PRACC Round 9 Results 15 October 2017

October 15, 2017 Comments off

Peter Wiles wins PRACC round 9 held at Gosport 15th October by 2 points from Derek Morland with Colin Trower just a further 2 points back in third.

PRACC 9 Results PRACC Round 9

A close result where no less than 6 different skippers recorded race wins (excluding the seeding races) from the 10 race fleeted meeting.

Unfortunately the forecast Southerly came very nearly true just off SSW meaning that the beats had to be almost directly across the lake after a port reach drag race from the start.

Colin Trower and Gosport’s RA Class Captain, Paul Edwards took firsts in the 2 seeding races.   The next 3 races however illustrated how the day would likely continue with Peter Wiles, Derek Morland and Colin Trower jockeying over 1st 2nd and 3rd.  Peter Fothergill had a purple patch from races 5 to 7 but slipped in the final 3 races such that the 2 6th places, earlier being among his potential and actual discards had to be counted.

Mike Nichols lost out to Peter on countback but managed a win in Race 7.

Thanks to all the skippers for their support and hopefully we shall see more at the final Poole round in  a couple of weeks time.

PRACC series table update after the Gosport result PRACC SERIES 2017 AFTER 9 EVENT(S)

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Neil Rothwell’s Radio A Boats For Sale

September 20, 2017 Comments off

Bill Green advises that Neil’s widow is offering Neil’s A Class boats for sale.  See details below.

Please note that BOTH Gunboats are now sold but the Outlaw remains available.

ALL contact/enquiries should be routed through Nick Crayman

A Class NR 170917

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PRACC Round 9 Gosport Sunday 15th October

September 19, 2017 Comments off

See Notice of Race details below


Entries please to John Smith by closing date 12th October

via e-mail to or

tel 07751793174 quoting Name, Phone Number, Club, MYA Number, Sail Number, Frequency and details of emergency contact

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Peter Wiles wins RA Vets Nationals 2017 Full Results and updated PRACC Series

September 3, 2017 Comments off

Yes, it’s true because he qualifies and he’s pretty good at it!!

Warm and sunny Woodspring with light airs was the venue for Peter’s first Veteran’s Championship win on Saturday.

Full results HERE-Vets A Nationals

Meanwhile, the weather changed to rain and strong South Easterlies on Sunday for the PRACC round which again, was won by Peter.

Results of the PRACC Round PRACC

Updated PRACC Series table after 8 events PRACC SERIES 2017 AFTER 8 EVENT(S)


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Neil Rothwell

August 16, 2017 Comments off


Bill Green writes:-

How can I sum up in few inadequate words the man who was my business colleague and my closest friend. Neil was a quiet purposeful man, he never made a fuss, he sailed his radio boats competitively but fairly and he expected everyone else to do the same. He enjoyed radio sailing at all levels from International events to club sailing. He was part of radio sailing from its early beginnings, a former National champion and was always in the top end of the fleet. He was universally respected, he liked to do everything himself from building, fittings, sail making and he was extremely good at what ever he turned his hand too. He made his mark on model yachting and that will be his legacy to the sport he loved. His greatest success was with the RA design Argo in conjunction with designer John Lewis, it was the ‘must have’ boat of its era. His boats were always superbly presented with workmanship of the highest order and just as importantly they worked very effectively.

As a person he was great fun to be with, a very dry wit, a sense of mischief and a ready twinkle in his eye. He was absolutely straight in all he did. Our time together with SmartWinch was punctuated with chuckles, we enjoyed ourselves, we got to know one another’s strengths and weaknesses and it worked for us. To say I will miss him is understating it for me, I feel his loss deeply. The business will continue but I will find it very difficult without him being around to discuss things with. The last few years have been hard for him and Laraine but he was determined not to let it get in the way, being at events like the Vane A National at Gosport which he loved. I find it difficult to add much more about a man whom I knew so well but I know our thoughts are with Laraine and the family, and our condolences go out to them.



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Radio A Veterans Nationals 2017 & PRACC 8 at Woodspring

August 14, 2017 Comments off

Notice of Race and entry details for RA Veterans Nationals


Notice of Race and entry details for PRACC Round 8



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Fleetwood PRACC Results

August 11, 2017 Comments off

Results from the Fleetwood PRACC Round 2017


and latest PRACC Series table after 7 events


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