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Marblehead

The M or Marblehead Class, sometimes called the "50/800", is a remote-controlled high performance development class. It's original concept in the 1930's was to produce the largest model that would conveniently fit in the standard American car of the time. The class has been highly developed over the years to produce a high performance model that can be sailed in a wide range of conditions, assuming the owner has the appropriate rigs. Boats are available from several suppliers who can provide them from basic kit form to fully assembled.

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Show news M&S District Marblehead Championship at Abbey Mead
Absolutely everything that you might dream of in a radio racing
Posted on 9 May
2022 Marblehead RM Ranking 2 a Norwich
A strong breeze to start fades throughout the day
Posted on 21 Mar
Marblehead RM Ranking 1 at Norwich
Wall-to-wall sunshine, but a cold breeze
Posted on 21 Mar
GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers
Luck played its part and allowed all but one of the competitors to win a race
Posted on 2 Mar
GAMES 1 Marblehead Open at Chipstead
Conditions didn't look good on arrival
Posted on 24 Jan
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
Marbleheads, DF95s and BOTTLE boats take part
Posted on 13 Dec 2021
2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich
12 competitors from 7 clubs gather at Whitlingham Broad
Posted on 25 Nov 2021
Marblehead GAMES event at Three Rivers
Race Officer's boat wins the event
Posted on 19 Nov 2021
Marblehead Ranking Series 4 & 5 at Wesk Kirby
Run by Birkenhead Radio Sailing & Power Club
Posted on 21 Oct 2021
2021 Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
A fleet of 12 took to the water in brilliant sunshine
Posted on 21 Jun 2021
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship GAMES 5
10 competitors enjoyed the excitement of coming out of lockdown to sail their Marbleheads again
Posted on 13 May 2021
Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
17 entries from 8 clubs enjoy sailing in 'A' rig light winds
Posted on 18 Mar 2020
Marblheads at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth
Met & Southern District Interclub & GAMES 3
Posted on 5 Mar 2020
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
The last open event in the GAMES series for 2019
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
Tall 'A' rigs can get movingl even in the lightest of breezes
Posted on 21 Nov 2019
Eastern District Marblehead Championship
Colin Goodman wins the Broadland Trophy
Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Marbleheads at Fleetwood
Great racing at one of the best radio sailing venues
Posted on 10 Oct 2019
Marbleheads at Woking
Double Fireball World Champion wins
Posted on 30 Jul 2019
Marbleheads at Manor Park
More aimed at participation than the glory of winning
Posted on 21 May 2019
40th Mermaid Trophy at Abbey Meads
A celebration of Marblehead racing
Posted on 26 Mar 2019
Marbleheads at Three Rivers
Hot racing for Games Event 2
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
Marbleheads at Chipstead
Bitingly cold for Games Event 1
Posted on 30 Jan 2019
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
Youngsters join in for final races of the GAMES series
Posted on 19 Dec 2018
2018 Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy
Penultimate GAMES event at Three Rivers Radio Yachting Club
Posted on 21 Nov 2018
Marblehead Vane Championships
Visitor from the Netherlands scoops top prize
Posted on 9 Nov 2018
An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion
Posted on 14 Jul 2018
Marbleheads at Abbey Meads Lake
GAMES 4 and Interclub 3 event
Posted on 2 Jul 2018
IRSA World Championship Radio Sailing
Brad Gibson tops 10 Rater and Marblehead podiums
Posted on 5 Jun 2018
IRSA Worlds set for Germany
Top class fleet of 120 radio sailing skippers
Posted on 24 May 2018
Marblehead Vane Boats at Fleetwood
A full weekend for the Vintage and Classic model boats
Posted on 17 May 2018
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Chris Harris (21) makes the best start during the M&S District Marblehead Championship at Guildford
© Gillian Pearson
Bob Pearson STARKERS 2 (59) leading at the windward & spreader marks during the M&S District Marblehead Championship at Guildford
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RO Charles Wand-Tetley on the right presenting the M&S District Marblehead Championship trophy to Chris Harris at Guildford
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Chris Harris GRUNGE going well in the stronger winds during the M&S District Marblehead Championship at Guildford
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Peter Stollery wins the 2022 RM Ranking 2 event at Norwich
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Graham Bantock wins the 2022 RM Ranking 1 event at Norwich
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GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - A keen start with the top 3 boats nearest
© John Male
GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - Austin 68 and Roger 117 having a good race at the final windward mark
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GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - Tom 46, Trevor 77, Dick 181 and Roger 117 beating back from the leeward mark
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GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - John 09 and David 74 at the leeward mark
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GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - slow progress of the fleet in the mirror calm
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GAMES 2 Marblehead Open at Three Rivers - Tim Townsend (R) receiving his prize from Commodore Graham Sadler
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11 year old Oliver Stollery 139 leading his dad 39 as they approached the finish of the practice race during the GAMES 1 Marblehead Open at Chipstead
© Gillian Pearson
- The approach to the leeward gate with runner-up David Adam 36 and 3rd placed David Cole 74 leading the fleet during the GAMES 1 Marblehead Open at Chipstead
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The fleet with Peter Crisp 57 getting the best start during the GAMES 1 Marblehead Open at Chipstead
© Stuart Ord-Hume
GAMES 1 Marblehead Open at Chipstead - at the start we all hoped that the breeze wouldn't fill in!
© Gillian Pearson
Start line antics in the Marblehead Brass Monkey and GAMES 11 event at Abbey Meads Lake
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David Cole (74) gets the best start in the Marblehead Brass Monkey and GAMES 11 event at Abbey Meads Lake
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Graham Bantock wins the Marblehead Ranking event at Norwich
© Graham Nelson
Marblehead GAMES event at Three Rivers
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Marblehead GAMES event at Three Rivers
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Marblehead GAMES event at Three Rivers
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Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
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Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
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Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
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Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 5 on Sunday
© Gill Pearson
Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 5 on Sunday
© Gill Pearson
Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 5 on Sunday
© Gill Pearson
Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 5 on Sunday
© Gill Pearson
Whilst Peter Jackson 30 and John Cleave 00 are beating to the windward mark, the rest of the fleet are tightly packed and chasing Tony Edwards round the spreader mark during the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson