- John Brierley 11 pts
- Dave Williams 15 pts
- Andrew Peter 18 pts
- Richard Walker 26 pts
- Chris Weston 35 pts (6 races sailed)
- David Halstead 58 pts (4 races sailed)
A sunny top suit day met the six IOMs to Birkenhead’s tenth race in the club series.
With the wind coming out of the top right hand side of the lake, Race Officer Bernie set a windward / leeward course of two laps.
Martin Roberts sailing his new A2 design from Spain, had winch problems in race one but soon returned to put in a solid performance on its first outing. In between sorting his boat out, a few tips on starting were given to the assembled skippers and John Brierley having taken note, managed to win 8 of the 12 races completed with his Britpop. Chasing him hard were Bill Culshaw(1 win), and Martin(2 wins) with Lawrence Drennan, after winning race 1, edging out the two visitors John Berry and Steve Toulson.
- John Brierley Britpop 12 pts
- Bill Culshaw Britpop 23 pts
- Martin Roberts A2 33pts.
- Lawrence Drennan Britpop 36 pts (1 x1st)
- John Berry Viper 36 pts
- Steve Toulson Lintel 47pts
12 races sailed.
A gusty Westerly breeze of 12 to 20 knots was blowing down the lake accompanied by the odd shower whilst the 7 sailors were rigging. With the strength of the gusts and the forecast suggesting that these were only going to increase during racing everyone opted for a B Rig. In the first three races, there were three different winners, With Peter, Alan and John all taking one each. Following this though, the wins were shared between Peter and John, although John ended up with a total of 5 and Peter only four. Peter however had a more consistent day counting only first and second places to end up the winner, whereas John had a few thirds which pushed him into second by one point, with Kris third. Thanks must go once again to Ernie for running the racing for us today.
- Peter Baldwin 63 12 pts
- John Brierley 84 13 pts
- Kris Morrow 94 24 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 25 pts
- Dave Williams 233 34 pts
- Dave Pickup 86 41 pts
- Richard Walker 39 54 pts
10 races sailed
A torrential downpour greeted seven (six RG and one DF) sailors as they arrived or rigged their boats. Thank goodness for the shelter of the clubhouse. Fortunately the rain did not last for long and it was on a weather front that rapidly changed the wind from Southerly to Westerly within 45 minutes. This enabled a good windward/leeward course to be set down the lake using the marks as set. With no additional competition arriving the one DF sailor decided not to sail and so left six RG65’s to start the day.
After the first four races, Peter and John Brierley shared the honours with two wins and two seconds each. With the wind at 10 knots and gusting easily 15, both had opted for a low aspect A rig which helped in the gusty conditions. After a short break and the arrival of Graham Elliott, John B managed two further wins, before John Tushingham found his groove and posted his first win in Race 7 and the two of them shared the wins through until Race 16, with Graham taking a number of seconds. At the end of 16 races completed by 16:30, John B was the winner, John T second and Graham third. Three designs shared the podium, with rig selection and setup for the conditions in each race a determining factor on the end result. Thanks to Bernie and Ernie for running the races.
- John Brierley Pocket Rocket 19 pts
- John Tushingham Scurry 26 pts
- Graham Elliott Electronica 37 pts
- Peter Baldwin Pocket Rocket 42 pts
- Neil Westbrook Pocket Rocket 55 pts
- Alan Watkinson Pocket Rocket 68 pts
- Dave Williamson Pocket Rocket 77 pts
Next and final event in the series is on Saturday 28th September with a later start time of 13:00.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kearon Worthington the club Hon Secretary (Power Section) and our condolences go to his wife and family at this difficult time.