A very variable light breeze, shifting 180 degrees from West to South made setting a course very difficult. A+ rigs were chosen. Thanks go to Paul Little, acting as Race Officer today.
We managed 8 races using ¾ of the lake and a single lap course, apart from race 8, when the breeze filled in to a steady Force 2-3 Westerly, allowing a good two lap race to finish the day.
- Richard Robinson 01 10 pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 19 pts
- Andrew Peter 919 20 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 26 pts [ 2 x 1sts ]
- Andrew Potter 194 26 pts
- John Carlin 11 37 pts
- Charles Legg 21 43 pts
- Simon Bates 69 53 pts
- Stan Metcalfe 46 58 pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 62 pts
- Richard Walker 39 74 pts Rtd [ 1 x 5th ]
- Graham Reeves 189 74 pts Rtd
- Paul Whalley 00 86 pts
Finally, may we remind all sailors that pre-registration via the online website entry form is still required, to enable Track & Trace, manage numbers, and allocate RO Duties.
A good sunny day with the wind from the Clubhouse end, A+ was the chosen rig of the day. With Neil volunteering to don the waders, one of the start line marks was moved to make a non biased start. Several boats were keen to get going but fell foul of the start line judge. A few boats had electrical problems and had to retire and then with the wind strength increasing the last few races saw several more retire. 10 races were held with David Potter and Mike de St Paer taking 9 race wins between them, with David just coming out the winner. John Carlin took third place with a good consistent sail. Many thanks to the RO for this week, Dave Williams.
- David Potter 946 11pts
- Mike de St Paer 35 13pts
- John Carlin 11 32pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 41pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 43pts
- James Douglas 73 49pts
- Richard Walker 39 54pts 3 x 3rd
- Don Mackinnon 933 54pts 0 x 3rd
- Dan Skinner 27 56pts
- Andrew Potter 194 74pts
- Charles Legg 21 77pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 79pts 1 x 3rd
- Simon Bates 69 79pts. 0 x 3rd
- Tony Marsden 947 102pts
With a steady ESE breeze from the Clubhouse end of the lake, RO Neil Westbrook decided that A rigs were the order of the day for everyone. Ably assisted by Dave Williams, a course was set using the full length of the lake. Ten races were completed, with the final race over two laps.
- RICHARD ROBINSON 01 12 pts
- MIKE DE ST PAER 35 20 pts
- ANDREW PETER 919 29 pts
- ALAN WATKINSON 373 31 pts
- JOHN CARLIN 11 33 pts
- DEREK MATTHEWS 57 41 pts
- PAUL WHITE 45 45 pts
- RICHARD WALKER 39 56 pts
- CHARLES LEGG 21 58 pts
- SIMON BATES 69 67 pts[ 1 X 2nd ]
- SALLY COLLINGS 829 67 pts
- DON MACKINNON 933 74 pts
- BARRY BOUGH 147 RTD
Yet another sunny but chilly spring day at Birkenhead, with a very light breeze hardly rippling the water for the first race. RO Andrew Peter set a single lap ¾ length course, with the breeze filling in slightly from the NW. as the morning progressed. Some new faces were welcomed into the DF65 racing fleet, and the competition was very keen throughout, as the closeness of the final points indicates.
A slightly longer course was set for the last two races as the breeze picked up gaving ideal sailing for A+ rigs. 8 races were completed. One ‘no-show’ in the bookings fortunately gave our stand-by sailor the chance to compete, and two ‘guests’ arrived to spectate, Martin Roberts and potential new member Mike Hilton.
As has been the case for the last 3 DF65 Wednesday races, the breeze has filled in towards the end of each session, with ideal steady wind conditions just as we are finishing the days racing. Would a move to a later start time, of say 12.00 noon, perhaps be considered sensible. If you have any thoughts on this subject, please talk to Andrew Peter when you next see him or email him through his details on the Contact page.
- Neil Westbrook 03 11 pts 4 x 1st
- Richard Robinson 01 11 pts 1 x 1st
- David Williams 233 20 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 22 pts
- Mike De St Paer 35 23 pts
- James Douglas 73 30 pts
- Paul Little 45 33 pts
- Sally Collings 829 41 pts
- Don Mackinnon 933 45 pts
- Charles Legg 21 54 pts
- Stan Metcalfe 46 60 pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 61 pts
- Barry Bough 147 62 pts
After 8 races sailed and two discards
A sunny, top suit day with the wind blowing straight down the lake, met the 7 RG65 and 5 DF 65 sailors for the 1st Saturday sailing for these classes since lockdown was lifted.
The assembled sailors observed a minutes silence in memory of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, before racing commenced.
The DF65 fleet had a few retirements due to gear failure, which left Richard Robinson a clear winner from John Carlin and Mike De St Paer.
In the RG65 class, Peter Baldwin was fast out of the blocks winning the first two races, with “newcomer” to the fleet Martin Roberts showing a fine turn of speed and best consistency to win overall. Many of the fleet managed to show at the front of the fleet during the 11 races, to provide a very close day’s sailing. Thanks once again to Bernie for running the afternoon.
1st Martin Roberts 184 19 points Pocket Rocket 3 wins
2nd John Brierley 84 22 points Uno 3 wins 4x2nd
3rd Graham Elliott 55 22 points Argon 3 wins 3x2nd
4th Peter Baldwin 63 26 points Pocket Rocket 2 wins
5th Neil Westbrook 03 32 points Pocket Rocket
6th Dave Williams 33 41 points Pocket Rocket
7th Alan Watkinson 23 54 points Scurry
1st Richard Robinson 01 11 points 7 wins
2nd. John Carlin 11 20 points 2 wins
3rd. Mike de St Par 35 22 points 1 win
4th. Sally Collings 829 44 points
5th. Andrew Peter 919 49 points 1 win
11 races sailed. Photos from John Brierley