IOM Trophy Race, 10/3/12

The first IOM race of the new season saw a lovely NW breeze with B rigs the choice for all skippers. Once again special thanks to Jim Findlay who stood down for the day to PRO our race. At the end of racing some very tired legs were noted from our fantastic lake clean up helpers.

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   16
3. Colin Smith,   26
4. Victoria McNulty,   28
5. Colin Galvin,   44
6. Neil Westbrook,   53
7. Bill Culshaw,   57
8. Ernie Rice,   61
9. Dave Wayt,   64
10. Vernon Gee,   64
11. Dave Burke,   72
12. Dave Williams,   74
13. Roy Washbrook,   85
14. Frank Smedley,   89
15. David Catherall,   111
16. George Laverick,   126

Lake/Club Clean Up 10/3/12

A reminder to all members that this coming Saturday from 10am is our first scheduled lake clean up day. Please ensure you wear suitable clothing and a pair of good gloves may be wise (gardening/protective).

IOM racing will start at 1pm.

IOM Ranking, Bartley Green, 3-4/3/12

Over the weekend Birkenhead skippers contended with rain showers, sleet, snow, gusting winds and a general battle of the elements in the first IOM Ranking Races of the season. Results show that a long winter series of close racing has kept our members at the top end of the fleet and we look forward to the next Ranking weekend at Castle Semple, Scotland on the 5th and 6th of May.

Saturday Results
Sunday Results

Saturday 3/2/12

Tomorrow is the first club Marblehead race of the year.

This weekend is the first IOM Ranking Race of the year with Birkenhead members looking to perform strongly against a world class field. Follow the weekend’s results on the Midlands District Website.

A reminder that the following Saturday 10/3/12 is our lake clean up day from 10am.

Northern District Winter Series 26/2/12

Round 5 of the Northern District Winter Series was held in mostly light fickle winds with the breeze only settling down for the final four races late in the afternoon. Visiting skippers were welcomed from both the Midlands and South East Districts, making a total  of 18 boats for the day. With a high quality fleet comprising of 7 GBR representatives of last year’s IOM World Championship. After some tight racing in trying conditions, Birkenhead skippers filled the top three placings, with Tony Edwards of the Midlands proving the best of the visitors in fourth place.
Attentions will now be focused on the to the first National Ranking Races for 2012 next weekend at Bartley Green in the West Midlands, where many ND skippers will hope to take advantage of lessons learned through what has proven to be a very tight series in the North.

Congratulations go to John Tushingham for a thoroughly deserved ND Winter Series win for 2011/12 and to all skippers who supported the series.

1. 42 Brad Gibson Birkenhead BritPOP! 14
2. 22 Martin Roberts Birkenhead Lintel MMX 24
3. 09 Graham Elliott Birkenhead BritPOP! 27
4. 75 Tony Edwards Leicestershire Robot 48
5. 25 Rob Walsh Fleetwood Lintel MMX 59
6. 83 Ken Binks Eashbourne Psycho 60
7. 51 John Tushingham Keighley Arrival 61
8. 98 Darin Ballington Manor Park BritPOP! 63
9. 62 Victoria McNulty Birkenhead BritPOP! 73
10. 11 Dave Stewart Ashton Quays Widget 87
11. 277 Mick Chamberlain Rotherham Widget 101
12. 54 Roy Stevens Tri-Services Pikanto 102
13. 61 John Sharman Keighley Robot 107
14. 33 Dave Williams Birkenhead Lintel 139
15. 108 Liz Tushingham Keighley Robot 145
16. 74 John Fozard Ashton Quays Pikanto 150
17. 71 Graham Marsh Ashton Quays Gadget 150
18. 21 Bill Clushaw Birkenhead Lintel 168


Thank you to PROs Colin Galvin and Jim Findlay, and to Joyce Roberts and Rona Galvin in the canteen.