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 2017 competition can be found on the Gallery page. 
The dates in 2018 are:

Date                          Event
7th January                MYA Northern International One Metre (IOM) Winter Series                                        Open

14th January              Dragon Force (DF) winter series 1

28th January              DF winter series 2

4th February            IOM Barnby Dunn Trophy and Northern District winter                                               Series Open*

11th February            DF winter series 3

25th February           DF winter series 4

18th March                DF winter series 5

25th March                DF winter series 6

8th April                     IOM Frostbite Trophy Club Event*

15th April                   IOM Spring Series*

22nd April                   DF 65 Open

29th April                    IOM Spring Series*

6th May                       DF65 Summer Series 1

13th May                     IOM Spring Series*

27th May                     IOM Spring Series*

3rd June                       IOM Spring Series*

17th June                     DF65 Summer Series 2

24th June                      IOM Team Bob's Trophy Event*

1st July                         IOM Spring Series*

8th July                          MYA Northern Winter Series Open

15th July                        President's Trophy Club Event*

29th July                         DF65 Summer Series 3

5th August                    DF65 Summer Series 4

19th August                  IOM Peter Ryves Rose Bowl Club Event*

26th August                  DF65 Summer Series 5

2nd September             Wooden IOM Open 

9th September           IOM St Leger Trophy and ND Summer Series Open*

23th September           DF Autumn Series 1 and DF Open

30th September                    IOM Autumn Series*

7th October                   DF Autumn Series 2

14th October                 IOM Autumn Series*

28th October                 IOM Autumn Series*

4th November               DF Autumn Series 3

11th November             IOM Autumn Series*

18th November             DF Autumn Series 4

25th November              IOM Autumn Series*

2nd December                DF Autumn Series 5

9th December                 IOM Autumn Series*

11th December               Christmas lunch at Askern Lake

16th 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 ([email protected]).
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:

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