Saturday 8th September is the IOM STREBOR Open Race with a Briefing at 9.45am for a 10.00am start, finish time to be decided on the day (approx 5.00pm).
Sunday 9th September is the Northern District RM Ranking Race which is to be held at West Kirby Marine Lake. Briefing at 9.45am for a 10.00am start, wih no race to start after 4.30pm. This event will be the final hit out for our best GBR team skippers before next month’s World Championships in France and a great opportunity to see World Class Marblehead racing locally.
Any club skipper wishing to enter in either of the above races should contact the Sailing Secretary at bgrcyachting ‘at’ hotmail.com, or use the MYA Onilne Entry Form for the RM Ranking.
Lunch on the Saturday will be available at the canteen and it is also presumed that lunch will be available on the Sunday at West Kirby Sailing Club.
As both races are being run by Birkenhead MY&PC, we are asking that any members not wishing to sail in either of the IOM or RM events above could kindly offer their assistance on either day to help run these events. Now is the time to step forward if you have not done so yet this year! Please let Brad know if you can help out.
It is with sadness to hear of the passing of Elizabeth Jones. Elizabeth was a longstanding life member of Birkenhead where she supported boat builder and sailor husband Ken, along with grandsons Graham and Chris Elliott. We pass on our condolences to family and friends.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Club Life Member Rona Galvin, wife of Club President Colin. Over many years Rona supported Colin’s sailing each and every week, along with keeping the club canteen in good order and often totaling end of race day scores. Her welcoming service to the club will be sorely missed by all who have sailed with Birkenhead. The best wishes of all members are with Colin and family at this time.
Micro Magic Ranking/Open Race at Birkenhead
Sunday 22nd July Sees the Micro Magic class holding a round of their National Ranking series at Birkenhead. Entry is open to all Micro Magic class skippers holding MYA, MM or Club membership. Racing starts from 10am sharp finishing time will be decided on the day. Entries can be made via the Micro Magic forum HERE or through the Club Sailing Secretary via email.
This coming Saturday 14th July has a return to 10R racing at the club. It is good to see numbers returning to this class through some newer members dual rating their Marbleheads after some recent lean years with small fleets. If you are a member who owns a 10R, why not come and join us or look at loaning your boat to one of the many interested parties.
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Eileen Smith, wife of club member Colin. Eileen was a great supporter of Colin’s sailing and was often seen at the lakeside watching him of a Saturday afternoon. Our best wishes are with Colin and family at this time.
This coming weekend, 7-8th July, sees the club hosting the UK IOM Veterans Nationals. With entries now closed we have 22 competitors looking to take the crown of Veteran Champion.
A reminder to all competitors that racing starts at 10am sharp on Saturday with skippers asked to be prepared early for boat weigh in and registration. The club house gates will be open from 2.30pm until 5pm on Friday 6th July for those wishing for a practice sail or to take a look at the venue.
RM Nationals, Fleetwood
This coming weekend sees the RM Nationals at Fleetwood lake with 33 entries now booked in. For a full preview and form guide take a look at the Yachts & Yachting article HERE promoting the event.
Good luck to Birkenhead skippers Martin, Brad, Richard, Bill, plus affiliate members Rob, Damian, Darin and John taking on some of the world’s best skippers.
Follow the event HERE
A reminder to all skippers that entries close this coming weekend for the Veterans being held at Birkenhead on 7-8 July. If you have not entered or forwarded your entry fee, please be sure to as soon as possible.
Find the entry list so far and Notice of Race links HERE
Club racing this coming weekend is the 6th round of the IOM Club Championship and with a few club members off racing Marblehead, this provides a great chance for skippers to close the gap on the leading pack.
Current Club Championship standings can be found HERE
A reminder to all members that this coming Saturday 16/6/12 is a 10 Rater Ranking/Open Race and that the start time will be 10am sharp.
Please ensure you bring along your current certificate and your £4 entry fee.
Any skippers not sailing who can give us a few hours of their time would very much be appreciated.