A good turnout today with sunshine and a gentle breeze. Unfortunately electrical and mechanical gremlins affected 3 of the boats causing them to drop out.
All competitors were kept in check by Sally who was not able to sail.
1st. Neil Westbrook 10 pts
2nd. Alan Watkinson 28 pts
3rd. Derek Matthews 35 pts
4th. Colin Deakin 36 pts
5th. Richard Walker 42 pts
6th. Dave Williams 49 pts
7th. Andrew Peter 59 pts
8th. Bob Davies 68 pts
12 races were sailed
With a number of home boats either away at the first IOM Ranking weekend, on holiday or competing at the RG65 TT, there was a limited entry of 4 boats this week, who sailed in a Top suit breeze straight down the lake.
- Bill Culshaw 21 13pts
- Graham Birkett 133 23pts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 26pts
- Andrew Peter 66 28pts
After 12 races sailed
The series continues next Saturday 13/4/19.
A wet, cold day with very light winds greeted 6 sailors, dropping off to no wind but still managed to hold six races.
1st John Brierley 5 pts
2nd Andrew Peter 15pts. 1 x 1st
3rd Alan Watkinson 15 pts. 0 x 1st
4th Neil Westbrook 16 pts
5th Richard Walker 21 pts
6th Dave Williams 24 pts
10 Sailors were greeted with a light W to NW breeze straight down the pond and some decent sunny spells. A few sailors chose to use this afternoon to get back into their sailing “groove” before next weeks first Ranking weekend at Castle Semple, making for some close competitive racing. Picking the right place on the start line was critical and with the wind shifting and varying in strength, there were a few general recalls during the afternoon. Graham Birkett made a rare appearance and had one or two good results during the day, culminating in winning the last race. perhaps with a bit more practice at mark rounding he would have finished higher up the placings. Martin Roberts made a flying visit after the tea break to try out a new boat, therefore only managed to compete in only the last four races.
Consistency (as usual) was key to winning the day and the king of that was Brad Gibson. Sailing with extensively updated rigs on his Red Wine design, he managed to win 7 out of the 10 races and ending up with less than half the points of second placed Rob Walsh.
Thanks go to Bernie, Dave Williams and Jack for running today’s racing and making the drinks at “half-time”. The next IOM afternoon is in a weeks time on 6/4/19.
- Brad Gibson 2 10 pts
- Rob Walsh 25 22 pts
- Victoria Gibson 62 25 pts
- Graham Birkett 133 43 pts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 46 pts
- John Berry 12 49 pts (2x3rd)
- Graham Elliott 09 49 pts (1x3rd)
- Peter Baldwin 63 60 pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 65 pts
- Howard Garner 67 78 pts
- Martin Roberts 29 83 pts
A reminder that this Saturday, 30th March sees the first of three consecutive weeks of IOM racing at the club (30,3, 6/4 and 13/4). Start time is 1pm prompt and visitors are always more than welcome.
The Open Events being run by Birkenhead are now all open for entry on the MYA website. In date order they are:
- DF Racing Traveller Rounds 5 & 6, April 27th/28th @ Birkenhead
- RG65 Traveller Round 3, May 11th @ Birkenhead
- 10R Nationals, Thursday & Friday 18th/19th July at West Kirby Marine Lake
- M Nationals, Saturday & Sunday 20th/21st July at West Kirby Marine Lake
For further details on all these events (NoR and Entries) refer to the 2019 Open Events tab on the website. We look forward to seeing your entry soon.