A total of  SIX  rounds will be sailed, with SIX races being sailed EACH week, best FOUR  rounds to count.    The same model yacht must be sailed in each round.  


Early morning mist soon gave way to hot Autumn sunshine as five skippers competed in the first round of the 2017 Trafalgar Trophy.  Due to a very slight breeze, mainly on the podium side of the pond, a short figure of eight course was set, starting at mark 1 and on through marks 5, 7, 3 and back to 1 finishing at 8. Races were again restricted to 1 lap but this resulted in some quite close finishes with a mixture of winners, and proved to be an entertaining and enjoyable day.  
Brian managed to win two races and although he didn't have it all his own way today, he still managed to take the honours once again, with Roger second and Paul on equal points, third.  


The first threes race meetings of the Trafalgar Trophy Series have now been completed, and were fairly uneventful, with the exception of the second round when it was blowing a gale so all competitors had to use the second suit sails, with the exception of poor Phil Parsons who had not brought them with him, I bet he wished he had though.

As you can see from the results, we are experimenting with a new scoring system as opposed to the HMS as used by the MYA. The main reason for the change is the number of skippers taking part in the Tuesday races can now be anywhere from two to ten, plus instead of requiring five or more to hold a race meet.

As the new Yachting Skipper for this season, can I say a big thank you to Brian Hartley (You know, the bloke with all the  trophies) Paul Beardshaw and John Foster for all the help they have given me over the last week..............                      Thank You Gentlemen.

It was good to see a larger than usual turnout for the yachting this week, especially due to the some what inclement weather. The return of George Young and Phil Parsons to the Tuesday sailing made things a bit more competitive. As per usual that there Brian was off the mark like a rocket, and stayed that way in all six events. Dave and Roger made the next places with the rest of us following on behind. The high spot of the day was when poor old Phil failed to switch on the radio gear in his boat, launched the boat and watched it sail merrily away, with Phil in hot pursuit running around the pond. It was agreed at the last meeting of the BMBS committee that the buoys used by the sailing squad could be left out on a permanent basis for other boat users to use, and hopefully encourage other members with yachts to try and have ago around the buoys, which may hopefully swell the ranks of the yacht sailors in Bridlington Model Boat Society.



Round 6 of the Trafalgar Trophy took place and as was previously reported by John Wray, the score sheet was spoilt by rain during the races. By a process of elimination and the odd parts that were legible, it has been possible to place the competitors in order. Any minor errors that could have been made in the lower orders do not however affect the final placings and in fact the sixth round had little effect on the whole competition. In the round, Brian once again took the honours for the day. Dave was second and Roger third. Paul, John, Phil and George completed the field respectively.

This result confirmed the final positions of the competition with Brian once again having a 100% winning record so congratulations to him for winning the Trophy. Roger took the runners up spot with Paul closely behind in third place. Dave finished fourth - despite missing two rounds whilst sitting in the sun on holiday. Other placings were John, Phil and George respectively.

Prior to the Trophy commencing, we discussed the scoring system and two areas of concern. Firstly, it was felt that new skippers could be discouraged by the apparent insurmountable gap in points between the leaders, and the back of the fleet. Secondly, huge problems were incurred last season due to a lack of available skippers on the few days we could sail. The minimum number of boats needed to operate the scoring system is five so we tried to overcome this problem by trialing a new simplified system.

Sadly, despite the hard work and effort put in by John, it hasn't been successful, so in light of this, the scores have all been re-entered using the original HMS Scoring System.

Paul Beardshaw  -  Acting Captain

  Trafalgar Trophy 2017
  Rounds in Series 6      
  No. Best Scores 4      
                BEST 4 TOTAL POINTS
1 Brian Hartley 10 10 10 10 10 10 40
2 Roger Monks 7 9 9 9 8 7 35
3 Paul Beardshaw 9 7 7 8 7 8 32
4 Dave Johnston 8 6     9 9 32
5 John Wray 6 8 8 7 6   29
6 Phil Parsons         4 6 10
7 George Younger         5 5 10


  Trafalgar Trophy 2016
  Rounds in Series 6      
  No. Best Scores 4      
                BEST 4 TOTAL POINTS
1 Brian Hartley 100 100 100 100 100 100 400
2 Roger Monks 55 78 55 78 33 82 293
3 Simon Booth 10   78 55 55 64 252
4 Dave Johnston 78 55 33 10 78 28 244
5 Paul Beardshaw 33 33 10 33 10 46 145
6 Tony Friston   10         10
7 Steve Booth           10 10


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