Close races on flood tide

OVERCAST skies and a moderate south-westerly wind greeted sailors at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club. A flooding tide made short work of the windward legs and long and exciting off wind legs surfing on the moderate swell.

OVERCAST skies and a moderate south-westerly wind greeted sailors at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club. A flooding tide made short work of the windward legs and long and exciting off wind legs surfing on the moderate swell.

The RS400's enjoyed some close racing at the front of the fleet and the Lasers of Chris Brown and Darell Tupper-Carey had a close tussle and were never too far apart.

The Hobies, whilst the fastest on the water struggled to hold their handicap around the fast courses. Each race had a different winner with Richard Fryer and Kerr Sinclair in a RS400 winning the first race, David Houghton and John Symonds sailing a Fireball taking the next.

Chris Sallis and Ian Turner decided to leave their RS800 on shore and borrowed a RS400 and improved in each race going from third in the first, second in next race and winning the third race.

Results

Race One (8): 1 RS400 R Fryer/K Sinclair), 2 Fireball (D Houghton/J Symonds), 3 RS400 ( C Sallis/I Turner).

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Race Two (10): 1 Fireball (D Houghton/J Symonds), 2 RS400 (C Sallis/I Turner), 3 RS400 (R Fryer/K Sinclair).

Race Three (8): 1 RS400 (C Sallis/I Turner) 2 Fireball (D Houghton/J Symonds), 3 RS400 R Fryer/K Sinclair).