Iris triumphs with a race to spare at Waveney

Racing at Waveney. Picture: John Lockwood.

Racing at Waveney. Picture: John Lockwood. - Credit: Archant

The Waveney One Designs competed in their class championship at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club.

Simon and Caroline Marfleet in Iris scored two wins and were the clear overnight leaders, ahead of David Yapp and Julia Deary in Foxglove and Trevor Balls and Graham Reeve in Creeping Jenny.

Brandy Bottle, sailed by Chris Schonhut and Alex Calver, missed a race on Saturday and had been over the line at the start of the other, but nevertheless had pulled through to third place by the finish. It was clear they had excellent speed and it was no surprise they won Sunday's first race quite comfortably. In the next, it was last year's winners Geoff Little and Sue Harper in Naiad who led all the way, only to be pipped by a second by Creeping Jenny, with Iris (now sailed by Phil and Sheelagh Large) just a further second behind. Brandy Bottle came in fourth. This meant that Iris had done enough to take the championship with a race to spare.

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