The dates for this years Winter Series have now been published in the 2019 Calendar.
This year there will be a series of 8 afternoons of racing for IOM’s starting on the 9th November. This follows the Strebor IOM meeting which takes place on the 26th October (Start time 10:00). In addition, there is also the Xmas Race on 14th December which will this year again be raced in the IOM class (Start Time 10:30)
Due to the success of the RG65/DF65 race days over the Summer, it has been decided that there will also be some events for these classes. The first of these will take place on Saturday 26th October.
With the reduced light conditions during the Winter, each race day will start at 12:00 rather than the summer time of 13:00, in the hope that this will allow a good number of races to be run before the light goes. No race will start after 16:00.
As a final reminder, the last two afternoons in the Summer Series of IOM racing take place on Saturday the 5th and 19th October. The last in the series has been changed from 12th October due to a clash with other events.
A good entry of 19 boats of which there were 7 different designs competing for round 3 of the RG65 TT at Birkenhead, where we were met with blue skies and a decent breeze of 6 to 8 knots straight down the lake, with all skippers opting for their number 1 rigs to start the days sailing.
We sailed 4 races before a quick cup of tea/coffee (and a piece of cake) with no one skipper quick out of the blocks. Martin Roberts did take 2 out of the first 4 but also scored heavily in the other 2 sailing a borrowed Scram for the day. Eight races were sailed before lunch and still no one skipper dominated with 5 different race winners and only a few points separating the top 5 boats it was obvious that consistency was going to win the day.
After lunch with the breeze building and skippers going down a rig at some point during the next four races, it was tight to the finish, finally after 17 races it was Martin Roberts who ground out the win on his maiden venture with an RG65 and gave the lad a smile from ear to ear.
We had two lady helms competing at this event, both enjoyed the champagne sailing with Liz Tushingham finishing in a well placed 7th and Susan Parkington 13th.
Thanks must go to Judith Baldwin, Bernie, Neil and Chris Westbrook for their help and not forgetting John Brierley for supplying the scones and Bara brith to have with our tea.
There are a few more photographs in the Gallery.
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The Open Events being run by Birkenhead are now all open for entry on the MYA website. In date order they are:
- DF Racing Traveller Rounds 5 & 6, April 27th/28th @ Birkenhead
- RG65 Traveller Round 3, May 11th @ Birkenhead
- 10R Nationals, Thursday & Friday 18th/19th July at West Kirby Marine Lake
- M Nationals, Saturday & Sunday 20th/21st July at West Kirby Marine Lake
For further details on all these events (NoR and Entries) refer to the 2019 Open Events tab on the website. We look forward to seeing your entry soon.
Full report to follow later, but with 5 different designs filling the first five places it looks like an interesting day was had by all!
RG65 TT#7 Results (pdf file)
It would appear that we haven’t been receiving all of the entries from those who entered via the MYA Website correctly. If you have already entered the event and your entry isn’t shown below please could you email Graham Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your entry ASAP.
If you haven’t already entered, you still have time to do so – Full NoR – NoR RG65 TT #7 @ Birkenhead
(Entry list updated 20th September 2018)
|Peter Baldwin||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||63
|David Potter||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||20
|Sue Parkington||Pocket Rocket||Fleetwood||86
|David Williams||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||33
|John Brierley||Wedge Mk 1 ||Birkenhead||84
|Alan Watkinson||Pocket Rocket||Birkenhead||23
|Damian Ackroyd||Fonix||Leeds Bradford||101
- Peter Baldwin 15 Pts
- Dave Potter 25
- Dave Williams 38
- Alan Watkinson 47
- John Brierley 49
- Andrew Peter 16 Pts
- Dave Pickup 23
After 14 races.
That concludes the series. Provisional series winners (subject to checking) DF65 – Andrew Peter
RG65 – Dave Williams
Full series results here