WELCOME TO HAMPTON COURT MODEL YACHT CLUB
Rick Pond, Hampton Court Park
Rick Pond, Hampton Court Park
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Congratulations to HCMYC Member David Lindsay for finishing in 16th place at the IOM Nationals, a performance that included a 1st place in the A Fleet - ahead of everyone including Brad Gibson, the eventual winner!
The growth of weed appears to have moderated and, although there is quite a lot of surface floating weed at the margins of the lake, the centre appears to be reasonably free.
We will therefore try racing A boats on Wednesday 15 September and IOMs on Thursday 16 September before deciding whether to fully restart the racing programme.
Racing, when possible, is still in a single session, starting at 11.00 and finishing at 13.00 and if you are racing, please try and be ready for an 11.00 start - this has been drifting a bit recently.
Leen has set up a WhatsApp group for the club – HCMYC I2R – so that members can let each other know who is planning to sail on each day. If you wish to join, send your mobile number to Leen: email@example.com
Please remember that although most Covid restrictions have been relaxed, we should still maintain social distancing where practicable. Please also continue to wear the HiVis vests when sailing.
Please see the 2021 Racing Programme page for the programme for the rest of the year. Starting 1st May, all races will count towards the respective points series.
We are trialing an additional sailing day each week on Thursday, when we will be sailing IOMs. This reflects the fact that the IOM is the most popular class in the club and will allow more frequent sailing of the other classes on regular sailing days. The Thursday racing will be split into 3 series, May-June, July-September and October-December.
IOMs will still be included in the sailing programme for Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
For those of you looking for race results, an explanation of the current situation:
Since the return to racing you may have noticed that the posting of results has been very patchy and in different places. This has come about because some bugs appeared in the spreadsheet system we used to use in the past and Leen Buurman has kindly been working hard to set up a new result system using the Sailwave software widely used in full size sailing and also by other radio yachting clubs. However, this is no small task and is taking a while to get fully operational. Apart from the technicalities, decisions are also needed on the structure of our series.
Once implemented, however, it should make clear where people stand in the various series at any one time. Leen has also found a way to integrate Google calendar, so that clicking on any particular date in the calendar will take you via a link to the results for that day – it will surely be worth the wait!
Currently there are some results from when we restarted racing in the same place they have always been – ie under “Club Racing Results” – and some under “Sailwave Results”
Any feedback/thoughts on what you can see so far are welcomed – please send these to Martin Bone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trial of racing on 15/9 & 16/9.
Suspension of racing due to weed.
IOM Nationals congratulations
Race Results System Update
Starkers Marblehead for sale details here - SOLD
Club Racing Results resumed (select class: IOM, RA, RM, R10R, DF95)
2021 Racing Programme uploaded here
Sails for sale - see For Sale/Wanted
Racing Rules of Sailing
The MYA sails to World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) with amendments for our sport outlined by Appendix E - these are typically updated every 4 years and the RRS for 2021-24 took effect on 1 January 2021.
The full rules are available via the MYA or the World Sailing Rules websites, but a useful short presentation, explaining in an easily understood form how the 2021 changes will affect radio sailing, can be found here:
THEN AND NOW
Model yachting has taken place on the Rick Pond since 1897. Hampton Court Model Yacht Club is one of the largest and most active clubs in the UK. The Club has its own clubhouse and car park situated near to the Rick Pond. We host events at Local, District and National Levels and sail mainly radio controlled yachts but there is also a keen group sailing vane and vintage boats. We sail 5 different classes - the International One Metre (IOM), the Marblehead (M), the 10 Rater (10R) the A Class (A) and the Dragon Flite 95 (DF95). The Club has an enthusiastic membership and promotes friendly and competitive racing which takes place up to 3 times per week throughout the year. You can find us at the Rick Pond from about 10am on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.