Thursday 18th July – The Thursday Lapathon !

There was a good NE’erly wind when the early arrivers reached Gorleston. However by the time the racing started the wind had eased to a F2 from the SE ! Ten boats launched comprising of eight different classes for what was to be a night of numerous laps with the leading boats completing thirteen laps over the course of three races. At the start of race one there was just a hint of flood tide which quickly gathered strength and saw several boats down tide at the marks. The wind also increased to a F3 by race three.
Richard the First, aka Mr Fryer led the fleet in all three races in his RS300 opening up a good lead to win all three on corrected time. The rest of the fleet were closely bunched throughout all three races with many congested mark rounding’s. Richard the Second, aka Mr Brown in his Solution claiming second in all three races and Joe, sailing one of the club Lasers taking third in all three races. Steve Whitby sailing his Europe was best of the rest in race one and three claiming fourth and Tom Quayle, trying a RS300 for the evening got a clean start in race two helping him to claim fourth. Young Ed, sailing the club Laser Radial for the first time improved in every race posting a sixth in the final race.

Thanks to the race team, Richard and Max for a frantic but entertaining evening. The leader board is now looking interesting, with Richard the First leading with 10 points, Richard the Second in second place and Richard Foster, aka Richard the Third !…….. in third!!

Full results here…