Birkenhead RS&PC – Home of Champions

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. 

2018 Subscriptions are Due

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.


Marblehead Open

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.

Graham Elliott
Martin Roberts
Colin Walton
Darin Ballington
Derek Priestley
Alan Watkinson
Dave Potter
Bill Culshaw
Peter Baldwin
Roger Lincoln


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

Marblehead “Santa Dash” Open this coming Saturday

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

As usual, spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in attending.

RG65 “Popup” Open 9th December

We are holding an RG65/DF65 pop-up open day at the Birkenhead lake on 9th December.

With the current RG65 National Champion intending to compete along with many of the clubs Dragonforce 65 sailors, good competition should be available at all levels.

Racing will start promptly at 11:30 and the club will be open from 10.30 for practice.

Entry is £1 for all and is open to non-members.
Prizes for best RG65 and DF65.

Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be available but you should bring your own lunch.

Pay on the day, but please email John Brierley ( with your entry ASAP.


Confirmed Entries

Graham Elliott
Martin Roberts
Roger Lincoln
John Brierley
Sally Collings
Andrew Peter
Ernie Rice
Alan Watkinson
Sue Parkington
Mike Parkington
Damian Ackroyd
Derek Priestley
David Williams
Garry Benson
Dave Pickup
Chris Chatfield
Roy Stevens