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Online Shop - For all the DF and RC Laser goodies that we stock

Soch Sails - For info about all the Radio Sailing goodies that we produce

RC Laser Stuff

Click on the links below to find out more, these links are not regularly updated but pricing information should be correct.

RC Laser info

Why choose an RC Laser

RC Laser Spec

Buy an RC Laser

Spares, Parts & Accessories

Braid Upgrade Kit Instructions

RC Laser gallery

DF Stuff

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Dragonforce 65

Soch Sails

Hull & Deck Stickers

Dragonforce 65 Spares, Parts & Accessories

Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

Dragonforce 65 Gallery

Dragonforce 65 Instruction Manual

We have decided to "Facebook" it up and have started a page for our Model Yacht Division, sounds grand but it's just a facebook page. Clicky the magic "F" to take a look.

 

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

7th June 2017

So we have just come out of a bonkers busy couple of weeks here at the yard, the weather was pretty good for the late may bank holiday weekend and the following half term week, lots of boating was done and lots of happy customers used the yard. Talking of the yard we've deposited 80ish tons of nice clean gravel in all those areas that needed it and we now have a nice clean and tidy yard.

We've also spent a bit of time helping one of our customers get his boat over to Portugal by putting it in the back of a truck with the help of the guys down at Idealboat in Pwllheli and their monster forklift. The weather wasn't great, in fact it was terrible, but we did it.

26th April 2017

Bank Holiday Incoming! Without actually doing a Timcast it looks like the Early birds on Saturday will get some boating in, Sunday looks like a windy pub day and Monday looks reasonable at the moment. It looks mainly dry for the duration which is good news.

21st April 2017

Happy New Season! Yet again we've been super busy with everything apart from the website, hopefully we are now able to find a little more time to make regular updates to the site during the coming season which got underway in late March. The Yard is once again full for the 2017 season with a mix of old and new customers. Here's hoping we have a great boating season and who knows there might even be a Timcast or two! Tim is back at the yard full time and you can call him on 01758 713900 or email him.

Contacting us is as easy as mailing Tim or calling the yard on 01758 713900