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The Syan AwardTHE SYAN AWARD (In memory of Peter Maskell) Although primarily a Vane (Free sailing) stalwart, Peter was very keen on furthering the aims & successes of Model Yachting in general. A long standing member of the Leeds & Bradford (now Rawdon) club, where they went to outstanding lengths to maintain a wooden walkway all around their lake. Peter was their secretary for many years, in the 1970’s & 80’s and also the secretary of the Northern District of the MYA. He later took on the job of MYA racing sec in the early 80’s and at the 1986 AGM was elected Chairman, and I was elected as his VC.

After 3 years of very diligent work, Peter stood down as Chairman at the 1989 AGM, feeling that he had “done his bit” for our association & sport. Peter had a very serious motor cycle accident in 1995 and tragically died from his injuries.

The award was made from a brooch which Walter Jones (Graham Elliott’s great uncle) had made for Jean (Peter’s wife) some years earlier. I persuaded Jean to let me have it & I got it cast in clear & blue resin by David Creed. I then got a back board turned & the inscription if in traffolyte.

The award has been created to recognise an individual or group who has or have made an outstanding contribution to model yachting. Nominations can be made by Affiliated Clubs and District Councils. There is a panel consisting of the President and two Vice Presidents who will assess the nominations. Nominations are requested to be made on this form and submitted to the MYA Secretary to Council 1 week prior to the Annual General Meeting. A nomination form can be found here.

The Chris Dicks AwardTHE CHRIS DICKS AWARD (In memory of Chris Dicks) The award has been created to recognise good model yacht design at all levels of the sport, together with successful design related model yachting projects. Any individual or group is eligible for the award and submissions can be for any element of model yacht design, from a complete boat to an innovative fitting or idea.

Submissions will be assessed on their relative merits by a panel consisting of the MYA Technical Officer and two nominated Vice Presidents. Nominations are requested to be made on this form and submitted to the MYA Secretary to Council 1 week prior to the Annual General Meeting. A nomination form can be found here.

NATIONAL RADIO LEAGUE AWARDS The winners together with the league results can be found on the dedicated Acersail page here

The Chris Dicks Award Winners

2021 Chris Dicks Award – John Simpson

The Chris Dicks award has been made to Fleetwood member John Simpson in recognition not only of the success of his A class design…

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2020 Syan & Chris Dicks Awards – Not Awarded (Covid)

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there were no awards for 2020.

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2019 Chris Dicks Award – David Hollom

At the 2019 AGM, David Hollom was awarded the Chris Dicks Award for his success over many years as a designer of Vane &…

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2018 Chris Dicks Award – Not Awarded

The Chris Dicks Award was not awarded in 2018.

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2017 Chris Dicks Award – Roger Stollery

Roger’s innovative designs have contributed to many features that members have on their current boats. He was the architect for the 1960s design revolution…

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2016 Chris Dicks Award – Brad Gibson

2016 has seen the recipient of the Chris Dicks Award dominate the Radio Sailing scene domestically and internationally with his own designed and built…

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2015 Chris Dicks Award – Peter Wiles

At the 2015 AGM, the Chris Dicks Award was presented to Peter Wiles. Peter’s contribution to good model yacht design is not just for…

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2014 Chris Dicks Award – Mark Dicks, Mike Weston and John Tushingham

At the 2014 AGM, a panel chaired by the Chairman reported that they had carefully considered the nominations and had unanimously decided that the award…

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2013 Chris Dicks Award – Martin Dovey

At the 2013 AGM, a panel chaired by the MYA Technical Officer reported that they had unanimously decided that the award be made to…

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2012 Chris Dicks Award – Mike Dann

At the 2012 AGM, the judges unanimously made the award, following a submission by the committee by the Gosport MYBC that indicated the contribution…

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2011 Chris Dicks Award – Brad Gibson

At the 2011 AGM, the Chris Dicks Award was awarded to Brad Gibson.

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2010 Chris Dicks Award – Peter Henderson

At the 2011 AGM, the Technical Secretary again introduced to the meeting the criteria of the Chris Dicks Award for the best design of…

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2009 Chris Dicks Award – Nick Burden

At the 2009 AGM, the Technical Secretary outlined the criteria for the Chris Dicks award for the best innovative design and presentation of a…

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2008 Chris Dicks Award – Trevor Thomas

At the 2008 AGM, the Technical Secretary again introduced to the meeting the criteria of the Chris Dicks Award for the best design of…

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2007 Chris Dicks Award – Ian Dunmore

At the 2007 AGM, the Technical Secretary introduced to the AGM meeting the criteria of the Chris Dicks Award for the best design of…

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2006 Chris Dicks Award – John Bernie

At the 2006 AGM, the Technical Secretary introduced to the AGM meeting the criteria of the Chris Dicks Award, which was to be made…

