Mayoral Cup 2019

8 skippers today for the IOM Mayoral Cup. First order of business… bacon butties curtesy of the Parkingtons.

Next up, check the wind on the official Fleetwood Wind-o-Meter: Somewhere between Naff All and Proper Job, that’ll do.

Then the yachting… Grey start, 13 races, decent breeze, lots of shifts, lots of race winners. Holbeche consistent, others less so and a sunny end to the day.

I’ve had too many beers already, here’s a strange info graphic that describes the day…

Results

  • Shaun Holbeche – 22pts
  • Tim Lanigan – 29pts
  • Garry Benson – 30pts
  • Rick Ford – 37pts
  • Damian Ackroyd – 43pts
  • Mike Benson – 54pts
  • Sue Parkington – 58pts
  • Eric Austwick – 85pts

Thanks you to Mike and Sue for running the racing and the galley, and thanks to Bob Jolly for keeping tabs.

IOM Open – Mayoral Cup – 7th of April

Event Schedule:

  • 09:30 Registration & bacon butties
  • 10:00 First Race
  • 16:00 Prize giving

Please enter via the contact form, just let us know know your sail no & club. Entry costs £5 (inc bacon butty) on the day.

Current Entries

  • Mike Parkington
  • Sue Parkington
  • Tim Lanigan
  • Damian Ackroyd
  • Garry Benson
  • Rick Ford
  • Eric Austwick
  • Mike Benson
  • Shaun Holbeche
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Late Cancellations

The events below have been cancelled owing to frozen lakes.

Birkenhead Winter Series race SATURDAY 2nd FEB now postponed to SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY FROZEN LAKE.

Rotherham MYC have cancelled their Craig Raistrick IOM event tomorrow (Saturday 2nd Feb) because of a frozen lake

Askern RSC are keeping a tight eye on the weather for this Sunday’s (3rd Feb) Barnby Dunn IOM Open meeting, and will make a decision about if the event is running or not tomorrow (2nd Feb). It would be wise to check by email with Jo Sharpe before you travel. This has now been re-arranged for Sunday 3rd March

IOM (and DF65) News

Below is some news that some of you new IOM skippers may not have seen but might be interested in. There’s also news for DF65 skippers

Every month in 2019, Rotherham MYC will be sailing two IOM open series events (the Craig Rastrick Trophy Series event and the Ted Ward Trophy Series event) and one DF65 / RG65 event – (the George Cliff Trophy Series event). All are sailed at Harthill Reservoir once a month throughout the year. A table of all the dates of these events can be found here.

This Saturday – 19th Jan 2019, will be the first of the Ted Ward IOM Series. Briefing will be at 9:45

There are an impressive number of open events in the Northern District this February, and they can be found on the ND IOM Events page

(Twixmas) DF95 and IOM Fleetwood

5 of the country’s top 10 ranked IOM skippers battled it out in a fleet of 17 boats at Fleetwood’s Twixmas regatta last Sunday.

With visitors from the Midlands & Yorkshire joining the 8 local members the sailors enjoyed a day of cut & thrust close quarters racing between 10am & 3,30pm interspersed with Bacon Butties, Mince pies & Mulled Wine, & cups of tea & coffee.

The wind very conveniently blew straight down the lake with a few subtle shifts & slightly varying strength between 10 & 12 knots. A full-length course was set of 2 full laps making each race approx 1000 metres.

14 races were completed before bad light stopped play at sometime after 3pm.

In the end the usual suspects came out on top with Walshy & Tushy tying for 1st , Walshy winning on countback. An interloper, Shaun Priestley, stole 3rd place by 1 point from Chris Harris, then Darin Ballington & Derek Priestley 5th & 6th made up the 5 of the top 10 rankers.  David Winder (Winder Boats of Merlin Rocket & Solo fame) turned up with a very swish looking newly finished boat to Dave Holloms “Dead Reckoning” design, which looked beautiful & showed great promise.

So ended a great weekend 2 day “Twixmas Regatta with 18 DF 95’s on sat & 17 IOM’s on Sunday.  It certainly blew away the cobwebs!! 

See you next Twixmas!

Footnote

Fleetwood club now have some 16 IOM’s within our membership and we hope to re-start IOM club racing this season.

 

And here are the results of the DF95 event on the previous day.

Twixmas Regatta

  • Too much TURKEY & CAKE? 
  • Kids driving you mad? 
  • Mother-in-law getting on your nerves?
  • Need a diversion? 
  • Fresh air?
  • Competitive racing?

Then look no further than:

FLEETWOOD’S  TWIXMAS  REGATTA!

DF95’S  Sat 29th December

IOM’s  Sun 30th December

Bacon Butties for breakfast!

MINCE PIES & MULLED WINE with racing!

Do both! Stay the sat night at the New Boston & party with us at the Mount!!

How many exclamation marks can we have in one NOR???!!!!

Entry fee £5 per day.

Start 10am, No race to start after 3pm

Enter by emailing the Derek or using contact form

Entry List

DF95

  • Shaun Priestley
  • Mick Chamberlain
  • Tim Lanigan
  • Garry Benson
  • John Sharman
  • Susan Sharman
  • Tony Wilson
  • John Tushingham
  • Liz Tushingham
  • David Foster
  • Anna Mckone
  • Chris Chatfield
  • Damian Ackroyd
  • Mike Benson
  • Gordon Bayliff
  • John Blackburn
  • Walter Audley
  • Chris Haworth

IOM

  • Paul Allen
  • Shaun Priestley
  • Mick Chamberlain
  • Garry Benson
  • John Sharman
  • John Tushingham
  • Liz Tushingham
  • David Foster
  • Dave Darwell
  • Chris Chatfield
  • Damian Ackroyd
  • Derek Priestley
  • Rob Walsh
  • Rick Ford
  • Eric Austwick
  • Mike Benson
  • Chris Harris
  • David Winder