Sadly there were only eleven entries for the Norfolk Trophy and Round 5 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series, this year with only one – Alf Reynolds – coming from outside the county. However this didn’t stop those present from enjoying a very good days racing in a fresh breeze from the south west.
Race officer, Terry Burton, set a course with a mark to port of the windward mark which served as one of the finishing marks and to separate the incoming boats from those heading to the wing mark or back to the leeward gate. Tony Garner was his assistant and scorer.
Things were made interesting before the start when Eric’s boat decided to drop its fin and ballast about 50 yards off shore. Fortunately fellow club member Keith came to the rescue by lending him a boat for the day.
The racing was good in spite of the variable and shifting breeze and conducted in the right spirit with penalties being taken as required, usually without having to be called. Mark Holt showed his ability to deal well with the tricky conditions by running out as a fairly comfortable winner. John Hanton was second and only one point behind was Vinnie Zammit in third place. The full results are shown below. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Terry and Tony for taking charge on the day and all those sailors who took part for their support.
|Pos.||Competitor||Sail No.||Club||Hull||MYA No.||Score|
|1.||Mark Holt||40||Norwich MYC||Vision||704||20|
|2.||John Hanton||47||Norwich MYC||Corbie||3184||27|
|3.||Vinnie Zammitt||17||Norwich MYC||BritPop||2310||28|
|4.||Keith Widdett||56||Broads RYC||BritPop||2544||54|
|5.||Rick Buxton||41||Norwich MYC||Vision||1443||60|
|6.||Alf Reynolds||42||Chelmsford RYC||Italiko||889||67|
|7.||Geoff Josey||0||Broads RYC||Widget||3137||77|
|8.||Alan Bright||10||Broads RYC||Goth Evo 3||81||99|
|9.||Eric Curtis||156||Norwich MYC||TNT||3467||128|
|10.||Michael Howard||31||Broads RYC||Italiko||2604||138|
|11.||Harry Ellis||12||Norwich MYC||BritPop||2216||156|
Report and Results courtesy of Peter Sutton