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Shaun Holbeche

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  1. Well I'm expecting a third visitor, especially as he is sharing a car with the second visitor! Plus some more Fleetwood entries on top. I think we might hit double figures, crossed fingers.
  2. As in previous years the April open meeting at Fleetwood is a two day ‘weekender’ event running on Saturday and Sunday. On the first day there is an optional club/practice race starting at 13.30pm open to all entrants to tune up and get a feel for the lake. Day two is the Open Meeting proper. Entry and the NOR is via the MYA Event pages here: https://www.mya-uk.org.uk/events/#events/event-details/615acbc8fd6e3f001e7fc19f/
  3. It's not too late to enter the second 6m open meeting of the year. Join us for some good racing on a great water on Saturday 12th March. The Notice of Race and entry can be found on the MYA Online Entry.
  4. The first Six Metre open event of the year is almost upon us. Join us for some good racing on a great water, Sunday 23rd January. The Notice of Race and entry can be found on the MYA Online Entry.
  5. Hi Eric, The sails in the top picture belong to a six metre yacht. From the information I have K701 is a unique design and the boat was called 'Heather' though this might not have been it's original name. The designer's surname was Alexander and was owned by B. Wilde (probably Brian Wilde) of the Bournville club. Though the boat was given a sail number there is no record of it's notification or first registration. The hull will be likely be in the region of 1300 to 1400mm length overall with overhangs at the bow and stern, a vee shaped displacement hull with a longitudinal fin keel with the lead incorporated into it and possibly the rudder hanging off the back of it or maybe a separate rudder mounted further back. Have a look at the 'classic' boats that have been sold on the six metre website here: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html and at full size classic six metres. The mast ( there should only be one) will likely be about 1750-1800mm high above deck and will be through deck mounted onto the keelson. Bill Green is the registrar for six metres and may have more information about the boat than me as there is every chance he has seen/knows it. Shaun.
  6. Older ones occasionally come up for sale on ebay but they are usually heavier and not competitive today.
  7. Offered for sale on the National 6m website is a boat which may appeal to a wider audience than just pure 6m racing enthusiasts so I have highlighted it here in the hope it will go to the new home it deserves. There are full details and pictures there. Clearly it is of an age and comes with a set of varnished sails which if you look closely look might be the work of Martin Roberts' father, wooden spars, traditional fittings and apparently it has some original rc gear within it too. I'm sure it would qualify as a 6m classic and may be of interest to the vintage modellers section too. I would think it could be set up as an rc boat or as a pond yacht. The link to it is here: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  8. I think you mean the Roger Stollery designed 'Pieces of Eight' ? Shaun.
  9. A reminder that the 6m Northern District Championship is taking place at Fleetwood on Sunday 22nd August, that's a week on Sunday. This is an open meeting for all owners of 6m yachts for this inaugural ND Championship for R6m. See the Notice of Race and get your entry in via the MYA Events - Racing Calendar here: https://www.mya-uk.org.uk/events/ Notice of race here as well: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/notice-of-race-22nd-august-2021-fleetwood.html
  10. The upcoming Tomlinson trophy event at Harwich and Dovercourt is already gaining interest from Six Metre owners. Six entries have been received so far by the organisers from skippers far and wide. Further support is anticipated from the home club and more are welcome from the Six Metre fleet in support of a venue with a great water, wind and welcome. Get your entry in soon ! Shaun H. on behalf of the organisers.
  11. Hi Richard, Contact Damian Ackroyd for the lowdown on keel trim tabs. They are on Driskys and most of the A class/6m Hollom designs. Derek Priestley is another possibility - he has a Hollom A class 'Hard Tack which has a trim tab. I think you will need a channel with a three position switch on your TX though. Cheers, Shaun.
  12. A report of the open meeting at Fleetwood on the 26th January can be found on the Six Metre website. Worth a look here: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/report-fleetwood-open-26120.html Shaun Holbeche.
