A sunny and chilly day greeted 11 skippers, including visitors from Manor Park and an overseas guest! The south easterly top suit breeze enabled Bernie to set a windward leeward course stretching the full length of the lake. After 11 races Brad finished 1st sailing a 1995 red wine design. Darin was clear second and Paul and Bill separated by just one point for 3rd and 4th. The next IOM event is the Xmas IOM Race on 15th December, don’t forget your gift-wrapped secret Santa present!
1st Brad Gibson 15pts
2nd Darin Ballington 21pts
3rd Paul Allen 28pts
4th Bill Culshaw 29pts
5th John Brierley 41pts
6th Vicky Gibson 44pts
7th Emilio Gonzalez 59pts
8th Alan Watkinson 62pts
9th Chris Chatfield 70pts
10th Bill Bumpus 77pts (overseas guest) Manxman.
11th Andrew peter 80pts
Time to dust off those No.2 rigs as we have a feast of IOM racing ahead of us at Birkenhead this winter.
First up is the Strebor Trophy Open Event on 3rd November. Briefing at 09.45, first race at 10.00 and no race to start after 16.00. Tea and coffee will be available all day but competitors/guests should bring their own food. Entry fee is £3.
The Xmas Dash is also an IOM event this year – full details here
Our ever popular winter series which is also open to visitors will be fought over 7 Saturdays this season all racing starts at 1pm and generally ends around twilight. Dates for that are 17th November, 22nd December 2018, 5th & 19th January, 2nd & 16th February and 2nd March 2019
10 skippers turned up for the final day of the IOM 2018 series on 13th October
- Dave Potter 14 Pts
- John Brierley 16
- Brad Gibson 27
- Victoria Gibson 37 (One 1st)
- Bill Culshaw 37 (no 1sts)
- Lawrence Drennan 45
- Chris Chatfield 62
- Neil Westbrook 64
- Alan Watkinson 65
- Dave Williams 72
11 races sailed.
Provisional Series Results (subject to checking)
- John Brierley 580Pts
- Bill Culshaw 415.7
- Alan Watkinson 410.7
Full series results here
The next IOM event at the club will be the Strebor Open on 3rd November (10am) followed by the first racing in our ever popular winter series on 17th November (1pm start)
With the water levels being low this year and some silting up in the lake we have taken the early decision to swap the class for this season’s Christmas Race on 15th December from Marblehead to IOM – so don’t turn up with a Marblehead!
In another break from tradition, there won’t be a cash entry fee this year – instead, in the spirit of Christmas, we ask all entrants to bring a gift-wrapped present with a minimum value of £5 (ie. we will have a “secret santa” prizegiving).
Racing will start promptly at 10.30am.
This is an open event for all MYA members and you may enter on the day, but if you are intending to race, please email Graham Elliott so we have an idea of the number of entries.
18 Entries so far –