The icy blasts of winter are here again and it’s time to prepare
for our Annual General Meeting which will be held at 3pm on Saturday
the 2nd of December at the Royal Mersey Yacht Club, Rock Ferry as last year.
It is your opportunity to have your say in the direction of the Club, to catch up with old friends and have a beer together…..we hope you can come along.
Please advise any items you would like to be included on the agenda,
motions for discussion/voting and any proposals for for election of
Committee members at least 21 days before the meeting (reduced from the
normal 30days in view of the lateness of this notice).
As I will not be standing for re-election, there is a vacancy for Hon
An extract from the club articles is included below for your
11.2.3 to Elect/Re-elect the Officers, Honorary Secretary, Honorary
Treasurer and Ordinary members of the Committee nominations for which
shall be received by the Honorary Secretary not less than 30 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting,
11.2.5 to vote on any motion signed by two Full, Family, or Honorary
[Life] members a copy of which must be received by the Honorary Secretary not less than 30 days prior to the meeting
The agenda will be circulated at least 14 days before date of the
Graham BIRKETT Hon Sec
Only 3 days left until our IOM “STREBOR Trophy” open event. All welcome.
Can all club members (and visitors) please get their entries in to Graham Elliott via email asap. Entry fees are payable on the day.
Start promptly at 10am on Saturday 4th November, briefing at 09.45
Entry fee only £2
Tea/coffee/water and biscuits will be available to purchase on the day
Fun and competitive racing guaranteed.
aka. drifting Dragons
Another day of light winds and drifting and another good turnout for the Dragonforces.
- John Brierley 11 Pts
- Dave Williams 16
- Andrew Peter 22 (2 firsts)
- Alan Watkinson 22 (1 first)
- Ernie Rice 28
- Sally Collings 34
- Dave Pickup 36
- Malcolm Pritchard 38
- Colin Deakin 46
- Colin Stanley 49
A good turnout with the return of a few faces for the final round of the final summer series for the season. Plenty of tight racing at the front end with Brad not having things his own way. Victoria sailed well for second, scoring a couple of race wins, with Emilio, Alan and Mike all scoring good results in the gusty on limit B rig conditions. Martin started well and faded as the day wore on and Lawrence showed plenty of promise for the future as he gets to grips with his new boat.
Thanks to Bernie and Bill for officiating.
Next week is the STREBOR Open for IOMs with a 10am start with a strong number of skippers expected. Make sure to get your entry to Graham Elliott if you are joining us.
Plenty of good racing coming up with the UK’s premier winter series at the club so if you are looking for good racing against some of the countries best skippers put the dates on this website listed in your diary.
- Brad Gibson 8 Pts
- Vicky Gibson 16
- Emilio Gonzalez 31
- Alan Watkinson 33
- Mike Parkington 35
- Lawrence Drennan 41
- Martin Roberts 48
- Dave Williams 53
- Sally Collings 72
- Dave Pickup 73
Provisional series results here
- Neil Westbrook 9 Pts
- Alan Watkinson 19
- Dave Pickup 26
- Dave Williams 29
- Colin Deakin 30
- Roger Lincoln 31
- Ernie Rice 37
- Sally Collings 47
- Richard Walker 56
- Malcolm Pritchard 61
- Colin Stanley 67
11 races (12 boats including 1 visitor)
Yes folks, its that time of the year again and very soon the infamous Birkenhead IOM Winter Series will be upon us.
All are welcome, races start at 1pm on the Saturdays listed below and entry is only £1/day with a prize for the overall champion.
7 days in total with the best 5 results to count.
NB. The lake has been known to freeze if the winter gets particularly cold. Anyone travelling to these events is advised to check the club website and twitter feed during adverse weather to ensure sailing will take place.