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River Cruiser Weekend at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club

by Kevin Rhead 10 Jul 2023 04:09 PDT 1-2 July 2023
River Cruiser Class Weekend at Norfolk Broads YC © Trish Barnes

Twenty-two river cruisers had entered the weekend for NBYC's first Open RCC event. The handicap split was put at 1, putting twelve yachts in the A fleet and ten in the B fleet.

With a strong and blustery westerly wind, the decision facing all competitors was whether to reef or not! Conditions throughout the weekend continued in a similar vein, with at times some very large gusts coming through, which caused issues for some, rig failures for others and Viking taking on a great deal of water, which resulted in the safety boat having to attend as they appeared to be sinking! The challenging conditions meant that in all races, the results were littered with DNC, DNF and RTD's.

Over the course of the two days, in the A fleet, a battle emerged between Moonshadow and Melinda, which was decided on the last race after both had finished on six points. In the B fleet, a similar battle ensued between Jessie May and Goldfish, which again came down to the results of the last race after both yachts finished on four points. Overall, the trophy went to Sally Dugdale on Jessie May, ahead of her brother Paul Howes on Melinda.

On the Saturday evening, the RCC held their annual dinner which was attended by seventy two people with Ruth Knight and her husband James attending as guests of the Class. An excellent meal was provided by the catering team at the club and the evening was enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to Trish Barnes for taking photos of the weekend.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameTypeHelmHcapR1R2R3R4Pts
Class: 'RCC B' Mancuna Trophy
1262Jessie MayRRC BSally Dugdale0.95002(3)114
29GoldfishRRC BElysia Ferrier‑Hanger0.880011(2)24
3227WandererRRC BPaul Barker0.93003(5)339
424PippaRRC BGeoff Angell0.930044(5)412
5429PickleRRC BPhil Montague0.8400(6)64616
67ForesterRRC BWill Bentall0.92007(DNC)7519
74SwallowRRC BRichard Lord0.900057(RET)719
8403May Kevin Rhead0.9000(8)86822
9240AvocetRRC BRobert Branford0.8400(DNF)2DNCDNC24
10113VikingRCCDamien McKay0.9980(DNF)DNCDNCDNC33
Class: 'RCC A' Lady Caroline Trophy
1217MelindaRRC AP D Howes110031(6)26
2369MoonshadowRRC AMandy Hovey1500132(7)6
3177BreezeRCCMatthew Ellis1400(4)2349
4323Starlight LadyRRC ANick Matthews1.1300(5)51511
518VagabondRRC AMike Collins0.99002(DNF)4612
6300MatildaRRC AAnthony Landamore0.9900(6)45312
7419SkylarkRRC ALen Funnell1100(DNC)DNC7122
830ZingaraRRC ARichie Dugdale13007(DNC)9824
922MoonRakerRRC AP Jeckells1200(DNS)68DNC28
1052MaidieRRC AMike Barnes1.14008(RET)DNCDNC36
11410IndiaRRC ATim Frary1.30009(RET)DNCDNC37
11=250StormRRC AMatthew Thwaites1.1600(DNF)DNFDNCDNC42
11=373MeggieRRC AMark Tansley1.1600(DNS)DNCDNCDNC42
RCC A & B combined Coronation Trophy
1262Jessie MayRRC BSally Dugdale0.9500Overall winner

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