Winter Series Race 8, 25/2/12

PRO Bill Culshaw kept racing moving at a cracking pace for the final race of the Birkenhead IOM Winter Series. A light NW breeze flowed down the middle of the lake for 16 skippers including guest Ken Binks from the Eastbourne club. Graham Elliott set the pace for the majority of the day and suffered finally through having to leave a couple of races short at the end. Brad Gibson took out the final race, making a clean sweep of the Winter Series but was pushed hard by Martin Roberts throughout the day.

1. Brad Gibson,   19
2. Martin Roberts,   25
3. Graham Elliott,   26
4. Dave Potter,   26
5. Victoria McNulty,   45
6. Ken Binks*,   51
7. Mick Chamberlain,   53
8. Rob Walsh,   57
9. Colin Smith,   72
10. Neil Westbrook,   91
11. Ernie Rice,   95
12. Lisa Reeves,   97
13. Dave Williams,   99
14. Jim Findlay,   105
15. Dave Wayt,   121
16. Roy Washbrook,   122

PRO – Bill Culshaw

* Visitor

Notice of Race – ND Winter Series, Sunday 26th Feb

A notice to all members and visitors that we are hosting Round 5 of the Northern District Winter Series on  Sunday 26th February.
Racing starts at 10.00am sharp, no race shall start after 3.30pm.
Hotpot lunch included with your £3.50 entry fee.
To register email Brad Gibson by 8.00pm on Friday 24th February with your:
– Sail number
– MYA Number
– Club
– Radio frequency

*UPDATE Friday PM*
We are now looking very likely to go to two fleets with any more last minute entries. Please get them to us before 8pm if you wish to sail and help make life easier for our catering ladies.

Entries Received:
1.   42, Brad Gibson, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
2.   62, Victoria McNulty, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
3.   09, Graham Elliott, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
4.   74, John Fozard, Ashton Quays, 2.4GHz
5.   98, Darin Ballington, Manor Park, 2.4GHz
6.   51, John Tushingham, Keighley
7.   108, Liz Tushingham, Keighley
8.   54, Roy Stevens, Tri-Services, 40.985
9.   94, Ernie Rice, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
10.   277, Mick Chamberlain, Rotherham, 2.4 GHz
11.   22, Martin Roberts, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
12.   101, Damian Ackroyd, Leeds & Bradford, 40.865
13.   83, Ken Binks, Eastbourne & DMYC, 2.4GHz
14.   71, Graham Marsh, Ashton Quays, 40.925
15.   61, John Sharman, Keighley, 2.4GHz
16.   21, Bill Culshaw, Birkenhead, 2.4GHz
17.   11, Dave Stewart, Ashton Quays, 2.4GHz
18.   75, Tony Edwards, Leicestershire, 40.855
19.   25, Rob Walsh, Fleetwood, 2.4GHz

Winter Series Race 7, 11/2/12

Round 7 was sailed in a nice light A rig from the SSE. Some very close racing in the day with four different heat winners showing the evenness of the skippers. Thank you to both Colin Smith and Colin Galvin for braving the cold and giving us a good day sailing. The final round of the Birkenhead Club Winter Series is on Saturday 25th February with a prizegiving to follow racing for the series.

1. Brad Gibson,   11 pts
2. Graham Elliott,   17
3. Martin Roberts,   25
4. Darin Ballington,   27
5. Dave Potter,   27
6. Victoria McNulty,   40
7. Dave Burke,   52
8. Bill Culshaw,   58
9. Dave Williams,   64
10. Neil Westbrook,   65
11. Roy Washbrook,   80
12. Ernie Rice,   87
13. David Catherall,   91

PROs – Colin Smith and Colin Galvin

IOM Winter Series League updated including one discard

For anyone interested some members are planning an RM get together for next Saturday 18th February, keep your eye on the Message Board for any details.