Tubby and Dell claim trophies on Oulton Broad

There was a good weekend of sailing on Oulton Broad, with the Broads One Designs taking centre stage with a race for the Sanderling Trophy on Saturday and the George Barker Trophy on Sunday.

Richard Dell won the Sanderling Trophy in a good race with Jim Tubby who took second and Mark Drake who was third and these three were the most successful over the whole weekend.

Last year's winner of the Class Trophy, Mark Duffield, won the first race, with Mark Drake second – both were well in front of Richard Dell who led the rest of the 11-strong fleet.

The second race was won by Sam Cole with Jim Tubby second and Tim Barrett third. The rest of the places were all strangely inconsistent and by the start of the third race, and with all three races to count, six of the entrants could all win overall.

In the event it was Jim and Jill Tubby who took first place and the George Barker Trophy. Mark Drake added a second place to finish just a point behind overall while Richard Dell was another point adrift in third after two fourths and a third.

In the rest of the club racing William Stoner beat Joe Drake, both sailing Toppers in the Slow Handicap race, while Peter Horton beat John Lockwood in the Squibs after they had exchanged the lead several times. Geoff Little added another first to his already impressive list in the Waveneys with Jack Pickering second and Phil Cooper third.

With a good westerly blowing down the Broad it was no surprise to see the two Squibs with a good lead over the leading Waveney sailed by Geoff Little. Peter Horton beat John Lockwood for the second time.

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