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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:41 PM
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For the Arizona sailors

(I just remembered to post this, sorry for the lateness)

Good day Skippers,

Mesa Model Yacht Club is pleased to announce a Marblehead regatta on Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Dobson Pond. This is a “fun” regatta open to everyone to sail (members and non-members). The goal is to get as many Marblehead’s together and to have fun, while keeping with the Rules of Racing.

Skippers meeting is at 9:45am, and racing begins at 10:00am. We will try to get 12 races in, with 2 throw outs, time permitted.

Beginners are welcome, and will be coached through the rules of racing, if needed.

There are several “Classic” Marblehead’s out there being sailed or in storage. They are welcome to sail also! If 3 or more “Classic” Marblehead’s show up, they will have their own “mini regatta”! They will have their own start after the last modern Marblehead rounds the first mark.

Registration is free! But we are asking donations to keep the club afloat (times are tuff). If you are not a member of Mesa Model Yacht club please consider it, registration forms will be made available

Certificates for 1st to 3rd will be awarded. If enough Classic boats show up, certificates will be made for them also.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Pictures if you've got 'em!
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 12:40 AM
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Unfortunately, not many people showed up Some left early, others arrived late. We only had 5 boats on the water at one time.

Sadly, this is the start of our off season. Everyone leaves for the summer for cooler climates.

It was difficult keeping score for the certificates. I basically gave those who left, last place for the rest of the regatta, same for those who came late. I just couldn't bear giving them DNF/DNS's. That was the best I could do for the situation.

Happily, I did get first place over all. And not just because I completed all the heats, but I came in first in all but two.

As for the pics. For some reason, we just aren't the shutterbugs as much as others. Even though one of the guys that sails with us was a profession photographer before he retired.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Sorry I couldn't make it, Guz. First day off in way too long. Not waking up to an alarm was the best thing ever.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:37 PM
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A Marblehead Kit was recently added to the AMYA classifieds if anyone is interested.
http://www.theamya.org/classifieds/

From the sounds of it, it's something from the 80's that didn't get built.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Duncan Dana

Today was the first race for Modern M's at Redds.

Since our regular photographer (My girlfriend) was off at work, and competing while taking photos is next to impossible, I only managed one action shot.

We had 6 boats show.
Only 5 made the Photo.

And 4 of those were swing-rigs.

Yes, that's my conventional B+ rig in last place on the downwind leg.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:36 AM
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UK (Vane Sailing) Marblehead Championship 2012

Last weekend saw 10 boats competing over two days at Fleetwood. The wind direction was variable but often the wind speed would be between 8 - 15mph. A great weekend with some skippers electing not to use spinnackers when they could, as the boats were simply too fast to keep up.
Please view the (UK) MYA website soon for pictures and results. My new design 'Pixel' showed good potential finishing 2nd..

Now to convert the boat to a radio yacht, ready for the Radio Marblehead Championships at Fleetwood again in June.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Last weekend saw 10 boats competing over two days at Fleetwood. The wind direction was variable but often the wind speed would be between 8 - 15mph. A great weekend with some skippers electing not to use spinnackers when they could, as the boats were simply too fast to keep up.
Please view the (UK) MYA website soon for pictures and results. My new design 'Pixel' showed good potential finishing 2nd..

Now to convert the boat to a radio yacht, ready for the Radio Marblehead Championships at Fleetwood again in June.
Vane-Steering M's with Spinnakers.


AWESOME
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Today was the first VM Race of the season at Redds. We had 9 boats turn out.

One really dead-wind start, so I was able to get a photo of that.

Here's a couple more photos.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:23 PM
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A little video of tune-ups prior to racing

Vintage Marbleheads (1 min 9 sec)
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Is Mr Stanley Goodwin the wizard of Redds Pond still sailing,if so give him my regards from Barbados,i have sailed many Championship regattas with him and not heard of him for years i think 2003 in San Diego was the last time.Thanks Peter
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Is Mr Stanley Goodwin the wizard of Redds Pond still sailing,if so give him my regards from Barbados,i have sailed many Championship regattas with him and not heard of him for years i think 2003 in San Diego was the last time.Thanks Peter
He sure is, and he's still tough to beat.
PM me your Full-Name and I'll send your regards to him.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 05:41 PM
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I pulled out my old M (from the '90s) for a refurb. I got it all stripped down and ready fro sanding and paint.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Magic Dragon Mach II

Is the Magic Dragon Mach II considered a Vintage or Classic Marblehead?

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Is the Magic Dragon Mach II considered a Vintage or Classic Marblehead?

Robert
A classic, with bulb protruding forward of the keel.
-If the lead was even with the keel, it would be considered a High-Flyer. (because of the spade rudder)
-If the lead was even with the keel, and the rudder was a skeg, or full-keel, it would be Vintage.

All 3 are sailing together in my neck of the woods currently... with the Modern M's seperate.


That's a very nice breed of M you have there.
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