IOM Veterans National Championship, 7-8/7/12

This coming weekend, 7-8th July, sees the club hosting the UK IOM Veterans Nationals. With entries now closed we have 22 competitors looking to take the crown of Veteran Champion.

A reminder to all competitors that racing starts at 10am sharp on Saturday with skippers asked to be prepared early for boat weigh in and registration. The club house gates will be open from 2.30pm until 5pm on Friday 6th July for those wishing for a practice sail or to take a look at the venue.

RM Alpha Cup, 30/6/12

A big thank you to the club members who turned for our second Clean Up of the year in preparation for next weekends IOM National Veterans Championship.

RM racing took place with 10 boats in a tricky SW breeze which made the going tough for competitors. The wind was gusting anywhere between light A rig to hard C rig and Martin Roberts showed a return to form with a solid performance.

1. Martin Roberts,   12 pts
2. Brad Gibson,   19
3. Richard Hampson,   23
4. Vernon Gee,   31
5. Jim Findlay,   32
6. Bill Culshaw,   40
7. Victoria McNulty,   46
8. Ernie Rice,   50
9. Colin Galvin,   71
10. George Laverick,   78


RM Nationals, Fleetwood
This coming weekend sees the RM Nationals at Fleetwood lake with 33 entries now booked in. For a full preview and form guide take a look at the Yachts & Yachting article HERE promoting the event.
Good luck to Birkenhead skippers Martin, Brad, Richard, Bill, plus affiliate members Rob, Damian, Darin and John taking on some of the world’s best skippers.
Follow the event HERE


IOM Veterans
A reminder to all skippers that entries close this coming weekend for the Veterans being held at Birkenhead on 7-8 July. If you have not entered or forwarded your entry fee, please be sure to as soon as possible.
Find the entry list so far and Notice of Race links HERE

Club Racing

Club racing this coming weekend is the 6th round of the IOM Club Championship and with a few club members off racing Marblehead, this provides a great chance for skippers to close the gap on the leading pack.
Current Club Championship standings can be found HERE

10 Rater Ranking, 16/6/12

A fleet of 7 boats competed for the Northern District 10 Rater Ranking event held in gusty conditions from the SW. After 16 races, a count back down to 3rd placings gave Brad the narrowest of wins over Vernon Gee who was consistent over the full day with his Trident design 10 Rater.
Thanks go to Victoria, Bernie and Andrew for running the days racing.

10 Rater Ranking, 16/6/12

A reminder to all members that this coming Saturday 16/6/12 is a 10 Rater Ranking/Open Race and that the start time will be 10am sharp.

Please ensure you bring along your current certificate and your £4 entry fee.

Any skippers not sailing who can give us a few hours of their time would very much be appreciated.