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The Model Yachting Association
The Model Yachting Association (MYA) is dedicated to encouraging and promoting model yachting in all its branches and is recognised as a Division Member of the International Radio Sailing Association (IRSA) with International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The membership of the MYA comprises affiliated Clubs and their members.
Within the MYA there are a number of Districts, the WMYC is administered by the MYA (click) Northern District which has its own web site with a wealth of information, news, general interest items, results of events in our own district, etc.
It is worth noting that the MYA, founded 1911, celebrated its centenary during 2011.
Tuesdays: Club sailing and formal IOM Series racing
Fridays: Club sailing and formal IOM Series racing
Saturdays: Club sailing (When notified)
Club Series constitute ‘formal sailing’ these fixtures are posted on this web site using the (click) ‘Events’ page. Any changes, additions and/or cancellations will be notified (using some or all of the following means) by:- the club web site “News – Bulletin” to be found on the “Home” page, email, telephone, post.
Tuesdays & Fridays are the days most likely to be suitable for anyone interested in visiting the club to see what we are about or to discuss joining us. If a visit is to be made it is advisable that the Club calendar is viewed prior to coming. We welcome anyone interested in joining our club, beginners, old and new sailors, retired "sea dogs", etc.
Note: The Club calendar is subject to change we do however, attempt to inform everyone about changes and/or updates as soon as possible via the ‘News - Bulletins’ on the ‘Home’ page & the ‘Events’ page.
Classes Currently Sailed at SMYC:
Please be aware that SMYC has been created for the sole purpose of bringing together owners and would be owners of radio controlled (RC) model wind powered sailing yachts.
The only class that is sailed within our club at this time is the Internation One Metre (IOM). We holdspecified series racing at club level the dates that these club events take place are published on this web site from time to time.
A number of our members also take place in international, national and interclub events, again these are published from time on our web site however, the international and national events are available in more detail on the MYA website.
Owners of classes other than the IOM class wishing to join the club will be considered subject to there being a minimum of four (4) owners of an accepted Model Yachting Association (MYA) class willing to organise events for their own class, in line with the current organisation of the club. The adoption of other classes by the club will at all times be subject to the agreement of members and approval by the committee.
2018 Club Membership Subscriptions/Fees & MYA Affiliation
The club accounting year is from 01st January to 31st December each year. Fees and Subscriptions are requested by invoice.
The Adults Yearly Subscription is £60.00 (aged 18+ years)
Joining Fee £10.00 a one off charge
Adult members joining after January 31st is required to pay £5.00 for each month remaining in the period 01st February until the end of December.
Example: An adult joins October 1st - 3 x £5 Subscription + Joining Fee £10 Total = £25.00
The Juniors Yearly Subscription is - £35.00 (aged 16 years to 18 years)
Joining Fee £5.00 a one off charge
Junior members joining after January 31st is required to pay £3.00 for each month remaining in the period 01st February until the end of December.
Example: A junior joins October 1st - 3 x £3 Subscription + £5 Joining Fee: Total = £14.00
A Junior reaching the age of 18 within the current membership will be upgraded to Senior Membership for the remainder of the year ending December 31st. Senior Subscription will then become applicable when re-joining in the following year, no Joining Fee will be charged.
The Cadet Yearly Subscription is - £15.00 (up to 16 years of age, subject to club rules)
No Joining Fee.
Cadet members joining after January 31st is required to pay £1.50 for each month remaining in the period 01st February until the end of December.
Example: A junior joins October 1st - 3 x £1.50 Subscription Total = £4.50
A Cadet reaching the age of 16 within the current membership will be upgraded to Junior Membership for the remainder of the year ending December 31st. Junior Fees will then become applicable when re-joining in the following year, no Joining Fee will be charged.
Affiliation to the Model Yachting Association (MYA):
SMYC requires all Adult and Junior members to be affiliated to the MYA as there are many and useful advantages in doing so, notwithstanding the Third-Party Insurance required by our landlord. The affiliation fees are paid by members to the club in response to an invoice. Payment to the MYA is then forwarded by a single payment.
The annual MYA affiliation fee per person per year, may change from year to year;
The MYA Affiliation Fee for 2018 is £14.00 per adult and £7.00 per Junior
Note: A member with an MYA affiliation obtained through another club are not required to duplicate the affiliation however their membership number is required.
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