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2005 Chris Dicks Award – Richard Alford

At the 2005 AGM, the Technical Secretary introduced to the AGM meeting this year’s criteria of the Chris Dicks Award, which was to be…

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2004 Chris Dicks Award – David Creed

At the 2004 AGM, the Chris Dicks Award went to David Creed for his work on the “Starkers” range of Marbleheads. Martin Roberts accepted…

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Barry Chisam

2003 Chris Dicks Award – Barry Chisam

At the 2003 AGM, the Vice Chairman announced the winner of the first Chris Dicks Award. The award has been created to recognise good…

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2002 Chris Dicks Award – Mark Dicks

At the 2002 AGM, Mark Dicks was awarded the trophy for his "Triple Crown" design.

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The Syan Award Winners

2021 Syan Award – Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club

Congratulations to the committee and members of Fleetwood MY & PBC for both their individual and collective performances in 2021. In addition to the…

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2020 Syan & Chris Dicks Awards – Not Awarded (Covid)

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, there were no awards for 2020.

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2019 Syan Award – Derek Baratt

At the 2019 AGM, Derek was awarded the Syan Award for outstanding contribution to model yachting.

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2018 Syan Award – Joyce Roberts

At the 2018 AGM, the MYA Syan Award was made to Joyce Roberts, and accepted by Martin Roberts for presentation to her at the…

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2017 Syan Award – Roger Stollery

This year Roger has made a major contribution to the administration of the MYA, by his work with the Tech Team, the Racing Regulations…

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2016 Syan Award – David Stewart

At the 2016 AGM, the Syan Award was presented to someone who a large percentage of the membership will have spoken to, emailed or…

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2015 Syan Award – Peter Whiteside

At the 2015 AGM, the Syan Award was presented to Peter Whiteside. Peter first joined the Fleetwood club in the 1950’s. Over the last…

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2014 Syan Award – Richard Rowan

At the 2014 AGM, a panel chaired by the President reported that they had carefully considered the nominations and had unanimously decided that the award…

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2013 Syan Award – Gordon Sears

At the 2013 AGM, a panel chaired by the President had considered the nominations and had unanimously concluded that the award should go to Gordon…

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2012 Syan Award – Alistair Law

This award was made to Alistair Law, following nomination from the Scottish District Committee, for the significant contribution that he has already made, and…

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2011 Syan Award – West Kirby Sailing Club

At the 2011 AGM, the Syan Award went to the West Kirby Sailing Club.

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2010 Syan Award – John Henderson

At the 2010 AGM, the President announced that his panel had reviewed the nominations received by them and had after careful consideration concluded that…

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2009 Syan Award – John Lewis

At the 2009 AGM, the MYA President Derek Priestley introduced the aims of this trophy and presented a string of successful designs created by…

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2008 Syan Award – Henry Farley

At the 2008 AGM, the President the Chairman announced his panel had carefully considered the two proposals received by them for (1) John Lewis…

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2007 Syan Award – David Rose

At the 2007 AGM, in the absence of the President, the Chairman announced that in recognition of his significant and largely unseen job of…

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2006 Syan Award – Steve Poole

The Technical Secretary introduced to the AGM meeting the criteria of the Chris Dicks Award, which was to be made after evaluation by the…

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2005 Syan Award – Damian Ackroyd

At the 2005 AGM, the President announced that in recognition of his outstanding efforts in both the production of the new MYA Handbook and…

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2004 Syan Award – Robert Hobbs

At the 2004 AGM, the MYA President, Derek Priestley reported that all five of the nominations for the Syan Award were worthy, but the…

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2003 Syan Award – Graham Bantock

At the 2003 AGM, the judging panel decided that this year the trophy should be awarded to Graham Bantock for his long term achievement…

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2002 Syan Award – Janet Harris

At the 2002 AGM, the panel of judges decided Janet Harris is the Syan Award winner for 2002. Congratulations Janet.

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2001 Syan Award – Roger Stollery

At the 2001 AGM, Roger Stollery was awarded the Syan Award. Congratulations Roger.

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2000 Syan Award – Mike Hounsell

At the 2000 AGM, the panel decided the Syan Award should go to Mike Hounsell.

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1999 Syan Award – Terry and Pat Fogarty

At the 1999 AGM, the Syan Award was winners were Terry and Pat Fogarty.

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1998 Syan Award – Derek Priestley

At the 1998 AGM, Derek Priestley from the Fleetwood Model Yacht and Power Boat Club was awarded the Syan Award.

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1997 Syan Award – Joyce, Ken & Martin Roberts

At the 1997 AGM, the Syan Award winners were Joyce, Ken & Martin Roberts.

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1995 Syan Award – Peter Maskell

Posthumously Awarded

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