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Dinghy Show 2012 Report

Set up day at any boatshow is always a chaotic experience and the dinghy show was no exception for the majority of exhibitors. The MYA however packed more boats onto its stand than other people could only dream of with a total of 12 boats on show.

There was something for everyone on this years stand, from the fantastic footy class yachts right through to Roger Stollerys beautifully built Marblehead which looks superb draped in swathes of carbon fibre.

The stand layout has been simplified from previous years with the use of simple "pop up" display stands which meant that the backdrop for the stand was erected in less than ten minutes. The boats were then arranged around the outside of the stand leaving a large area for people to come on to the stand and look around. Mike Weston arrived with a table and a television and duly played Micro Magic videos for most of the weekend!

The MYA Dinghy Show stand ready go!

With a core team of four people on the stand both days and a band of helpers each day the stand was very well staffed, allowing plenty of time to chat to stand visitors in depth. As soon as the doors opened on Saturday morning the stand began to buzz with a mix of people, some interested in the "production" boats such as the RC Laser and the Micro Magic, some interested in the more established MYA classes but most were there to chat to Roger who is just a complete mine of information which, as most of you will know, he is more than happy to share with everyone he meets.

With twelve boats to look at there were always plenty of people on the stand which kept all the helpers busy throughout the day, with Roger taking care of the majority of the technical enquiries and Mike Weston and Tim Long fielding specialist questions about the Micro Magic and RC Laser this allowed the helpers plenty of time to wander round the show looking at the exhibits.

Sunday was a pretty miserable day weather wise which may have put a few people off travelling to the show and it definitely had a quieter feel to it. Having said that there were still plenty of busy spells on the stand, and at times we could have done with double the space to cope with the visitors!

By the end of Sunday the stand had dealt with a fantsatic number of people, many who showed a genuine interest in becoming involved in radio sailing. Many thanks to all the people who helped on the stand over the weekend, your time and effort was much appreciated.

The boats on the stand were as follows.

Clockwork Orange - Roger Stollerys 1971 design complete with revolutionary wing mast.

Crazy Tube Free - Roger Stollerys updated Marblehead design with a beautifully built swing rig.

Ska - A fantasticly well planked wooden version of the Brad Gibson designed IOM.

2 x Bottle Boats.

5 x Footys of various designs including Roger Stollerys Supabug and Icey designs.

Micro Magic - Supplied in racing trim by Mike Weston.

RC Laser - Supplied in racing A rig trim by Tim Long

 

Latest News

22nd April 2021 - Well that was great. We saw around 40 boats on the water for our first week of Park & Launch in Abersoch. Blue skies were the order of the day and although it was quite chilly on the water it was great to see so many smiling faces return to the yard. We are now working on getting the rest of the boats ready for Mayday weekend, the first Abersoch Banky of the year! Hopefully the weather will play ball.

31st March 2021 - We reckon you'll be boating in Abersoch before too long. We are hoping to open our Park and Launch service in Abersoch on the 12th April 2021......we'll see you there for beers and boating!

 

11th March 2021 - When? Well we'd like to be open again from the 12th April which would be lovely. Whatever happens we will unfortunatley miss Easter 2021 due to lack of guidance from the Welsh First Minister and the stay local message which will be in place in England. We will be getting boats ready for the season over the next month so that as soon as you guys get the green light to be here we will be ready with boats and tractors to get you on the water. In the meantime, stay safe.