Marblehead News Australia / New Zealand #1
To preempt your possible concerns and the lack of our editorial flair, this is the first attempt by the Marblehead coordinator and his PA, to report on activities within the class in Australia / New Zealand and Internationally.
The major upcoming event is the 2015 Marblehead National Championship, which will be held in Adelaide on the 11th, 12th and 13th March 2015, at a new venue located in Port Adelaide, from reports, it provides good sailing conditions, dry launching and retreival, grassed rigging areas with ample carparking close to rigging area. The NoR and Entry Forms are on the ARYA website with details of location and accomodation close to the venue, book early as we could be looking at two fleets of very competitive skippers, it sounds like McDowall will have his hands full defending his title, with the locals headed by Brett Osbourne, Paul Littledyke, Scott Mitchell just to name a few, Greg Torpe and Ron Parker with their Quarks, the Mexicans are coming, the light blues and marroon teams travelling south with a lone sand groper Rosco Bennett sailing last years winning F-3, come on you Marblehead skippers, get your entries in.
E- mails have been sent to NZ, State, Club and nominated contacts requesting names and e-mail addresses of current owners / skippers of Marbleheads, to correlate a listing to provide and where possible receive information of what’s new, activities within your state, local club news related to our class with the long term goal, together with working parties internationally, to form an International Marblehead Class Association to expand and promote the best RC sailing class, if you or your club can provide info or articles and want to be part of Marblehead News please e-mail Lincoln McDowall; firstname.lastname@example.org or David Thomas; email@example.com we want your input, we currently have 75 names on the listing and we are sure that there are more names to be provided from Queensland, Tasmania and New Zealand.
The updated ARYA Marblehead Ranking Listing dated 29th December 2014 is on the ARYA website.
Marblehead Coordinator; Lincoln McDowall PA; David (Yoda) Thomas 9th February 2015