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Cruising & Racing

Members voyages

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Lass of Avondale in the Sound of Mull –  John Walbaum May 2016

 

 

All members – please share your photos – there will be a prize at the end of the season.

 

 

Round the Island Race 2014

 

This year saw a number of Maxi’s participate in the Round the Island Race

and many enjoyed a wonderful day’s sailing.  Members might be interested

to see the results for the Maxi’s and thanks to Peter Stonestreet for providing

the following summary of results.

Sail number Boat name Boat type

TCC

Division Flag

Start

Finish

Elapsed

Corrected

Overall

Group

Pos

Status
GBR8724R ZUMA BLUE Maxi 1100

0.984

IRC Division 2C GRN

07:20:00

RETIRED
GBR1050L MERHABA Maxi 1050

0.958

IRC Division 3A TURQ

07:30:00

19:25:09

11:55:09

11:25:07

212

88

16

GBR8422R BRAINWAVE Maxi 1000

0.935

IRC Division 3B TURQ

07:30:00

19:20:27

11:50:27

11:04:16

129

63

25

GBR1215L BUZ TOO Maxi 1300

1.057

ISC Rating System Division 4B BLCK

07:10:00

18:47:47

12:12:40

12:54:26

171

47

13

GBR8176T FENYA ANNE Maxi 1100

0.993

ISC Rating System Division 5C BLUE

07:40:00

19:47:42

12:07:42

12:02:36

105

23

7

GBR1626R MOONSHINE BLUES Maxi 1100

0.993

ISC Rating System Division 5C BLUE

07:40:00

21:17:51

13:37:51

13:32:08

204

43

11

GBR8866R JAMMY DODGER Maxi 1100

0.993

ISC Rating System Division 5C BLUE

07:40:00

RETIRED
GBR1034L FANDANGO Maxi 1100

0.992

ISC Rating System Division 5C BLUE

07:40:00

RETIRED
GBR1695L MUSKETEER Maxi 1100

0.993

ISC Rating System Division 5C BLUE

07:40:00

RETIRED
GBR8485T MAGEWIND Maxi 1050

0.983

ISC Rating System Division 6B WHITE

07:50:00

21:01:42

13:11:42

12:58:14

177

32

8

GBR3553L DODGER OF GOSPORT Maxi 1100

0.981

ISC Rating System Division 6B WHITE

07:50:00

NO DECLARATION
GBR6541T TUMBLER Maxi 1000

 0.974

ISC Rating System Division 7A DAYG

08.00.00

20.14.07 12.14.07 11.55.02

93

25

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1) Maxi 1050 finishes 7th in 2009 ARC

A French owned Maxi 1050, “Minimaxi”, finished 7th overall in the Cruiser Section & 1st in her Class in the 2009 ARC.

Her blog can be viewed at http://blog.mailasail.com/minimaxi and can be read in English using Google’s Translate toolbar.  Hearty congratulations to “Minimaxi” from the M-O-A!!

This is the second Maxi (that we know of!) that has participated successfully in the ARC.  The other one was a Maxi 33 Kjempekjekk back in 2003.

2) More on Maxi Yachts, AGM and Rallies, and web project!

The Maxi 1300 has been exhibited at both the recent Hamburg and Düsseldorf boat shows, with an order already placed for a French customer.  We have just heard the new Maxi 1060 is already at the Gothenburg Boat Show which opens tomorrow until the 14th Feb.  A string of new agents are being established across Europe, with Turkey, Slovenia and Croatia joining those already signed in Italy, France and Holland and starting their own marketing activities.  We now look forward to seeing similar progress in the UK, historically one of the most important markets for Maxi Yachts.

M-O-A members will be pleased to see dates announced in the members area for this year’s AGM and our popular Solent Rallies.  The AGM venue will be announced as soon as possible, together with further details on the Rally programme.

We have been quietly working on a new web project to replace our FrontPage-based web (which has become somewhat cumbersome) with a more interactive Web 2.0 CMS offering far better user functionality for both public and members-only.  It is too early to make firm promises as the new project (which will be based on Joomla 1.5/1.6) depends solely on volunteer effort but we are learning fast!  We are looking for a new webmaster from within the membership to administer and manage our new Joomla web.  We hope their task will be less time consuming than our current FrontPage web because various committee and other members will contribute or update their own items directly from any web browser.  So the inevitable plea of “help!” to our members – can you help us finalise our web project, or would you consider volunteering as our new web master?

          Chris