Hopton Race

A small but select fleet made their way to the start line. Conditions were good with plenty of sunshine and a mainly SW’erly F3.

Unfortunately for Phil the mast step on his RS700 failed resulting in a very early return to the shore.

Team Des thought they could join the racing but had to be disqualified for illegal propulsion

Racing gets underway, one lap of a large course for race one which the D-One’s took top two places, Steve ahead of Nick.

Race two was sailed over normal windward-leeward course. After lap one Nick opened up a good lead over Phil (Contender) with the Vareo’s close behind, Richard two seconds ahead of Rob. Nick pulled further ahead on lap two and got to sail a third lap and winning on corrected time with Richard second.

The race team let the final race run for a extra lap. Nick again led, opening up a large gap on the rest and winning another race. After two laps Phil had a good lead over the chasing Vareo’s but a slow final lap saw the gap close and with it the chance for second which was taken by Richard.

Next Thursday is the final eposide of the series (Hopefully there’ll be a Thursday Finale…or two)

Next Sunday is the start of the Autumn series and kicks off with the Autumn Regatta.

Full results on the club website

Sailwave results for Hopton races 2023 at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Sailing Club 2023 (gygsc.org.uk)

Several pictures of the days sailing on the club Flickr site

GYGSC’s albums | Flickr