DF95 Nationals 2018

We’ve been sent the important info by PRO John Tushingham who has been dutifully making sure that everything is in place for what promises to be a great event up on the moors above the Aire valley.

So what’s the script? Well, there isn’t a lot for me to say here as JT has pretty much covered the whole thing in the Notice of Race. I suppose the entry situation is perhaps the only thing of note. There have been rumblings that the MYA online entry system is currently working a little sporadically and as such we want to make sure that your entry is received and added to the list. To facilitate this we have added our own online entry form at the bottom of the NoR which will go directly to JTs inbox.

Without further ado here it is, the 2018 DF95 UK National Championship Notice of Race.


Seeding Race Heats – Race 1 Seeding Heats

Final Entry List 4th July 2018

1 Buzz Coleman 12
2 Nigel Brown 155
3 Tjakko Keizer NED 180
4 Peter Molenaar NED 111
5 John Sharman 61
6 Susan Sharman 36
7 Ken Binks 83
8 Brian Holland 95
9 Derek Priestley 67
10 Peter Baldwin 172
11 David Bradley 320
12 Chris More 102
13 Dave Burke 30
14 Wayne Stobbs 42
15 Mike Kemp 37
16 Jim La Roche 55
17 John Brierley 84
18 Martin Gray 51
19 David Nickerson 365
20 Barry Mayer 17
21 Anna McKone 303
22 Chris Chatfield 183
23 Paul Turner 114
24 Alan Hounsell 380
25 Garry Box 26
26 Mick Chamberlain 46
27 John Smith 98
28 Len Buurman 97
29 Sigis Golbourne 286
30 John Howard 29
31 Chris Rowley 15
32 John Burgoine 135
33 Garry Benson 20
34 Mike Parkington 82
35 Sue Parkington 86


Notice of Race 


at Keighley (Keighley & District Model Engineering Society, sailing at Weecher Reservoir)

7th & 8th JULY 2018


Thursday 5th July            18.00-20.00     Club DF95 racing, you are welcome to join in

Friday 6th July                 13.30-17.00     Measurement, Registration and Practice

Saturday 7th July             08.30-09.30     Final Measurement and Registration

09.45               Race Officers Briefing

10.00               First Race

17.30               Latest heat start time

Any heat not completed by 18.00 will be abandoned

Sunday 8th July                09.15               Race Officers Briefing

09.30               Racing will begin

16.00               No race to start after this time

Any race not completed by 17.00 will be abandoned

Prize giving will take place as soon as practical after the completion of the final race.

Competitor briefing is scheduled for 15 minutes before the first start time each day.

Any amendments to these times will be notified to the competitors at the daily briefing and confirmed on the event notice board

  1. VENUE

Weecher Reservoir, Otley Road, Eldwick, West Yorkshire. BD16 3BH.

The lake is approximately a quarter mile south west of this postcode location.

  1. Organising Authority

The organising authority for the event is the Model Yachting Association (MYA) and responsibility for the management of the event is delegated by the MYA to Keighley (KDMES)

  1. Rules

The event will be governed by the current version of the following rules:

  • Racing Rules of Sailing as changed by the RRS Appendix E
  • MYA Regulations for the Organisation of National Championships
  • MYA Standard Sailing Instructions
  • The RYA Racing Charter
  • Current DragonFlite 95 Class Rules
  • Heat Management System (HMS)

        Copies of the above may be viewed on the Official Notice Board at the event.

Before the event copies of the above may be found in the Race Management section of the MYA Knowledge Base.

  1. Registration

The following shall be presented to the Race Committee at the time requested during the event:

  • if applicable, the owner’s valid personal sail number certificate
  • for foreign competitors, proof of membership of their Delegated National Member

If any of the above is not available at the event, but a competitor claims that they exist, the competitor shall sign a declaration to that effect and send a copy of the missing document to the Race Committee within seven days of the end of the event.

  1. scoring and Racing System

Scoring and Racing System shall be as per Section 4.


The Race Committee may direct that boats in the event shall be scrutineered. Random spot checks may be conducted throughout the duration of the event.

In the event of sail number clashes, competitors required to amend sail numbers will be notified.


Permitted frequencies are 27 MHz, 40 MHz and 2.4 GHz

For frequency bands other than 2.4GHz, a minimum of five (5) frequencies shall be stated on the entry form and be available at the event.


A protest committee will be appointed by the Race Committee to hear any protests arising from the event and may comprise competitors not involved in the incident.


Entry is open to all members of MYA affiliated Clubs and is also open to members of foreign clubs affiliated to a Delegated National Member of IRSA. UK entrants must be affiliated to the MYA as at the closing entry date.

The number of entries shall be limited by the provisions of the Heat Management System (HMS) and on a first come first served basis

Entries shall be made before the closing date for entries, 03/07/2018 as follows:

  • Online, using the on line entry system via the MYA website.
  • By e-mail attaching a completed event entry form downloadable from the dfracinguk.com website.
  • By post sending a copy of the form in the MYA Yearbook

The contact for Entries is

John Tushingham

76 Bolling Road

Ben Rhydding


West Yorkshire

LS29 8QQ

Email: john@graphitecreative.co.uk

Tel: (work) 01943 816808, (home) 01943 817877, (mobile) 07720 401616

After the closing date late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the organising authority and shall incur an additional late entry fee of £10.


The entry fee of £26.00 (including the £6 race levy) shall be paid by 03/07/2018.       The entry will only be valid once the entry fee has been received by the Organising            Committee by the due date.

The additional fee for making a late payment of entry fee is £10.00

Entries and Fees should be sent to John Tushingham (contact details see above)

Cheques shall be made payable to ‘Keighley & District Model Engineering Society’


Competitors that require any form of help or special requirements should, prior to entry, get in touch with the club contact given in Section 10 to check if the club is able to help with the provision of any such special requirements. The onus is on the competitor to establish whether the available facilities are adequate before deciding to enter the event


A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winner of the event. Should the winner be an overseas resident, the perpetual trophy and title of National Champion will be awarded to the first UK finisher.

Prizes or trophies will be awarded in accordance with the MYA National Championships Regulations. It is also anticipated that all junior entrants shall receive a recognition award.


All those entering or taking part in this event do so at their own risk and responsibility.

The Model Yachting Association, the organising authority, the host club and any other parties involved in the organisation of this event disclaim any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods both ashore or on the water as a consequence of entering or participating in the event covered by this Notice of Race.

At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest with the competitor.


Hot lunches will be available on both days and an evening meal and social will be arranged for Saturday. Details and booking information for these will be emailed to you after entry. The club galley will be open all the time for teas, coffee and snacks.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the organisation of this event, please contact John Tushingham (contact details see section 10).