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

8 races

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

RM Winter Series 4, 2/2/13

Round 4 saw 9 skippers compete in fantastic Birkenhead conditions with a NW, B suit breeze blowing straight down the middle of the lake. Whilst Brad took 9 wins there was some close racing through the fleet with Victoria second, follewed closely by Bill and Jim. Next week sees the re-scheduled IOM race.

1. Brad Gibson,   8pts
2. Victoria McNulty,   20
3. Bill Culshaw,   27
4. Jim Findlay,   28
5. Ernie Rice,   34
6. Vernon Gee,   37
7. Dave Williams,   38
8. Les Kewn,   63
9. Dave Pickup,   63

RM Winter Series 3, 12/1/13

A good days Marblehead sailing with 8 boats racing in conditions that started out with C rig and finished in lightening B to A rig conditions. There was some good close racing throughout the fleet with both Bill and Victoria each taking a race win from Brad.

1. Brad Gibson,   8pts
2. Bill Culshaw,   18
3. Victoria McNulty,   21
4. Jim Findlay,   33
5. Ernie Rice,   42
6. Vernon Gee,   42
7. Dave Williams,   43
8. Les Kewn,   62

10 races

A reminder our next IOM Winter Series race day is 26/1/13 and for those of you who have not renewed your membership are reminded to asap, to ensure a copy of your MYA Yearbook and to be eligible for all Birkenhead and MYA races.

IOM Winter Series 3, 5/1/13

Round 3 of the Birkenhead IOM Winter Series was a total of 22 skippers arrive for what can only be described as light to drifting conditions. Due to such light conditions it was decided to run with one fleet where only 5 races in total were completed, with race 6 abandoned. After 5 scoring raced and one drop, consistent good sailing from Dave Burke saw him take out the day with a total of 8 points. We had skippers travel from as far as Guildford and Oxford for the day which continues to show the attraction of top level racing at Birkenhead each week.

1. Dave Burke,   8 pts
2. Josh King,   13
3. Graham Elliott,   19
4. Greg King,   20
5. Darin Ballington,   22
6. Victoria McNulty,   23
7. Neil Westbrook,   29
8. Terry Rensch,  32
9. Nigel Biggs,   33
10. Martin Roberts,   33
11. Colin Smith,   40
12. Vernon Gee,   41
13. Rob Walsh,  42
14. Graham Birkett,   42
15. Lisa Reeves,   42
16. Jim Findlay,   43
17. Simon Pritchard Jones,   57
18. Dave Williams,   65
19. Albert Stanley,   67
20. Ernie Rice,   69
21. Dave Pickup,   69
22. Les Kewn,   86

5 races