A gusty 10-15 knot Easterly wind tested skippers with B rigs and large wind shifts. Racing at the front end was extremely close between the top 5 skippers with 4 different heat winners.
1. Brad Gibson, 13 pts
2. Rob Walsh, 14
3. Richard Hamspon, 23
4. Martin Roberts, 27
5. Victoria McNulty, 27
6. Bill Culshaw, 49
7. Dave Burke, 50
8. Jim Findlay, 61
9. Vernon Gee, 68
10. David Catherall, 80
11. Dave Wayt, 85
Next week sees Birkenhead skippers trekking south to Two Islands, Milton Keynes for the IOM National Championships with a 77 boat boat fleet.
Results will be posted on the official event website HERE.
Our second open day for small boats was held in warm sunny conditions with a gusting wind testing everyone. Some close racing was held over a half lake course with races shared evenly amongst both the Micro Magic and modified Victoria class yachts.
The next open day will be on 23/6/12.
1. Victoria McNulty, Micro Magic, 15 pts
2. Terry Roberts, Victoria, 19
3. #21, Victoria, 19
4. #00, Victoria, 19
5. Zak Roberts, Micro Magic, 22
6. Bernie McNulty, Micro Magic, 23
7. Jim Findlay, Micro Magic, 31
8. #J-10, Victoria, 33
9. Martin Roberts, 50
This coming Saturday 26th May is the sencond day of open class racing for boats no longer than 800mm. Bring along your Micro Magic, Victoria, RG65 or anything else you wish to race that fits.
First race starts at 11.30am sharp with no racing starting after 1.00pm. Racing will be staged using a modified RYGGED system to handicap all to keep things close.
Round 4 of the IOM Club Championship will follow from 2.00pm sharp.
A very light and fickle ENE wind made the conditions tough for the 8 skippers competing. The fleet welcomed another converted IOM skipper to RMs for the first time with Richard Hampson having a good first up day in second place after some close races at the front with Brad, Vernon and Jim.
1. Brad Gibson, 6 pts
2. Richard Hampson, 12
3. Vernon Gee, 15
4. Jim Findlay, 25
5. Colin Galvin, 26
6. Ernie Rice, 32
7. Dave Wayt, 33
8. Andrew Benson, 47
8 races, 2 discards
Round 3 of the IOM Club Championship was sailed in a lovely NW breeze from 8-12 knots. Some close racing throughout the fleet with newer members showing solid improvements gained from competing in recent ranking races. Also a mention to Andrew Benson, our youngest club members who had some very solid placings throughout the day.
1. Brad Gibson, 9 pts
2. Darin Ballington, 13
3. Richard Hampson, 21
4. Dave Burke, 32
5. Dave Wayt, 38
6. Jim Findlay, 51
7. Ernie Rice, 53
8. Andrew Benson, 58
9. Colin Galvin, 67
10. David Catherall, 109
Well done to Birkenhead members who competed at the IOM Ranking Race at Castle Semple. Full report, results and pictures can be found on the event website HERE
For any skippers interested in competing at this years Radio Marblehead National Championship at Fleetwood, Notice of Race is available and online entries can be made HERE through the MYA website. This event will feature some of the best skippers in the country and from abroad looking to fine tune their boats for this year’s upcoming World Championships in France.
Even if not entering why not plan to come up and have a look over the weekend 23-24 June.
Event website now up HERE
This coming weekend, 12/5/12, is the 3rd round of the IOM Club Championship, incorparating the IOM Veterans Club Championship. Racing starts at 2pm sharp