Second Marblehead Open Event on Saturday 29th June

The second of two Marblehead Club Open Events at West Kirby will take place on Saturday 29th June.  Racing starts at 13:00 with a briefing 15 minutes before.  Please let Graham Elliott know if you plan to attend.

Your last chance to get some practice in at west Kirby before the Nationals in July.

Further details on the event including contact details for Graham and entry lists are here

Marblehead Open Sailing at West Kirby #1

10 boats, 5 different designs, 5 knots of South/East wind, 18 degrees temperature, what’s there not to like about todays sailing at West Kirby.
Just a quick report as there is going to be a small football match going on in Madrid. There were 3 race winners in Darin Ballington, Graham Elliott and Andrea Roberts.
Darin ended being the deserved winner for the day but there were many good races by all skippers at some stage and all ended with a pint in the Farmers.
Thanks to Dave Williams and Zak Roberts in the rib, Jack and Bernie for starting and finishing the fleet and lets look forward to the next warm up race which takes place on the 29th of June as preparation  for the Marblehead Nationals in July.
  1.   Darin Ballington       98       12 pts
  2.   Graham Elliott             9        19 pts
  3.   Andrea Roberts           55       22 pts
  4.   John Smith                    43       24 pts
  5.   Colin Walton                  3        41 pts
  6.   Martin Roberts           122      48 pts
  7.   Neil Westbrook            58      58 pts
  8.   Damian Ackroyd         101      60 pts
  9.   Bill Culshaw                    21      61 pts
  10.   Tracey Ballington         07     62 pts

10 races sailed

More photos in the Gallery

Marblehead Open Club events at West Kirby

Prior to the Marblehead Nationals which take place on Saturday and Sunday 20th/21st July, Birkenhead will host two Open events at West Kirby Sailing Club on the 1st and 29th June, which are open to all Marblehead sailors who wish to participate.

On each Saturday racing will start at 13:00, with a short briefing 15 minutes prior to first start.  There will be no Race started after 4:30 and if no boat has finished an A heat by 5:00, the Race will be abandoned.

Entry for the day will be £7 (payable on the day) and the WKSC clubhouse and bar will be open.  Please advise Graham Elliott if you are planning to attend so that he can gauge likely numbers.  Entries accepted up to and including the day of the event.

Contact details for Graham are elliottyachts@hotmail.co.uk and telephone 0151 678 4134

Entries for 29th June as of 19/6/19

  1. Bill Culshaw
  2. Martin Roberts
  3. Graham Elliott
  4. Andrea Roberts
  5. Damian Ackroyd
  6. Mike Parkington
  7. John Taylor
  8. John Tushingham

Open Events at Birkenhead and West Kirby

The Open Events being run by Birkenhead are now all open for entry on the MYA website.  In date order they are:

  1. DF Racing Traveller Rounds 5 & 6, April 27th/28th @ Birkenhead
  2. RG65 Traveller Round 3, May 11th @ Birkenhead
  3. 10R Nationals, Thursday & Friday 18th/19th July at West Kirby Marine Lake
  4. 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.