2024 TT Series Dates

Here are the dates for the 2024 TT Series.  Further information and how to enter will be communicated via the MYA Events page:


TT1 & TT2 – 13/14 April at Two Islands (Milton Keynes)

TT3 & TT4 – 1/2 June at Keighley

TT5 & TT6 – 6/7 July at Bournville

TT7 Nationals – 21/22 Sept at Eastbourne

TT8 & TT9 19/20 October at Birkenhead.

2023 TT Series Overall placings

Apologies, but I forgot to update the overall results after both the Nationals and then the final two events at Eastbourne.  The planned series had eleven events, although Watermead was lost due to lack of entries.  So 10 events and 6 to count for the series.  Congratulations to our series winner this year Tobi Laux sailing his own Ivy design.

Final TT Events of 2023 held at Eastbourne

Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2023 were held at Eastbourne over the weekend of 7th & 8th of October.  Two contrasting days sailing as indicated in the attached report from Race Officer Peter Kemp.

It was probably one of the best weekends of weather at Eastbourne this year, especially for October.  A highly competitive fleet of nine boats enthralled spectators over the two days, with over thirty races completed. Tobias Laux won each day, with Sunday being another ‘first’ with all first positions to count after discards!  Well done, Tobi!

 Entry: There were nine entrants each day, most of whom were registered before Saturday.  Competitors came from many clubs across the south of the country.

Weather:   Saturday’s forecast was very accurate, starting and finishing with a predominately south westerly force 3 to 5, needing skilled sailing as well as good tactics. 18 races were completed without protests and plenty of time for rig changes and repairs!

Sunday, as forecast, had no wind to start with, but just after an hour’s delay, a decent sea breeze filled in and stayed through to four o’clock. Foregoing lunch another 18 races were completed.

Many thanks go to Jes Collier on Saturday and Dave Allinson on Sunday for moving marks and resetting the course as needed, making the races challenging and enjoyable.

Scoring: No heats were necessary over the two days. Our ‘Racemaster’ race control system, ensured that race results were 100% accurate. Our thanks go to Mike Parris for creating the system.

Protests:  No protests were lodged. Thanks go to the club’s race team of starters, finishers and observers; John Crix, Tony Marshall, Rob Ahier, Dave Allinson, Scott Pearce and Rob Shepperd.

Social: The club team provided hot and cold drinks at the waterside, with an après sail beer later back in the clubhouse.


A video of Sundays racing was taken by club member Terry Connell and is available on Youtube:



MYA RG65 UK Nationals 2023 – Overall

Day 2 dawned with 14 knots from a SSE direction with a forecast set to move this to a Southerly and increase in strength at some point during the morning to be 20 knots with gusts of up to 30.  At least it was mild in the breeze and there was only a small amount of rain most of it falling during an early lunch break.  Course changes were also minimal as the breeze probably only changed in direction by 20 degrees and so all racing could be conducted from the good vantage point of the promenade.

Graham Elliott (Electronica) continued where he left off after the first day and had a dominating day winning 9 of the 15 races sailed.  There were4 race wins for Victor Izquierdo (Ivy), plus one each for Rohan Williams (Uno) and Bill Culshaw (Ivy).  Tobias Laux (Ivy) also had a very consistent day, but without a win to his name.

Unfortunately the combined effects of the strong winds, leaking boats with salt water led to a good number of retirements from racing during the day, so that having started the day with a potential 12 boats racing, by the end there were only 6 boats  in each of the last 4 races.

The final result gave the Championship to Graham in first, well ahead of Victor in second who narrowly beat Tobias into third place.  Full results are below along with pictures of the podium sailors.

Winner Graham Elliott, 2nd Victor Izquierdo, 3rd Tobias Laux

Photos from both days of the event are available on the Birkenhead Flikr Album HERE

A video of Race 10 was taken by Birkenhead member John Beech is available on Youtube here

MYA RG65 UK Nationals 2023 Day 1

It was a tricky day at West Kirby for both the sailors and Race Officer.  After setting up a proposed Course prior to the briefing the wind had swung through nerly 90 degrees during the briefing and so had to be reset and caused a 20 minute delay to the start of racing.  As the day progressed, the 6 to 12 knot wind kept the Race Officer and his mark laying team on their toes with changes or potential changes after every few races even up to the final Race (16) which was completed by 18:00hrs.  The day was rounded out with Graham Elliott sailing an Electronica leading the event, with Spaniard Victor Izquierdo sailing an Ivy in second and Tobias Laux also sailing an Ivy in third.

