DF65 Social Racing #8 (21/10/20)

Another day of light airs at Gautby Road Lake,  with a very light SE breeze to start the day.  10 sailors raced, with a couple of new DF65 sailors practising on the far bank.
Richard Robinson won the day again, with 2 race wins, from John Carlin in second with 4 race wins, and Neil Westbrook in third with 1 race win. The points were extremely close, showing that consistency is the name of the game.   Sally,  Andrew and Don had a race win each.
The wind shifted through 180 degrees for the last 2 races, so the course was reversed, and a strong NNW breeze gave us a 2 lap race to finish the day.
Thanks go to Stan Metcalf who acted as RO for the day.
  1. Richard Robinson     01    17 pts
  2.  John Carlin                  11     18 pts
  3. Neil Westbrook          03    20 pts
  4. Sally Collings           829    31 pts
  5.  Andrew Peter             19    37 pts
  6. Mike De St Paer          35   39 pts
  7. Don Mackinnon       933   48 pts
  8. Richard Walker          39    52 pts
  9. Derek Matthews         57    53 pts
  10. Charles Legg                21    64 pts
Please note that all subsequent Wednesday racing and social sailing will be subject to pre-booking, via the Club Website, as per the Saturday Races. Go to the Upcoming events list or the Clubs’ Calendar Page, click on the Race Day you want to enter, and complete the entry details. This is to comply with the latest ‘Tier 3’ Covid restrictions, and provide Track & Trace.

Strebor Open 2020

Due to Birkenhead currently being in a Tier 3 area (and it is requested not to travel into the area), the club have taken the decision to postpone the Strebor IOM Open until a later date when the club is open to both members and visitors from other areas.  An afternoon of IOM Social Racing is planned instead for those in the local area.

DF65 Saturday Social Racing #1

A very light NW breeze greeted 8 intrepid “ Tier 3 “ sailors for our first
DF65 Saturday Race.  A Plus rigs were the order of the day, and with it being anyone’s guess which way the slight puffs of wind would come from, the score sheet was variable – just like the breeze.
Richard Robinson won the day – but only 1 race, Mike de St Paer came second with 3 wins, Sally was third with no wins, but obviously sailing consistently well for a podium place. Andrew had 2 wins for a fourth, and then everyone else – Dave, Derek, John and Charles enjoyed a win each.  Thanks to Bernie for running another afternoon of club racing.

  1. Richard Robinson     01         19pts     1 win
  2. Mike De St Pear         35         22pts     3 wins
  3. Sally Collings           829        25pts
  4. Andrew Peter           919         27pts     2 wins
  5. Dave Williams         233         33pts      1 win
  6. Derek Mathews         57         37pts      1 win
  7. John Carlin                  11          41pts      1 win
  8. Charles Legg              42         42pts      1 win

After 10 races

Birkenhead RS&PC is in a Tier 3 Area

The Club is unfortunate to be in a Tier 3 area based upon the latest UK Government classifications for Covid-19 infection levels.  As such, organised outdoor sporting activities may continue and therefore the committee have agreed that organised club events may continue for now using the MYA Guidance and a maximum of 13 sailing as one group.  When not sailing, competitors should always ensure that they do not gather in groups larger than 6.  The clubhouse will be open for access to the toilets or temporary access to equipment stored inside but face coverings should always be worn when inside.

If you live outside of the Liverpool, Halton, Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens boroughs, then the guidance recommends that you do not travel into the Birkenhead Tier 3 area.  For the full details of what restrictions apply at each Tier see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

This weeks DF65 Saturday racing will still therefore take place.  Any changes to this ruling will be communicated to members.