THE 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 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
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