This coming weekend sees the final race in our highly successful Winter IOM Series with the final result still very finely in the balance. 26 different competitors have taken part and any of the top 6 look to be possible winners.
On 17th March the main season starts with the first day of the DF65/RG65 series (See Calendar for full details). Sailing starts at 11.00 and last race will start before 16.45
A reminder that this is an Open Series, so competitors from other clubs are welcome (entry £2 on the day). Four days in total with the best 3 to count towards the final result.
RG65s and DF65s will race together over the same course, but the DF65s will be scored separately, so it doesn’t matter if you have the latest RG65 design or a MK1 Dragonforce, you can win!
IOM and M series races start on 31st March and 12th May respectively and again these will be Open races with the M Class sailing at West Kirby Marine Lake.
We are also delighted to be hosting the DF65 Northern District Championships on Saturday September 15th and holding an RG65 Traveller Series Open the following week.
As the 2017 season draws to a close, we can safely say that competitive racing is continuing to thrive at Birkenhead and our skippers continue to achieve fantastic results at open events.
Proof of this is the ACERSAIL statistics collated by John Smith at Gosport MYBC.
The 2017 results again show Birkenhead RS&PC at the top of the “league” and improving on our 2016 score (when we were also top).
The only area we lag ever so slightly on is our number of members entering open events, so if you haven’t tried visiting another club’s event, this coming year could be the time to do it – judging by the results of the members that do travel, you might be pleasantly surprised.
If you aren’t already a member of the club, feel free to come along for a chat and watch us on any of our racing days (see calendar)
From the Acersail Home Page:
What is ACERSAIL?
ACERSAIL is the acronym for the MYA Radio League (Affiliated Clubs Encouraging Radio SAILing). It’s principal objective is to further clubs’ enthusiasm for open racing and to encourage club members to enter Open events, both at their Home Water and at Away events in support for their club.
A reminder that annual subscriptions are due.
At the AGM the members decided to leave fees unchanged for the coming year although the MYA has increased it’s affiliation fee from £10 to £14
The full schedule of club fees/locker fees is available on the fees page of the website.
MYA fees must be received by 1st January, so if you wish to enter any MYA affiliated events it is essential that your payment is received immediately.
The lake is now confirmed as ice free, so all is looking good for the Marblehead Open Event this Saturday with sunny intervals and light showers forecast for the day with a moderate North Westerly wind (ie. straight down the lake, our favoured direction).
The following entries are confirmed, but anyone is welcome to turn up and pay on the day.
As of Tuesday lunchtime, the lake is frozen over.
The forecast over the next few days is for considerably warmer weather, but it is looking increasingly unlikely that the lake will be clear for Wednesday sailing.
Watch this space for any updates.
Wednesday 9am there is still ice on the lake and will be no racing today.
Thursday – lake is now ICE FREE
The Marblehead “Santa Dash” Open Meeting takes place on 16th December this year.
Briefing will be at 10.15am, first race at 10.30am and no race will start after 4pm (or darkness whichever arrives first)
Tea and coffee will be available at the club, but bring your own food for lunch.
Please enter in advance if possible by sending an email to Graham Elliott at email@example.com
As usual, spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in attending.