RG65 2023 TT Overall after Round 8 (7 events)

Here are the overall results with 7 events sailed and 4 to count.

RG65 TT Rounds#7 & #8 @ Woodspring

Whilst waiting for the report to be generated, here are the results for Saturday and Sunday.

There are some photos taken by Errol Edwards on Sunday at TT #8 here

2023 TT Series Overall after 5 events sailed

Here are the overall series results after 5 events have been sailed with 2 discards. 

RG65 TT #6 at Bournville – 2/7/23

A great turnout of 19 skippers arrived at Bournville for the event. Two fleets were the order of the day, particularly as the wind was forecast to increase and generate some lively conditions. A westerly prevailed for the day, but it was anything but steady. Much frustration was evident as skippers made changes from 1st to 2nd rigs and back again whilst the wind strength rose and fell to contradict the skippers’ efforts. There were two instances of de-masting and various other strength testing happenings. Repairs were skilfully implemented under pressure of time to resume sailing and get those much sought after points.
Most skippers found themselves in A fleet and then B fleet at various times, and it was not all one way for the top five.
Good sportsmanship was displayed by everyone with all contacts being resolved with penalty turns completed quickly. In all, the RG65 class provided some fast and close quarter action which all enjoyed taking part in.

2023 RG65 TT3 & TT4 @ Datchet

TT Round3 – Sat 3rd June 2023

Five RG65 sailors turned up for round 3 of this years TT. Despite a small crowd there were 3 different designs a Sith, Skinno, and 3 Uno one of which had been carefully put together in kit form by Doug Penman.

After a comprehensive briefing by Hugh McAdoo we donned our life jackets a launched out RG’s for the first race of the day. The day would be split into one initial race with a break for adjustments then a series  of three races with breaks in between. 
With the wind around 8knts gusting 14knts it was solid high aspect with some discussion as to think about starting with low aspect. 
With racing underway Rohan Williams took the first 3 races with Wayne Stobbs then setting the pace with his 5 win streak only being broken by Mike Kemp. Unfortunately Phil Holliday had receiver issues and was on more than one occasion in the lead to then be left without sheeting ability – very frustrating however.  The afternoon brought with it a lull in the wind causing an abandoned race and a stay in proceedings and perfect time for a lunch break in the canteen.
Everyone was excited about the afternoon session and it was all to play for and with such close racing throughout was really exciting especially as the wind had increased with many opting for a lower aspect rig to cope with the gusts coming over the club house. 
The racing continued throughout the fleet in the afternoon with got tactical racing both upfront and in mid-fleet. After a great day sailing the prizes went to Mike Kemp in 3rd with Wayne Stobbs taking 2nd and Rohan Williams coming home in 1st. 
TT Round4 – Sun 4th June 2023
Greeted by similar winds to Saturdays TT3, TT4 was set for yet another day of champagne sailing. Sunscreen, hats and life jackets donned we launched ready for a fantastic day under the close eye once again of PRO Hugh McAdoo. 
It was Phil Holliday and his Skinno taking the first win of the day with two Uno crossing seconds behind it set the tone and was clear; make a mistake and you are at the back. The next win went to Rohan Williams followed by Dorian Crease taking his first win. This trend was set to continue for some exciting battles most of which decided the winner on the last leg of the course. 
Race 5 gave us a redress hearing after an unfortunate coming together but this allowed Rohan Williams to open up a lead but in race six Rohan went around the wrong marks by mistake and took him from first to last on the water in a heart beat. 
With all to play for in the afternoon, the wind picked up enough to go down to low aspect and the game was on again with lots to think about with the windward gate as the wind would favour different sides for each race and also the choice do l go out in wind or hope for a lift along the wall which sometime paid off. 
A keenly fought competition came to a close with Rohan Williams taking the podium with 12 points followed by Dorian Crease on 18.5 points and Phil Holliday taking 3rd position on 25 points.

Huge thank you to Datchet for hosting the class over the two days and looking forward to further TT events later in the year.

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