  13. The results for this year's 2002 Trophy competition have been collated and can be seen on the Six Metre Sailing website here: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/2002-trophy-series.html
  14. Just a line to flag that the Six Metre Sailing website has not one but two Rococos up for sale. Both look very attractive propositions too. http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  15. Hi TC I saw that on ebay myself. It's a Revival 6m, designer Graham Bantock. Mike Ewart and I were discussing it the other weekend and had both independently come to the same conclusion. It's best suited to lighter wind strength so is an ideal complement to your Tern. Which club are you a member of? Shaun.
  16. Fleetwood MY&PBC are pleased to announce that they will be holding a 6mR Open Meeting on Sunday 25th August 2019. This event does not appear in the MYA events listings but has been encouraged following the response of participants to the April event at the club. It will take the form of a one day meeting to be held at the club waters with plenty of racing on the day at one of the premier venues in the country and the opportunity for a shakedown prior to the 6mR Nationals. More details will follow in due course. Shaun Holbeche.
  17. A report and pictures of The Shearwater Trophy event at the Broads Club can be found now at the class Six Metre Sailing website. Link: http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/report-shearwater-trophy-5th-may-2019.html
  18. I don't think there is any great disadvantage in having luff rings or ties so long as the mast hardware (spreaders and backstay crane) can be removed so that the sail can be slipped on. Some might argue that the luff ringed/tied sail sets better when fully sheeted out for downwind legs too.
  19. Hi Dbtr, Just to confirm what John says, yes you are limited to one mast but you can have a different jib boom for each suit of sails which can be helpful in keeping the jib in good condition when not in use as well as speeding up a rig change. At least with 6mRs you tend not to have to change quite as often than some other classes. The main boom would not need to be changed as smaller mains rely on shortening the luff measurement whilst keeping the foot measurement the same as the top suit/measured value. I'm aware that there are members of the Two Islands club who have bought the plans and intend to build, so you would not be alone. Which club are you at ? Cheers, Shaun.
  20. A two for one offer! These results are now available on the Six Metre website in the competitions/results section. http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/
  21. Fleetwood MY&PBC is pleased to announce that it will be holding an Open Meeting for all Radio 6mRs to take place over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April, 2019 at one of the premier model yachting venues in the country, enjoying a large area of water with open aspects and 360 degree access providing skippers with the opportunity to stretch the 'legs' of their Six Metres. 'It ain't no duckpond' There will be an informal, optional gathering on the Saturday afternoon for some tuning, practice and informal races to familiarise skippers with the venue and conditions followed by a social get together on Saturday evening at a local hostelry, probably the Mount. Sunday will commence with a skippers briefing which is anticipated to be at 10.15am, followed by the first race of the open meeting proper. More details will be provided in due course. I hope we can persuade skippers from far and wide to come and support the first ever R6mR event at Fleetwood ( as far as I know!). I'm sure there are owners in Scotland, some of whom I know have suffered from water 'issues' in recent times who would like to dust off their six metres and get on the water; you will be very welcome. Likewise I hope there are some owners around in the north of England who would enjoy the opportunity to sail in a fleet, and of course yachts from the established fleets in England will be very welcome too. Put the dates in your diary!
  22. Regarding the entry fee, it says £5. I can only assume that is for the race itself and as such represents excellent value if it is accurate ( and we have no reason to believe otherwise ). I imagine some catering arrangements will be made, at extra cost no doubt, but that is up to the organisers to advise us upon.
  23. If you go to the MYA Racing Calendar, find the 6m Nationals entry, click 'find out more'. The page should refresh to one showing a small NoR with the entry form below it. Click on the NoR to enlarge. That's how it works for me using Chrome at least.
  24. David, The email address you need is: BVilleEvents at outlook.com - replace the 'at' with the usual. Regards, Shaun.
  25. A report with pictures and results is now on the Six Metre Sailing website. Seems like it was great sailing weather. Shaun.
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