Skipper of the Month- February 2012
This month’s skipper attends every Midland District Event, Summer & Winter whether he is sailing or not.
Gordon Sears has dedicated a large part of his life to the sailing and administration of Model Yacht Racing and is still very active on the MYA Council.
Name: Gordon Sears. Midland District Councillor
Home Club: Market Bosworth RYC
When and where did you start Model Yacht Racing? When 1973, where the model boating lake in Sudbury, Suffolk
Classes Sailed? Currently IOM, but previously all the other MYA classes
Sailing Achievements? (World/ National Championships won etc) 2 IOM World Championships as a competitor, 4 IOM and RM European championships as a competitor and several as a part of race management. Twice winner of the MYA Radio League, and multiple district championship winner.
Favourite Class? Currently the IOM as it is a good compromise between size and performance
Favourite Boat you have sailed? The Chris Dicks designed Metric magic (IOM)
Favourite Sailing Water? All the ones I do well at. I am on the district council after all!
Favourite Club to visit? The ones with all the facilities now old age has set in.
Toughest Competitor ? In the Midland District that would be Chris Harris and Tony Edwards
What brings you back to the water week after week? The continued love of sailing and competition as well as the camaraderie