Laser heaven for sailors
A force three to four off the Norfolk bank made for a beatless sprint round the marks for Beccles Amateur Sailing Club.This resulted in Laser heaven for the senior handicap first race with Jon Blankley, the first of three well ahead of the mixed fleet but with the westerly easing by late afternoon, Kevin and Elena Edwards in Enterprise Sharkie proved too much for the monosails with a convincing win in race two.
A force three to four off the Norfolk bank made for a beatless sprint round the marks for Beccles Amateur Sailing Club.
This resulted in Laser heaven for the senior handicap first race with Jon Blankley, the first of three well ahead of the mixed fleet but with the westerly easing by late afternoon,
Kevin and Elena Edwards in Enterprise Sharkie proved too much for the monosails with a convincing win in race two. Half-a-dozen Toppers this week had some competition with George Browne in his RS Tera in the Mirror II race.
But they were never threatened as Charlie Folkard led a procession of boats around the same set course in the first race and Rowan Curtis took the honours with his first win this series in race two.
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The Optimist races are becoming a very competitive affair, always attracting a good clutch of boats.
After two good starts, Elena Edwards managed to stay ahead in her Optimist Cinnabar, keeping George Curtis at bay in both campaigns for a double - which puts her firmly at the top of the table. Mike and Shirley Roll set the pace in the Kerrich Cup for Enterprises.
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After dismissing Polyarchy round the basin mark in round one they stretched out a good lead eventually succumbing to Sharkie in the last throws of the race following a close battle.
Nigel and Abbie Shipley dominated in the Norfolk race and Richard and Caroline Baylis reached to victory over the Lasers as they won the Will Judge race on corrected time through a sudden downpour.
Wednesday evening racing culminated with another close encounter between Glen and George Curtis in their Firefly and Matt Deller in an Enterprise. The light airs were tortuous at times but favouring team Curtis in Laughing Gravy on the night rewarding them with the Sunset Trophy this year.
There is no racing this weekend as a large contingent of juniors travel to Barton Broad for the Youth Regatta.
Results : King George V Handicap race one (14): 1 Tardis (J Blankley), 2 Sonic Screwdriver (J Shipley), 3 Di Di Mau (O Baylis). Mirror II race one (6): 1 Charlie (C Folkard), 2 Club Topper (M Phillips), 3 Mambo Jambo (R Curtis). Optimists race one (6): 1 Cinnabar (E Edwards), 2 Robin Hood (G Curtis), 3 Racheal (R Folkard). Kerrich Cup (4): 1 Sharkie (K Edwards/J Thetford), 2 Arapaho (M and S Roll), 3 Polyarchy (G and L Curtis). Bacchante NOD (5): 1 Herewego (N and A Shipley), 2 Tankard (R Kelsey/G Roll), 3 Dragonfly (R Haynes/R Campling). Will Judge Trophy (6): 1 Manah Manah (R and C Baylis), 2 Di Di Mau, 3 Floater (M Langston). Mirror II race two (6): 1 Mambo Jambo, 2 Just Harry II (H Shipley), 3 M Phillips. Optimists race two (6): 1 Cinnabar, 2 Robin Hood, 3 Racheal. Wednesday Sunset Trophy (5): 1 Laughing Gravy (G and G Curtis), 2 Cuddles (M Deller/B Mclean), 3 RS Feva (R Curtis/B Folkard).