The new MYA forum is now open for business!
Click HERE to visit.
To be involved in the discussions you will need to register, (details of which can be found on the top right hand side of the forum) but please note that only real names will be activated, i.e. Steven Smith, Steve Smith, S Smith etc. Nicknames will not be allowed.
Should your parents have been bohemian types or be blessed with a sense of humour and you have a unique name such as; Ford Prefect, Peaches Geldof, or Brooklyn Beckham it may be worth contacting the webmaster using the contact form below to ensure registration.
Finally, all registrations are activated by the forum team so there may be a slight delay, particularly in the first few days of the new forum.
Good day fellow skippers.
Bill Green of SmartwinchUK would like all enquiries to please be directed to him only whilst Neil Rothwell recovers from illness.
At the recent AGM it was agreed to proceed with the implementation of the ‘Class Captain’ system recommended by Council.
The thinking behind this move is twofold; firstly having an enthusiast from each class leading, promoting and encouraging participation in it gives the best opportunity for each class to thrive and spread throughout the country and many of you will already be aware of the excellent work – a survey of sailors and the creation of a dedicated website for example – which has been done by the marblehead group in this regard and this is a great opportunity for those enthusiasts of the other five MYA classes to do something similar. Secondly each class captain will will assist and work closely with the MYA Racing Officer relieving him – or her – of some of the very heavy work load this individual has.
The terms of reference for class captains are;
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CLASS CAPTAINS WITHIN THE MYA.
Each class captain shall be responsible for promoting and encouraging participation in the class of yacht he/she represents and which has been granted MYA national status.
To agree the dates and venues of national championships, ranking events (where applicable) and district championships in consultation with the MYA Racing Officer, districts and clubs,
The dates and venues shall be fixed in the order of priority; National Championships, Ranking events, District Championships.
Agree, in consultation with the MYA Racing Officer, who the race officer will be for each of those events.
To arrange, in consultation with the MYA Publicity Officer, for an example of the class to be on show at the RYA Dinghy Show together, if possible, with a representative sailor from the class.
To enlist the help and support, if necessary, of up to two assistants.
To inform and liaise with the MYA Technical Officer about proposed rule changes and other similar relevant matters.
Create, maintain and update on a regular basis a website or web page which shall be linked to the MYA website, on which class racing, promotional events and other items of interest to the class can be displayed.
We now need volunteers to take on the responsibilities of class captains for each of the six MYA recognised classes of model yacht, i.e; ‘A’ Class, Marblehead, Ten Rater, IOM, Six Metre and 36″ Restricted. As we have both radio controlled and free sailing disciplines, a class captain will be needed for each. It may be that one person is happy to take charge of both r/c and f/s in a particular class, or perhaps one person will be happy to take control of all f/s classes. We are able to be flexible about this but it is essential that we have someone in control of each class, both r/c and f/s. Class captains will be non-executive officers of the MYA so they can be appointed by Council under the terms of paragraph 7.6 of the MYA constitution, also there is no obligation to attend council meetings.
This really is a great opportunity for those most interested in and most passionate about a particular class or discipline of model yacht, to get behind it and ensure its growth and future success. Please bear in mind that you can select one or two like minded friends to help so it won’t all be down to one individual. If you would like to volunteer for a position of class captain or discuss the possibilities, please get in touch with Graham Allen, MYA Racing Officer at email@example.com.
The minutes of the recent AGM held at Birmingham have now been posted to the Knowledge base.
ref: MYA Knowledge Base / Association Documents / AGM / 2013
Secretary to Council
27th November 2013
The MYA forum will be closing down over the next few days to be replaced by a new discussion board version.
The decision to do this has not been taken lightly but due to advancements in forum technologies and a need to bring the forum under the MYA “IT umbrella” it has been decided to start a fresh with a new forum, unfortunately this will require all members who are interested to register again, however on a positive note the new forum will have revised rules and a new set of moderators.
The MYA is committed to making this the premier location for online discussion about model yachting in all its forms in the UK.
This will take place over the next 7 days and after the switch over the existing forum will be closed, eventually disappearing.
Details of how to find and register for the new forum will be posted here in due course.
Thanks to all those who have contributed over the years and hopefully we will see you all again on the new forum.
All Officer reports to the meeting are filed on the Knowledge base, now including the ninth MYA Progress Report by the Chairman.
If you are intending to come to the AGM please ensure that you remember to bring hard copies of the various reports with you as there will not be any available at the meeting.
Secretary to Council
The Association’s 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held at Rowheath Pavilion, Heath Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1HH at 1.30pm on 23rd November 2013.
Your club Secretary (or the club’s nominated i-contact) has today been emailed all the formal papers relevant to the meeting. All of these are also available for members’ viewing on the Knowledge Base, together will all Officer Reports as they are submitted by the Officer.
There will also be the ‘usual’ attendances by suppliers, the event commencing around 10.00am. Please take the time to read all the papers as they provide a valuable insight into the work of the association and its proposals for the future.
You can access the AGM papers by going to Knowledge Base/ Association papers/AGM/2013.
MYA Secretary to Council