IOM Team Racing, 28/7/12

A nice mid to top end A rig breeze welcomed 15 skippers for this year’s team race. Teams were divided in to four with the best three finishers from each team scored on each race. In the end, after 10 races, it was the White Team of Bill Culshaw, Jim Findlay and Victoria McNulty taking the win narrowly from the Blue Team of David Catherall, Lisa Reeves, Ernie Rice and Rob Walsh. The day once again proved a success for the concept as club members of mixed standard benefited from working with and learning from their team mates.

1st White Team,   127 pts
Bill Culshaw
Jim Findlay
Victoria McNulty

2nd Blue Team,   135
          David Catherall
          Lisa Reeves
          Ernie Rice
          Rob Walsh

3rd Orange Team,   154
          Greg Burke
          Peter Chester
          Brad Gibson
          Dave Williams

4th Yellow Team,   179
          Andrew Benson
          Dave Burke
          Richard Hampson


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

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