In the past each MYA district had developed their own website, and, in our case, we have two. The MYA has created a common theme for all districts which follows the same branding as the main MYA site. This has several advantages not the least is web hosting, a common web address format, no adverts from the free WordPress site theme, and a singular GDPR arrangement.
At this point I would like to thank Austin Guerrier (MYA dco) for his work in creating the website format and making the changes/suggestions we came up with in the process of combining the current sites into one.
No new posts to the old sites will be made after the launch of the new District site, but the old sites will remain active for a while, so you can access the old posts. Once the traffic drops off the old sites will be archived.
Follow this link to our new Midland District website home. https://district.mya-uk.co.uk/midland/
The entries have started to come in for this event, and the MYA online entry system has been activated so check in here for information. https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/md-iom-summer-series-race-3/
The folowing skippers have already registered.
1: David Alston (11), 2: Mike Kemp (37), 3: Laurie Brown (69), 4: Mick Chamberlain (46), 5: Stephen Haywood (57),
Please help the host club by getting tour entry in by 18:00 on 25th May 2018. Confirmed entries will be posted here.
This summer’s Midland District IOM Champion Skipper & Club series moves on to Watermead MBC at their home water the Watermead Sail & Ski centre, HP19 0FU on 27th May 2018.
See their NOR here for details. IOMMDCS 2018 R3 Watermead NOR
The MYA online entry system has been activated so check in here for information. https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/md-iom-summer-series-race-3/
Alternatively you can email direct to email@example.com
Please help the host club by getting tour entry in by 18:00 on 25th May 2018. Confirmed entries will be posted to the website.
New Personal Sail Number Registrar – Email Address
The new contact for personal sail numbers is Phil Holliday.
You can contact Phil by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the MYA website here, https://mya-uk.co.uk/mya-officers-and-contact-form/
MYA Council would like to thank Chris Harris for his time and efforts as PSN Registrar.
When the circus comes to town it did so with a vengeance, 25 skippers rocked up on a lovely day, the wind was in the right place and the right strength. Everything in the garden could not be rosier. What a cracking race, it was anyone from three until the last race when Laurie Brown (15) from Mkt Bosworth had to drop out and hand the event to Darin Ballington (13) with Steve Haywood (19) also in the mix. It was not a one-horse race with good close racing between them.
Close racing was also evident in the next group with Mark Dicks (25) leading the charge and Colin Walton (28) and Dave Alston (29) and it went like that throughout the rest of the fleet. One of the joys of being PRO is being able to watch the battles evolve and unfold throughout the day, with lots of close racing across the board. Bournville was on its best behaviour but it had its moments, enough to justify its reputation as a difficult place to sail. There was a very good atmosphere about the whole event but what I will remember about this particular event was Ian Cooke making it into ‘A’ fleet. I will not forget the cheer that went up when the ‘B’ heat finished confirming Ian’s promotion. That coupled with Tracey Ballington and John Ind having no time off the water as they both kept being promoted into ‘A’ from ‘B’ and then back again. We eventually got in 9 complete races including the seeding heats. That brings me back to where I came in, it was a cracking race.
PRO Bill Green, Bournville RS&MBC.
I would like to thank Bill, Alan, the race observers and Peter, along with Rita in the galley who kept us fuelled with tea and biscuits all day, thanks Bournville RS&MBC, see you all again next year.
Just a little note, I know it was the London marathon, but we are more active than most as Garry Box recorded more than 14,500 steps on his app so even if you say each step was 600mm that equates to about 8.7Km. The race team doing every one of them so thanks.
The full results for both the day and series have been posted to the ‘Results tab’ along with a selection of pictures from Peter Moore in the ‘Gallery’
So, where’s the circus off to next? Watermead MBC near Aylesbury in the south of the District is the next one so we can all do it over again on Sunday 27th May.
15 skippers arrived at Stanton Lakes on Sunday 15th April for the rerun of the postponed first round of the MDCS Summer series (the Sears Trophy) to be greeted by the race team scratching their heads trying to work out where to set the course. with the light wind swinging 180 degrees it was proving to be something of a challenge. By 9:00 the wind had settled sufficiently for the team to lay a course with the windward mark just a few yards from the bank meaning the start line was always going to be a bit tricky.
The first race got under way promptly at 10:00, with just one fleet and the home team’s Steve Haywood showed everyone the way with a comfortable win. He immediately followed this up with a win in race two with Rob W and Darin just behind.
After the second race it was clear that the course required a tweak, so skippers took a short break while Laurie took to the rowing boat and moved a few buoys to provide a better beat to the windward mark.
Race 3 saw Lincoln’s Mick C getting the win from David Alston but as racing progressed into Race 4 Darin clearly thought he should show everyone how it’s done by taking the next four races. By the middle of the morning the wind had settled into a comfortable No 1 suit breeze and stayed that way for the rest of the day. With a couple of further minor adjustments to the course (clearly Darin just wanted the exercise) (or was he pining after the old Manor Park rescue boat?) we were able to complete 18 races by the 3:30 cut-off.
At the final count it was Darin who went home with the Sears Trophy with Mick C in second and Steve H third. Full results are under the “Results” tab.
Overall an excellent days sailing, thanks very much to all the skippers and to the race team of Gordon, Roy and Tony B.
Round 2 is Sunday 22nd at Bournville.
PRO Laurie Brown.
The results from last weekends race at M. Bosworth have now been put into both the overall Skipper and Club spreadsheets here: IOMMDCS 2018 R1 M. Bosworth final positions
This weekends race is at Bournville RS&MBC and there are 13 confirmed entries so far, for a list see: http://www.bournvillersmbc.org/events.html
The rescheduled R1 of this years IOMMDCS&C 2018 got underway last weekend at Stanton Lakes the new water of Market Bosworth RYC, and after 18 races of 15 boat fleets the winner of the “Sears Trophy” was Darin Ballington. For full results here IOMMDCS 2018 R1 M. Bosworth final positions
This summers Midland District IOM Champion Skipper & Club series moves on to Bournville RS&MBC at their home water off Bournville lane on 22nd April 2018.
See their NOR below for details.
The MYA online entry system has been activated here: https://mya-uk.co.uk/notice-of-race-md-iom-summer-series-race-2/
Alternatively you can email direct to BVilleEvents@outlook.com
Bournville will be posting the confirmed entries here: http://www.bournvillersmbc.org/events.html
Please help the host club by getting your entry in by 21:00 on 19th April.
Confirmed entries will be acknowledged by the club.
This summers series hopefully kicks off with the rescheduled first round at Market Bosworth RYC on 15th April at their venue of Stanton Lakes, LE9 4JA.
Following the recent vote the summer series will be run using IOMMDCS&C deed of gift v4. See NOR below for event details.
MDCS & C 2018 MBRYC Stanton Lakes R1 NOR rescheduled
The entry fee is £7:00, which includes the £5:00 per boat lake hire fee.
The MYA online entry system has been activated here: https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/mdcs-c-series-2018-rnd-1-rescheduled/
Alternatively you can enter by Email to email@example.com
Please help the host club and get your entry in by 21:00 on 12th April 2018.
The following skippers have already entered, 1: Colin Walton 3, 2: Stephen Haywood 57, 3: Mick Chamberlain 46, 4: David Alston 11, 5: Graham Whalley 16, 6: Mike Kemp 37, 7: Jen Hand 69, 8: Garry Box 1, 9: Tony Pickering 52, 10:Don Charlesworth 77, 11: Rob Wilson 97, 12: Michael Cooper 39, 13: John Smith 43, 14: John Humphries 53,