DragonForce Spring Series #8 22/5/19

Another good turn out with 9 boats competing, light wind from top of lake making A+ the rig to use. John again this week was the person to beat and he was given a hard time but it was his consistency of always being in the top three that made him the deserved winner.

  1.   John Brierley                  7 pts
  2.   Alan Watkinson           14 pts  (2x1st)
  3.   Neil Westbrook            14 pts  (1x1st)
  4.   Dave Williams              15 pts
  5.   Derek Matthews          23 pts
  6.   Richard Walker             28 pts
  7.   Colin Deakin                  29 pts
  8.   Kearon Worthington  43 pts
  9.   Chris  Weston                 53 pts

9 Races sailed

Open Sailing Days 2019

The 2019 season’s  OPEN DAYS  commence this Saturday 18th May.
This is also an open invitation to all members of the Vintage Model Yacht Group to bring along any Pond Yachts and Vintage Racing Yachts to sail on our fabulous lake.
The Clubhouse will open at 12.00 noon, and we usually sail til around 4.00 – 4.30 pm.
THIS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO ALL  –  to  bring along  any  type and size of model yacht, not just radio, but ‘ Free Sailing’  too, or even to just turn up and have a chat and a cup of tea!
This is the first of 5 Open Days for 2019 –  see Club Calendar for further details of dates.
Andrew Peter – Club Captain  and  VMYG  NW Co-ordinator.  

DragonForce Spring Series #7 15/5/19

Sunny and warm, wind from the Clubhouse most of the time with big shifts. Top end of A+ with some boats occasionally losing control downwind.  We were joined by Powerboat Captain Keiren for his first sail and Chris, a friend of Richard giving a total of 10 boats. Only three sailors shared the wins this week after last weeks 4.  After a slightly shaky start Commodore John Brierley took 5 wins out of the last 6 races to end first well clear of the rest.

  1.   John Brierley              11 pts
  2.   Peter Baldwin            21 pts
  3.   Neil Westbrook         23 pts
  4.   Dave Williams            39 pts
  5.   Alan  Watkinson         42 pts
  6.   Richard Walker           56 pts
  7.   Colin Deakin                 57 pts
  8.   Derek Matthews          63 pts
  9.   Chris  Weston                67 pts
  10.   Kearon Worthington  70 pts

11 races held

Marblehead Open Club events at West Kirby

Prior to the Marblehead Nationals which take place on Saturday and Sunday 20th/21st July, Birkenhead will host two Open events at West Kirby Sailing Club on the 1st and 29th June, which are open to all Marblehead sailors who wish to participate.

On each Saturday racing will start at 13:00, with a short briefing 15 minutes prior to first start.  There will be no Race started after 4:30 and if no boat has finished an A heat by 5:00, the Race will be abandoned. After sailing there will be a post race debrief and drink at the local “Farmers” pub.

Entry for the day will be £7 (payable on the day) and the WKSC clubhouse and bar will be open.  Please advise Graham Elliott if you are planning to attend so that he can gauge likely numbers.  Entries accepted up to and including the day of the event.

Contact details for Graham are elliottyachts@hotmail.co.uk and telephone 0151 678 4134

Entries for 29th June as of 24/6/19

  1. Bill Culshaw
  2. Martin Roberts
  3. Graham Elliott
  4. Andrea Roberts
  5. Damian Ackroyd
  6. Mike Parkington
  7. John Taylor
  8. John Tushingham
  9. Neil Westbrook
  10. Darin Ballington
  11. Tracey Ballington

RG65 TT Round 3

A good entry of 19 boats of which there were 7 different designs competing for round 3 of the RG65 TT at Birkenhead, where we were met with blue skies and a decent breeze of 6 to 8 knots straight down the lake, with all skippers opting for their number 1 rigs to start the days sailing.
We sailed 4 races before a quick cup of tea/coffee (and a piece of cake) with no one skipper quick out of the blocks. Martin Roberts did take 2 out of the first 4 but also scored heavily in the other 2 sailing a borrowed Scram for the day. Eight races were sailed before lunch and still no one skipper dominated with 5 different race winners and only a few points separating the top 5 boats it was obvious that consistency was going to win the day.
After lunch with the breeze building and skippers going down a rig at some point during the next four races, it was tight to the finish, finally after 17 races it was Martin Roberts who ground out the win on his maiden venture with an RG65 and gave the lad a smile from ear to ear.
We had two lady helms competing at this event, both enjoyed the champagne sailing with Liz Tushingham finishing in a well placed 7th and Susan Parkington 13th.
Thanks must go to  Judith Baldwin, Bernie, Neil and Chris Westbrook for their help and not forgetting John Brierley for supplying the scones and Bara brith to have with our tea.
There are a few more photographs in the Gallery.
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DragonForce Spring Series #6 8/5/19

Wet and cold day, wind from the Clubhouse at times, good A+.  Competition getting closer with 4 different sailors managing a win.

1st     John Brierley          14 pts
2nd   Neil Westbrook     15 pts
3rd   Colin Deakin           29 pts
4th   Alan  Watkinson    31 pts
5th   Dave Williams        32 pts
6th   Andrew Peter         34 pts
7th   Richard Walker     42 pts
8th   Derek Matthews   45 pts

10 races held