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2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich Model Yacht Club

by Vinnie Zammit 25 Nov 16:43 GMT 20 November 2021
Graham Bantock wins the Marblehead Ranking event at Norwich © Graham Nelson

Saturday morning saw twelve competitors from seven different clubs turn up at Whitlingham Broad to take part in the 2021 Marblehead Ranking event No 1.

Conditions were Reasonable with a W -SW light breeze Varying between 2 to 8 knots which made for some interesting sailing and some dramatic wind shifts.

PRO Vinnie Zammit and his NMYC team laid a Windward Leeward course which although simple still left some sailors scratching their heads.

From the start the cream rose to the top with Graham Bantock, Duncan Ellis, Peter Stollery and Tony Edwards all taking top spot before lunch, with our local "Hero" Duncan Ellis leading the pack at the break.

After lunch GB started to get into gear and slowly started to overhaul the rest of the fleet with some impressive results, his worse result being a third.

Mention must be made of young Oliver Stollery, the youngest ever competitor at Norwich. He showed his worth in race 12 achieving a 6th place and beating his father, could this be yet another generation of the Stollery's going to the top. Well done Oliver!

Mention must go to the Local Sailors who stuck to their tasks and in the end learning an awful lot from their distinguished visitors. Well done Ian Self on achieving a 2nd and 3rd place.

After 13 races and the light fading rapidly it was decided to call it a day just after 3pm.

Congratulation also go to the race team especially Val for doing the scoring and Mo on the finish line and providing the Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Overall Results:

PosSkipperSail NoClub/CityHullR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13Pts
1Graham Bantock95Chelmsford RYCQuark3522131312123323
2Duncan Ellis37NMYCGrunge224132451254126
3Tony Edwards75Yeovil DMBCGrunge411441244341429
4Peter Stollery39Guildford MYCUP165328133467236
5Phil Holliday66Datchet Water RSCGrunge537554395512543
6Roy Stevens54Scarborough MYCGrunge641113755610735664
7Ian Self85NMYCStarkers Cubed108366662710710869
8Derek Jones32NMYCStarkers Cubed796910711766108984
9Hugh McAdoo118Datchet Water RSCQuark8788812710999111093
10Mark Quayle68NMYCStarkers Cubed910971210811811139799
11Oliver Stollery139Guildford MYCUproar121210111191081188613104
12Graham Keightley04Lincoln SCStarkers Cubed111112109119121212131311120

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