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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 Ranking Series 4 & 5 at Wesk Kirby
Run by Birkenhead Radio Sailing & Power Club
Posted on 21 Oct
2021 Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
A fleet of 12 took to the water in brilliant sunshine
Posted on 21 Jun
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
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
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
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Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
© Dave Williams
Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
© Dave Williams
Marblehead Ranking Series at West Kirby - Round 4 on Saturday
© Dave Williams
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
Peter Kirby's conventionally rigged PRIME NUMBER 197 is having a good race with Geoffrey Bremner's F5 06 & Peter Jackson's UP 30 during the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson
A keen start by the whole fleet at the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson
Tony Edwards GRUNGE 75 well matched by Michael Thomas' STARK 69 during the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson
Peter Stollery pleased with another win with his UPFRONT 39 during the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson
Darin Ballington 98 and Peter 39 first ashore after Race 5 of the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy - Note the very tall jib on Peter's balanced swing rig
© Gillian Pearson
Best Improver from Race 3 placing, ex National 12 sailor Tony Edwards and his GRUNGE at the Marblehead Mermaid Trophy
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Mark Robinson with his GRUNGE
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: a good start coming up for all except for Martin Crysell 52, who is clearly over the line!
© Roger Stollery
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Peter with UPFRONT, showing the offset pivot swing rig, which mimics the conventional jib/mainsail proportion
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Mark Robinson 47 leading the fleet away from the start
© Roger Stollery
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Tony 75 rounding the windward mark first with Michael Thomas 69, Rob 89 and Oliver 117 in contention
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Tony 75 and Peter 39 leading with Oliver 117 chasing hard
© Roger Stollery
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Peter Jackson's UPSTART 30 right on the edge!
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: The winner, Peter's UPFRONT 39, showing the offset pivot swing rig, which mimics the conventional jib/mainsail proportion
© Roger Stollery
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: a strong gust approaching the gate pushes rudders up out of the water with young Oliver 117 in 2nd chasing Phil 66 for the lead
© Roger Stollery
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Runner-up Rob Vice having fun!
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Competitors at the start with Michael Thomas in the foreground
© Gillian Pearson
2021 M&S District Marblehead Championship - GAMES 5: Oliver deep in concentration with David Coode behind
© Gillian Pearson
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
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