Double joy for Simon on a quiet weekend
It was another fairly quiet weekend on Oulton Broad with small numbers in all classes except for the Waveneys.
Simon Marfleet won both Fast Handicap races on Saturday in his Laser while Simon Beckett also did the double sailing his Mirror in both the Slow Handicap races.
Vince Meadows is beginning to get his beautiful brand new Squib to go faster and he won both Squib class races on the two days, from Richard Barrett on Saturday and John Lockwood on Sunday.
Geoff Little continued to show good form in the Waveneys, winning the class race on Saturday from Colin Fowler and Gordon Stables.
On Sunday Alan Cone and Andy Bedwell had a good race in the first Fast Handicap until Alan opened a gap to win as the course was shortened as the wind kept coming and going with Robert Catchpole in third place.
Eight Waveneys started their race and six of them disappeared up the river to race to Beccles to be ready for Beccles Week. The two that stayed on the Broad had an unofficial race won by Tony Calver from Simon Marfleet. Alan Cone won his second race on the day but Alan Gisborne pressed him hard to take second place with Robert Catchpole again third.
The Mixed One Designs had a good race in which the light wind just suited Simon Marfleet's Waveney, who lead from the start.
- 1 Mysterious 'large black animal' spotted roaming in fields near city
- 2 46-cabin holiday park proposed for Norfolk countryside
- 3 Afternoon tea at Norwich tea room named one of best in UK
- 4 Dereham coach firm closes after more than 50 years in business
- 5 Two women in hospital with serious injuries after A47 slip road crash
- 6 Pub plans store and Post Office after village's only shop closes
- 7 Woman 'alarmed and distressed' after man made lewd comment
- 8 Three teenagers saved after inflatable gets blown out to sea
- 9 Rare sighting of Northern Lights captured above Norfolk
- 10 Dental woes worsen as town's troubled surgery closes permanently
With Oulton Week only two weeks away would be entrants should note that the week's entry form can be printed out from the Club's web site – wobyc.co.uk – and it is cheaper to enter in advance rather than wait until the week.
• The fine weather brought 15 boats onto the water at Gorleston. Race one saw Chris Sallis and Jamie Freeman, sailing a RS800, finish just behind the Hobie Tigers, but well ahead of the rest of the fleet to win on corrected time.
The other two races were won by Dave Houghton and John Symonds, sailing a RS500, pipping David Holmes and Steve Knight in one of the Hobie Tigers on both occasions.