Our Condolences
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Club Life Member Rona Galvin, wife of Club President Colin. Over many years Rona supported Colin’s sailing each and every week, along with keeping the club canteen in good order and often totaling end of race day scores. Her welcoming service to the club will be sorely missed by all who have sailed with Birkenhead. The best wishes of all members are with Colin and family at this time.

Micro Magic Open Race

Sundays racing was the Micro Magic Open Race with 7 visiting skippers joining Victoria and Bernie for a total of 9. Shifting winds and the unannounced arrival of power boat members made this a difficult day. In the end after 14 races John Tushingham was the clear winner on 16 points.

1. John Tushingham,   16
2. David Staniforth,   35
3. Liz Tushingham,   38
4. Andrew Benson,   38
5. Keith Coxon,   40
6. Barrie Norman,   70
7. Adam Foley,   78
8. Bernie McNulty,   94
9. Victoria McNulty,   96

IOM Trophy Race, 21/7/12

A full fleet of 21 boats for a light and variable NW wind. It was good to have Graham Birkett join us along with Greg Burke sailing his first IOM race day. We hope to see these guys with us again soon.

1. Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Rob Walsh,   25
3. Graham Birkett,   28
4. Graham Elliott,   31
5. Darin Ballington,   37
6. Victoria McNulty,   45
7. Richard Hampson,   54
8. John Tushingham,   57
9. Bill Culshaw,   68
10. Dave Burke,   76
11. Dave Williams,   85
12. Colin Smith,   85
13. Vernon Gee,   91
14. David Staniforth,   96
15. Martin Roberts,   107
16. Ernie Rice,   107
17. Jim Findlay,   108
18. Liz Tushingham,   131
19. David Pickup,   135
20. Greg Burke,   150
21. Dave Wayt,   164

Open 800 Racing 4, 26/5/12

A great turn out for our Open 800 Racing on Saturday, results as follows:

1. Victoria McNulty, Micro Magic,   18 pts
2. Jim Findlay, Micro Magic,   19
3. Liz Tushingham, Micro Magic,   21
4. Bernie McNulty, Micro Magic,   21
5. #21, Victoria,   26
6. David Staniforth, Micro Magic,   28
7. Dave Williams, Victoria,   31
8. John Tushingham, RG65,   33
9. Erine Rice, Micro Magic,   34
10. Terry Roberts, Victoria,   5411. #40, Victoria,   5712. Barrie Norman, RG65,   6013. #J-10, Victoria,   6514. #00, Victoria,   77

8 races

10R Else Cup, 14/7/12

A lovely B suit breeze of 8-12 knots with the occasional gust a little higher made for some great racing. A good fleet of 11 boats with the dual rated Marbleheads of Brad, Martin and Rob taking the podium places.

1. Brad Gibson,   10 pts
2. Martin Roberts,   21
3. Rob Walsh,   31
4. Bill Culshaw,   49
5. Ernie Rice,   52
6. Jim Findlay,   53
7. Vernon Gee,   60
8. Dave Williams,   75
9. Dave Wayt,   79
10. Colin Galvin,   86
11. George Laverick,   109


Micro Magic Ranking/Open Race at Birkenhead
Sunday 22nd July Sees the Micro Magic class holding a round of their National Ranking series at Birkenhead. Entry is open to all Micro Magic class skippers holding MYA, MM or Club membership. Racing starts from 10am sharp finishing time will be decided on the day. Entries can be made via the Micro Magic forum HERE or through the Club Sailing Secretary via email.


This coming Saturday 14th July has a return to 10R racing at the club. It is good to see numbers returning to this class through some newer members dual rating their Marbleheads after some recent lean years with small fleets. If you are a member who owns a 10R, why not come and join us or look at loaning your boat to one of the many interested parties.


Our Condolences
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Eileen Smith, wife of club member Colin. Eileen was a great supporter of Colin’s sailing and was often seen at the lakeside watching him of a Saturday afternoon. Our best wishes are with Colin and family at this time.