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Rollesby Broad Sailing Club Spring eSailing Series - Day 2

by David Houghton 14 Apr 10:52 BST 12 April 2020
Rollesby Broad SC Spring eSailing Series day 2 - Phil nicks Dave's win! © David Houghton

The second instalment of the Rollesby Broad e-Spring series was held on the 12th April with a few new helms joining the racing. Club members opted to stay with the 49ers for the second set of five races.

Phil Highfield continued his good form finishing in the top two in every race and now has a clear lead.

The ladies got off to a good start in the first race with Tamsin Highfield and Anna Zmura leading at the windward mark. Phil however managed to slip through on the final lap to just take the win, an annoying habit he's very good at!

Tamsin managed to reverse this in the second race by just beating Phil in what was the closest finish of the day with two seconds between second and fourth place.

After a DSQ and a DNC Dan Harvey finally got back on track in race three, beating Phil by two seconds after a race long tussle.

In race four Dave Houghton had a rare moment leading the fleet for just about the whole race only to see Phil cross the line one second ahead.

It was a family one two in race five with Phil taking another win and Tamsin just beating Antony Barnes who took his second third of the day.

This week's sailing proved to be more competitive and despite the larger fleet the time difference between first and last positions was smaller than the previous weeks which suggests some virtual practising is being done midweek.

If you haven't tried Virtual Regatta yet it is relatively straightforward. It is easy and free to arrange an account, there is a 'Training School' to take you through the basics and a practice option to allow you to sail each of the craft.

Spring eSailing Series Results after Day 2: (top five)

1st 49er 836 P Highfield, 8pts
2nd 49er 666 D Harvey, 19pts
3rd 49er 748 K Sykes, 20pts
4th 49er AntB A Barnes, 29pts
5th 49er Tazhi T Highfield, 34pts

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