With the water levels being low this year and some silting up in the lake we have taken the early decision to swap the class for this season’s Xmas Dash race on 15th December from Marblehead to IOM – so don’t turn up with a Marblehead!
In another break from tradition, there won’t be a cash entry fee this year – instead, in the spirit of Christmas, we ask all entrants to bring a gift-wrapped present with a minimum value of £5 (ie. we will have a “secret santa” prizegiving).
Racing will start promptly at 10.30am.
This is an open event for all MYA members and you may enter on the day, but if you are intending to race, please email Graham Elliott so we have an idea of the number of entries.
Fantastic sailing conditions welcomed the 7 skippers to West Kirby, sunny and the wind blowing out of the North West, simply lovely.
All skippers opted for the ‘B’ rigs to start with, a long first beat to the windward mark then over to a spreader mark before a long run down to the gate, twice round and finish.
John Tushingham sailing a new design from the pencil of Alex Corey was the early pace setter winning 6 out of the 9 before lunch.
A few skippers opted for there ‘A’ rigs after lunch as the wind dropped slightly. Graham Elliott had better luck after lunch winning 5 out of 7. Colin Walton and Bill Culshaw (14,000steps) both had some decent races with Bill getting the win in race 8 and kept the pressure on John and Graham all the way.
Mike Parkington and Neil Westbrook also showed promise after both suffering some niggly problems. Unfortunately Dave Potter had to go for an early bath after suffering from a battery eating TX.
Big thanks must go to John Brierley and Dave Williams for the course trimming, scoring, starting, getting the marks to and from the lake, launching and landing the rib, it does not go un-noticed or un-appreciated.