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
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.
- Darin Ballington 98 12 pts
- Graham Elliott 9 19 pts
- Andrea Roberts 55 22 pts
- John Smith 43 24 pts
- Colin Walton 3 41 pts
- Martin Roberts 122 48 pts
- Neil Westbrook 58 58 pts
- Damian Ackroyd 101 60 pts
- Bill Culshaw 21 61 pts
- Tracey Ballington 07 62 pts
10 races sailed
More photos in the Gallery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone 0151 678 4134
Entries for 29th June as of 19/6/19
- Bill Culshaw
- Martin Roberts
- Graham Elliott
- Andrea Roberts
- Damian Ackroyd
- Mike Parkington
- John Taylor
- John Tushingham
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.
The Marblehead Nationals were sailed at Manor Park last weekend, and once again were won by Brad Gibson.
Andrea Roberts also had an excellent performance and finished 4th overall in a highly competitive fleet.
Congratulations to both of you.
Unfortunately, this Saturday’s planned Marblehead racing at West Kirby has had to be postponed.
Details of any re-arranged racing will be posted here when they are confirmed.