Beccles ASC make light work of conditions

An aerial view of racing at Beccles. Photo: KAREN LANGSTON

An aerial view of racing at Beccles. Photo: KAREN LANGSTON - Credit: Archant

With the recent rain, the light south westerly breeze favoured the faster handicap boats beating against a heavy ebbing Waveney at BASC on Saturday.

Jonathan Blankley and Clare Turner in their RS200 and Harry Shipley in his Laser made light work with a win a piece respectively in the two series races. Blankley and Turner then went on to stretch out a lead over Shipley in the Will Judge giving them a double.

Numbers were down in the two class races and after an initial tussle, Simon Strode helming Amelia secured a comfortable win over Stuart Halliday in Laura III.

The slower three Norfolks had Ron Haynes and Roger Campling in Dragonfly and Sue Grief and Danny Johnson in Brambling battling it out ahead of the chasing Penelope Jane up to the new bridge but after a speedy tidal run, the near windless beat up from the leeward mark gave the encroaching team Curtis in B64 the opportunity to pass.

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