Model yacht racing at Dell Quay Sailing Club

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Meeting dates - Please check the club calendar for latest dates

Aug 2017

Due to adverse weather conditions the racing this week was cancelled; fortunately we had planned an ad hoc meeting the day before which was enjoyed by all. It was also the first time we had the chance to see the Greening twins in thier new carrying case. 

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June 2017

Evening Series

There was a warm but light wind for this week’s race with the added hazard of seaweed which led to a few of the boats making a break for it towards Fishbourne. The two winners on the night were Rob and Chris. We were pleased to see another new boat join us (John and Avril’s) with hopefully another two new racers for future meetings.

We finished the evening with a quiet drink (if you disregard the band practice) watching the sun set. Perhaps we should consider a night series but we will need to fit the boats with Navigation lights!!

Model Yachts Spring series

The Spring series has finished and I am pleased to announce that the overall winner was Simon Bell closely followed by Rob Nunn and Peter Matthews. This was our first race series and turnout for all the races has been good. Looking back over the series, the weather conditions have ranged from lovely to nightmare with large waves and high wind and yet no yachts have floundered. The Victoria MY seems to be a sturdy boat and like Trigger’s broom in Only Fools and Horses we have still got the original boats but with virtually every part having been replaced!

Spring series results 2017

December 2016

We had one of our best turnouts for the 30th Nov meeting but unfortunately the wind decided to disappear. However we re scheduled for the following day and spent a lovely hour and a half tuning and racing the boats. There are another two boats in production and hopefully should be on the water before the new year

October 2016

Good couple of meetings this month. The winds have been good,the boats are getting tuned and our skills are building. We have started racing and courses set have been good;unfortunately when the wind changes it means getting the tender out and asking Rob to reset the course. This gives the rest of us a chance to start the race before he gets back on shore.

August 2016

We have held a couple of meetings during August. Despite the holiday season there were a few of us down at the Club with our boats. The number of boats being built continues to rise steadily, we are overcoming a lot of teething problems and working out ways on how we can improve the reliability of the boats. At the first meeting we set a course and practised race tactics and going around the marks - there was some evidence that we may need to re read the racing rules....

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thanks to Peter for pictures

Model Yachts @ DQSC

Bruce Dupee 5
Chris Sprules

7

Tim Applewhite

8

Eric Janering

9

Rob Nunn

11

Bill Greening

19

Clare Greening

20

Jean Sagues

29

Dick Hoare

33

Simon Bell

44

Linda Bell

56

Ian Jackson

69

Peter Porter

74

Barrie Pearson

75

Dave Few

85

Peter Matthews

88

John Martin

101