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  1. What an amazing coincidence, it was the very same Graham that was the ratbag observing that incident in Portugal that I was DSQ'd from. When I say ratbag, I am sure that is what Jonesy called him at the debrief in the evening in the student bar, I may of misheard though as the music and laughing was very loud on that particular evening.....
  2. I had a great incident that I will never forget back in the 90's at an IOM Worlds in Portugal. Sailing to the finish line in around 4th place in 'A' fleet and feeling very chuffed, the boat in front of me (Paul Jones) was obviously sailing to the wrong finish line ( they had 4 buoys out and changed lines according to wind) so I gave him a gentle nudge, unfortunately for me a fellow GBR skipper and observer to the race witnessed this and proceeded to protest me. The protest was heard and I was DSQ'd, Jonesy got his 3rd/4th place and bought my beers for the rest of the week. Guess
  3. 15 places available...... Likely that oversea entries will be allowed to enter on the 1st APRIL..... GBR Skippers get a move on please to avoid upset and missing the fun at Fleetwood.
  4. Entries rolling in fast, opened on the 1st March and we have 59 paid entries so far. If you have not entered yet but know you want to join in the fun, enter now to avoid disappointment, online entry open. Only 25 spaces now available.
  5. Graham Elliott

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    Hi Solo, I have sent you a message and hopefully I can help you out. Graham
  6. Well if you have, go to the link below and have a go at the rules quiz with boats that actually move and incidents that really happen in every event you enter. https://birkenheadrspc.co.uk/ Just scroll down and you cannot miss it.
  7. Well done John, great read, thanks. Lets hope there is not another lockdown and you can get all those ideas on the water racing.
  8. Birkenhead are back this weekend, sailing IOM, 6 skippers, social distancing, pre-entry, carpark locked after the 6 are in. Not a formal calendar club race but a way to ease us back into sailing.
  9. To be fair, Tim does have a point, the races have been cancelled, at no fault of the MYA but to try and keep us all safe from Covid 19. Not sure about a reduction though, the MYA will have lost an awful lot of revenue due to no race fees coming in but still have pretty much the same expenditure, marketing, insurance, yearbook etc. Probably the same at club level, clubs lost revenue from entry fees, canteen etc but same expenditure.
  10. Getting back to my club history I thought this bit might be relevant- “On 10th January 1940 the club secretary Wm Carpenter sent a notice to members stating that owing to war conditions it would not be possible to carry through the usual club events or fixtures. There was an AGM held in the boathouse on March 16th 1940. A special AGM on May 2nd 1942. Another special meeting on June 6th 1945. Another on 4th February 1946. Then club sailing settled into a routine, with racing on Saturdays again. However I think the lake could be used during the war, as there was permission for members to use the
  11. Derrick, what you upto next Bank Holiday weekend? A space has become available at the IOM Nationals hosted by Fleetwood. I guarantee you will have a great time and learn more in 3 days than you will do in 3 years.
  12. Birkenhead are running a four race series for 65's this year, everyone is welcome. Start 11am-------Finish 4.45 Best 3 races to count. MARCH 17th MAY 5th JUNE 9th SEPTEMBER 8th
  13. Dates below for Birkenhead IOM Winter series races. All welcome, just turn up. 5 best from 7 races. Start at 1pm. £1 Entry November 18th December 30th January 13th January 27th February 10th February 24th March 10th
  14. I think the push for the SHRS system of scoring is because of the 'hot water' that is created by only having one seeding race with HMS and now a few skippers have come up with an alternative system that rids us of this 'hot water' one race shoot out that so often shapes your whole event. The simple and ever so popular fix to this is to revert back to the original 3 seeding races within HMS. Indeed when I asked everyone i could find at the IOM Euros in Garda which was over 30 skippers, only one person was a fan of the one seeding race. I must admit, I did want to sail at an event that used th
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