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Spring Regatta at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club

by Richard Lord 17 May 07:01 PDT 30 April - 1 May 2023

Bright sunshine was a welcome sight for the first day of the Spring Regatta at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, and the fleets responded with an excellent turnout for this early season event.

The two-day event followed the same format each day, with dinghy racing in the morning followed by races for River Cruisers and keelboats in the afternoon. Tricky wind conditions, especially on Monday, presented plenty of challenges for Race Officer Geoff Evans, who showed his experience by always finding a competitive course for the fleets.

The dinghy allcomers series had fifteen entries from six different classes and saw a strong start to the season from Duncan Ellis in his Solo, taking the series with four wins. Behind him was a close tussle for second overall between the Lasers of Adam Barker and Richard Whitefoot, with Barker taking it by one point at the end.

In the Optimist class, Zoe Barnes showed her growing experience, winning all four races from Henry Drew in second and Adam Braham in third.

Only four River Cruisers made it to this early season event, which Richard Lord won in Swallow from Geoff Angel in Pippa and Tom Barker in Wanderer.

In the one design classes, there was close competition in all fleets. In the Yeomans, Michael Holmes' two wins were decisive, winning by one point from Andrew Gallant, with George Whitefoot in third.

Jimmy Tubby took two wins on day one in the Broads One Design fleet, but was unable to sail on day two, which saw Steve Batson taking the overall win from Jo Warnes in second and Chris Aitken in third after some very tight racing.

Ten entries in the Yare & Bure One Designs made them the biggest keelboat fleet and, after four very close races and three different race winners, Peter Hawes ended up on top, with David Talbot second and Nick Gill third.

The excellent turnout on the water was also reflected in the turnout for Sunday night's Fitting Out Supper, with ninety guests enjoying fine food and good company - overall, a great start to the season at NBYC.

Dinghy Allcomers Results:

PosTypeSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
1SOLO6072No NameDuncan Ellis(1)1113
2ILCA 7172689My WifeAdam Barker3(4)238
3ILCA 621778YetiRichard Whitefoot23(4)49
4ILCA 7146656Folly OneChris Bolton(8)65213
5Norfolk OD54CootRay Johnson6(7)3514
6TOPPER47543No NameJohn Whitefoot596(DNC)20
7Topper29734 Yasmine Braham(12)107825
8Norfolk OD83Sarah‑ElizabethLucy Truman(DNC)1296.527.5
9ILCA 6203161AtalantaElizabeth Whitefoot102(DNC)DNC28
10SOLO4314LapdancerDavid Ling48(DNC)DNC28
11TOPPER31919 Hugo Jury9118(DNC)28
12SOLO4360ImpTrevor Whiting115(DNC)DNC32
13Norfolk OD69CygnetJock Grieve(DNC)DNFDNC6.538.5
14K1135WolfDavid Frary7(RET)DNCDNC39
15MIRROR47357Great White of WorsteadBev Smith(DNC)RETDNCDNF48

Optimist Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
14523 Zoe Barnes(1)1113
25308ChaosHenry Drew(2)2226
34119Smile and WaveAdam Braham(RET)33DNC10

River Cruiser Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmHcapR1R2R3Pts
14Swallow (RRC B)Richard Lord0.90001135
224Pippa (RRC B)Geoff Angell0.93002226
3227Wanderer (RRC B)Paul Barker0.93003418
4410India (RRC A)Tim Frary1.0300DNC3DNC13

Star Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
16836EmpressStephen Carver1(2)214
28194Jolly GoodNick Eastwood(2)1124
37523HooliganAndie Hallihan(3)3339

BOD Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
169SwallowSteve Batson(2)2114
236RazorbillJoseph Warns(5)3328
380PerigrinChris Aitken(4)4239
485Marsh HarrierJimmy Tubby11(DNC)DNC11
575WoodcockNick Faulkner(DNC)DNC4417
674Storm PetrelTim Mobbs36(DNC)DNC18
751KittiwakeJaimie Campbell65(DNC)DNC20
881GalliunuleMatthew Scales(DNF)DNC5DNC23

Yeoman Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
1303White SpiritMichael Holmes1(4)124
2108AquamarineAndrew Gallant(4)2215
367Fire OpalGeorge Whitefoot31(4)37
431NaiadRobert Holmes23(5)49
5121FlintPeter Hill5(DNC)3513

Y&BOD Results:

PosSail NoNameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
1134White PlumePeter Hawes211(3)4
255Red AdmiralDavid Talbot1(4)326
341Clouded YellowNick Gill(6)6219
425MarmoressSue Funnell43(7)411
566Speckled WoodMike Tims(5)54514
6124IrisMalcolm Kemp(8)28616
784HawkElysia Ferrier‑Hanger7(10)5719
839TheclaJohn Clabburn37(DNC)DNC21
9128AlchemistJohn Reid(9)96823
1095Little BlueCharles Bellamy108(DNC)DNC29

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