Northern District IOM Winter Series, 24/2/13

Twenty skippers arrived to a few light and tricky east-north-easterly breezy. Consistency over the day saw Brad Gibson take the win from a close group of John Tushingham in second, Martin Roberts in third, Rob Walsh in fourth and Darin Ballington in fifth. We would like to thank all skippers who travelled and took part in fine spirits in the challenging conditions. Thanks also to our race team Jack, Bernie, Victoria, Dave, Jim and Andrew.

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RM Winter Series 5, 23/2/13

Saturday saw the final round of the club Marblehead Winter Series with Bill Culshaw not only taking the win on the day in light to fickle A suit conditions, but going on to win the overall event from Brad Gibson and Ernie Rice. This was the first year we have run a Marblehead Winter Series at the club and after attracting 10 entries, we look to an even bigger fleet throughout the year with a few regulars returning.

1. Bill Culshaw,   8
2. Brad Gibson,   13
3. Ernie Rice,   18
4. Darin Ballington,   19
5. Jim Findlay,   20
6. Victoria McNulty,   24
7. Dave Pickup,   39
8. Les Kewn,   43

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IOM Winter Series 5, 16/2/13

Saturday saw the final round of the Birkenhead IOM Winter Series with the sun shining and a light to moderate southerly breeze from the clubhouse corner. Racing was close once again right through the fleet. Results below.

1. Graham Elliott,   12 pts
2. Brad Gibson,   13
3. Martin Roberts,   21
4. Graham Birkett,  33
5. Victoria McNulty,   37
6. Dave Burke,   40
7. Colin Smith,   50
8. Dave Williams,   62
9. Ernie Rice,   66
10. Jim Findlay,   69
11. John Fozard,   72
12. Albert Stanley,   98

After 5 rounds and 34 different skippers competing congratulations go to Graha Birkett who took this year’s series by 2 points by the consisten Dave Burke, with Graham Elliott third. Once again this year’s Winter Series has proven as competitive as ever, with skippers travelling from as far south as London andOxford, and as for north as Fleetwood and Keighley to compete against some of the best IOM skippers in the country. Congratulations to all those involved and a big thank you to PROs Jack Turner and Bernie McNulty.


IOM Winter Series 4, 9/2/13

1. Graham Elliott,   11 pts
2. Darin Ballington,   12
3. Graham Birkett,   29
4. Dave Burke,   31
5. Victoria McNulty,   38
6. Bill Culshaw,   51
7. Jim Findlay,   53
8. Vernon Gee,   62
9. Colin Smith,   73
10. Dave Williams,   75
11. Dave Pickup,   77
12. David Staniforth,   81
13. Greg Burke,   85
14. Martin Roberts,   92
15. Ernie Rice,   112
16. Derek Nixon,   122