Bart’s Bash takes centre stage at Hickling Broad

Young sailors were out in force at Hickling Broad Sailing Club for Bart's Bash Picture: Ian Symonds

Young sailors were out in force at Hickling Broad Sailing Club for Bart's Bash Picture: Ian Symonds - Credit: Archant

The first race at Hickling Broad was a usual Sunday series race – but the second, run by juniors, was the Bart's Bash charity race.

Young sailors at Hickling Broad Sailing Club Picture: Ian Symonds

Young sailors at Hickling Broad Sailing Club Picture: Ian Symonds - Credit: Archant

The charity race saw a terrific increase in entries as many younger sailors came along. The club met all the requirements for the race to be part of the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest sailing race in 24 hours at multiple venues. The race started in a fair breeze, with Hickling Broad showing its muscles with 14-18mph wind gusting higher. This made for fabulous racing, some reefing and some capsizes; this all adding to the fun.

Solos, Lasers, Wayfarers, seven Toppers, a 420, an RS Vision and a very brave Lugsail set out to battle the course. The winners were Robert Hawkins first and Chris Barker third in their Solos with David Maisey second in his Laser 4.7.

The first race was by Stuart MacCallum in a Laser standard, with Malcolm Mellor in his Solo the only finisher in the final race.


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