An excellent afternoons sailing at Birkenhead for the fifth IOM Winter series. The wind, out of the north, made conditions at the windward mark interesting but the wind over the rest of the lake was predominantly down the centre of the lake.
Charles launched his new bright yellow K2 today, which showed it will be a quick boat. John and Martin were to fight it out at the front and with the rest of the fleet having their moments at the sharp end, the racing was extremely close.
After the tea break Graham, after bringing the wrong keel for his Widget last week, brought two this week and found the black Widget is very quick, giving him a win in two races. In addition, Bill, Alan and Neil were always in the mix giving a really competitive afternoon’s sailing.
Once again, thanks to Bernie and Dave for running the racing and Jack supplying the hot drinks.
- John Brierley 84 Britpop 16pts 4 wins
- Martin Roberts 22 Vanilla 17pts 5 wins
- Bill Culshaw 21 Britpop 33pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 Britpop 36pts 1win
- Graham Birkett 133 Widget 39pts 2wins
- Neil Westbrook 03 Widget 46pts
- Charles Legg 25 K2 69pts
Overall Series positions are available on the Current standings page, with one event left in the series on 26th March.