Thursday Evening Series 25th May

Despite the warmer conditions inland it was quite chilly at Gorleston due to the F3 wind from the NE, but at least the sun was out.

Once again all the fleet were singlehanders and it was nice to see Rob make an appearance with his new toy, a RS Vareo which meant all three club Vareo sailors were present making them the biggest fleet on the water! although overall numbers were depleted as many regulars were missing.

Race one start – pin end

The race team, ‘Team Phil’, set a nice size windward leeward course, LW was forecast for 20.15 so there was still a small ebb tide flowing.

Race One

Richard almost got a port end flyer but decided on caution as two starboard boats approached.

The fleet split on first beat but heading offshore first seemed to pay with Dave rounding the windward mark just ahead of Carl.

Race 1-downwind

Downwind proved great fun with some nice rollers to surf on.

Dave headed the fleet across the line first followed by Carl then Darell (Contender) and Richard and Rob were having a close battle with Richard finishing just ahead

Race 2 imminent

Race Two

Most headed immediately offshore after the start. There was a noticeable lift offshore (or was it just more tide!) as one person over stood the windward mark. After three laps Dave finished just ahead of Carl and Rob finished just ahead of Richard, courtesy of an untimely capsize with spinny just before the line by Richard.

Time to head home

A third race was discussed but general opinion was to head ashore. Thanks to the race team, especially Phil A who having forgot his sail offered to assist.

Many thanks to the onshore team of Nick, Sarah and Lorna for having ‘supper’ ready, sure was generous with the mash!

Results are on the club site

Pictures are on Flick