Bunn skips the light fantastic in Fox’s first outing

Action from Norfolk Punt Club's White Boat Open. Picture: Robin Myerscough

Action from Norfolk Punt Club's White Boat Open. Picture: Robin Myerscough - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Punt Club's White Boat Open saw 16 boats got out for some competitive sailing in light winds on Barton Broad.

Winds on Saturday were very light and changeable, testing the skills of helms, determining where the wind was coming from and whether it was continuing to be maintained in any particular direction.

One observer commented that Chris Bunn's boat Fox 'took its own wind with it'.

Races proved to be a tussle between Rix, Bunn and Thompson, with the Consortium trophy being ultimately won by Bunn. The Whelpton Trophy was awarded to Simon Daniels in Silver Blue, closely contested with David Adler in Marsh Ringlet.

Whilst the conditions were a test for all boats, Bunn was particularly pleased to win in Fox's inaugural competition, having just got her ready before the event. Liz Chettleburgh's understanding of the fickle winds earned her the Lady Helm trophy.


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