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2016 Etchells Worlds comes to UK


The International Etchells Class Association has recently approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing will take place from 5th to 10th September 2016, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, and up to 100 boats will be berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina where there is an established Etchells dry sailing fleet.

New training courses & taster sessions for 2015

10527908_10153093372169513_2813968599878621104_nAn updated series of training courses and taster sessions are on offer for 2015. From learning to sail to helming a racing keelboat, we have mentored training opportunities for everyone. Read more on the individual courses, and sign up today!

We are also taking part in the RYA’s Push The Boat Out program, offering taster sessions in one of our racing keelboats out on the River on May 10th – find out more and book your place here.

Picture Loan Cheese & Wine Evening

Friday 13th March 2015, from 7pm

£10 per person

A topsail schooner of the RMYC off Gibraltar by Charles GregoryOur last Picture Loan event included dinner before the draw. This time a cheese and wine evening will give more time to view our wonderful treasures, circulate and meet some old and make some new friends. (There will of course be pâté, bread, salad, crackers, etc. – don’t let the fact you may not like cheese put you off coming)

As we probably have more maritime prints, paintings and half models than the average West End gallery, we intend to create New Bond Street in Rock Ferry! We will show as many loan pictures as possible on the walls in place of our usual pictures. This is an opportunity for members to hold Club treasures at their home for a period of one year (assuming that your home insurance policy covers any items on loan – it probably will). The scheme is not only for pictures, of course, and quite a few magnificent half models are also available.

The rules for the Loan Scheme are simple:-

  • All items are numbered. If you would like particular items, make a note of the numbers.
  • Buy as many £10 draw tickets as you wish and if your number is drawn you can choose a picture or half model of your choice, if it is still available.
  • Sign a loan form for each item.

I do hope that new members will also consider coming to this particular social evening and bring their partners. This is a Social Committee event, so do please come and enjoy the evening and support your Club.

Trevor Tansey, Commodore



Dates for Mylne team racing @ Gareloch

DSCF1993-e1375656179524Members of the Mersey Mylne Fleet are to compete in a team racing event 29-31 May 2015 hosted by Gareloch OD. The German Classic Boat Association (FKY) will also join to enjoy 3-cornered, 4-boats-a-side team racing. Interested members should contact the Mylne Fleet Captain, Max Cooke, for more information on what is sure to be an outstanding weekend’s competition.

Junior RMYC members continue to excel

Recent news passed on by RMYC member Mike Taylor:

You may be interested to hear that junior RMYC members Will and Matt Taylor sailed in January 2015’s Bloody Mary Dinghy Pursuit Race at Queen Mary Reservoir in London. It is the largest event of its kind in the UK and the entry list reads like a Who’s Who of British dinghy sailing.


In what was an extremely windy event, the boys finished 20th Overall and 2nd Juniors. This capped off their final season in the RS Feva in which they finished 3rd at the UK Nationals, won the Inland Championships and were 7th at the World Championships from 184 entries. Will moves on to sail an RS200 and Matt an RS Tera.

Full results can be found here.


RYA Push The Boat Out


RMYC 2014 Prize-giving evening


8th November saw the annual awards evening for the RMYC 2014 season’s racing. After a superb meal excellently-served from the Refreshment Rooms kitchens, the after-dinner prize-giving was light-hearted and lively. The evening concluded with the presentation of bouquets of flowers to the Commodore’s wife and prize-giver, Eleanor Tansey, and the club Cup Bearer, Alex Winney. A great many positive and enthusiastic comments about the dinner and evening were received by the Rear Commodore.


Here follows a list of this year’s trophy winners (detailed results can be found on the club race results page):

Mylne River Series

Evening Series 1  Mylne Salver Meridian
Evening Series 2 Harold Bower Cup Merlin
Evening Series 3 Harold Mason Tankard Merk
Evening Series 4 Small Rivers Cup Merk
Mersey Series Cain Cup Merk
Mylne Jubilee Salver Race Mylne Jubilee Salver Merlin
Weekend Series McIver Cup Merk
RMYC Regatta Hengler Cup Meridian
Mersey Regattas Black Abbot Trophy Meridian
Best 3 Up and Down River Mermaid Trophy Meridian
Regatta Series Small Rose Bowl Meridian
Bank Holiday Series Yvette Tankard Merk
Mylne National Championship Eureka Cup Merchien
Mylne Mates Race Dobbel Cup Alex


Etchells River Series

Evening Series 1 Celtic Bowl Disco Volante
Evening Series 2 Catalina Cup Invader
Evening Series 3 Kirby Farrall Cup Pointless
Evening Series 4 Faldetta Cup Pointless
Overall Evening Series Williams Cup Pointless
Weekend Series 1 H. Hubbard Tankard Invader
Weekend Series 2 Petrel Tankard Invader
Weekend Series 3 Vaquero Tankard Pointless
Overall Weekend Series The Mersey Ferries Bell Invader
RMYC Regatta Baragwanath Bowl Disco Volante
Regatta Series Black Abbott Trophy Disco Volante
Etchells Northern Championship Victoria Cup Impulse
Salver Race (July 21st) Etchells Salver Ragtime
Etchells Mates Race Petrel Cup Andrew Lynch


