarly the RG65 ICA delegates would like to thank the IRSA for the work done in developing the proposed rules and bringing this forum together as part of their ongoing support of International RC Yachting.

In the near future IRSA will publish the updated 65 Class Rules including the agreed changes. This means that international events using these 65 Class Rules can then be run with the confidence that they are under the authority of World Sailing and the IRSA.

RG65 ICA Delegates
IRSA Delegates

Race and Tune Session. Gosport MYBC. Saturday 9 December

posted 29 Nov 2017, 02:21 by RG NCA   [ updated 29 Nov 2017, 02:21 ]

Wayne Stobbs has posted on Facebook: RG65 race and tune. Gosport MYBC. Saturday 9 December from 10am

I know that there are some RG65 skippers feeling a bit left out because they cannot get up to the Birkenhead PopUp, me included, so I would like to propose an informal gathering at Gosport MYBC.
Round the cans racing and tuning till the last person has had enough, or the sun sets, which ever comes first.
No restriction on rigs etc. Let’s play and tune up in readiness for 2018. (Yes, I want to see how my new boat fares against you seasoned pros).
Oh, one last thing, no prizes for the winner.

The location can be found here.

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