30th June Summer Act 2

Sunday was overcast and sometimes wet, although this did mean the beach was almost completely deserted. The F3 wind was initially from the West but by the time racing started it had shifted to the NW.

Race one – Low water, little tide at the start.  Ed, sailing his A-Class cat soon took the lead eventually lapping half the fleet. The three RS400’s led the rest with Richard & Rosie leading at the line. The Vareos and Europe enjoyed some close racing with just four seconds between them at the line, Keith finishing just ahead of Steve and Rob.

Start 1

Race two- The ebb tide now noticeable. The A-class led the fleet. The RS400’s enjoyed two laps of close racing, on the final lap Richard & Rosie were forced to retire when the spinny halyard block on the mast parted company with the mast! After lap one Contender Phil had a short lead over Europe Steve and Vareo Keith. Phil powered his way up the second beat building up a good lead by the finish.

Race three – Ebb tide making for a long beat. Ed took an early lead and once again lapping most of the fleet. The two remaining RS400’s had a close first lap but on the second Dave & John extended their lead on Richard & Ed. Keith and Steve had a topsy turvy race, swapping positions every lap.

On corrected time there were three different race winners, Richard & Rosie winning race one, Steve race two and Dave & John the final race.

Race 2 start

Many thanks to the race team, Phil, Lorna and Darell for setting a great course.

Full results are on the club web site

Sailwave results for GYGSC Summer Series 2024 at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club 2024

Photos on the club Flickr site