IOMMDWCS 17/18 R3 Lincoln RSC Entries

The following skippers have already entered for the third round of this winter’s IOMMDWCS being hosted by Lincoln RSC on 14th January 2018.

1: Mick Chamberlain (46), 2: Colin Walton (3), 3: Michael Cooper (39), 4: Mike Kemp (37), 5: Stephen Haywood (57),

Lincoln have asked that to help the race preparation please get your entry in by 21:00 on 11th January 2018 latest.

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MDWCS 17/18 R3 Lincoln RYC NOR

This winters IOM Champion Skipper series for the “Gibbs Trophy” now moves on to Lincoln RYC, see their NOR below for details.

MDCS 17 R3 Lincoln RYC NOR

The MYA online race entry system has been activated here:

https://mya-uk.co.uk/notice-of-race-iom-mdwcs-17-18-round-3/

Alternatively you can email direct to whittakeredward@googlemail.com

Please help the host club and get your entry in by 21:00 on 11th January 2018.

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IOMMDWCS R2 Leicestershire Event Postponed

To all IOMMDWCS skippers,
Please note that owing to the forecast conditions for Sunday in addition to the current weather in the East Midlands it is with regret that we are postponing this event.
If we could ask all skippers who have entered to respond to this email to karic@talktalk.net so we can check all travelling Skippers have received this notification.
We hope an alternative date can be found in the calendar to sail this event.
Regards Eric Finley
On Behalf of Leicestershire Radio Yacht Club.
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IOMMDWCS 17/18 R2 Leicestershire RYC Entries.

The MYA online entry system is now active so click here to access.

https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/mdwcs-iom-series-2017-18-rnd-2/

The following skippers have already entered for the second round of this winter’s IOMMDWCS being hosted by Leicestershire RYC on 10th December.

1: Colin Walton (3), 2: Laurie Brown (69), 3: Mike Kemp (37), 4: Steve Haywood (57), 5: Stephen Hodgkinson (14), 6: Mick Chamberlain (46), 7: David Alston (11), 8 Graham Whalley (16), 9: Tony Pickering (52), 10: Michael Cooper (39), 11: Les Cleaver (60), 12: Don Charlesworth (77), 13: John Smith (43), 14: Simon Pope (19),

Leicester have asked that to help the race preparation please get your entry in by 21:00 on 7th December 2017 latest.

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MDWCS 17/18 R2 Leicestershire RYC NOR

This winters IOM Champion Skipper series for the “Gibbs Trophy” now moves on to Leicestershire RYC, see their NOR below for details.

MDWCS 17-18 Leicester R2

The MYA online race entry system has been activated here:

https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/mdwcs-iom-series-2017-18-rnd-2/

Alternatively you can email direct to karic@talktalk.net

Please help the host club and get your entry in by 21:00 on 7th December 2017 latest.

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IOMMDWCS R1 Birmingham Race Report.

IOM Winter Midlands series at Birmingham Model Yacht Club.

A positive entry of twenty boats was balanced slightly by only one being from BMYC. We look forward to the MYA CCC (competition confidence course!) having an effect on the normal double figure club race entries and having some more club boats entered next year.

PRO Alan Skitt set a long(ish) course to deal with a wind that swung sharply throughout the day. As the man said, its not normally like this here! For part of the day, Alan changed the course to a starboard mark rounding, in a partly successful attempt to reduce the workload of the local respray workshop. Racing throughout the day was generally in good humour with BMYC providing refreshments throughout the day with sixteen heats completed.

Consistently at the front was Darin Ballington from Manor Park with Robert Wilson of Leicestershire RYC and John Smith also of Manor Park in second and third place overall. Fourth and Fifth were Mick Chamberlin and David Alston. Special mention should be made to other heat winners Stephen Haywood, Laurie Brown and Mike Kemp.

BMYC look forward to welcoming the IOM fleet in 2018.

Ian McDonald.  BMYC.

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MDWCS R1 Birmingham MYC Results.

