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Classic and Vintage Dinghy Open at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club

by Bill & Diana Webber 14 Aug 2018 22:47 PDT 11-12 August 2018

Ten boats including home sailors and those that travelled from as far as Lancashire and Cheshire clubs entered this two day event.

For the first race on Saturday afternoon, the wind was light and variable. The Merlin Rocket of Nick Crickmore and Richard Holmes led on the water, followed by Jon Cowper and Mike Liggett also in a Merlin Rocket. They finished first and second but the Firefly of Richard and Lizzy Whitefoot was never far behind the leading group of faster boats.

In the second race, a little more breeze was used to advantage by local sailors Chris and Nick Dunster in their International 14 and Bill and Diana Webber in their GP14. The GP14 chased around in the wake of the International 14 after the leading Merlins had made an error at the leeward mark on the first lap. On corrected time, the GP14 won from the International 14 with the Whitefoots' Firefly third again.

With a forecast of rain and gusts up to force six, only four boats took to the water for race three on Sunday. After eight years of keel boat racing, the Webbers found that they missed the stability factor of 300kg of ballast beneath their boat and quickly sailed back in leaving the Norfolk One Design of Ray Johnson and Steve Ford to win on corrected time from the Whitefoots.

Only the Norfolk dinghy ventured out for the last race meaning that Richard and Lizzie Whitefoot were deserved winners of the Wyche Tankard.

Overall Results:

PosBoat NameClassSail NoHelmCrewClub
1Chi ChiFirefly2587Richard WhitefootLizzie WhitefootHorning SC
2CondorNorfolk O.D.73Ray JohnsonSteve FordNBYC
3WistfulInt 14859Chris DunsterNick DunsterNBYC
4BerryGP 1412352Bill WebberDiana WebberNBYC & Winsford Flash SC
5NitroMerlin Rocket2972Nick CrickmoreRichard HolmesWOBYC
6War HorseMerlin Rocket1939Jon CowperMiKe LiggettHunts SC
7La VolenteMerlin Rocket1596Sel ShahNicky Ershin JollochThames SC & Minima YC
8Bakewell TartNational 122345Brian HerringRos StevensonWinsford Flash SC & Redesmere SC
9Ten‑sixty‑sixMerlin Rocket1066Tim BuryPat KuenzlerBanbury S C
10AttillaMerlin Rocket2410Ian LaingNo name givenHollingworth Lake S C

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