IOM 2017/18 Winter Series #3

Another great turn out for the 3rd race in the Winter series. Obviously a few skippers getting some early practice in for the upcoming European Championships being held in Croatia in April.

The wind was a medium to heavy top suit strength straight down the lake from the club house end.

The first race was a two boat match race at the front between  Rob Walsh and Paul Allen with Rob just getting his nose ahead by the finish, this was the first of many wins for Rob who took all but one race.

The day saw quite a few skippers tasting the front of the fleet at some time, Bill sailing his newly launched boat eventually ironed out some problems with his trim and put some solid results in. Martin, Graham and Mike all chose to sail their Widgets and all sailed well to register some very good scores. There were also impressive races by Alan and Sally who threatened the top 3 in a few races. Dave’s very impressive looking new boat from the Dave Creed workshop showed good speed in quite a few races.

Many thanks to Jack and Bernie on the start and finish line and also Joyce for the welcome cup of hot tea at the break.

  1. Rob Walsh 7 Pts
  2. Graham Elliott 17
  3. Paul Allen 22
  4. Martin Roberts 30
  5. Dave Potter 33
  6. John Brierley 36
  7. Emilio Gonzalez 43
  8. Bill Culshaw 49
  9. Mike Parkington 56
  10. Alan Watkinson 57
  11. Sue Parkington 76
  12. Gary Benson 81
  13. Andrew Peter 86
  14. Neil Westbrook 87
  15. Colin Deakin 92
  16. Chris Chatfield 93
  17. Dave Williams 105
  18. Sally Collings 115

9 races sailed.

Birkenhead RS&PC – Home of Champions

As the 2017 season draws to a close, we can safely say that competitive racing is continuing to thrive at Birkenhead and our skippers continue to achieve fantastic results at open events.

Proof of this is the ACERSAIL statistics collated by John Smith at Gosport MYBC.

The 2017 results  again show Birkenhead RS&PC at the top of the “league” and improving on our 2016 score (when we were also top).

The only area we lag ever so slightly on is our number of members entering open events, so if you haven’t tried visiting another club’s event, this coming year could be the time to do it – judging by the results of the members that do travel, you might be pleasantly surprised.

If you aren’t already a member of the club, feel free to come along for a chat and watch us on any of our racing days (see calendar)


From the Acersail Home Page:

What is ACERSAIL?  
ACERSAIL is the acronym for the MYA Radio League (Affiliated Clubs Encouraging Radio SAILing).  It’s principal objective is to further clubs’ enthusiasm for open racing and to encourage club members to enter Open events, both at their Home Water and at Away events in support for their club. 

Dragonforce Winter Series #3 20th Dec 2017

A small band of sailors arrive in drizzle and with no sign of any wind, so adjourned briefly to tea/coffee and some of Mrs Watkinson’s exceedingly nice mince pies.

Then, on cue the breeze filled in from the North West allowing 10 closely fought races to be sailed.

  1. Roger Lincoln 15 Pts
  2. Andrew Peter 17
  3. Ernie Rice 18
  4. Alan Watkinson 29
  5. Colin Deakin 32
  6. Sally Collings 33


2018 Subscriptions are Due

A reminder that annual subscriptions are due.

At the AGM the members decided to leave fees  unchanged for the coming year although the MYA has increased it’s affiliation fee from £10 to £14

The full schedule of club fees/locker fees is available on the fees page of the website.

MYA fees must be received by 1st January, so if you wish to enter any MYA affiliated  events it is essential that your payment is received immediately.