Jimmy Tubby wins Pat Edge Trophy at Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club regatta

Twelve Broads One Designs and four Squibs contested the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club’s June Regatta.

On Saturday the conditions were ideal, with around 10 knots of wind from a northerly direction.

In the first Squib race there was close racing with all boats finishing within two minutes of the leader. Bryan and Jenny Riley won with Richard Sullivan and Sue Harper second. The BOD race was won by Jimmy Tubby, crewed by David Gale and Jeremy Ives. Second was Richard Fryer and third Tim Mobbs.

Race two saw some Squibs misread the course and take a buoy the wrong way. This meant as they retraced their steps Richard Smith and Andrea Prime won with Joseph Moncrieff second. The BODs had close racing with Tubby winning.

Sunday saw two races sailed back to back in a strong ebb tide which led to long tactical downwind sailing. The squibs had another two competitive races with Bryan and Jenny Riley mastering the shifty tidal conditions to win both races. Richard Sullivan made an error towards the end of race three to allow Richard Smith to take advantage and was rewarded with second place overall. The BODs had different race winners with Tim Barrett winning race three and Tubby race four. Overall Tubby took the Pat Edge trophy with Fryer second sailing with Paul Jenkins in Wagtail. Third was Tim Barrett crewed by Chris Merren and Sam Cole.

Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club hosted open meetings for Phantoms, K1s and Streakers, attracting 21 boats and, with club racing also taking place, the Broad was a hive of activity. Competing boats had travelled from a wide area, but it was a great day for local sailors as Ben Falat won all four Phantom races, and Duncan Madin and Veronica Falat had similar success in the K1 and Streaker fleets. The Waveneys were also out in force. Saturday’s class race saw an impressive win for Tony Calver’s Marsh Marigold but in the Mixed Keelboats race it was David Leech’s Broads One Design that finished first. On Sunday Trevor and Jake Balls in Creeping Jenny achieved the double in winning both the Waveney and Mixed Keelboats races.

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