Fleet out in force

Following another successful week of sailing school activities, series B racing at Beccles got into full swing and enjoyed a hefty turnout of sailors despite the damp morning.

Following another successful week of sailing school activities, series B racing at Beccles got into full swing and enjoyed a hefty turnout of sailors despite the damp morning.

With a packed summer race schedule ahead, plenty of Enterprises and Lasers were out in force to contend the senior trophies, and Toppers dominated the field in the junior races.

After R Gilchrist secured the first race in the Novices' Salver, the rain stopped and crews enjoyed a gentle north easterly under the cloudy skies for most of the afternoon.

In the juniors, Milo Phillips-Beck had another great week with a double in the Mirror Trophy.


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A large fleet got out on the water for the Clubhouse Trophy, a Chinese handicap open to all classes.

R Kelsey and D Johnson in a Norfolk OD kept ahead for the 30-minute race to secure first place.

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Second was M Langston in his Laser who then went on to win the Coronation Cup first race.

Later in the afternoon the wind picked up to provide some more exciting racing. R Salisbury and G Curtis in Enterprises had a tussle in the Kerrich Cup which saw them both as race leaders at times and saw R Salisbury in his new boat doing turns after clipping Tarka IV near the new bridge. Despite this, R Salisbury got past and kept a few boat lengths ahead to win.

Peter Bray in the monosail extract in the Will Judge Trophy, worked hard to keep ahead of John Blankley to secure first place.

Results: Clubhouse Trophy: 1 R Kelsey & D Johnson, 2 M Langston, 3 J Shipley.

Coronation Cup: 1 M Langston, 2 R Kelsey & D Johnson, 3 J Shipley.

Novices Salver: 1 R Gilchrist, 2 R Edwards, 3 D Edwards.

Mirror I: 1 M Phillips-Beck, 2 R Gilchrist, 3 H Shipley.

Kerrich Cup: 1 R Salibury, 2 G Curtis, 3 S Halliday.

Will Judge Trophy: 1 P Bray, 2 J Blankley, 3 M Langston.

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