It looks from the results that there was a good turn out to this winters IOM MDWCS R1 at Birmingham MYC, so thanks to Graham Tite and the crew for putting on the event.

The results and a few pictures have been uploaded and we hope to have a race report soon.

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IOMMDWCS 17/18 R1 Birmingham MYC.

The following skippers have already entered via the MYA online entry system for the first round of this winter’s IOMMDWCS being hosted by Birmingham MYC on 18th November.

1: Graham Whalley (16), 2: Mike Kemp (37), 3: Laurie Brown (69), 4: Stephen Hodkinson (14), 5: Les Cleaver (??), 6: Stephen Haywood (57), 7: Chris Cook (48), 8: Mick Chamberlain (46), 9: John Smith (43), 10, Garry Box (1), 11, John Ind (??), 12, Tony Pickering (52),

Birmingham have asked that to help the race preparation please get your entry in by 19:00 on 17th November 2017 latest.

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MDWCS 17/18 R1 Birmingham MYC NOR

This winters IOM Champion Skipper series for the “Gibbs Trophy” kicks off at Birmingham MYC, see their NOR below for details.

NOR-2017-MDWS

The MYA online race entry system has been activated here:

https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/md-iom-winter-series-1/

Alternatively you can email direct to graham.tite@btinternet.com

As this is a Saturday race to help the host club with race preparation please get your entry in by 19:00 on 17th November 2017 latest.

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IOM MDWCS Series Review

After last year’s MD IOMMDCS a few questions were raised about the series participation and how it was structured. It was noted that the average number of skippers participating in the events had reduced, and that the main concentration of clubs supporting the series by running and sending skippers to the away events was in the north of the District.

The series participation in the summer IOMMDCS & C also saw a slight fall in attendance, along with some comments about the average skipper not having a chance and that the racing system does not encourage the skippers to sail in every event. The series had been won after the third event due to the discard structure. So this is what generated the series structure review.

The original intention of the series was to provide district IOM sailing for the clubs and giving the club skipper a stepping stone into competitive yacht racing. By asking MD clubs to host an event we get the chance to sail at other venues and this in turn supports their club activities.

Earlier this year a few skippers gave me their thoughts on the series structure and having reviewed them we came up with 4 options for discussion.

Prior to the formal business of this year’s MYA Midland District AGM I proposed a change to the Deed of Gift for the “Gibbs Trophy” which is sailed for by MYA MD club skippers as the basis of the winter IOM series. A short discussion followed and the IOM skippers in attendance were generally in favour of option 4. (MHSRS).

Thus, I think that a trial of MHSRS for this winter’s IOMMDWCS will be the ideal opportunity to let host clubs and skippers become familiar with the system, a further review at the end of the series will be undertaken prior to making any changes to future series.

A short explanation of how the new structure works is detailed below.

The basis of the MHSRS system is that the complete series will be run as a Single Race, with several heats run at different locations, each heat will be transferred from the race results into the overall skipper position spreadsheet, and as the series progresses the number of heats counting will be equal to 80% of those sailed. This allows for discards, and they can be from a single event or from your worst scores in a series of events if you have sailed more than the minimum required. This encourages series participation, whilst still allowing for you to miss an event and win the overall title through great sailing in the other heats.

This new series structure will not add to the host club event race management workload, the host club just runs the event using the MYA SSI’s and HMS as normal and then sends a full copy of the HMS after the event to the MD RATS (Race Assistance Team Support) who will add the results into the spreadsheet and post on to the IOMMDCS website.

The host race team will have their efforts recognised by them being awarded points equal to their average of the events they raced in.

Why not run an event as part of your club series, all you have to do is separate your club sailor’s positions from the final results to use in your series.

This saves Midland District IOM date clashes and you will have support in running your event from others experianced skippers.

The updated Deed of Gift for the “Gibbs Trophy” has been posted under the About Tab.

There is also an example of the new scoring spreadsheet posted under the Results tab, it features the results from last summer’s IOMMDCS & C.

IOMMDCS Trustee.

 

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