Travellers Series Round 6 - Venue Change

posted 10 Aug 2018, 02:27 by Matt Riley   [ updated 10 Aug 2018, 10:42 ]

We have been contacted by the Watermead Model Boat Club to inform us that the owners of the lake, on advice from the Environment Agency, have had to suspend use of the lake due to a significant increase of toxic blue green algae.

This means that round 6 of the 2018 TT scheduled for 18 August can no longer take place as planned.  The event will instead take place at Two Islands on the same day.

The Notice of Race has been updated and can be viewed HERE.

Those skippers who have already entered will be contacted by the organising team to reconfirm their entry.

If you have not yet entered then please do so soon so that the team can prepare for the event.

On behalf of the RG65 skippers we would like to thank the team at Watermead and the Two Islands Radio Yacht Club for pulling out all the stops to make these alternative arrangements at such short notice.

Traveller Series Round 6 - Watermead - 18th August.

posted 31 Jul 2018, 14:01 by Matt Riley   [ updated 10 Aug 2018, 10:43 ]

Entry is now open for round 6 of the 2018 Travellers series at Watermead.

Due to blue green algae at Watermead this has ben moved to 2 Islands at Milton Keynes
The updated NOR is available here

Entries to Clive Bardell by the 16th please..

Traveller Series Rounds 3-4 - Keighley - Results

posted 24 Jun 2018, 13:59 by Matt Riley   [ updated 24 Jun 2018, 14:00 ]

News from John Tushingham up on the moors -

"Cold but windy, mostly B rig conditions, sometimes more or less. Very enjoyable racing and I think we all learned a bit more about the boats and rigs. Liz got her new Scurry on the water, a couple of teething problems with it but she loves it, it was a bit too quick at times for my liking!"

Full results for round 3 here and Round 4 here.

Next up is Round 5 at Gosport, Saturday, 21st July 2018 - details of how to enter are here

40 Years of the RG65

posted 5 Jun 2018, 02:12 by Matt Riley   [ updated 5 Jun 2018, 02:13 ]

A message from Fred Vollmer at the RG65 ICA

Dear RG65 Skipper!

On June 24, 2018 our Class will be celebrating its 40th Aniversary!!!

It was the 24th of June, 1978, when Raul Landó, in Buenos Aires,Argentina, launched his "Lady Susan", free sailing, Braine steered
"G65" (without "R"!) at the Plaza Urquiza pond, but this time WITH R/C INSTALLED! This became the VERY FIRST RADIO "G65", that is, an "RG65". And Raul has Sail Number "1" since then. :-)

Forty years of uninterrupted class activity is an achievement worthwhile celebrating, and we PROPOSE to have/organize as many RG65 Events as possible on the Anniversary Day.

RG65-ICA INVITES you to organize on June 24th, 2018, Sail-Offs, informal Short Races and any Sailing Event you can imagine, maybe associated with a "Beginners Day" or any other celebration.

Please take pictures, post them on Facebook. And more important: film your Event! A YouTube Channel will be available for your posting it!

Yes: we know it is on a "short notice", but for a Celebration of this kind it is never to short! Our goal is to have a Fun Time, and (maybe) sing  Happy Birthday to you" and have a toast!!! And let the whole World know about it ...

Any questions? Need help? Mail your request to mailto:info@rg65

Let us make something that everyone can enjoy!

Fredo Vollmer

Unfortunately the next Traveller's series is scheduled for the week before, but let us know if you are going to plan anything and we can promote it here..

2018 RG65 Rules Update

posted 5 Jun 2018, 02:07 by Matt Riley   [ updated 5 Jun 2018, 02:14 ]

The RG65 ICA (International Class Association) have asked the UK Class Association to vote on some proposed changes to the current Rules (published in 2014). The Committee feel it appropriate that it is the Members that should vote on this, and this vote will form our vote given back to the ICA.

The proposed changes are, as indicated by the ICA, clarification of the old rules and are not intended to change the class in any way.

The NCA need to cast our vote on the ICA proposals by 10 June and so we ask you to review this DOCUMENT and cast your vote by midnight on 8 June using this FORM.

