Tug towing, scale sailing and yachting
Balne Moor Model Boat Club

Yachting activities

The club will hold a series of yachting events based on the Dragon Force, RG65 and IOM formats.
 
 These will not take place at the club pond but instead will be held on Askern Lake
(sat nav DN6 0JB).    This is a large municipal lake with good facilities including an on-site cafe and toilets.  It is only a few miles from the clubhouse south along the A19 towards Doncaster.

The results of the 2016 competition can be found on the Gallery page. 
 
The dates in 2017 are:

Date                          Event
 
8th January                MYA Northern International One Metre (IOM) Winter Series                                        Open

15th January              Dragon Force (DF) winter series 1

29th January              DF winter series 2

5th February            IOM Barnby Dunn Trophy and Northern District winter                                               Series Open*

12th February            DF winter series 3

26th February           DF winter series 4

19th March                DF winter series 5

26th March                DF winter series 6

9th April                     IOM Frostbite Trophy Club Event*

16th April                   IOM Spring Series*

23rd April                   DF Open

30th April                    IOM Spring Series*

7th May                       DF65 Summer Series 1

14th May                     IOM Spring Series*

21st May                     DF65 Cordon Bowl Club Event*

28th May                     IOM Spring Series*

4th June                       IOM Spring Series*

11th June                     DF65 Summer Series 2

25th June                      IOM Team Bob's Trophy Event*

2nd July                         IOM Spring Series*

9th July                          MYA Northern Winter Series Open

16th July                        President's Trophy Club Event*

30th July                         DF65 Summer Series 3

6th August                    DF65 Summer Series 4

20th August                  IOM Peter Ryves Rose Bowl Club Event*

27th August                  DF65 Summer Series 5

3rd September             Wooden IOM Open meeting

10th September           IOM St Leger Trophy and ND Summer Series Open*

24th September           DF Autumn Series 1 and DF Open

1st October                    IOM Autumn Series*

8th October                   DF Autumn Series 2

15th October                 IOM Autumn Series*

22nd October                Dragonflight Open

29th October                 IOM Autumn Series*

5th November               DF Autumn Series 3

12th November             IOM Autumn Series*

19th November             DF Autumn Series 4

26th November              IOM Autumn Series*

3rd December                DF Autumn Series 5

10th December              IOM Autumn Series*

17th December               DF Autumn Series 6 


* Hosted by Doncaster Model Yacht Club
 
The best four results will count for overall series awards.
Skippers briefing is at 09.45, first race at 10.00 with no race starting after 15.00.
Entry fee on the day is £2.00 for Balne Moor members.

For membership details please contact Paul Rudkin (paulnlodge@aol.com).
 
There will also be a Tuesday club racing programme concentrating on two classes, firstly Dragonforce (DF65) and secondly International One Metre (IOM) as these are the main classes our members sail and only these classes will be eligible for ranking in the competitions.

Racing on Tuesdays will start at 10.00 and finish at about 13.00.
 
1st Tuesday in the month DF65 Racing;
2nd Tuesday IOM Racing;
3rd Tuesday DF65 Racing;
4th Tuesday IOM Racing.
5th Tuesday Match Racing (one against one) when applicable
 
The series will run from February to November inclusive and will therefore consist of twenty events per class.  There will be four discards so it is the best sixteen results to count. 
 
Directions to Askern Lake can be found on the Home page, there is a map is on the Contact page.

If you are interested in finding more about yachting, please contact Paul Rudkin at:
 paulnlodge@aol.com 

Jubilee Trophy

The Club is now competing in the Jubilee trophy, a competition for IOM yachts. Four other Clubs are also involved, Leeds and Bradford, Rotherham, Scarborough and Weecher.

Here you can see yachts taking part in the competition at Yeadon Tarn