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IOM Christmas Race at Birkenhead Radio Sailing & Power Club

by John Brierley 16 Dec 2019 10:57 GMT 14 December 2019
IOM Christmas Race at Birkenhead © John Brierley

Wind, sun and enthusiasm by all the entrants for this years Birkenhead Christmas race for the IOM, was evident today at Gautby Road.

As this was also the first round of the Northern District Winter Series for the IOM, there were nine clubs represented, including the host club. This produced the 20 entrants and 16 races were achieved by the Race Officer and Commodore John Brierley, before the light finally closed in. Racing was in 2nd suit all day with some viscous but short lived gusts providing testing moments for most of the competitors.

Early front runner by the lunchtime break after 8 races was John Tushingham from Keighley (Vision) but as the day progressed Graham Elliott (Britpop) from the host club came back into contention and eventually proved a worthy winner in the testing conditions. There was a big battle for the final podium position with Peter Baldwin (Lintel MMX) securing it with a fine win in the last race from Derek Priestley (Dead Reckoning).

It was good to see ten designs of IOM's ranging form the Asset of Dave Stewart right through to the current range of popular designs. All boats had their moments today which kept everyone on their toes.

As this was the clubs Christmas race there was no entry fee charged by the club, but all competitors gave a wrapped gift and all those at the prize-giving went away with a prize (not their own gift!).

Thanks must go to John Brierley for acting as Race Officer together with Bernie, Jack and Joyce who provided the supporting roles to make this another successful Birkenhead event.

Overall Results:

PosNameSail NoHull DesignR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14R15R16Pts
1stGraham Elliott9Britpop‑41122‑51‑91141122322
2ndJohn Tushingham51Vision2321‑6121‑1121421‑5426
3rdPeter Baldwin63Lintel MMX‑7745735‑13232‑8663154
4thDerek Priestley67Dead Reckoning(DNS)6941(DNS)(DNS)83482441256
5thMartin Roberts22A215575244‑9‑9(DNF)7584764
6thDave Burke30Britpop62106343688113‑153(DNF)(DNC)73
7thDarin Ballington85Widget3(DNF)68‑1466245567‑96973
8thGordon Bayliff169V9118334‑12835103‑14(DNC)77577
9thDave Darwell135Moster14(DNF)7910‑17145121571035(DNF)6117
10thAlan Watkinson23Britpop‑1698(DNF)(DNS)81111713659121013122
11thNeil Westbrook3Widget51012131111‑15‑17141210‑15131388140
12thLawrence Drennan57Britpop8‑1614‑16813710(DNC)7151116111110141
13thColin Walton3Britpop‑18415109(DNS)1315‑1611141610101214153
14thPhilip Read35Wedge10‑1411141314‑1714‑156131314141311160
15thJohn Berry123Lintel MMX12131311(DNC)15‑16121016121212159(DNC)162
16thAndrew Peter91Widget15121615151010‑1813‑1816‑1711161512176
17thBill Culshaw21Britpop(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC7127614998DNCDNCDNC177
18thDavid Stewart71Asset1715(DNS)(DNS)(DNF)189161717DNF18DNC171415215
19thRoy Stevens54Britpop91117121216(DNS)(DNS)(DNS)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC224
20thDave Williams33Wedge13(DNF)(DNS)(DNS)DNS9DNFDNFDNSDNSDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC253

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