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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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