A direct hit for Ryan in his Laser

Series A racing reached its climax for Beccles ASC last Saturday as the light easterly made for a running start against the flood causing some crews a few problems.

Series A racing reached its climax for Beccles ASC last Saturday as the light easterly made for a running start against the flood causing some crews a few problems.

Ryan Langston's Laser and team Baylis's Topaz Zenon though managed to slip ahead of the pack, the Zenon seemingly gliding over the water.

The pursuing fleet which included eight Enterprises, struggled to keep up over the beatless rounds, Ryan finishing first and the Zenon not far behind. Race two had three further Ents on the water, the Waveney resembling a Woodcock Salver event as their blue sails dominated the skyline.

Dave Gentry and Jackie Soards in Chippas Delight forging out in front with Ryan's Laser. They justified their win on handicap, Ryan though takes the silverware overall with his three firsts and three second places in the RNLI Pennant this year.


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The conditions didn't suit the Topper helms for their final week of racing in the Poyser Cup. Morgan Rusted's good start soon disappeared as a procession of Toppers overtook before gybing round the first mark.

Milo Phillips and Jake Smalls now led the fleet but were caught as they approached the new bridge marker.

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Philips and Smalls managed to hold on over the remaining round although they were undone by some excellent sailing by Rowan Curtis and Casper Baylis who's Optimist's were never too far behind, earning them first and second respectively on handicap in race one.

The second race saw more determination from Smalls as he kept his boat, Tip Top ahead of Philips's Windsinger throughout, but Rowan Curtis faultlessly kept his Optimist 'Bittern' going well behind and cruised another win on handicap, his 'double' rewarding him with the Poyser Cup 2010.

This Saturday BASC starts its sailing school programme and Sunday has the club host its Norfolk Open.

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