It was a hot cloudless day at Gorleston but with a light onshore breeze and thankfully neap tides.
Seven boats decided to test their light wind skills for the final act of the Spring series, two RS400’s and the rest singlehanders including Ed, opting to test sail his new A Class cat, although it proved not the best conditions for cat sailing!
Race 1 – after lap one Adam & Jordon (RS400) and Richard (Solution) headed the fleet rounding the leeward gate together with George (Aero) and Tamsin (Laser) just behind. After three laps Adam & Jordon had managed to open up over a minutes lead on Richard with George just a few seconds behind. On corrected time it was a singlehander 1,2,3 with a win for Richard, George second and Tamsin third.
Race 2 – With the wind fading it was slow progress around the course and after lap one Adam & Jordon held a two minute lead over George with Ed a further thirty seconds behind. With the wind dropping further lap two tested everyone’s patience with Adam & Jordon the only boat to finish.
Once back on shore and enjoying our customary lunch on the prom the wind returned and stayed for the rest of the afternoon!
It was the final Act of the Spring Series. The top four comprised of four different classes with Steve and his pocket rocket overall winner. Dave (RS Vareo) second, Adam & Jordon (RS400) third and Phil A (Contender) fourth.
The club now goes into Regatta mode with next Sunday the Summer Regatta and the following weekend the Beach Regatta which also welcomes the RS Vareo class for their National Championship.
Results for the Spring Series are on the club site http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2023/2023Spring.htm
The race team took several pictures which are on the the club Flickr site