With the temperature in the mid twenties, cloudless skies and a F3-4 from the west (or thereabouts!!!) conditions provided for some delightful sailing at Gorleston. With frequent shifts and gusts it also made for some testing conditions.
Phil Highfield (RS700) romped home to victory in race one. Dave & John(400) and Richard & Robyn (400) enjoyed the first of three close battles with the former claiming second with Anna & Keith (500) third.
With the wind shifting a tad the race team moved the windward mark north for race two. Those who went right on the first beat benefitted greatly. At the windward Tamsin, sailing a Solution was mixing it with the faster boats and continued to stay in contention to make it another Highfield victory, this time by nearly four minutes on corrected time. On lap two the three leading 400’s enjoyed a close battle with only a few seconds between them. At the finish Dave & John were just ahead to claim second spot with Richard & Robyn third.
Race three saw Dave & John (400) lead after lap one closely followed by Ed & Chris (Spitfire) who went on the take the lead and extending it considerably by the finish. With the wind now varying between F2-F4 and coupled with some big shifts it made for some tricky conditions. Dave & John (400) claimed the win with Richard & Robyn (400) second and Steve (D-One) preventing a 400 1,2,3 by pipping Simon & Dan by a few seconds.
Many thanks to the race team who apart from having to rearrange the course for the second race were also on standby to help on a number of capsizes and animal welfare !!
The situation in the Summer series is now looking good for the RS400 sailors with the top five places being 400’s!