14 competitors turned up for the first race of the winter series, including visitors from Scotland and Fleetwood, and were greeted with a good breeze straight down the lake, testing the limits of the number 1 rigs.
Unfortunately, 2 suffered gear failures even before the start so we only had 12 starters.
Nine races were held with the last completed in fading wind and light!
- Dave Potter 8 Pts
- John Brierley 14
- Graham Elliott 19
- Martin Roberts 20
- Mike Parkington 33
- Bill Lees 51
- Andrew Peter 52
- Chris Chatfield 58
- Gordon Rae 61 (One 5th)
- Dave Williams 61 (No 5ths)
- Sally Collings 62
- Sue Parkington 64
Only 3 days left until our IOM “STREBOR Trophy” open event. All welcome.
Can all club members (and visitors) please get their entries in to Graham Elliott via email asap. Entry fees are payable on the day.
Start promptly at 10am on Saturday 4th November, briefing at 09.45
Entry fee only £2
Tea/coffee/water and biscuits will be available to purchase on the day
Fun and competitive racing guaranteed.
A good turnout with the return of a few faces for the final round of the final summer series for the season. Plenty of tight racing at the front end with Brad not having things his own way. Victoria sailed well for second, scoring a couple of race wins, with Emilio, Alan and Mike all scoring good results in the gusty on limit B rig conditions. Martin started well and faded as the day wore on and Lawrence showed plenty of promise for the future as he gets to grips with his new boat.
Thanks to Bernie and Bill for officiating.
Next week is the STREBOR Open for IOMs with a 10am start with a strong number of skippers expected. Make sure to get your entry to Graham Elliott if you are joining us.
Plenty of good racing coming up with the UK’s premier winter series at the club so if you are looking for good racing against some of the countries best skippers put the dates on this website listed in your diary.
- Brad Gibson 8 Pts
- Vicky Gibson 16
- Emilio Gonzalez 31
- Alan Watkinson 33
- Mike Parkington 35
- Lawrence Drennan 41
- Martin Roberts 48
- Dave Williams 53
- Sally Collings 72
- Dave Pickup 73
Provisional series results here
Yes folks, its that time of the year again and very soon the infamous Birkenhead IOM Winter Series will be upon us.
All are welcome, races start at 1pm on the Saturdays listed below and entry is only £1/day with a prize for the overall champion.
7 days in total with the best 5 results to count.
NB. The lake has been known to freeze if the winter gets particularly cold. Anyone travelling to these events is advised to check the club website and twitter feed during adverse weather to ensure sailing will take place.