Graham Elliot, 2017 National Champion.

posted by RG NCA   [ updated ]

Congratulations to Graham Elliot on winning the 2017 National championships this weekend.

Graham won 18 out of 24 races over a weekend affected by both fluky winds and weed at the Birkenhead lake.

More details and full results on the Birkenhead RSPC site here.

National Championships in Birkenhead coming soon.

posted 21 Jun 2017, 04:29 by RG NCA   [ updated 21 Jun 2017, 04:32 ]

The RG65 Nationals at Birkenhead on the 24-25th June is rapidly approaching, With 27 skippers registered and several current and past National and Class Champions and some of the latest designs due to show up it should be an excellent weekends racing.

Full details including entry list on the Birkenhead RCBC website here. Results will be posted as soon as we get them.

For a flavour of last years event check out Sue Brown's photos here


Travellers Series Round 5 - Gosport - 15th July

posted 12 Jun 2017, 06:23 by RG NCA   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 06:23 ]

Looking beyond the rapidly approaching National Championships at Birkenhead, Gosport MYBC has just posted the NOR for Round 5 of the 2017 Travellers Series.

If you can't make it up north, you should be able to make this historic club's purpose built lake in Walpole Park, close to bustling Portsmouth Harbour.

NOR here and link to the Gosport MYBC website, with details of its location here 

2018 Racing Calender.

posted 12 Jun 2017, 06:04 by RG NCA   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 06:04 ]

Despite it only being halfway through the 2017 season, Noel Donaldson has been doing stirling work in the background to ensure that the 2018 calendar is already confirmed and included in the MYA provisional calendar with no clashes (as far as possible).

There will be a flyer going round at the Nationals, make sure to get one and pin it up on your club noticeboards.

Dates are:

Traveller 1 - Eastbourne, Saturday,10th March 2018
Traveller 2 - Lincoln, Saturday, 21st April 2018
UK National Championship - Two Islands (MK), Saturday & Sunday, 12th May & 13th May 2018
Traveller 3 - Keighley (Weecher), Saturday, 16th June 2018
Traveller 4 - Keighley (Weecher), Sunday, 17th June 2018
Traveller 5 - Gosport, Saturday, 21st July 2018
Traveller 6 - Watermead, Saturday, 18th August 2018
Traveller 7 - Birkenhead, Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Traveller 8 - Datchet Water, Saturday, 13th October 2018

2017 AGM of the RG65 UK NCA

posted 12 Jun 2017, 05:49 by RG NCA   [ updated 12 Jun 2017, 05:49 ]

Following our previous post announcing the 2017 AGM please find below the confirmed agenda and details of how to vote on the appointment of officers for the RG65 UK National Class Association.

Having taken into account the submissions for additional agenda items that were received from 2 members, the final agenda is as follows

1.Welcome and introduction by the Chairman’s representative
3.Review and acceptance of minutes from previous meeting
4.Chairman's report
4.Membership Secretary report
5.Appointment of the executive team for the forthcoming year
6.Update on IRSA approach to the ICA by Phil Holliday
7.2018 racing calendar
8.Questions from members
9.Meeting close

Voting for the Executive Committee will be conducted via an online voting system.  The voting is now open and will close at noon on 23 June2017.  Please go HERE to cast your votes.

Please also note that there is a slight change to the time of the AGM.  The meeting will occur immediately after the conclusion of racing on the first day on the RG65 Nationals at Birkenhead.  This should be at roughly 5pm on 24 June 2017.

The address of the venue is:

Birkenhead Radio Sailing and Power Club
Gautby Road
CH41 7DR

For those that are unable to attend the meeting we can confirm that the minutes of the meeting will be published on and distributed by email as soon as possible after the AGM.

AGM to be held at National Championships

posted 24 May 2017, 16:48 by RG NCA   [ updated 24 May 2017, 16:48 ]

As required by the Class Association Constitution, this is an announcement that the next AGM will be held at the Nationals Championships at Birkenhead on the weekend of the 24th - 25th June.

The provisional agenda is

1. Progress Report
2. Election of Officers
3. 2018 Calender and how to continue to expand the class in the UK

Can any submissions of other items for discussion be emailed to no later than the 10th June so they can be added to the agenda.

While a discussion on the future of the class is yet another good reason for entering the Nationals, the agenda will be posted on the MYA Forum a week before the AGM so all members can comment, even it they can't make it to Birkenhead. There will also be provision for an online vote.

Entry detail for the Nationals can be found here.


Travellers Series Rankings after Round 4

posted 20 May 2017, 17:08 by RG NCA   [ updated 20 May 2017, 17:08 ]

After 4 events and going in to the Nationals in June, the current standings in the competition for the 2017 Class Champion are:

1John Tushingham51Keighley261
2Mark Dicks6Clapham242
3Phil Holliday66Datchet Water228
4Wayne Stobbs58Portsmouth189
5Mike Parkington697Fleetwood152
6Liz Tushingham Keighley124
7Noel Donaldson29Watermead124

We have had 28 sailors across the 4 events but John Tushingham's consistent results have given him a lead over Mark Dicks and Phil Holliday . Missing the Keighley events has dropped Noel Donaldson back a few spots but with discards starting to count after the Nationals, expect to see this improve.

Full results are here.

Travellers Series Round 4 - Results and Photos

posted 20 May 2017, 16:24 by RG NCA   [ updated 20 May 2017, 16:24 ]

Close racing from a small fleet lead to some drama at Scotland Farm on at the end of April with one race declared a dead heat between Mark Dicks and Mike Partington. At the end of the day it appeared that John Tushingham and Mark Dicks were tied on points and inseparable on a count back. However after a very gentlemanly review of Rule A7 by John, Mark was awarded an extra half point for the tied race and Mark got the win, and the maximum score for the overall Travellers Series rankings, by the smallest or margins.
Full results here.
Some photos on Mick Chamberlains Flickr feed - here.

Next up on the calendar is the RG65 UK National Championships 24th & 25th June at Birkenhead. It's not to early to get you entries in now, the NOR and details of how to enter are available here

Travellers Series - Rounds 2&3 - Results

posted 16 May 2017, 15:29 by RG NCA   [ updated 16 May 2017, 15:30 ]

With Noel Donaldson absent, it was up to Mark Dicks and Phil Holliday to try and keep John Tushingham and his Scurry off the top at the double header at Weecher Resevoir on the 22nd and 23rd of April.

This ultimately proved unsuccessful with John winning both days.
Full results here

Traveller Series Round 4 - Scotland Farm, Lincoln - 13th May

posted 27 Apr 2017, 06:47 by RG NCA

The NOR has been published for Round 4 of the 2017 Travellers series. The racing moves back to the Midlands for next event at Scotland's Farm near Lincoln on the 13th May.

More information on the club website

View the NOR here.

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