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Power show hands cup to Mackleys

13:43 30 March 2012

Last weekend marked the finale of Frostbites’ “round the cans” season and Rolleby’s “Frostbite” series with overcast skies and a light north-easterly.

On the river, Kevin Edwards and Rory Kelsey took an early lead to win the Norfolk race comfortably ahead of Paul Carrington and Sarah Davies before the main event, the Power Station Race for the Breydon Trophy was sailed.

Geoffs Coulthard and Evans made a textbook start to lead with a comfortable margin down to the turning mark and then upstream to the junction of the Wensum and Yare before turning back. But the wind was fickle along the New Cut on the beat back, and, with only a couple of hundred yards to go they found a dead patch. David and Kate Mackley, who had made their way up the 12 strong fleet, studiously avoided it and slipped past to win by 18 seconds.

At Rollesby, the multi-sails took advantage of series leader Peter Dearnley’s departure, and, in Mike Broadbent and Hugh Rout’s case, the chance to sport their new ISO sails as they led the first race from start to finish with enough speed thanks to their spinnaker to beat the Wayfarers’ handicap.

John Ayres, however, remained close enough in his Mirror to take second place, and then improved on it by winning the second race, and spreading alarm with the news that he is about to acquire a new FRP Mirror to replace his 30- year-old! Pete Smith was best of the rest with a third and second.

In the single-handers it was again a Solo clean sweep as they took all six guns in the morning races, Ian Ayres leading, Peter Matthews second, and Barry Graver and Chris Mann taking the third spots. Tough on Graver, who got the best start in both races but succumbed to an unlucky wind shift in the first and stalled in the second. After lunch Ayres took the honours from Smith and Graver, largely thanks to a splendid start which saw him take the first two marks before being passed by Broadbent’s ISO.

The various series winners were John Saddington and Dennis Manning, Peter Dearnley and Di Slatter (multi-sails), and Laurence Milton and Ian Ayres in the single handers, Ayres also taking the Allcomers series.

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