2021 RG65 TT Calendar

Due to the slow start to this years sailing and limited opportunities for travel over the next few months, the Class has organised a limited set of 4 traveller series events in addition to the Nationals in September. The current plan is as follows:

2021 TT Calendar
DateLocationEvent
Saturday 31/7/21BirkenheadRG65 TT1
Sunday 1/8/21BirkenheadRG65 TT2
Saturday 21/8/21BournvilleRG65 TT3
Sunday 22/8/21WatermeadRG65 TT4
Saturday & Sunday 18&19/9/21KeighleyRG65 Nationals

Minutes of AGM and UK Appendices to Class Rules

The minutes of the recent RG65 UK Class AGM have been finalised and published here. A pdf version is also available and that has been published here.

Motion 1 at the AGM was a vote on allowing up to 4 rigs for UK Events. This was passed with a vote of 89% in favour and so an Appendix 1 has been published to the RG65 Class Rules for use at UK events. These are available here.

Motion 3 at the AGM was a vote to allow IRSA 65 Class boats to sail at UK RG65 events. This was again passed with 84% in favour and an Appendix 2 to the RG65 Class Rules has been published here to clarify this.

2021 AGM of the RG65 UK NCA

As required by the Class Association Constitution, this is an announcement that the next AGM will be held electronically on 3 March 2021 and will follow the timetable below. 
 
By 2nd January 2021 – All members advised by email of the AGM date and timetable. This email to ask for all items for inclusion on the Agenda including any proposed motions and nominations for the elected Officer positions
 
By 1st February 2021 – The above motions and nominations to be received by email
 
By 17th February 2021 – The final Agenda and items for voting are advised by email.  Instructions on how to cast votes electronically are communicated to electorate
 
3rd March 2021 – Receipt of voting ends and the AGM is closed
 
 
Formal notification
  The 2021 RG65 UK National Class Association AGM will take place electronically to a published timetable and closes on the 3rd March 2021

Any item or motions to be included on the Agenda from members to be received by email by the 1st February 2021 using the email address waynestobbs@gmail.com

Any nomination for the elected officer positions of Class Captain, Racing Officer, Membership Officer and Web Officer to be received by email using the email address waynestobbs@gmail.com by the 1st February 2021.

Nominations should include a proposer and seconder who shall be full members of the Association. Please note that the currently appointed Racing Officer and Membership Officer have confirmed their willingness to stand for re-election.  The position of Class Captain is currently vacant and candidates are sought, and that of Web Officer will become vacant at the AGM.Motions to be proposed by the executive

The committee will propose a motion to add an appendix to the 2014 RG65 Class rules to allow for 4 Rigs to be used at any event.  This appendix will expire when an updated version of the RG65 Class Rules is published. 

The committee will propose a motion to add an appendix to the 2014 RG65 Class rules requiring all hulls to bear their UK registration number on the outside of the hull.  This appendix will expire when an updated version of the RG65 Class Rules is published.

The committee will propose a motion to add an appendix to the 2014 RG65 Class rules allowing boats that are compliant with the “IRSA 65 Class” rules to participate in events organised by the RG65 UK National Class Association.  This appendix will expire when an updated version of the RG65 Class Rules is published.  

Any questions received by the Committee that may be of relevance for the wider membership will be shared online HERE for information.

For and on behalf of the 2020 RG65 UK National Class Association committee

 
Thanks 
RG65 NCA

MYA Guidance on Covid-19 on 17.03.2020

The MYA issued a notice on 17 March stating that all MYA events would be
cancelled for a minimum of 12 weeks following advice from the UK Government.  You may read their full statement HERE

12 weeks takes us to 9 June 2020 and this timeframe includes our Eastbourne, Watermead and Bournville TT Events.

The RG65UK Class Association will follow this guidance from the MYA and
these 3 events are therefore cancelled or postponed.

We will work with the host clubs to see if the event can be rescheduled for
a later date and will update you in due course.

