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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 Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
17 entries from 8 clubs enjoy sailing in 'A' rig light winds
Posted on 18 Mar
Marblheads at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth
Met & Southern District Interclub & GAMES 3
Posted on 5 Mar
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
Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
Positively balmy compared to the Norwich ranking event
Posted on 17 May 2018
10 Raters & Marbleheads at Frensham Pond
From strong gusts to almost nothing for the model yachts
Posted on 30 Apr 2018
Marbleheads at Norwich
A dose of mud for UK Ranking Event 2
Posted on 30 Apr 2018
Marbleheads at Watermead
Gibson wins UK 2018 Ranking Event Round 1
Posted on 15 Mar 2018
ARYA Australian Marblehead Nationals day 2
A much more even affair
Posted on 23 Feb 2018
ARYA Australian Marblehead Nationals day 1
Being contested by 18 skippers including nine Tasmanians
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Marbleheads at Three Rivers
M&S Interclub and Games 2
Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Marblehead GAMES1 Event at Chipstead
20 skippers enter for first GAMES event of the season
Posted on 24 Jan 2018
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
Atrocious freezing conditions at Abbey Meads Lake
Posted on 12 Dec 2017
Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy
15 races held at Three Rivers Radio Yacht Club
Posted on 22 Nov 2017
Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
Uproar designs rule the day
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
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The whole fleet powering to windward - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
No handshakes between the winner, Colin Goodman, and RO Roger, just elbows - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
The fleet following Peter Stollery 39 round the windward mark - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
John Howell 78 makes the best start in Race in 11 and leads at the windward mark - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Peter Stollery 39 and Colin Goodman 61 are continuing their match race to windward, whilst Crysell 117 and David Coode 86 are still running some way behind, approaching the gate, - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
All the top boats at the start with David Adam 36 already in the lead - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
A very close finish between Martin Crysell 117 and David Adam 36 - Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Peter Stollery's UP suffers mast failure when hit by a strong gust during the GAMES 3 Marblehead event at 3 Rivers RYC
© Keith Allen
Colin Goodman's GRUNGE wins Race 10, whilst Martin Crysell 52 passes David Adam 36, which took a dive during the GAMES 3 Marblehead event at 3 Rivers RYC
© Keith Allen
Vinnie Zammit gets the best of a tight start with his NIOUTRAM 17 during the GAMES 3 Marblehead event at 3 Rivers RYC
© Keith Allen
Most improved in 2020 so far, David Adam takes the runner-up prize from Race Officer, Peter Popham during the GAMES 3 Marblehead event at 3 Rivers RYC
© Keith Allen
David Adam with his brand-new GRUNGE 36 having a good beat to windward with Colin Goodman 61 during the GAMES 3 Marblehead event at 3 Rivers RYC
© Keith Allen
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead GAMES series 2019 concludes
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead GAMES series 2019 concludes - Colin Goodman wins the Midgley Memorial Mug
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead GAMES series 2019 concludes
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Graham Hetem
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead GAMES series 2019 concludes
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford
© Roger Stollery
Marblehead GAMES event and Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
© Trevor Judd
Marblehead GAMES event and Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
© Trevor Judd
Marblehead GAMES event and Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
© Trevor Judd
Marblehead GAMES event and Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
© Trevor Judd
Marblehead GAMES event and Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers
© Trevor Judd
Broadland Trophy and Eastern District Marblehead championship at Broads Radio Yacht Club
© Broads RYC
Colin Goodman wins the Broadland Trophy and Eastern District Marblehead championship at Broads Radio Yacht Club
© Broads RYC
Marbleheads at Fleetwood
© Mike Parkington