Another great days sailing at Gorleston. Unbroken sunshine, a warm F3-4 from the SE and temperatures in the 20’s, what’s not to like.
Race 1 was sailed in the last of the flood tide so most of the fleet headed offshore for the beat. David Brief (Shadow X) rounded the windward mark first and led the fleet throughout the race. Behind, the D-Ones and RS400’s were battling it out with Chris Sallis (D-One) leading the 400’s of Richard Fryer & Carols Smalls and Dave Houghton & John Symonds. Close behind the D-Ones of Nick Favell and Don O’nions were neck and neck and just behind them the 400’s of Simon Beckett from WOBYC and Phil Harlow & Lorna Peirce. Sallis maintained his position throughout the race take his first win of the day with Houghton & Symonds second.
Race 2 was sailed in minimal tide and there was a split in the fleet going upwind for the first time. At the windward mark it was those who went inshore who appeared to gain. Brief did a horizon job on the fleet lapping all bar the top three. Sallis continued his good form to lead the D-One / RS400 pack to take another first with Fryer & Smalls just pipping Brief to take second.
The wind had increased and the sea a little more choppy for the final race of the day. The ebb tide seemed reluctant to set so once again there appeared little tide to contend with. Sallis continued his good form to take his third win with Fryer & Smalls just pipping Houghton & Symonds on the line to take second.
Full results on the club website