Squib River Series
Evening Series 1 N/R   
Evening Series 2 Nesbitt Cup Lately
Evening Series 3 Mersey Cup Lately
Evening Series 4 Queen Cup Apollyon
Overall Evening Series Paul Whitt Trophy Lately
Weekend Series Squib Salver Apollyon
RYMC Regatta Rivers Cup Tar Baby
Regatta Series Black Abbot Trophy Tar Baby
Squib Salver Race Anniversary Bowl Tar Baby


Menai Strait Regatta Trophies
Overall Menai Strait Series RNVR Rose Bowl Merrimac
Best 6 results in 1 week Thornton Trophy Merrimac
Most wins at Caernarvon End TGF Atherton Memorial Salver Merrimac
RAYC race to Caernarvon Tom Wright Tankard Meridian
RMYC Regatta Charles Mack Cup Merrimac
RDYC Regatta Mersey Tiller Meridian
RWYC Regatta Colpro Cup Merrimac
CSC Regatta Automobile Palace Cup Meridian
Port Dinorwic Regatta Raybourne Marine Cup Merrimac
Menai Bridge Boat Club Mashira Challenge Cup Meridian
Beaumaris Town Regatta Mylne Challenge Cup Merrimac
Royal Anglesey Yacht Club Mercedes Salver Meridian

RMYC 170th Anniversary Race



Saturday saw some perfect sailing & barbeque weather and a good time was had afloat and ashore.

Graeme & Maggie, along with Mike Cairns worked at the cooking, Sue, Eleanor & Jenny worked tirelessly at preparations of all sorts all day and Diane worked the bar wonderfully.

Lots and lots of other people chipped in with some helping and carrying so a big thank you to all and a great day was has by all.

Chris Kay won the overall trophy as well as winning the Mylne class and Simon Shepherd took 1st place for the Etchells.



RMYC Regatta 2014 Report and Results

RMYC Regatta 2014 Report and Results


After two years with too much wind and one year with not enough wind it was a relief this year for most classes to complete a normal course. Unfortunately conditions were not as agreeable as they might have been; visibility was poor and a fine drizzle marred the first half of the racing.

There was however some keen racing. The Etchells for example completed their first lap in a certain order only for the following two laps to be in almost completely reverse order. Congratulations to John Collingwood and his team in Disco Volante for pulling the proverbial rabbit out of a hat and moving from last place to first. Amongst the Mylne fleet there were some changes as well Merle coming from third place to pip John Piggott in Merkby a mere 3 feet at the finishing line. Congratulations to Chris Kay in Meridianfor taking first place. In the squibs Mike Davies in Tar Baby rocketed away from Apollyon at a rate that should have seen Apollyon lapped, but at the finish line the boats were merely feet apart, with Tar Baby still leading.

By contrast the visiting Falcons completed the first lap in the same order as the other two laps, Reece Tomlinson from Fiddler’s Ferry in Tommohawk holding on to his lead all the way.

Amongst the IRC boats from Liverpool Eazi Tigertook Class One line honours on corrected time whilst Di Rich won Class Two.

Our thanks to Janice Stanistreet for her company and assistance on the day

The buffet in the clubhouse afterwards was very welcome and well attended.

Photos from the 2014 Regatta can be found by clicking on the two links below:

Photographs from the regatta

More Photographs



2014 Regatta Results

Mersey Mylne

First Meridian Chris Kay

Second Merle Max Cooke

Third Merk John Piggott

Fourth Mersey UKBSA

Retired Mermaid UKBSA

Retired Merchien Graham Heyes

International Etchells

First Disco Volante John Collingwood

Second Faldetta Paul Flower

Third Ragtime Andrew W-J

Fourth Pointless Ray Huntington

Fifth Invader Simon Shepherd

National Squibs

First Tar Baby Mike Davies

Second Apollyon Alistair Goodwin

Liverpool Bay Falcon

First Tommohawk Reece Tomlinson

Second Aquila John Corkhill

Third Repfoot Ian Scouter

Fourth Merlin J Downes

Fifth Nighthawk Adrian Dodd

Sixth Hawk John Burthem

Seventh Honey Buzzard Richard Corner

IRC Yachts (Class One)

First Eazi Tiger Oliver Oconnolly Kyffin

Second Ulula IV Nick Ogden

Third Bada Bing Andy Napper

IRC Yachts (Class Two)

First Di Rich Josh Pratt & T Hare

Second Impact Simon Molyneux

DNS Rebel Martin Patchitt

Royal Mersey Yacht Club Regatta

Saturday 28th June 2014

H.W. (Liverpool): 12:44 BST

Height: 8.70 metres

Timing Gun: 11:00 BST





May be made in person at the RMYC Club House on Friday 27th June from 19:00 to 21:00

On the day of the race entries can be made ashore at the RMYC Club House up to one hour before the start of the first race. Sailing Instructions will be issued on receipt of entries.



In all races, four to start or no second prize, six to start or no third prize, first prize only for a sail over.

The Prize Giving will be held in the RMYC Club House at approximately 16:30 on Saturday 28th June.


A Buffet Lunch will beserved in the Club House following the end of racing.Please book in by telephoning the Club Stewardess (( 0151-645 3204) between 1000 and 1400 on Monday,Wednesday and Fridays


For More Information and  Racing instructions please click here