IOM Handicap Race, 15/9/12

A small but keen fleet of IOM skippers turned up. Racing was close throughout the day with Dave Burke continuing his recent form to take out a strong win. The handicap concept proved its worth once again with more inexperienced skippers growing in confidence as the day went on. Thanks to Victoria and Neil who ran our race smoothly.

1. Dave Burke,   14
2. Jim Findlay,   21
3. Roy Washbrook,   23
4. Greg Burke,   25
5. Brad Gibson,   30
6. Vernon Gee,   34
7. Ernie Rice,   40
8. Albert Stanley,   46
9. Colin Galvin,   51

9 races

Northern District RM Ranking, West Kirby, 9/9/12

1. Brad Gibson,     Birkenhead,     17pts    
2. Peter Stollery,     Guildford,     35           
3. Rob Walsh,     Fleetwood,     36           
4. Darin Ballington,     Manor Park,     59
5. Richard Hampson,     Birkenhead,     64
6. Andrea Roberts,     Birkenhead,     73
7. Roy Stevens,     Tri Services,     92
8. Hugh McAdoo,     Guildford,     93           
9. Victoria McNulty,     Birkenhead,    112
10. Bill Culshaw,     Birkenhead,     129
11. Peter Crisp,     Swanley,     133           
12. Josh King,     Windrush,     154         
13. Terry Rensch,     Guildford,     167

16 races

RM Livingstone Cup

10 skippers arrived to a very light variable westerly wind which slowly shifted further to the SW over the day and increased in strength. Some close racing was had over the day. It was great to see young skipper Andrew Benson have a full days racing with Ernie rice kindly stepping in to perform the PRO duties and loaning his boat to Andrew. Well done Ernie.

1. Brad Gibson,   8
2. Richard Hampson,   19
3. Vernon Gee,   28
4. Colin Galvin,   35
5. Bill Culshaw,   37
6. Jim Findlay,   37
7. Victoria McNulty,   43
8. Dave Williams,   54
9. Andrew Benson,   55
10. Charles Lyth,   87

10 races

IOM Club Championship 8, 25/8/12

Lovely NW breeze gusting from 6-12 knots blowing straight down the middle of the lake made for some fantastic A rig racing. From Martin and Brad fighting hard at the top didn’t have things their own way with Rob McIntosh, Graham Birkett and Richard Hampson always in the mix. A convincing race win in heat 9 after a change to B rig saw Bill Culshaw also top off a fine day’s racing.
Next week sees Marblehead racing at the club.

1. Brad Gibson,   11
2. Martin Roberts,   13
3. Rob McIntosh,   30 *
4. Graham Birkett,   32
5. Richard Hampson,   38
6. Bill Culshaw,   44
7. Victoria McNulty,   44
8. Colin Smith,   54
9. Jim Findlay,   68
10. Dave Burke,   69
11. Damian Ackroyd,   76 *
12. Ernie Rice,   79
13. Les Kewn,   111
14. Vernon Gee,   112
15. Colin Galvin,   122

10 races
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