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Ryde Model Yacht Club Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy for Members

Ryde Model Yacht Club acknowledges the extremely serious nature of the Corona Pandemic and respects the advice on measures essential to minimise the spread.  Full details can be found at In particular those over the age of 70 and those with underlying health problems are advised to avoid any form of social interaction.  Everybody in the UK has been asked to stop non-essential contact with other people and avoid all unnecessary travel. This is known as social distancing. We are advised to avoid meetings in confined spaces i.e. clubhouses etc and to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other people even when outside.  

We enjoy our sport in an extremely public arena.  It is essential for the long-term health of RMYC that we are seen to acting in a totally responsible manner and in accordance with the broader interests of the community.  I am also mindful of the MYA policy directive issued on 17 March that all MYA events for at least the next 12 weeks must be either cancelled or postponed.  All MYA affiliated clubs are asked to follow suit.

The RMYC Sunday racing programme is suspended until further notice. Informal sailing for the purpose of testing and tuning boats may take place.  However members are asked to be discrete and not cause any reason for criticising RMYC for acting irresponsibly in allowing a non-essential gathering to take place in a public area.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Peter Jackson

Commodore, RMYC.


Cup & Series Results


Frostbite Series 2020

  1. Steve. C        7
  2. Chris. B         13
  3. Corinna. H     21
  4. Ron R             24
  5. John. B          31
  6. Alex. D           35
  7. Barry. W         36
  8. Adrian. C       37
  9. Peter. J          42
  10. Gary. C          50
  11. Eric. H           54
  12. Sid. M           55
  13. Adam. H       56
  14. Tim. M          56

Fred Mullins Cup     8/3/2020

Winner  Corinna H   7 pts

2nd Steve C             9¾ pts

3rd Ron R                 16¾ pts

"Impromptu" Dacqard Trophy   9/2/20     

Winner  Adam H 11 pts   

2nd  Alex D 14½   

3rd  Ron R 15½    

George Matthews Trophy    2/2/20 

1. Chris B 4½ 

2. Adam H 10¾ 

3. Corinna H 12¾ 

(12 entrants)

New Year’s day race 2020

1. Steve C 9 points 

2. John B 11½ 

3. Chris B 12¼ 

(seven entrants)



Notice of Club Racing and Sailing Instructions

Ryde Model Yacht Club                                                                                         February 2019

  1. Rules. Racing will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing including Appendix E except where amended by these SIs.
  2. Eligibility and Entry. Racing is open to all members of RMYC, members of MYA affiliated clubs, and temporary members agreed by an officer of the club.
  3. Boats. 

a. All boats and rigs must have a valid Marblehead Class Measurement Certificate. Exceptionally, nominated Measurers may provide temporary approval for boats to race while awaiting formal measurement.  

b. Competitors shall not routinely change boats during a series. Exceptionally, should a boat be damaged and rendered unsailable during a series, a substitute boat may be used for the remainder of that series. 

  1. Fees. A day’s race entry fee at a rate set at the Annual General meeting (currently £1.00) will be paid by competitors prior to the Countdown for the first race.
  2. Race Officer. In the absence of a dedicated Race Officer, competitors will fulfil this role rotating in turn heat by heat in the same order as they appear on the race sheet
  3. . The Race Officer will be responsible for:

  • The safe and fair conduct of that heat in accordance with these instructions;
  • Designation of a Control Area if needed to promote fair sailing.
  • Designation and promulgation of the course for that race
  • Time of start for that heat;
  • Recording of the result.
  • Resolving any radio frequency conflicts.

  1. Schedule. Each series shall consist of a number of races to be held on Sunday mornings. Each race shall consist of a number of heats. The first heat will start at 0930 am and thence each heat as decided by the Race Officer for that race. Heats shall start as soon as possible after completion of the previous heat by all competitors except in exceptional circumstances. Match Racing, when arranged, will be carried out on completion of points racing.
  2. The Course. The course for each race will be indicated on the course board and posted in the vicinity of the start line. The Race Officer is responsible for advising all competitors of any course change between heats.
  3. Launching. A boat scheduled to race may be launched, held in a launching area, taken ashore or re-launched at any time during a heat. However boats shall not be released for the first time within 1 minute of the start of each heat, or after the first boat has finished.
  4. Adjustments Ashore. When ashore or within a launching area boats may be adjusted, drained of water, disentangled from any objects fouling appendages, rigs changed, or necessary repairs made to hull or equipment. Such repairs and adjustments should not interrupt the usual schedule of heats other than at the discretion of the Race Officer.

11. Starting Races. Heats will normally be started at the end of a 2 minute audio countdown as follows:

2 Minutes. Warning signal.

1 minute. Preparatory Signal. All competing boats to be in water and subject to these rules.


  1. General Recalls. In the event of a General Recall the start sequence may be initiated at the Preparatory Signal (1 minute).
  2. Finishing Heats. When a competitor fails to finish a heat within 5 minutes of the first boat, the Race Officer may award finishing places and points on the basis of current positions.
  3. Penalties. A boat may take a one-turn penalty to include one tack and one gybe if one or more rules of Part 2 of RRS or Rule 31 (touching a mark) is/are broken. However when a rule in RRS Part 2 and Rule 31 has been broken in the same incident she need not take a penalty for breaking Rule 31.
  4. Significant Advantage. A boat gaining significant advantage following a breach of rules and completion of a one-turn penalty shall complete an additional one-turn penalty.
  5. Scoring. Heats will be scored in accordance with RRS 90.3 (Low Point system) amended as follows


Ist Place                                                         ¾ points


2nd & subsequent points                           Points equating to their finishing posiiton


Boats Retiring (RTD)                                   Number of competitors in that heat plus 1 point


Boats not finishing (DNF)                          Number of competitors in that heat plus 1 point


Boats not starting but within 

the launching area (DNS)                           Number of competitors that day plus 1 point


Boats entered in Series 

but not present in launching

 area on that day                                         Number of competitors that day plus 2 points


Boats disqualified (DSQ)                           Number of competitors that day plus 3 points.

  1. Discards. One discard will be allowed for every 4 heats in which a competitor may sail.  
  2. Obstructions. A pedalo, for the purpose of these rules, is not a “boat” and is an obstruction whether moored or underway.
  3. Withdrawal from Racing. Any boat that withdraws from racing for either a single heat or subsequent heats to be held that day is asked to inform the Race Officer at the earliest opportunity. 


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