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Easter racing at Overy Staithe Sailing Club

by Jennie Clark 20 Apr 10:24 BST 15-18 April 2022

Overy Staithe SC kicked off their 2022 season with four days of racing over the Easter weekend. The conditions couldn't have been much better, with sunshine and a nice breeze encouraging a large fleet out on the water.

A total of 24 boats took part in the three-day Easter Trophy event, with Alex Scoles claiming overall victory in his Europe dinghy. Duncan Ellis claimed second in his OK with Lucy Lamont third in her Laser Radial and Ash Deakin (Laser full rig) in fourth.

Fleet breakdowns showed the OK and Laser (full rig) as the largest fleets with six of each, followed by the Europe with four boats competing. Other members of the fleet included 12m2 Sharpies, Laser Radials, Solos, National Twelves and Twinkle Twelves.

Sailing at Overy Staithe is heavily tide dependent, so racing on Friday and Saturday saw the fleets enjoying the evening tides and sunsets, with Sunday and Monday being 'racing and then home for breakfast' sailing!

Monday's racing was for the Queen's Jubilee Jug and the thirteen-strong fleet enjoyed some stronger wind conditions. Alex (Europe) once again claimed victory, followed by Ash (Laser), Spike Turner (OK) and Ben & Paul Goakes (Sharpie).

The next event is the club's Sharpie and Europe Open over the May bank holiday weekend. The fleet will enjoy an evening race at 18.00 on Saturday 30 April and a morning race at 07.00 on Sunday 1 May; what better way to spend a weekend?

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