MDCS4 race report


A day for the patient skipper to shine

MDCS4 report

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The next District Champion skipper is on Sunday 13th July at Two Islands RYC  Milton Keynes. Please let me know if you would like to enter and perhaps travel with Barrie and I in one car. It will be a full day and very worth while for any one wanting to hone their sailing skills and to learn on the job!

Don’t be intimidated, give me a call or email today

Graham Club Secretary


RG 65 Nationals 21 – 22 September 2013

The event was held at Huntingdon RYC, attended by 22 skippers the Saturday was dedicated to setting up in the morning and informal racing in the afternoon the day started with some light rain but soon cleared up, 14 skippers attended on the Saturday the wind was 5-10 mph variable predominantly from the SW the day was well used to setup boats and give skippers the opportunity to sail other boats with many transmitters being passed around during the afternoon and the top skippers offering advice on tuning and helping the less experienced set up there boats. Mike Weston of RC Yachts was available to help Dragon Force skippers setup there boats.

Racing started on the Sunday at 1000 hrs, Everyone was greeted with warm sunny conditions, the wind varied throughout the day with a light westerly greeting the skippers which built through out the morning to give some excellent conditions before dying down towards the end of the day. The sailing was very close through out the day and saw the mid field bouncing between A and B fleet, there were very few incidents with only a few mishaps on the start.

The day was well supported by new Dragon Force Skippers making up more than half the fleet, Ripmax the UK importers also sponsored the event and provided a Futaba F6J radio set for the best Novice Dragon Force skipper, which was won by Huntingdons Tim Prince, who purchaced the boat from Mike Weston on the saturday afternoon, Mike rigged it for him at the lake with the standard sails and he went on to compete on the Sunday managing to get into the A fleet during the morning, he is relatively new radio sailing and this was the first competition he has entered, Well done Tim!, Thanks also go to Mike Weston (RC Yachts), Nigel Brown (Cat Sails), John Tushingham (Graphite Sails) and Barrie Norman (Model Graphics) for supplying prizes for the event.

In conclusion it was good to see all the skippers going away with smiles on their faces after a very enjoyable weekends racing, Congratulations to Augustin Moreno for once again winning the UK Nationals, and thanks to all that entered and especially to those that helped in the running of the event.

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Photographs courtesy of Buzz Coleman

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RG65 Nationals 2013

MIke Weston RC Yachts, will be available on both days to help set up Dragon Force Boats and give advice to Novice Skippers. There is a superb Prize of a Futaba FJ6 radio set for the highest placed Dragon Force Novice. Mike will also have a selection of Dragon Force Spares available.

RG65 Nationals 2013

The entry so far:

Name Sail No Boat Design Club
Buzz Coleman 12 Dragon Force Coalhouse Fort
Peter Popham 21 Goth Three Rivers
Barrie Norman 128 Dragon Force Huntingdon
John Tushingham 51 Dragon Force Keighley
Liz Tushingham 61 Dragon Force Keighley
Mike Weston 69 Dragon Force Swanley
Nigel Brown 55 Dragon Force Gosport
Graham Stanley 88 Razor Kingsbury
Alex Cory 34 Storm Gosport
Mark Dicks 66 Wedge Clapham
Keith Tyson 75 Dragon Force Eastbourne
Don Smith 7 Digger Birmingham MYC
Mark Beesley 5 Puma Kingsbury
Tim Long 99 Dragon Force Abersoch
Martin Seib 89 Dragon Force Huntingdon
Martin Seib Snr 79 Dragon Force Huntingdon
Augustin Moreno ARG 77 Argon Chelmsford
Gordon Rae 107 Dragon Force Ayr Bay
Cliff Theil 100 Allerthorpe Park
Matt Riley 20 Cobra 5 Kingsbury
Jeff Hill 154 Dragon Force Fleetwood
Tommy Mills 102 Dragon Force Fleetwood