Sincerely

RG65UK NCA

Postponement of Eastbourne TT

Due to the recent restriction and advice issued by the UK Government with respect to COVID-19 it has been decided to postpone the UK RG65 TT scheduled for Eastbourne on 25 & 26 April 2020.

We will look to find a way to reschedule the event for a later date and will update you on this in due course.

EMDYC will be in contact with all current entrants directly.

Get Ready for the UK RG65 TT1 at the new look Birkenhead

Yes folks, we are gearing up to start the 2020 season with TT1 in Birkenhead on 14/15 March.

When I was looking at the Birkenhead website earlier I saw that the trees along the edge of the lake are being removed which will hopefully make the wind more stable on those days when we have light conditions – rare occasions….

Anyway, the Notice of Race has been published and MYA Online Entry is available, all over HERE.

See you all there…

2019 TT – Final Results

That’s it, the 2019 TT is done. Going into the last event the winner was already secured, 2nd was almost safe but 3rd and 4th were vulnerable to a few people who would be adding their 5th score to count towards the series.

In the end all of those 4 places remained unchanged but there was some significant movement in the places thereafter.

You can see the full results table HERE

Well done to John Tushingham for securing another series title with 494 points out of a possible 500.

There was a special award made to Neil Westbrook who was the only person to take part in every round of the 2019 TT. Well done Neil.

Thanks to all 50 participants and we look forward to seeing you all for the 2020 series

Two Islands – Final round of the 2019 TT series

15 Skippers took part in the final round of the 2019 TT at Two Islands on Saturday with a number of people needing good scores to get them to move up the overall standings.

Don’t let this picture bluff you about the conditions, it is from a year or two ago

The forecast was for light winds and rain, and that forecast proved to be very accurate. At least the wind direction was quite consistent, so everyone only needed to deal with the big wind shifts caused by the houses, trees, islands etc. Nicely challenging.

it is safe to say that Tobias Laux turned up intent to repeat his performance from the recent National Championships, but he met some stiff opposition from a number of others.

Another very notable appearance on the water was Clive Cockayne’s Sith sporting a single sail rig, which his own admission, was a shot in the dark. It proved to power the boat very well and I have no doubt that we will see it again after some minor adjustments to the fullness.

Sadly we do not have any pictures of the sailing as everyone was on the water for the single fleet racing, and our resident photographer was off at another event.

At the end of the day, John Tushingham took the event win after 20 races with 30 points, followed by Tobias on 44 points and Alex Cory on 52.

The full scoresheet sheet can be viewed HERE

Thank you to all of the Race Team for running the day. Great Job.

New Website

So……. you may have noticed, the UK RG65 NCA has a new website.

We have been working to create a new website for some time to make it easier for us to publish information, event details, results etc and here we are, we have taken the plunge and enlivened it.

This is still very much a work in progress so please let us have your comments and suggestions. Just email your ideas and comments to contact@rg65.org.uk.

And don’t forget to “follow” us using the link you will see on the, normally the bottom right, so that you are alerted when we add something to the website

Happy Reading

Last Call for the UK Nationals

The RG65 UK National Championships take place in Gosport on 14&15 September and the entry window closes on 30 August. 

John Smith has published the NOR and online entry is open via the MYA Entry System

Please note that any entry is only confirmed once payment is received.

For those that are interested the current entry list is as follows.

Mike Kemp 
Peter Baldwin
Wayne Stobbs
Phil Holliday
Noel Donaldson
Gerard Chauvel
Martin Gray
Nigel Brown
Alan Watkinson
John Brierley
Graham Elliott
Neil Westbrook
Ralph Wilkinson
Chris Forman
Ken Binks
Mark Dicks
Clive Cokayne
Christel Cracco
Alex Cory
Roger Dunklin
John Tushingham
Liz Tushingham
Tobi Laux
Colin Moss
Trevor Binks
Peter Moore