Three races…one winner!
It was another hot start to the day which undoubtedly contributed to the leisurely pace by most getting rigged and ready. This however proved to be a good move as there was little wind initially but by the time we were ready to race there was a steady F2 from the East.
Race 1 start
Race one started with the last remains of the flood tide, Phil (RS700) quickly positioned himself at the front of the fleet closely followed by Richard & Rosie (RS400), aka Team Custard. These two were clear ahead at the finish line with George (RS Aero) next to cross and who won on corrected time with Howard (RS Vareo) second.
Race two – and a rare occurrence at Gorleston, a general recall. This proved helpful for Phil & Lorna who had gone ashore to fix something and managed to return just in time for the restart.
Team Custard won the start and held the lead to the finish with the RS700 close behind. Next were Don & Robyn and Jordan & James, sailing RS400’s who enjoyed a close battle for the first three laps with the former opening up a small gap on the final lap and George crossing the line shortly afterwards to win again on corrected time with Team Custard second.
The wind had picked up a tad for the final race. The ebb tide was now flowing, ensuring most kept inshore as long as possible on the way to the windward mark. The RS700 and Team Custard built up nearly a three minute lead over the course of four laps. Once again George had sailed the Aero well finishing third over the water and winning by over a minute on corrected time with Dave (Vareo) second.
Heading toward the leeward gate
By the time we headed home the sky had clouded over and it was noticeably colder. A little later mist had started to roll in.
Many thanks to the Race team, Tom & Will for a splendid day’s sailing and to Adrian, who doubled up as safety boat and photographer for the day, thankfully not needing to assist anyone but did manage to take nearly 80 pictures which are now uploaded onto the club Flickr site.
Next weekend will be a busy one for the club with the Annual Beach Regatta plus hosting the RS Vareo Nationals.
Results for the Regatta Series are on the club site http://www.gygsc.org.uk/Results/2023/2023ClubRegs.htm
The race team took several pictures which are on the the club Flickr site