With the various forecasting sites predicting light winds varying between the North to South East we were grateful on arriving at the club to be greeted with a relatively stable F2 ESE – SE wind. With the added bonus of blue skies and temperatures in the mid 20’s it made for a glorious days sailing. With racing starting on the last of the ebb tide and finishing as the flood tide started to pick up there was little tide to contend with for the nine boats that ventured onto the water.
Ed picked the perfect day to swap two hulls for one exchanging the Hobie for the club 400 and quickly getting to grips with Wing-wangs!
Phil (700) took on the role of Akela for the day leading the fleet around the course in every race. In race one the key upwind was judging when to venture out to the windward mark. Tom & Will (505) and Dave & John (400) timed it best to follow Phil around the course. Race two saw Phil and Lorna (400) judging the beat to perfection to head the 400’s around the windward mark. In the final race Richard & Robyn (400) and Dave & John (400) led the chasing pack, although Phil’s(700) superior downwind speed enabled him to open up a considerable lead almost lapping some.
Full results on the club site.
Top marks to the race team, Anna, Keith & Nick for three good races and a quick turnaround between races. The only downside of the day was the fact that the great weather conditions meant Gorleston beach more resembled the Costa Brava making finding a route back to the prom quite a challenge.