Frary moves up to clinch double delight at Oulton
David HannantLast Sunday was another good sailing day at Oulton Broad, sunny with a decent breeze, the only problem being that the wind kept trying to go to the north from northwest which made setting a good course difficult.David Hannant
Last Sunday was another good sailing day at Oulton Broad, sunny with a decent breeze, the only problem being that the wind kept trying to go to the north from northwest which made setting a good course difficult.
Richard Fryer in his RS400 was given a hard race by Duncan Madin in his RS300 in the first Fast Handicap race and at the end Madin took the winning bell with Ben Falat in third place in his Contender. But when the handicaps were worked out David Frary in his Finn once again moved up from fifth to win comfortably. Madin dropped a place to second while Falat held onto third.
There was a good fleet of ten Squibs out and Owen Delany took an early lead which he never lost. Behind him David Gooch and Jim Tubby picked up a place as Bryan Riley unusually dropped places.
Fryer got well away from the rest of the fleet in the second Fast Handicap race and finished with a two-minute lead over Madin but once again Frary was back in fifth place and again on handicap this was good enough to give him yet another win by a 30-second margin.
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Jordan Rumsby was the early leader in the Laser Class but on the second round he was passed by Steve Cole who went on to win from Alan Cone, who had moved up from fourth.
Best race of the day was the second Squib class, where Bryan Riley and Delany pulled out a long lead. On the final round Delany took the lead on the last beat but promptly lost it on the final run as they finished with only a few feet separating them. Richard Dell and Jim Tubby had a really close race for third place and the result was given as a tie.
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t It is with great sadness that I report the death of long time club treasurer Charles Longley.
Charles served the club with great diligence for 21 years and will be sadly missed and condolences go to his wife Sylvia and family. The funeral will be at Gorleston Crematorium on Wednesday, March 31 at noon, followed by a gathering at the clubhouse.