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  1. The 4th and 5th Marblehead Ranking races are being held at one of the best lakes in the World for this class, West Kirby. Two days of full on sailing against the best in the World. Plenty of local accommodation on the Wirral peninsular, plenty of local bars and restaurants within 10 minutes walk from the lake, underground station that could take the family to Chester or Liverpool whilst you sail, what's not to like. All happening on the 16th and 17th of October. Follow the link below to enter, scroll down the link to see the entered skippers list. https://www.mya-uk.org.uk/events/#events/event-details/5feb1eb91cf72c001c81bde7/
  2. So, having been on both defunct websites it has the following names listed as the exec. Marblehead. Chair.....Phil Holiday VC.......Selwyn Holland Events.....Matteo Longhi Tech.....Graham Bantock Finance....Thomy Blatter 10r Chair.....Selwyn Holland VC......Phil Holiday Events....Henning Faas Tech....Gerd Mentges Finance....Thomy Blatter We have been told that Graham Bantock and Phil Holiday are no longer part of the exec, have they been replaced? If not, that leaves 5 people on the exec of both organisations. As Phil has pointed out, this application is the first he knew of it and he is the GBR point of contact, who was asked there oppinion on this matter outside these 5 people?
  3. Darin, agree with you except the bit that says 'if I were to be asked to vote'. Applications in and being discussed in October WS meeting. IRSA already made the transfer of funds which I am sure will alarm everyone. NO DISCUSSION, NO VOTE. Bloody disgraceful behaviour.
  4. Hi Solent, thanks for answering what you can. Where you mention that IRSA take a large cut of the proceeds of a World Championship, do you know this is £15 per boat entered, I don't feel this is a large amount and you can bet your bottom dollar WS recognition will cost far more than this per boat, will WS also want each boat to be registered with them and a little sticker placed on the boat to say as much? Please do not get the wrong impression of my posts, I hope this venture works out but just cannot endorse the way it has been brought about, zero transparency. Up to 8 entered for the Nationals now, great lake for the 10's to stretch their legs on but feel I have done more to market the race in my forum posts than the whole of the foundation put together.
  5. I feel free so would like to ask a few questions if I may. What are the names of the foundation executives and who voted them in place? Applications for the two classes have been made to WS and this was voted on and agreed unanimously by the foundation Exec, was anyone else in the World that sails in these classes asked to vote? Or even any input/discussion outside of the foundation? The right to hold World Championships not linked to IRSA regs, IRSA regs allow each class to hold a World and Continental Championship biennial at the moment, do the founder exec plan on more events if part of WS? £1000 joining fee and several hundred pound membership for each class, how much is several hundred pound, £200 or £900 each year? This membership could cost £3800 to start up, is this money coming from IRSA to begin with? At present IRSA allow costs for representation from an official from IRSA and another official from the ICA to be present at World Championships, is this representation, but only one from the NCA, going to be continued? To sum up, what exactly is the advantage of this application because to me it looks like a highly costly affair to get 2 seats on the top table. At present it is the IOM class that is the main contributor to the IRSA and I just want to know how the 2 classes plan to raise finances each year to cover the costs. Please remember this, we have 4 entries to the 2021 GBR Nationals...
  6. 6 positives but no negatives listed, too good to be true surely? Power mad people making decisions that will eventually kill the class's they get involved in. 4 entries for this years 10r Nationals so far, channel your energy into boosting numbers. The milliner will be busy.
  7. Now I have all entered skippers for the 2021 IOM Nationals at Fleetwood attention. Could all skippers please check there sail numbers against this list as there has been quite a few changes. For those that do not, I will have a Pentel 50 permanent marker and some nail varnish remover pads ready for you. https://06dd9b10-9188-44ea-b34d-e41ec7c1eef6.filesusr.com/ugd/83bdb5_933747a9104344768d86be50d6be5351.pdf
  8. And it's my horse that comes in. Nice one Martin.
  9. I had a great incident that I will never forget back in the 90's at an IOM Worlds in Portugal. Sailing to the finish line in around 4th place in 'A' fleet and feeling very chuffed, the boat in front of me (Paul Jones) was obviously sailing to the wrong finish line ( they had 4 buoys out and changed lines according to wind) so I gave him a gentle nudge, unfortunately for me a fellow GBR skipper and observer to the race witnessed this and proceeded to protest me. The protest was heard and I was DSQ'd, Jonesy got his 3rd/4th place and bought my beers for the rest of the week. Guess you can take what you want from that, demotion and free beer or great place, you choose but I certainly learnt my lesson and had a few pints.
  10. 15 places available...... Likely that oversea entries will be allowed to enter on the 1st APRIL..... GBR Skippers get a move on please to avoid upset and missing the fun at Fleetwood.
  11. Entries rolling in fast, opened on the 1st March and we have 59 paid entries so far. If you have not entered yet but know you want to join in the fun, enter now to avoid disappointment, online entry open. Only 25 spaces now available.
  12. Graham Elliott

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    Hi Solo, I have sent you a message and hopefully I can help you out. Graham
  13. Well if you have, go to the link below and have a go at the rules quiz with boats that actually move and incidents that really happen in every event you enter. https://birkenheadrspc.co.uk/ Just scroll down and you cannot miss it.
  14. Well done John, great read, thanks. Lets hope there is not another lockdown and you can get all those ideas on the water racing.
  15. Birkenhead are back this weekend, sailing IOM, 6 skippers, social distancing, pre-entry, carpark locked after the 6 are in. Not a formal calendar club race but a way to ease us back into sailing.
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