RM Nationals, Fleetwood
This coming weekend sees the RM Nationals at Fleetwood lake with 33 entries now booked in. For a full preview and form guide take a look at the Yachts & Yachting article HERE promoting the event.
Good luck to Birkenhead skippers Martin, Brad, Richard, Bill, plus affiliate members Rob, Damian, Darin and John taking on some of the world’s best skippers.
Follow the event HERE
A reminder to all skippers that entries close this coming weekend for the Veterans being held at Birkenhead on 7-8 July. If you have not entered or forwarded your entry fee, please be sure to as soon as possible.
Find the entry list so far and Notice of Race links HERE
Club racing this coming weekend is the 6th round of the IOM Club Championship and with a few club members off racing Marblehead, this provides a great chance for skippers to close the gap on the leading pack.
Current Club Championship standings can be found HERE
A fleet of 7 boats competed for the Northern District 10 Rater Ranking event held in gusty conditions from the SW. After 16 races, a count back down to 3rd placings gave Brad the narrowest of wins over Vernon Gee who was consistent over the full day with his Trident design 10 Rater.
Thanks go to Victoria, Bernie and Andrew for running the days racing.
A reminder to all members that this coming Saturday 16/6/12 is a 10 Rater Ranking/Open Race and that the start time will be 10am sharp.
Please ensure you bring along your current certificate and your £4 entry fee.
Any skippers not sailing who can give us a few hours of their time would very much be appreciated.
Round 5 of the IOM Club Championship was held in a gusting NW breeze with B suits used. Once again there was some tight racing at the top and some other close finishes between all skippers down the fleet.
1. Brad Gibson, 11 pts
2. Graham Elliott, 13
3. Darin Ballington, 23
4. Victoria McNulty, 25
5. Paul Stubbs, 41
6. Bill Culshaw, 50
7. Dave Burke, 51
8. Roy Washbrook, 65
9. Dave Williams, 68
10. Lisa Reeves, 73
11. Colin Galvin, 73
12. Dave Pickup, 86
13. Vernon Gee, 90
A gusty 10-15 knot Easterly wind tested skippers with B rigs and large wind shifts. Racing at the front end was extremely close between the top 5 skippers with 4 different heat winners.
1. Brad Gibson, 13 pts
2. Rob Walsh, 14
3. Richard Hamspon, 23
4. Martin Roberts, 27
5. Victoria McNulty, 27
6. Bill Culshaw, 49
7. Dave Burke, 50
8. Jim Findlay, 61
9. Vernon Gee, 68
10. David Catherall, 80
11. Dave Wayt, 85
Next week sees Birkenhead skippers trekking south to Two Islands, Milton Keynes for the IOM National Championships with a 77 boat boat fleet.
Results will be posted on the official event website HERE.
Our second open day for small boats was held in warm sunny conditions with a gusting wind testing everyone. Some close racing was held over a half lake course with races shared evenly amongst both the Micro Magic and modified Victoria class yachts.
The next open day will be on 23/6/12.
1. Victoria McNulty, Micro Magic, 15 pts
2. Terry Roberts, Victoria, 19
3. #21, Victoria, 19
4. #00, Victoria, 19
5. Zak Roberts, Micro Magic, 22
6. Bernie McNulty, Micro Magic, 23
7. Jim Findlay, Micro Magic, 31
8. #J-10, Victoria, 33
9. Martin Roberts, 50