Winter Series Race 7, 11/2/12

Round 7 was sailed in a nice light A rig from the SSE. Some very close racing in the day with four different heat winners showing the evenness of the skippers. Thank you to both Colin Smith and Colin Galvin for braving the cold and giving us a good day sailing. The final round of the Birkenhead Club Winter Series is on Saturday 25th February with a prizegiving to follow racing for the series.

1. Brad Gibson,   11 pts
2. Graham Elliott,   17
3. Martin Roberts,   25
4. Darin Ballington,   27
5. Dave Potter,   27
6. Victoria McNulty,   40
7. Dave Burke,   52
8. Bill Culshaw,   58
9. Dave Williams,   64
10. Neil Westbrook,   65
11. Roy Washbrook,   80
12. Ernie Rice,   87
13. David Catherall,   91

PROs – Colin Smith and Colin Galvin

IOM Winter Series League updated including one discard

For anyone interested some members are planning an RM get together for next Saturday 18th February, keep your eye on the Message Board for any details.

Winter Series Race 6, 28/1/12

Round 6 proved frustrating at times for skippers with a very light NW breeze fading as the day went on. Racing was stopped after 7 races when the breeze faded to nothing with only one discard on the day. Thanks to PRO Dave Wayt who kept racing moving in difficult conditions with the assistance of Jack Turner.
Next is the penultimate round of the IOM Winter Series at Birkenhead on 11th February. Why not come and join us?

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Victoria McNulty,   15
3. Graham Elliott,   17
4. Neil Westbrook,   30
5. Mick Chamberlain,   31
6. Bill Culshaw,   32
7. Dave Burke,   34
8. Ernie Rice,   54
9. Martin Roberts,   55
10. Roy Washbrook,   55
11. Colin Galvin,   58
12. Dave Williams,   63

PRO – Dave Wayt

IOM Winter Series League updated including one discard

Winter Series Race 5, 14/1/12

Round 5 at Birkenhead saw a change in conditions to previous weeks with a return to A rigs for all skippers. 14 skippers, including 2 visitors, braved the sunny but frosty conditions for 10 heats. There was plenty of tight racing throughout the fleet with four skippers gaining heat wins and the evenness of the scores showing that the racing at Birkenhead is getting tighter by the week.
Why not come and join us for the next round on Saturday 28th January.

1. Brad Gibson,   11
2. Martin Roberts,   24
3. Dave Potter,   28
4. Josh King*,   28
5. Greg King*,   30
6. Victoria McNulty, 35
7. Mick Chamberlain,   44
8. Bill Culshaw,   65
9. Dave Burke,   66
10. Dave Williams,   72
11. Colin Galvin,   73
12. Jim Findlay,   85
13. Vernon Gee,  89
14. Dave Wayt,   102

PRO – Ernie Rice

* Visitors

Winter Series Race 4, 7/1/12

Round 4 of the Birkenhead Club IOM Winter Series was once again sailed in strong B rig conditions for the full afternoon with some variable wind shifts making life interesting. PRO Jim Findlay had skippers on their toes to get our full compliment of 10 races completed well before light started to fade. A total of 17 skippers started the New Year, with new member David Staniforth also adding to numbers. After a few breakdowns and early retirements, the scores were:

1. Brad Gibson,   10pts
2. Graham Elliott,   17
3. John Tushingham,   24
4. Darin Ballington,   29
5. Victoria McNulty,   43
6. Bill Culshaw,   48
7. Ernie Rice,   57
8. David Staniforth,   71
9. Dave Williams,   73
10. Colin Galvin,   74
11. Paul Stubbs,   80
12. Martin Roberts,   86
13. Vernon Gee,   87
14. Dave Burke,   114
15. Colin Smith,   129
16. Dave Wayt,   131
17. George Laverick,   139

PRO – Jim Findlay

Round 5 continues on Saturday 14th January 2012 with an invitation to GBR skippers to come and join in competitive IOM racing at Birkenhead.

IOM Winter Series League updated including first discard