Norfolk Trophy and EDCS 6

Thirteen sailors came to the Broads SC for the Norfolk Trophy and round 6 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series, representing Coalhouse Fort, Two Islands, Norwich and the Broads sailing clubs.
We were greeted by a very light NE wind which delayed the start by some 10 minutes whilst the race team waited for the wind to fill in. Luckily the wind increased slightly which allowed PRO Vinnie Zammit to set a Triangular and sausage course.
From the start it was obvious that the man to beat was going to be Colin Goodman who was closely followed in most races by Graham Bartholomew and Terry Burton. By lunchtime Colin had won 8 of the 10 races and Graham and Terry 1 each.
After lunch we were greeted to a fresh breeze which had backed to the North. After the course had been reset, the fleet set off in almost ideal conditions. Once again the leading trio of Colin, Graham and Terry continued to lead the racing winning all but 1 race between them. This race was won by local sailor Keith Whiddet, (5th overall).
Other consistent sailors on the day were Pete Sutton (4th overall) and Eric Curtis (6th overall) attending his first open meeting.
Although Colin won overall, it was a very close race for 2nd place overall between Terry and Graham with Terry just coming out on top due to his last 4 results (1, 1, 2, 2.)
It was agreed that it was an enjoyable day for all competitors, who conducted themselves in a very sporting manner.
Finally a big thanks to the race team of David Grint, Geoff Josey and Valerie Zammit

Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score
1 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort BritPop 25.0
2 Terry Burton 76 Broads RYC V9 58.0
3 Graham Bartholomew 65 Coalhouse Fort Kantun S 61.0
4 Peter Sutton 99 Broads RYC V9 102.0
5 Keith Whiddett 56 Broads RYC V9 104.0
6 Eric Curtis 156 Norwich MYC MX14 113.0
7 Chris Graves 69 Two Islands BritPop 119.0
8 Rick Buxton 41 Norwich MYC Vision 136.0
9 Tony Garner 169 Broads RYC Vision 141.0
10 Robert Owen 97 Norwich MYC MX14 158.0
11 Simon Purdon 175 Norwich MYC Erica 194.0
12 Ian Self 85 Norwich MYC MX14 228.0
13 Harry Ellis 12 Norwich MYC BritPop 234.0

The final results for the Eastern District IOM Championship Series will be shown in a separate note.

Report and Results courtesy Vinnie Zammit.

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