Report for the 2017 MYA AGM by Alex Cory – Acting Class Captain
The RG65 class has continued during 2017 to establish itself as a highly competitive, high performance class with low entry barriers.
Some of this success has come through people moving up from the DF65 Restricted One Design boats, but at the same time seen people joining the class from the bigger boats. The relatively low cost and simple rule book make it ideal for everyone, whether they build or buy a boat.
Registered RG65’s have grown from 124 in November 2016 to 175, a 41% increase which is pleasing and gives us a good platform to build on.
This growth has been helped by a number of great new designs arriving on the water including the Sith from Mark Dicks, the Scurry by Richard Wills and a number of designs from the continent including the Manta 2017 which is winning many of the European Events.
The UK Traveller Series was as competitive as previous years with John Tushingham winning the title from the other 54 participants.
A testing National Championships was held at Birkenhead with local skipper, Graham Elliot, managing the weed better than the rest to win the title.
The UK Class Association Committee continue to work closely with and support the International Class Association as it seeks to unify the class on a Worldwide basis and we see great opportunity for a step change in the class during 2018.
Looking forward to next years race calendar, the first event is at Eastbourne on the 10th March.
Traveller 1 - Eastbourne, Saturday,10th March 2018
Traveller 2 - Lincoln, Saturday, 21st April 2018
UK National Championship - Two Islands (MK), Saturday & Sunday, 12th May & 13th May 2018
Traveller 3 - Keighley (Weecher), Saturday, 16th June 2018
Traveller 4 - Keighley (Weecher), Sunday, 17th June 2018
Traveller 5 - Gosport, Saturday, 21st July 2018
Traveller 6 - Watermead, Saturday, 18th August 2018
Traveller 7 - Birkenhead, Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Traveller 8 - Datchet Water, Saturday, 13th October 2018
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