Spencer's perfect Vision

The annual Rockland Race was sailed by Buckenham Sailing Club members in brilliant sunshine and a brisk north easterly wind and a flooding tide. With the helms able to choose which way they went round the Broad, Javanna, helmed by Simon Cullum and Skylank helm Jim Frost, opted for a dead run down the first shorter dyke and a tight reach out of the second longer dyke, against the incoming tide.

The annual Rockland Race was sailed by Buckenham Sailing Club members in brilliant sunshine and a brisk north easterly wind and a flooding tide.

With the helms able to choose which way they went round the Broad, Javanna, helmed by Simon Cullum and Skylank helm Jim Frost, opted for a dead run down the first shorter dyke and a tight reach out of the second longer dyke, against the incoming tide. The rest of the fleet went for the reach down the long dyke with the flood tide and beat out of the short dyke.

The first two boats appeared to have made the correct choice but Mike Spencer in Natterjack sailed a brilliant race in the opposite direction. He crossed the line in his RS Vision six minutes behind Simon in his Javelin but on corrected time took the prize by just over a minute.

There were capsizes and just one retirement from this exciting race.


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Rockland Race: 1 Natterjack (RS Vision) (Mike Spencer and Sue Burrell), 2 Javanna (Javelin) (Simon and David Cullum), 3 Laser Frost sailed by (Tom Frost).

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