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Phantom, K1 and Streaker Open at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club

by Veronica Falat 16 Jun 20:18 BST 9 June 2018

Waveney & Oulton Broad Y.C. in Suffolk hosted open meetings for Phantoms, K1s and Streakers on Saturday 9th June. Visitors came from as far afield as Kent, Essex and Rutland but in all three classes local sailors were dominant.

In the fleet of ten Phantoms, Ben Falat of the home club was pushed hard by Matthew House, who grew up sailing on Oulton Broad, but Ben won all four of his races. The breeze was tricky – a northerly battling with an easterly sea-breeze! – so the race officer made several course changes during the day but it was always a matter of working the shifts both upwind and down. Matthew took second place overall, with Chris Roberts third.

There were only four K1s with two visitors joining the two local boats. Local sailor Duncan Madin has been sailing a K1 for a couple of seasons now and doing extremely well in the club's handicap fleet. On Saturday he was in his usual fine form and won all his races, usually by a big margin although in the final race Gavin Johnson from Alton Water wasn't far behind. Gavin took second place overall and David Pritchett was third.

The seven Streakers had some very close racing. Alex Reindorp from Chipstead led for much of the first race but made some mistakes with the course allowing Veronica Falat, Ian Mansfield and Mark Langston to overtake him every so often. The deciding moment came late in the race when Alex and Ian both took a mark the wrong way, allowing Veronica and Mark to slip through and finish ahead. Veronica then went on to win the other three races too. Alex gained three second places and Mark took third.

Overall Results:

PosBoatSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stGherkin1266Ben FalatWOBYC-11113
2ndPhoot Spa1432Matthew HouseRoyal Harwich YC222-36
3rdGromit1395Chris RobertsCreeksea SC3-4328
4thPhanfone1394Nick FavellWOBYC434-511
5th 1184Graham Dalie-JonesCreeksea SC556-716
6thWell Eeled1404Eric HoweCreeksea SC-777418
7th 1291Nick YannakoyorgosFishers Green SC-1085619
8thTess1405Nigel PybusNorthampton SC66(DNC)DNC23
9th 827Ian SimonsCreeksea SC-998825
10thShergal Pharky1273Tim GoldCreeksea SC810(DNC)DNC29
1st128SoteriaDuncan MadinWOBYC-11113
2nd88 Gavin JohnsonAlton Water SC(DNC)2226
3rd105 David PritchettRutland SC23-449
4th132 Andy RitchieWOBYC3-4339
1st1972PickleVeronica FalatWOBYC-11113
2nd1953EliseAlex ReindorpChipstead SC-42226
3rd1920RevenentMark LangstonWOBYC / Beccles ASC233-48
4th1568ErikaJonathan BlankleyBeccles Amateur SC-545312
5th1723El ToroIan MansfieldAlton Water SC3-54512
6th1588 Adam YorkstonWOBYC66-7618
7th1890 Nick BillingsleyWOBYC-776720

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