18th July – Passage series -part 2

Despite temperatures reaching 30 degrees inland, it was cooler on the coast but with unbroken sunshine and a warm F2-3 breeze from the N-ish. Gorleston provided beautiful sailing conditions for part 2 of the Passage series. Eleven boats joined in the racing, comprising of eight different classes ranging from a Europe to a Spitfire.

Race one started at around HW. Ed and Maren sailing their Spitfire soon headed the fleet pursued by Curtis in his RS700 and the RS400 fleet. These boats pulled away from the others earning themselves an extra lap. However on corrected time it was a 1,2,3 for the slower boats with farmer Whitby (Europe) taking the win from Nick (RS Vareo) and Phil Contender) third.

The RS400 ‘s fought back in race two with all three opening up a clear gap after the first lap with Don in his D-One leading the rest of the fleet. On corrected time it was a clean sweep for the RS400’s with Richard & Robyn just ahead of Simon & Bruce with Phil & Lorna third.

The Spitfire soared away in race three doing a horizontal job, lapping the entire fleet.  Curtis opened up a small lead on the RS400’s with Nick leading the rest. However the farmer was in a hurry to get back to his crops and managed to stay with the faster boats to earn his second win of the day with Ed & Maren a creditable second.

Full results here