RM Hamburg Cup 19/5/12

A very light and fickle ENE wind made the conditions tough for the 8 skippers competing. The fleet welcomed another converted IOM skipper to RMs for the first time with Richard Hampson having a good first up day in second place after some close races at the front with Brad, Vernon and Jim.

1. Brad Gibson,   6 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   12
3. Vernon Gee,   15
4. Jim Findlay,   25
5. Colin Galvin,   26
6. Ernie Rice,   32
7. Dave Wayt,   33
8. Andrew Benson,   47

8 races, 2 discards

IOM Club Championship 3, 12/5/12

Round 3 of the IOM Club Championship was sailed in a lovely NW breeze from 8-12 knots. Some close racing throughout the fleet with newer members showing solid improvements gained from competing in recent ranking races. Also a mention to Andrew Benson, our youngest club members who had some very solid placings throughout the day.

1. Brad Gibson,   9 pts
2. Darin Ballington,   13
3. Richard Hampson,   21
4. Dave Burke,   32
5. Dave Wayt,   38
6. Jim Findlay,   51
7. Ernie Rice,   53
8. Andrew Benson,   58
9. Colin Galvin,   67
10. David Catherall,   109


Well done to Birkenhead members who competed at the IOM Ranking Race at Castle Semple. Full report, results and pictures can be found on the event website HERE


For any skippers interested in competing at this years Radio Marblehead National Championship at Fleetwood, Notice of Race is available and online entries can be made HERE through the MYA website. This event will feature some of the best skippers in the country and from abroad looking to fine tune their boats for this year’s upcoming World Championships in France.
Even if not entering why not plan to come up and have a look over the weekend 23-24 June.
Event website now up HERE


Club Racing
This coming weekend, 12/5/12, is the 3rd round of the IOM Club Championship, incorparating the IOM Veterans Club Championship. Racing starts at 2pm sharp


With thanks to Bill Culshaw for the initiative, we are now also running a Veterans IOM Club Championship in conjunction with the overall Championship within the club. All members over 60 years of age are included with the top 3 places over the season being awarded prizes donated by both Housemartin Sails and BG Sails & Design. Scoring positions are noted on the left hand column of the overall scores updated after each round, posted HERE.

This coming weekend 12 club members are travelling to Castle Semple, Scotland for round 2 of the IOM Ranking. Skipper lists and results can be found HERE.

Club racing this weekend is for the Fleur de Lys 10R Cup, starting from 2pm.

RM Hornby Cup, 28/4/12

The Hornby Cup for Radio Marbleheads had 11 skippers in total with some very close racing had in the gusty NE conditions. Setting a true course with a long beating leg was tricky at times, but there was enough shifting in the wind to reward those who worked had for it. It was great to see relative RM newcomers Bill Culshaw and Jim Findlay scoring low scores, along with the re-emergence of World Champion Martin Roberts sailing #55 joining in from race 6 onwards. With the prospect of a couple more boats joining us soon, the RMs at Birkenhead are strengthening once again, come and join us.

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Bill Culshaw,   20
3. Jim Findlay,   27
4. Dave Wayt,   33
5. Vernon Gee,   40
6. Dave Williams,   45
7. Ernie Rice,   47
8. Martin Roberts,   50
9. Charles Lyth,   65
10. Colin Galvin,   88
11. George Laverick,   91