2019 Miniyacht European Championships
York Landyacht Club prove their credentials once again as the premier miniyacht club in Britain. Three members represented Great Britain at the European Championships on the island of Romo in Denmark during June.
The British Team:
K508 Chris Wright 4th York LYC (first from left)
K916 Martyn Macdonald 10th York LYC (second from left)
K3 Martin Leach 12th York LYC (third from left)
K2 Keith Ecroyd 13th Wirral SYC
K11 Gareth Rowlands 28th Lincolnshire LYC
Points from the top three pilots in each country are added up to identify the top three countries and the three YLYC members gained the ‘Team Silver’ for Great Britain.
To see the full results and the photo gallery including both photos and videos of the championships follow the link to the Romo Club’s website from the FISLY Landsailing home page.
2018-2019 British Championship Series
Chris Wright K508 followed up his European success by convincingly winning the British Championship Series for the season 2018-2019 winning all 6 regattas he attended in the 7 regattas series. Martin Leach K3 again third place in the series.
2020 Miniyacht European Championships
The European Championship for 2020 will, for the first time, take place on an airfield rather than the traditional beach venue. This should give the members of York LYC a competitive advantage as we are the only British club to be based at an airfield; Elvington near York.
The championships will take place at the decommissioned French Airforce base airbase of BA217 in the town of Bretigny-sur-Orge approximately 20 miles south of Paris. According to the website of FFCV (The French Federation of Land Yachting) the French version not the English translation, the event will be held from 24th to 26th April 2020, and French Open for BloKarts will also the held at the same venue from 25th to 26th April 2020, so it’s either a very large airfield, or races may be run alternatively so that pilots have a little respite between each race.
Check out the airfield on Google Earth just enter the name of the town; the airfield is virtually in the town.