Potential IOM practice session at West Kirby

If any club members are interested in taking part in a pre-nationals IOM practice session at West Kirby, Graham Elliott is considering organising something.

There are 2 potential times, around midday on Sunday 21st August and around 5pm on Wednesday 24th August.

Please email Graham (details on contact page) if you are interested in either or both of these sessions. They will only go ahead if there is sufficient interest to justify running them.

And the winner is….

No great surprise, Brad Gibson is the 2016 Marblehead National Champion after beating a strong fleet at Datchet over the weekend.

Brad achieved a hugely impressive 10 first places out of 12 races.

Martin Roberts was the second British boat, finishing 4th overall.

Full results and report are available on the Marblehead Class Website

RG65 Open Meeting 23rd July

Less than 2 weeks remain to our RG65 open which takes place on 23rd July.

This event forms part of both the RG65 2016 Travellers Series and the Dragonforce Northern District Summer Series 2016.

Briefing at 10.15 with no race to start after 16.15.

Entry fee is £4, payable on the day, but we ask that all entries are made by Thursday 21st July either using the MYA site or by emailing the RO Graham Elliott at elliottyachts@hotmail.co.uk

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day but the galley will not be serving food.

Current Entries:

NameBoatClubSail No.
Roger LincolnDragonforceBirkenhead550
Brad GibsonElectronicaBirkenhead42
John BrierleyPocket RocketBirkenhead61
Andrew PeterDragonforceBirkenhead919
Noel DonaldsonSliverWatermead77
Roy StevensFonixTri-Services25
Sally CollingsDragonforceBirkenhead829
Mike ParkingtonScramFleetwood82
Sue ParkingtonDragonforceFleetwood696
Phil Holliday ArgonDatchet 66
Wayne StobbsGoth XPPortsmouth58
Mark DicksWedgeClapham6
Garry BoxFonixManor Park103
Damian AckroydFonixLeeds & Bradford101
Ernie RiceDragonforceBirkenhead94
Tim LongDragonforceLLandudno899
Dave DarwellDragonforce869
Alan FearnheadDragonforce264
Joanne Sharp Dragonforce25
John TushinghamScram51
John BushDragonforce217
Victoria GibsonElectronicaBirkenhead88

Fixture Change

Please note that the 10r and IOM races scheduled for 13th and 20th August have been swapped. The 10r racing will now take place on 13th August and the IOM racing on 20th August.

Full fixture details are available in the calendar


One Metre European Championships

The 2016 IOM European Championship event in Vitoria, Spain was won by our very own Brad Gibson who beat Rob Walsh by a single point at the end of the week.

Graham Elliott finished in 12th place.

Congratulations to our club members.

All In Day – 21st May

Our second “all in day” of the season will be on Saturday 21st May.

Some of our top skippers have promised to be there to organise the day and offer both race training and tuning advice. They will obviously have more time to spare than on a normal race day, so this is a great opportunity to take advantage of.

As usual, bring along any boat of any class (or more than one if you want!)

The day is open to anyone, and visiting members from other clubs are welcome.