IOM Club Championship 4, 26/5/12

A gusty 10-15 knot Easterly wind tested skippers with B rigs and large wind shifts. Racing at the front end was extremely close between the top 5 skippers with 4 different heat winners.

1. Brad Gibson,   13 pts
2. Rob Walsh,   14
3. Richard Hamspon,   23
4. Martin Roberts,   27
5. Victoria McNulty,   27
6. Bill Culshaw,   49
7. Dave Burke,   50
8. Jim Findlay,   61
9. Vernon Gee,   68
10. David Catherall,   80
11. Dave Wayt,   85

Next week sees Birkenhead skippers trekking south to Two Islands, Milton Keynes for the IOM National Championships with a 77 boat boat fleet.
Results will be posted on the official event website HERE.

IOM Club Championship 3, 12/5/12

Round 3 of the IOM Club Championship was sailed in a lovely NW breeze from 8-12 knots. Some close racing throughout the fleet with newer members showing solid improvements gained from competing in recent ranking races. Also a mention to Andrew Benson, our youngest club members who had some very solid placings throughout the day.

1. Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Darin Ballington,   13
3. Richard Hampson,   21
4. Dave Burke,   32
5. Dave Wayt,   38
6. Jim Findlay,   51
7. Ernie Rice,   53
8. Andrew Benson,   58
9. Colin Galvin,   67
10. David Catherall,   109

IOM Club Championship 2, 21/4/12

18 skippers took part in often tricky B suit conditions from the NW blowing generally down the middle of the lake. The racing was extremely close amongst the fleet with some very good individual performances throughout the day.
Progressive Club Championship results are updated and posted here.

1.  Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Martin Roberts,   16
3. Graham Elliott,   21
4. Richard Hampson,   31
5. Victoria McNulty,  32
6. Bill Culshaw,   56
7. Dave Williams,   57
8. Colin Smith,   58
9. Ernie Rice,   65
10. Dave Burke,   68
11. Vernon Gee,   87
12. Colin Galvin,   91
13. Dave Wayt,   94
14. Frank Smedley,   97
15. Roy Washbrook,   99
16. Jim Findlay,   114
17. David Pickup,   119
18. David Catherall,   131

IOM Handicap, 7/4/12

Our first handicap race of the year saw a lovely A rig breeze blowing straight down the middle of the lake from the top end. All skippers had their chance to shine throughout the day with 7 different heat winners showing that the skippers with the most consistent results according to their handicap placed strongly. Congratulations to Roy Washbrook whose worst scoring race on the day after two discards was a 6th place showing great consistency to win.

1. Roy Washbrook,   30 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   33
3. Victoria McNulty,   36
4. Brad Gibson,   38
5. Colin Smith,   45
6. Colin Galvin,   45
7. Vernon Gee,   47
8. Bill Culshaw,   47
9. Jim Finday,   47
10. Graham Elliott,   47
11. Dave Wayt,   51
12. Dave Williams,   54
13. George Laverick,   112 (Andrew Benson)

IOM Club Championship 1, 24/3/12

Race day 1 of the Birkenhead Club Championship for 2012 was sailed in a light to moderate SE breeze and warm, summer like conditions. A full fleet of 20 boats and some very tight racing across the fleet. Thanks go to PROs Jack Turner and Bernie McNulty.

1. Brad Gibson,   14 pts
2. Graham Elliott,   20
3. Martin Roberts,   21
4. Richard Hampson,   32
5. Victoria McNulty,   34
6. Neil Westbrook,   60
7. Dave Williams,   82
8. Colin Galvin,   84
9. Dave Burke,   88
10. Colin Smith,   88
11. Bill Culshaw,   89
12. Roy Washbrook,   90
13. Damian Ackroyd,   93
14. Vernon Gee,   113
15. Ernie Rice,   114
16. Lisa Reeves,   122
17. Dave Wayt,   123
18. Frank Smedley,   139
19. George Laverick,   164
20. David Catherall,   185

IOM Trophy Race, 10/3/12

The first IOM race of the new season saw a lovely NW breeze with B rigs the choice for all skippers. Once again special thanks to Jim Findlay who stood down for the day to PRO our race. At the end of racing some very tired legs were noted from our fantastic lake clean up helpers.

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   16
3. Colin Smith,   26
4. Victoria McNulty,   28
5. Colin Galvin,   44
6. Neil Westbrook,   53
7. Bill Culshaw,   57
8. Ernie Rice,   61
9. Dave Wayt,   64
10. Vernon Gee,   64
11. Dave Burke,   72
12. Dave Williams,   74
13. Roy Washbrook,   85
14. Frank Smedley,   89
15. David Catherall,   111
16. George Laverick,   126