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
|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.