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

IOM Handicap, 7/4/12

Our first handicap race of the year saw a lovely A rig breeze blowing straight down the middle of the lake from the top end. All skippers had their chance to shine throughout the day with 7 different heat winners showing that the skippers with the most consistent results according to their handicap placed strongly. Congratulations to Roy Washbrook whose worst scoring race on the day after two discards was a 6th place showing great consistency to win.

1. Roy Washbrook,   30 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   33
3. Victoria McNulty,   36
4. Brad Gibson,   38
5. Colin Smith,   45
6. Colin Galvin,   45
7. Vernon Gee,   47
8. Bill Culshaw,   47
9. Jim Finday,   47
10. Graham Elliott,   47
11. Dave Wayt,   51
12. Dave Williams,   54
13. George Laverick,   112 (Andrew Benson)

IOM Club Championship 1, 24/3/12

Race day 1 of the Birkenhead Club Championship for 2012 was sailed in a light to moderate SE breeze and warm, summer like conditions. A full fleet of 20 boats and some very tight racing across the fleet. Thanks go to PROs Jack Turner and Bernie McNulty.

1. Brad Gibson,   14 pts
2. Graham Elliott,   20
3. Martin Roberts,   21
4. Richard Hampson,   32
5. Victoria McNulty,   34
6. Neil Westbrook,   60
7. Dave Williams,   82
8. Colin Galvin,   84
9. Dave Burke,   88
10. Colin Smith,   88
11. Bill Culshaw,   89
12. Roy Washbrook,   90
13. Damian Ackroyd,   93
14. Vernon Gee,   113
15. Ernie Rice,   114
16. Lisa Reeves,   122
17. Dave Wayt,   123
18. Frank Smedley,   139
19. George Laverick,   164
20. David Catherall,   185