Norfolk Trophy & EDCS 5

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.

Results:

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

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