If you have any questions or want to discuss any of the proposed changes then please comment on the MYA Forum or contact us through the link at the foot of the page


The RG65 UK NCA Committee

Travellers Series Rounds 3 and 4 - Keighley - 16/17 June

posted 4 Jun 2018, 14:15 by Matt Riley   [ updated 4 Jun 2018, 14:15 ]

The NOR is out for the double header up on the moors at Weecher for rounds 3 and 4 of the Travellers series.

Fresh from winning the National Championships., John T and the club at Keighley are hosting the next event in the calendar. Back to back racing on Saturday and Sunday make it an event worth travelling for. The lake provides some excellent racing with its exposed location and there will be some great socializing down in Ilkley on the Saturday night.

Entries by email direct to John, all the details are in the NOR.

RG65 UK Nationals - Report and Results

posted 16 May 2018, 05:18 by RG NCA   [ updated 16 May 2018, 13:41 by Matt Riley ]

A cool but bright morning greeted us at Two Islands Milton Keynes on Saturday, however not much (if any) wind. Unfortunately that was to be the story for both days, plus two hours of heavy rain from 3pm on Saturday.

However as we do, we made the best of it and the 23 skippers sailed 16 races (mostly in two heats) and thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings and the interaction with fellow skippers.

As well as the regular UK skippers we had guest skippers from France, Spain and USA, I hope they enjoyed the experience; we enjoyed having them join the fleet.

The wind was constantly coming & going between 0 and 3mph with the occasional gust of 5-6mph, as well as changing direction, so setting a course was something of a nightmare, however the skill & experience required to cope with these conditions soon became apparent as in most races the fleet was split between those who could read the conditions and those who were less experienced but learning from the exposure.

The first five skippers always made the better decisions and therefore caught what little wind there was to catch; the winner was John Tushingham who was the most consistent across the two days in in whatever conditions he was faced with and a worthy winner. (see results sheet for full details)

Thanks and congratulations go to Mike, Keith and all the club members who gave up their weekend to run this event, it was much appreciated by everyone.
Gilbert Desclaux has posted some video showing the trying conditions over on youtube
Looking forward to the next round of the traveller series 16th &17th June at Keighley.

RG65 UK Nationals Weekend

posted 11 May 2018, 04:58 by RG NCA   [ updated 11 May 2018, 04:58 ]

It's finally the weekend of the RG65 UK Nationals at Two Islands Radio Yacht club. Good luck to all the sailors involved and the race team putting on what should be great event.

Keep an eye on social media for updates and we will have results and reports up on here as soon as we can.

Travellers Series Round 5 - Gosport 21st July - Entry open

posted 29 Apr 2018, 11:21 by RG NCA   [ updated 29 Apr 2018, 11:21 ]

Entry is open for the M&S RG65 Traveller Series 5 at Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club on 21st July 2018

The NoR is on the MYA website here

Online entry is also available through the MYA website here

Travellers Series Round 2 - Lincoln - Report

posted 29 Apr 2018, 10:44 by RG NCA   [ updated 29 Apr 2018, 10:45 ]

15 skippers descended on Scotland Farm for the second TT of the 2018 UK RG65 series and were welcomed by Mick Chamberlain and his merry group of helpers.
The unseasonably warm weather meant that spectators had to deal with a number of pairs of lily-white legs sticking out of the bottom of shorts.  When the racing got under way we unfortunately found that it was not only shorts that the weather had brought out, but weed on the lake too which had a big impact on the racing.
After the briefing the racing got under way in steady SE wind conditions which kept everyone on A rigs for the whole day.
Tim Long came flying out of the blocks on a borrowed boat to take the first win but, like others, had to make regular pit-stops in the next few races to clear weed allowing Ken Binks, Phil Holiday and Wayne Stobbs to take the gun in the next 3 before again coming good.
The weed issue settled down after lunch allowing close fought racing right up to the end of the 18thrace shortly before 16:30 with no less than 9 skippers taking wins on the day and Clive Cockayne, Wayne Stobbs and Tim Long taking 3 each.
In the end Clive Cockayne was rewarded with the overall win due to his consistent performance throughout the day followed by Phil Holiday, Nigel Brown and Wayne Stobbs.
5 different designs in the top 6 and a number of boats being raced for the first time is a great sign that the class is as competitive as ever and so we look forward to the UK National Championships on 12/13 May at Two Islands.
Thanks very much to Mick, Ed Whittaker and David Pearson for staging the event and enduring the skipper’s weed-induced-moaning with smiles and sympathy.

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