The second of two Marblehead Club Open Events at West Kirby will take place on Saturday 29th June. Racing starts at 13:00 with a briefing 15 minutes before. After sailing there will be a post race debrief and drink at the local “Farmers” pub.
Your last chance to get some practice in at West Kirby before the Nationals in July. Please let Graham Elliott know if you plan to attend.
Further details on the event including contact details for Graham and entry lists are here
A light NNW breeze filled the lake as the 6 sailors started in A+ rigs and a good length course set by Neil. There were some large shifts occurring and if you tacked on the shift rather than the initial header there were some good gains to be found. John took the day again with 9 wins from the 12 races, although Neil and occasionally Alan were pushing him hard all the way to the finish. There were some close finishes for Ernie to record with everyone finishing within 20 seconds in most races and occasionally just 10 seconds.
Thanks go to Ernie for again acting as RO.
- John Brierley 11 pts
- Neil Westbrook 16 pts
- Alan Watkinson 32 pts
- Peter Baldwin 37 pts
- Dave Williams 46 pts (2x3rd)
- Colin Deakin 46 pts (0x3rd)
12 races sailed
After the tremendous rain storms, 6 sailors turned up to a full lake but hardly any wind. Ernie set a long course and kept a tight schedule and managed to hold 10 races. Renewed member Kris, who now has boat 94, found his old form and took a very hard fought 2nd place.
1st John Brierley 11pts
2nd Kris Morrow 21pts
3rd Alan Watkinson 23pts
4th Neil Westbrook 24pts
5th Derek Matthews 25pts (2 x 4ths)
6th Dave Williams 25pts (1 x 4th)
10 Races sailed
The second of 2019 season’s OPEN DAYS
at Birkenhead takes place this Saturday 15th June.
The Clubhouse will open at 12.00 noon, and we will sail until around 4.00 – 4.30 pm.
THIS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO ALL – to bring along any type and size of model yacht, not just radio, but ‘ Free Sailing’ too, or even to just turn up and have a chat and a cup of tea or maybe try a new/different boat!
Anyone interested in getting their yacht on the water is welcome to attend and see what the club is all about.
Andrew Peter – Club Captain
(Image taken at the last event in May 2019)
Seven sailors kept under the watchful eyes of Sally and Ernie completed nine races in what turned out to be very difficult conditions, with light winds coming over the houses at inconsistent times making some of the legs a lottery.
1st. John Brierley 9pts
2nd. Neil Westbrook 16pts
3rd. Alan Watkinson 19 pts
4th. Dave Williams 22pts
5th. Richard Walker 26pts
6th. Colin Deakin 33pts
7th. Chris Weston 50pts