IOM 2017/18 Winter Series #3

Another great turn out for the 3rd race in the Winter series. Obviously a few skippers getting some early practice in for the upcoming European Championships being held in Croatia in April.

The wind was a medium to heavy top suit strength straight down the lake from the club house end.

The first race was a two boat match race at the front between  Rob Walsh and Paul Allen with Rob just getting his nose ahead by the finish, this was the first of many wins for Rob who took all but one race.

The day saw quite a few skippers tasting the front of the fleet at some time, Bill sailing his newly launched boat eventually ironed out some problems with his trim and put some solid results in. Martin, Graham and Mike all chose to sail their Widgets and all sailed well to register some very good scores. There were also impressive races by Alan and Sally who threatened the top 3 in a few races. Dave’s very impressive looking new boat from the Dave Creed workshop showed good speed in quite a few races.

Many thanks to Jack and Bernie on the start and finish line and also Joyce for the welcome cup of hot tea at the break.

  1. Rob Walsh 7 Pts
  2. Graham Elliott 17
  3. Paul Allen 22
  4. Martin Roberts 30
  5. Dave Potter 33
  6. John Brierley 36
  7. Emilio Gonzalez 43
  8. Bill Culshaw 49
  9. Mike Parkington 56
  10. Alan Watkinson 57
  11. Sue Parkington 76
  12. Gary Benson 81
  13. Andrew Peter 86
  14. Neil Westbrook 87
  15. Colin Deakin 92
  16. Chris Chatfield 93
  17. Dave Williams 105
  18. Sally Collings 115

9 races sailed.

IOM 2017 Winter Series #1

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!

  1. Dave Potter 8 Pts
  2. John Brierley 14
  3. Graham Elliott 19
  4. Martin Roberts 20
  5. Mike Parkington 33
  6. Bill Lees 51
  7. Andrew Peter 52
  8. Chris Chatfield 58
  9. Gordon Rae 61 (One 5th)
  10. Dave Williams 61 (No 5ths)
  11. Sally Collings 62
  12. Sue Parkington 64

IOM Strebor Trophy Results

  1. Brad Gibson 23 Pts
  2. Dave Potter 28
  3. Paul Allen 38
  4. Martin Roberts 46
  5. John Brierley 59
  6. Bill Culshaw 80
  7. Alan Watkinson 90
  8. Mike Parkington 101
  9. Graham Birkett 104
  10. Darin Ballington 116
  11. Andrew Peter 148
  12. Emilio Gonzales 150
  13. Sue Parkington 152
  14. Dave Williams 160
  15. Lawrence Drennan 162
  16. Sally Collings 166
  17. John Fozard 185

16 races sailed.

Final Call for STREBOR Trophy IOM Open Entries

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.

Sue Parkington
Mike Parkington
John Fozard
Graham Birkett
Darin Ballington
Martin Roberts
John Brierley
Brad Gibson
Emilio Oses
Bill Culshaw
Paul Allen
Dave Williams
Alan Watkinson
Sally Collings
Andrew Peter


2016 results

IOM Series 3, Race 6 Results (28/10/17)

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.

  1. Brad Gibson 8 Pts
  2. Vicky Gibson 16
  3. Emilio Gonzalez 31
  4. Alan Watkinson 33
  5. Mike Parkington 35
  6. Lawrence Drennan 41
  7. Martin Roberts 48
  8. Dave Williams 53
  9. Sally Collings 72
  10. Dave Pickup 73


Provisional series results here