Round 5 of the Northern District Winter Series was held in mostly light fickle winds with the breeze only settling down for the final four races late in the afternoon. Visiting skippers were welcomed from both the Midlands and South East Districts, making a total of 18 boats for the day. With a high quality fleet comprising of 7 GBR representatives of last year’s IOM World Championship. After some tight racing in trying conditions, Birkenhead skippers filled the top three placings, with Tony Edwards of the Midlands proving the best of the visitors in fourth place.
Attentions will now be focused on the to the first National Ranking Races for 2012 next weekend at Bartley Green in the West Midlands, where many ND skippers will hope to take advantage of lessons learned through what has proven to be a very tight series in the North.
Congratulations go to John Tushingham for a thoroughly deserved ND Winter Series win for 2011/12 and to all skippers who supported the series.
|2.||22||Martin Roberts||Birkenhead||Lintel MMX||24|
|5.||25||Rob Walsh||Fleetwood||Lintel MMX||59|
|8.||98||Darin Ballington||Manor Park||BritPOP!||63|
|10.||11||Dave Stewart||Ashton Quays||Widget||87|
|16.||74||John Fozard||Ashton Quays||Pikanto||150|
|17.||71||Graham Marsh||Ashton Quays||Gadget||150|