RM Winter Series 4, 2/2/13

Round 4 saw 9 skippers compete in fantastic Birkenhead conditions with a NW, B suit breeze blowing straight down the middle of the lake. Whilst Brad took 9 wins there was some close racing through the fleet with Victoria second, follewed closely by Bill and Jim. Next week sees the re-scheduled IOM race.

1. Brad Gibson,   8pts
2. Victoria McNulty,   20
3. Bill Culshaw,   27
4. Jim Findlay,   28
5. Ernie Rice,   34
6. Vernon Gee,   37
7. Dave Williams,   38
8. Les Kewn,   63
9. Dave Pickup,   63

Racing for 26/1/13 re-scheduled due to ice

As of this evening the lake was still over 80% covered in ice. Taking this into account and allowing for a warmer over night temperature change, it is felt that the lake will be unsuitable to hold Round 4 of the IOM Winter Series. This race has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 9th February. Any members wishing to turn up and try their luck for a social sail, depending on clear water are as always more that welcome.

Brad Gibson
Sailing Secretary

RM Winter Series 3, 12/1/13

A good days Marblehead sailing with 8 boats racing in conditions that started out with C rig and finished in lightening B to A rig conditions. There was some good close racing throughout the fleet with both Bill and Victoria each taking a race win from Brad.

1. Brad Gibson,   8pts
2. Bill Culshaw,   18
3. Victoria McNulty,   21
4. Jim Findlay,   33
5. Ernie Rice,   42
6. Vernon Gee,   42
7. Dave Williams,   43
8. Les Kewn,   62

10 races

A reminder our next IOM Winter Series race day is 26/1/13 and for those of you who have not renewed your membership are reminded to asap, to ensure a copy of your MYA Yearbook and to be eligible for all Birkenhead and MYA races.

IOM Winter Series 3, 5/1/13

Round 3 of the Birkenhead IOM Winter Series was a total of 22 skippers arrive for what can only be described as light to drifting conditions. Due to such light conditions it was decided to run with one fleet where only 5 races in total were completed, with race 6 abandoned. After 5 scoring raced and one drop, consistent good sailing from Dave Burke saw him take out the day with a total of 8 points. We had skippers travel from as far as Guildford and Oxford for the day which continues to show the attraction of top level racing at Birkenhead each week.

1. Dave Burke,   8 pts
2. Josh King,   13
3. Graham Elliott,   19
4. Greg King,   20
5. Darin Ballington,   22
6. Victoria McNulty,   23
7. Neil Westbrook,   29
8. Terry Rensch,  32
9. Nigel Biggs,   33
10. Martin Roberts,   33
11. Colin Smith,   40
12. Vernon Gee,   41
13. Rob Walsh,  42
14. Graham Birkett,   42
15. Lisa Reeves,   42
16. Jim Findlay,   43
17. Simon Pritchard Jones,   57
18. Dave Williams,   65
19. Albert Stanley,   67
20. Ernie Rice,   69
21. Dave Pickup,   69
22. Les Kewn,   86

5 races