Winter Series 2020/21 & “the rule of 6”
The series will be for the clubs own Mini Mono and Mini Hydro class boats with 2 races per class. These meetings will be held on Sunday afternoons from 12pm to approx. 3pm held every 4 to 5 weeks from November through to April or May – see the Calendar page for all dates.
All meetings will follow the clubs Covid 19 policy and most importantly the governments guidance on the “rule of 6” at all times. There will also be a few additional safety measures to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 for those doing the race duties. The Race OOD who times the races, calls the start, warns of dead boats, etc, will be required to wear a face mask. This will also apply if someone is required act a Lap Caller during the race. The person Lap Counting (pressing the buttons) will be required to wear deposable gloves. Face masks and disposable gloves will be available lakeside from our “Covid 19 trailer” which also includes a hand wash dispenser for anyone to use. Use of the rescue boat and trailer will be limited to just 2 designated persons at each round.
Please check before buying anything as we can offer free impartial advice on what is best suited.
This class is only raced on Wednesday afternoons about once a month (and if the weather is nice!) – see our calendar for list of dates.
This is a fairly new section to our club started in 2019. All must be Model Slipway Club 500 boats built to their guideline and constructions only but we do allow for the use of lipo batteries and have our own slightly different racing rules – but the original ethos is still the same – FUN racing!
Here are the full Club 500 rules (updated Feb 2020) > Club 500 rules
Mini Mono RTR
We race these boats on Sunday afternoons in the Winter Series and on Wednesday nights during the summer.
Introduced in 2016, the boats must be 500mm or less in length and must be “Ready-to-Run” (RTR) at a cost of no more than £125. All you have to do is fit a safety loop and number plate and your ready to racing!
Here are the full Mini Mono RTR rules > FE Mini Mono RTR rules
These are only raced during our Sunday afternoon Winter Series.
Unlike the Club Class this is not suited for the beginner as the boat must be “homemade” and specifically 3-point hydroplane design which is 500mm or less in length.
Here are the full Mini Hydro Class rules > SMBC Mini Hydro Class Rules
The rules covering all aspects of Mini Mono RTR and Mini Hydro racing, duties, lap counting, scoring system, racing rules etc can be found here > FE racing rules, duties, scoring system