2022 Nationals at Datchet Water SC

Datchet Water Radio Sailing Club are please to announce entry is open for the Marblehead National Championship over the weekend 2nd/3rd July 2022.

The Datchet clubhouse will be open for competitors use throughout the weekend. Motorhome parking and camping are available on site by arrangement with the organisers. There are plenty of local hotels available.

The NOR, online entry form and updated entry list can be found Here

IMCA Notice received.

Important Update for the Foundation Members of the IMCA and ITCA

September 19th 2021

Direct Membership to World Sailing

Dear Members,
The Foundation Executives, after due consideration, have recently decided as part of the best
practice of setting up the two associations to apply for direct membership to World Sailing rather
than through the IRSA. The applications have been submitted to be considered in the WS October
This decision was not taken lightly and has been agreed on unanimously.
So why change from a traditional link to the IRSA?
There are a lot of positives with this move.

  1. The two international class associations will have direct access to WS.
  2. The right for each of the ICAs to hold a class world championship is currently linked to the
    IRSA allocation which is written directly into WS Regulations. This move will enable IRSA to
    use its allocation for other classes.
  3. Each of the ICAs may appoint a member to the WS Classes Committee.
  4. It is felt that for the future development of the classes a more direct link with WS rather
    than via the IRSA would be of benefit.
  5. The ICAs already have Events and Technical matters organised. This move will make it
    possible to argue more strongly for ICA representation on the WS App E Working Party. So
    all three items that the IRSA currently administers for the classes will be catered for making
    the extra layer of IRSA administration unnecessary.
  6. The associations will have full access to all of the fees from the Championships and will not
    be sharing with the IRSA. This is a solid financial base to continue from and easily covers any
    ongoing costs of membership to WS.
    So, in summary, this definitely gives the classes more freedom as they continue to fine tune and
    modernise for the future.
    Except for the fact it is a change from tradition, we feel it is the right pathway to take from here.
    Change such as this, as explained, brings opportunities.
    The identified costs of direct membership include:
  7. Initial application fee of 1000 GBR pounds.
  8. Ongoing fees of several hundred pounds each year.
    Please feel free to respond to this notice if you have any questions on this matter.

Selwyn Holland (on behalf of the IMCA and ITCA Foundation Executives)

Full notice can be downloaded HERE

There is a topic opened within the MYA Forum (Marblehead Section) for further discussion on this notice should Marblehead skippers wish to comment.

Chris Harris – 2021 MYA Marblehead National Champion

Congratulations to Chris Harris of Windrush RYC (although probably better known through his connection to Bournville RS&PBC) for winning a closely fought 2021 MYA Marblehead National Championship.

Chris and Peter Stollery were the class acts of the 2021 Nationals with only 2 pts separating them after some tough racing with Andrea Roberts finishing in 3rd.

Thanks to all involved with running the event.

A longer round up will follow…

Chris Harris (L) receives the winners trophy from Graham Whalley, Commodore of the MPRSC

Full Results can be viewed HERE

UK Marblehead Racing- 2021 onwards

I think it is fair to say that activity in the class has been limited since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, some clubs have held events, Guildford being one, and others have continued with their club sailing, but generally it has been quiet for obvious reasons. However, now is the time for us to get out and about, support the class and get the class back to where it was prior to the cancellation of the 2020 Worlds. The upcoming 2021 MYA Marblehead Nationals is a good place to start, entries are currently standing at just below 30 and although the online entry has closed Manor Park Radio Sailing Club have told us that they are happy to accept further entries. Click HERE for more information on the Nationals.

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Please have your say

The post below about sails, battens and possible rule change affects you. The MYA International Officer, Phil Holliday, will need to respond on your behalf in the very near future. If you want your views to be considered and not let rule changes be implemented without your input then please email Phil at chair@mya-uk.org.uk or join the conversation on the MYA Forum.