PNMYC] New 2022 Test Rule 18 (Mark Room)

I have studied the new Mark Room Test Rule 18 and observed the Zoom meeting with Dave Perry describing its differences, here:

The simpler wording keeps the racing going the same way as now.

The differences remove weaknesses in interpretations and in transitions between positions.

1. Inside boats rounding with Mark Room may sail their Proper Course, whether they have Right of Way or not. 

2. Mark Room ends when the buoy is abaft the Mark Room boat. Period.

140 words, 30% of the old rule, are gone!

If we are going to teach new sailors the Racing Rules, some of our fleets should consider early adoption of this simpler, more consistent Test Rule.

It is slated for final adoption with the 2025-2029 rule book, if approved – Philip Hubbell

DF95 PNW Region 6 Championship

I am proud to announce the first ever

2022 DF95 Pacific NW Region 6 Championship

May 28-29, 2022

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd
Renton, WA 98056

FORMAT: Fleet racing for two days
Entry limit is 36 yachts

HOST CLUB: Olympia Model Sailors


NOR Link:

COST: $55 lunch included Sat. & Sunday

AMYA membership and DF95 class registration required.

Friday, May 27, 2022
2pm – 6:00PM Informal Practice/Check in

Saturday, May 28, 2022
8:30 – 9:15AM Late Registration/Check-In:
9:50AM Warning for First Start
12:00 –1:00PM PRO Lunch Break for 20 minutes is pending racing progress.
4:30PM Racing Ends – exact time at PRO discretion.
6:00PM Fleet Dinner TBD

Sunday, May 29, 2022
9:50AM Warning for First Start
12:00 –1:00PM PRO Lunch Break for 20 minutes is pending racing progress. 3:00PM Racing Ends – exact time at PRO discretion.
3:30PM Results & Awards: A casual ceremony at racing conclusion.

Pacific Northwest DF95 District Regatta


Please join us for the Pacific Northwest DF95 District Regatta to be held at the Vancouver Lake Sailing Club on Saturday, April 16th, 2022.

The first race will start at 12:00 hours and the last start no later than 17:00 hours.

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 as amended by Appendix E (Radio Sailing Racing Rules), except were noted in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.
Important: No pets are allowed on the VLSC grounds.Eligibility:
The event is open to all DF95 sailors, but limited to 20 competitors


The event is limited to the first 20 entrants
The event is limited to DragonFlite 95 RC sailboats only
Registration must be completed and fee paid no later than 5pm, Friday, April 15th
The registration fee is $15.00 via PayPal at:


The scoring system is as follows:

  1. The Low Point Scoring System RRS A4 will be used
  2. Tie scores will be resolved in accordance to Race Ties RRS A7 and Series Ties RRS A8


Saturday, April 16th
Clubhouse and grounds will be open starting at 10:00
Skippers meeting will be at 11:30
First start 12:00 
30-minute break at 15:00
Last start no later that 17:00
After event BBQ (food and drink provided)


Vancouver Lake Sailing Club
North dock
7110 NW 25th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98665

Disclaimer of Liability:

All those entering or taking part in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. (See RRS 4). The Vancouver Lake Sailing Club and any other parties involved in the organizing of this event disclaim: “Any and every responsibility whatsoever for loss, material damage, personal injury or death, or inconvenience that might occur to persons and goods, both ashore and on the water, prior to, during or after the regatta, as a consequence of entering or participating in the regatta covered by this Notice of Race.” At all times the responsibility for the safety of their boat and themselves plus the decision to participate or continue must rest solely with and remain at all times with the competitors. A competitor may only enter the event by accepting these Terms and Conditions.

Frostbite #1 (windless)

Man what a bust. When we were setting up the course there was a reasonable amount of wind and things looked good for a damp but productive race day. All the high hopes faded quickly as the 37’s struggled through 2 races and had to scrap the third after probably 15min of trying. Another 15 min and I might have won that third one, dang. The 95’s were up next and it was obvious that we needed to shorten the day so we cut them off at 2 races and it was a struggle for them as well. Sadly the worst was yet to come as the 65’s struggled through their first and we had to scrap their second and I pushed most of the field in with the tug. On the bright side we had a good turnout of 18 racers and it wasn’t freezing like the previous week. We also got to deploy the new starting marks that Art put together for the club and I think that they leave no doubt whether a boat has crossed the line or not. Thanks Art. Last but not least since we had virtually no scorable results yesterday’s efforts will be scrapped and the funsail on the 12th of march is now a makeup race day. I do not want to mess with schedule too much so it is still SATURDAY the 12th but the purpose is now frost bite #1 makeup. Mark it on your calendars, – thanks see you all on the 12th Gary

PNMYC Annual Meeting, March 5th, 11:30, at Seattle Yacht Club

RCMSC member I’m posting details of the Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club (Seattle) annual meeting, these guy are the largest T37 club (the sail DF65s too), home of the National Champ, and usually a good source of sailing info and tips. – Peter

Gentlemen: Club officers have planned an informative and otherwise worthwhile meeting for the 5th. The agenda includes a late morning business session, informal lunch, two outstanding presentations and a raffle!

We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting meeting attendance, perhaps by forwarding this email to your fleet members. Your encouragement will supplement an invitation sent out earlier by Dan Matthews.

In the afternoon, our current National Champion Peter Conze will talk about T37 sail trim ideas for various wind strengths. Dan Newland will demonstrate construction and painting techniques that have produced several beautiful and very fast T37s.

We will also lay out a large collection of T37 modeling supplies, rigging items and electronic equipment along with some very fine tools of the trade. Ron Knight, our late friend and past Commodore wanted his collection of gear to be distributed out to club members. To accomplish this, free raffle tickets will be distributed to all annual meeting attendee’s!

Thanks and hope to see you on the 5th, Rod Johnson, Vice Commodore, PNMYC

Annual Meeting Upcomming – Jan 22

Good morning sailors we are just a week away from our annual meeting. The Grange hall immediately adjacent to the pond in Tualatin will be opened at 9:30 and the meeting will commence promptly at 10am. First will be officer reports Second nominations for officer elections, Patrick is relinquishing the Facebook position and we definitely need a new officer for that.All positions are open if someone would like to step up and share the load, think about it.Voting. Trophy presentations, if you think you are in the running for a trophy please show up. This will conclude the business portion of the meeting and will be followed by open agenda items, Dick Asmus has a couple racing related items and a shore courtesy item. Please bring up any issues or concerns at this time. Christian Thompson will present a new topic for discussion related to the DF95 racing
Think about things that you may be willing to participate in to make a greater contribution to the club’s activities. Refreshments will notprovided and we need to deal with our own garbage, if you bring it be prepared to take it with you.
We need to vacate the hall at noon, a course will be set up at the pond for a fun sail to commence 12:30 ish. The weather last I saw is most likel dry and cool. The frostbite schedule is up on the website and most events are at Tualatin until other venues open up.
Looking forward to another great sailing season. Gary Pietka commodore RCMSC 503 936 3320