WELCOME TO THE SUB SECTION FOR THE 6M NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019.
Dartmoor Model Boat Club is proud to have been asked to run the National Championships
for the class on SATURDAY 7th and SUNDAY 8th of September this year. Within this section
you will find information which is specific to the Championship including also items about
the club and updates on preparations for the event.
The Club is also staging the South West District Championship on SATURDAY 4th of MAY which is an ideal opportunity for 6M skippers to warm up for their main event of the year.
March 2019. UPDATE
During the latter part of 2018 and in the early part of this year work has been ongoing to
further update and improve the launching and recovery platforms to the lake. In doing this
consideration has been given to improving access not only for normal usage, but also for the
running of heated and large participation events. Additional work has been undertaken to
improve Health & Safety items including the erection of safety fencing over the spillway
which runs from the adjacent settlement pond.
The RO for both the SW and National Championship has been selected as Jerry Lock. Jerry is
the Sailing Sec for the Club and an experienced RYA Race Officer. He also competes in
regular Series racing in several classes which the Club runs, so knows exactly what is
expected. Several members of the race team have also been appointed including those who
will oversee pre – race scrutineering.
6 METRE CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE – TUESDAY 19/03/2019
Pre-National Championship Scrutineering Para is updated to read as follows:-
This will entail the checking of deck markings in relation to the competing boat’s certificate. Sails will be checked for measurers markings to ensure that only sails which have been measured are used during the Championships. To speed up the scrutineering competitor’s boats can be presented on the Friday afternoon preceding the event.
The Friday preceding the event – the lake will also be open for practice
Saturday evening dinner.
This has been booked – venue The Moorland Hotel at Wotter – Ticket price £10 per head.
Please advise in advance ASAP after the NOR is issued. Open to all DMBC members and
family members as well.
Our landlords Sibelco UK have given permission for Motor Homes belonging to competitors
to be able to stay on site at the Old wheel carpark for the duration of the National
Championships. The Club will provide an overnight watchman on the nights of the event to
ensure security is maintained to the site.
As well as the National Championship trophy an additional trophy will be awarded to the
highest placed helm of a boat which has been categorised as a vintage design, such as the
GUIDE – The following guide has been prepared for entrants or those seeking information
regarding the Championships. Further information regarding Dartmoor, specific
accommodation or pubs etc can be found on the Tourist Board web sites.
THANKS FOR READING AND PLEASE WATCH FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND SPECIFICS IN DUE