RM Hamburg Cup 19/5/12

A very light and fickle ENE wind made the conditions tough for the 8 skippers competing. The fleet welcomed another converted IOM skipper to RMs for the first time with Richard Hampson having a good first up day in second place after some close races at the front with Brad, Vernon and Jim.

1. Brad Gibson,   6 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   12
3. Vernon Gee,   15
4. Jim Findlay,   25
5. Colin Galvin,   26
6. Ernie Rice,   32
7. Dave Wayt,   33
8. Andrew Benson,   47

8 races, 2 discards

IOM Club Championship 3, 12/5/12

Round 3 of the IOM Club Championship was sailed in a lovely NW breeze from 8-12 knots. Some close racing throughout the fleet with newer members showing solid improvements gained from competing in recent ranking races. Also a mention to Andrew Benson, our youngest club members who had some very solid placings throughout the day.

1. Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Darin Ballington,   13
3. Richard Hampson,   21
4. Dave Burke,   32
5. Dave Wayt,   38
6. Jim Findlay,   51
7. Ernie Rice,   53
8. Andrew Benson,   58
9. Colin Galvin,   67
10. David Catherall,   109

RM Hornby Cup, 28/4/12

The Hornby Cup for Radio Marbleheads had 11 skippers in total with some very close racing had in the gusty NE conditions. Setting a true course with a long beating leg was tricky at times, but there was enough shifting in the wind to reward those who worked had for it. It was great to see relative RM newcomers Bill Culshaw and Jim Findlay scoring low scores, along with the re-emergence of World Champion Martin Roberts sailing #55 joining in from race 6 onwards. With the prospect of a couple more boats joining us soon, the RMs at Birkenhead are strengthening once again, come and join us.

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Bill Culshaw,   20
3. Jim Findlay,   27
4. Dave Wayt,   33
5. Vernon Gee,   40
6. Dave Williams,   45
7. Ernie Rice,   47
8. Martin Roberts,   50
9. Charles Lyth,   65
10. Colin Galvin,   88
11. George Laverick,   91

IOM Club Championship 2, 21/4/12

18 skippers took part in often tricky B suit conditions from the NW blowing generally down the middle of the lake. The racing was extremely close amongst the fleet with some very good individual performances throughout the day.
Progressive Club Championship results are updated and posted here.

1.  Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Martin Roberts,   16
3. Graham Elliott,   21
4. Richard Hampson,   31
5. Victoria McNulty,  32
6. Bill Culshaw,   56
7. Dave Williams,   57
8. Colin Smith,   58
9. Ernie Rice,   65
10. Dave Burke,   68
11. Vernon Gee,   87
12. Colin Galvin,   91
13. Dave Wayt,   94
14. Frank Smedley,   97
15. Roy Washbrook,   99
16. Jim Findlay,   114
17. David Pickup,   119
18. David Catherall,   131

800 Open Class Racing 1, 21/4/12

Our first race day for our Open Class smaller boats was well attended with 10 skippers taking part in total. Racing was held using the staggered windward mark RYGGED system to keep things interesting with all skippers and boats improving as races wore on. It was great to see the next generation of Roberts’ skippers enjoying the racing and it is hoped that future days more skippers will join in for some fun racing.
Thanks to PROs Brad Gibson and Dave Burke.

1. Charles Lyth,   Own Design,   14 pts
2. Bernie McNulty,   Micro Magic,   15
3. Terry Roberts,   Victoria,   16
4. Victoria McNulty,   Micro Magic,   20
5. Ernie Rice,   Micro Magic,   22
6. Jim Findlay,   Micro Magic,   23
7. Dave Williams,   Victoria,   45
8. David Pickup,   Victoria,   46
Zak Roberts,   Micro Magic
Sam Roberts,   Micro Magic