The day began with a light Westerly breeze over the houses and dark clouds in the sky, but as racing started the wind swung progressively North West and increased in strength and the sunshine broke through the clouds to ensure that a good day of competitive racing was enjoyed by all.
A+ rigs were used by all throughout the event.
Excellent behaviour was observed by all of the competitors with no protests needed and turns being promptly done on the rare occasions when there were contact between boats.
It was no surprise to see John Tushingham come in as overall winner, but once again he didn’t have things all his own way with no less than 5 different skippers winning races during the day.
Local sailor John Brierley came second with Dave Darwell from Askern taking third place overall.
Full results (pdf) ND DF65 Champs 2018
Huge thanks as always to the Birkenhead Race team of Martin, Bernie, Jack and Judith for the smooth running of the event and the endless supply of tea and coffee.
Final ‘practice’ session at the lake before this coming weekend’s DF65 Northern District Championships.
First race with A+suit, then the remainder with A suit. Some nosediving in the gusts with about 10 knots average wind straight down the lake.
Sunny conditions 8 happy sailors.
- John Brierley 10 Pts
- Peter Baldwin 21
- Alan Watkinson 28
- Andrew Peter 40
- Derek Matthews 59
- Dave Williams 60 (2 x 4th)
- Richard Walker 60 (0 x 4th)
- Colin Deakin 61
12 races sailed.
- Peter Baldwin 15 Pts
- Dave Potter 25
- Dave Williams 38
- Alan Watkinson 47
- John Brierley 49
- Andrew Peter 16 Pts
- Dave Pickup 23
After 14 races.
That concludes the series. Provisional series winners (subject to checking) DF65 – Andrew Peter
RG65 – Dave Williams
Full series results here
Starting at Birkenhead on 15th September when we host the Dragonforce DF65 Northern District Championship, then on 16th September Keighley for the IOM Northern District Championship, and a week later on 22nd September we host the RG65 TT Series.
If you want to practice for the DF65 or RG65 events, we also have DF6F/RG65 series racing this coming Saturday 8th September – all MYA members are welcome to attend and race.
Full Notices of Race are available for download below for our main events and also the Keighley IOM Championship but to summarise – both events at Birkenhead, racing starts at 10am prompt. Registration from 8.30am and no race to start after 4pm or heat to finish after 5pm.
Entry is £5. Hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase in the clubhouse (bring your own lunch).
Entry is available online at the MYA website or as directed in the NoR.
NoR DF65 Northern Champs @ Birkenhead
NoR RG65 TT #7 @ Birkenhead
NOR for IOM Northern Championship at Keighley
Confirmed DF65 Entries:
Confirmed RG65 Entries
|Peter Baldwin||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||63
|David Potter||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||20
|Sue Parkington||Pocket Rocket||Fleetwood||86
|David Williams||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||33
|John Brierley||Wedge Mk 1 ||Birkenhead||84
|Alan Watkinson||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||23
|Damian Ackroyd||Fonix||Leeds Bradford||101
10 races sailed, everyone using “A” rig.
- Peter Baldwin 11 Pts
- Alan Watkinson 17
- Colin Deakin 19
- Andrew Peter 25
Thanks to Ernie Rice for acting as Race Officer.