Gorleston sailing conditions at their Sunday best

Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Sailing Club

The good weather on Sunday brought with it some of the best sailing conditions this season at Gorleston, with 19 boats on the water.

The two morning races were dominated by Chris Sallis and Jamie Freeman sailing a RS800, who secured two wins.

The Hobie Tiger of Steve Shaw and Ed Anderson led the fleet around the course in both races and on corrected time recorded a second and third.

The two races in the afternoon were sailed around an Olympic course. The wind and sea had built up, providing some exhilarating off-wind legs for the asymmetric and some entertainment for the rescue team with several capsizes.

The first race saw many boats rounding the wrong mark, leaving a reduced fleet to complete the course. Sallis and Freeman were first round the windward mark but suffered mast failure shortly after.

David Houghton and John Symonds sailing a RS500 then took the lead followed by Richard Fryer and Carol Smalls in their RS400. These positions remaining unchanged at the finish.

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In the final race, Shaw and Anderson did an horizon job on most of the fleet, lapping many of the other boats. However, on corrected time Houghton and Symonds took the win from Fryer and Smalls.

Race 1. 1 RS800 (C Sallis/J Freeman), 2 Hobie Tiger (S Shaw/ E Anderson), 3 RS500 (D Houghton/J Symonds).

Race 2. 1 RS800 (C Sallis/J Freeman), 2 RS500 (D Houghton/J Symonds), 3 Hobie Tiger (S Shaw/ E Anderson).

Race 3. 1 RS500 (D Houghton/J Symonds, 2 RS400 (R Fyer/C Smalls), 3 Phantom (N Favell).

Race 4. 1 RS500 (D Houghton/J Symonds, 2 RS400 (R Fyer/C Smalls), 3 Phantom (N Favell).