Don’t forget that the Strebor IOM Open is tomorrow, Saturday 2nd November. There are currently 12 entries and if you plan to come, please send Graham Elliott your details. Briefing is 9:45 and racing start time is 10:00. Further details here
A very wet and millpond conditions met the 4 RG65s and 6 DF65s for a joint afternoons racing at Birkenhead. The wind barely got above a zephyr all afternoon but in the end 8 races were completed with the wind generally from the NW.
A light breeze from the SE with a few tasty gusts gave the 14 competitors sporting A+ rigs some interesting moments this week. As the wind was changing in strength and shifting quite rapidly, judging your approach to the starting line could be tricky and there were several general recalls this week, usually when a strong lifting gust came unexpectedly.
Wins from the 10 races were spread between six helms, with relative newcomers to the DF65 fleet, Richard and Bernie each taking a win this week. However, it was the consistency of John Brierley that gave him the win over Peter Baldwin in 2nd and Andrew Peter in 3rd.
- John Brierley 84 15 pts
- Peter Baldwin 63 17 pts
- Andrew Peter 19 29 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 34 pts
- Bernie McNulty 81 36 pts
- David Williams 233 39 pts
- Derek Mathews 57 51 pts
- Colin Deakin 93 53 pts
- Dave Pickup 86 57 pts
- Richard Robinson 01 58 pts
- Sally Collings 829 71 pts
- John Carling 11 76 pts
- David Halstead 855 98 pts
- Chris Weston 194 104 pts
Many thanks to Ernie and Neil for running the racing and for giving some helpful tips to those at the back of the fleet.
This Saturday (26th October), there is racing for the DF65 and RG65 starting at 12:00.
A quick reminder of what is going on at the club in the next couple of weeks.
On this Wednesday 23rd October, a pre-AGM meeting will be held at the club after DF65 racing and starting at 13:00. This is to allow members to bring items to the attention of the club committee prior to the Club AGM which will be held on Saturday 23rd November.
Next Saturday 26th October, there will be an Open event for both RG65 and DF65 starting at 12:00.
On the following week (2nd November) the annual Strebor IOM Open takes place with the first race starting at 10:00. Please let Graham Elliott know if you plan to attend – the current entry list is here
Sailed in a light NW breeze, the final event of the 2019 IOM Club Series took place on Saturday. After 10 races, the wins were shared between three of the helms and the end result was as follows:
- Bill Culshaw 21 11pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 15ts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 21pts
- Dave Williams 33 24pts
Bill took 5 wins, Alan 3 and Lawrence 2 wins. Thanks once again to Bernie for running the racing.
As this was the last in the series, the overall win went to Bill Culshaw with 673 points, second to Alan Watkinson with 459 and third to John Brierley with 457. The full series results are on the Current Standings page.
The next IOM event is the Strebor Open on the 2nd November (First Start at 10:00. It would be good if you could let Graham Elliott know if you intend to enter. Details and current entry list are here
This is followed by the first Winter (Open) Series which takes place on 9th November (Start time 12:00).