Rare Moth appearance at Gorleston

There was a good variety of classes at Gorleston on Sunday from Lasers to Hobie Tigers, including a guest appearance from Gary Fryer in his foiling Moth.

The race officer set a large windward leeward course, and with an offshore wind, provided shifty and testing conditions. In race one David Abbott and Tom Quayle in their Hobie Tiger led the fleet home, closely followed by Richard Sawyer and Stewart Pierce in their Nacra 17. However, the dinghy fleet were not far behind and on corrected time Richard Smith and Andrea Prime in their RS500 won the race with Chris Sallis and Jamie Freeman sailing a RS800 in second.

The wind picked up a little for the second race which appeared to suit the RS400s as they took four of the top six places. Richard Fryer and Jake Smalls, on corrected time, had a two-minute lead over the second placed boat of Richard Smith and Andrea Prime.

The improved weather brought out much bigger fleets on Oulton Broad on both days but the light winds meant that there was a lot of place changing and only two helmsmen managed to win two races.

Alan Cone won both Fast Handicap races on Sunday and John Lockwood won the quib race on both days but could make little impression in the Mixed Keels.

The final race on Sunday was one of the best with David Yapp and Geoff Little changing places several times before Geoff opened up a lead which he held to the finish.