Please select your home edition
Cyclops Marine 2023 November - LEADERBOARD

Easter racing at Overy Staithe Sailing Club

by Jennie Clark 20 Apr 2022 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?

Related Articles

Overy Staithe Sailing Club prizegiving dinner
A celebration of 2023 and plans for 2024 and beyond Over 60 members of Overy Staithe Sailing Club came together on Saturday 6th January for their annual prize-giving supper. Posted on 8 Jan
Nod Race at Overy Staithe
46 boats ranging from Sharpies to Toppers enjoyed sparkling conditions Overy Staithe SC hosted their annual 'Nod' Race on Monday 21 August. This is a relatively long distance race and sees the fleet race from OSSC through to Brancaster harbour, using the Nod mark as the turning point. Posted on 23 Aug 2023
High Summer at Overy Staithe
Encouraging the juniors has paid off August always sees the club at its busiest, with many of the members making the most of their holidays to join in a wide range of events. The club also hosts its regatta over this time, which opens up racing to non-members too. Posted on 21 Aug 2023
Overy Staithe SC - Juniors Afloat!
It's been a packed programme of activities for members at the club It's been a packed programme of activities for members at Overy Staithe SC but especially so for the club's increasingly large and active Junior fleet. Posted on 8 Aug 2023
Overy Staithe ILCA Open
Fleet whittled down by the high winds over the weekend The eighteen boats entered on day one, which was abandoned for lack of wind, was whittled down to ten at the start of day 2, with the anemometer in the Boathouse registering force 6 gusting 7, although this fell to a more manageable force 5. Posted on 7 Aug 2023
North West Norfolk Week day 8
Reduced wind compared to earlier in the week for the final day The final day of Norfolk Week saw reduced wind compared to earlier in the week, with winds around 8-10 knots, dying off in the second race to almost nothing, leading to tows required to all boats coming back into the creek. Posted on 6 Aug 2023
North West Norfolk Week day 7
Another morning start, this time at Wells Sailing Club Day 7 of North West Norfolk Sailing Week began with another morning start, this time at Wells Sailing Club. The wind was consistent, at around 10-15knts, with cloudy weather, although sun shone through near the end of the race. Posted on 5 Aug 2023
North West Norfolk Week day 5
Wins mean courses are a majority of reaches with very small upwind legs Day 5 of Norfolk Week saw the two fleets of National 12s and Allcomers sail in the morning and afternoon respectively at Ouse Amateur SC. Shifty and unreliable wind at points created challenging conditions for both fleets. Posted on 3 Aug 2023
North West Norfolk Week day 4
Such an early start, and such a lot of wind Day four of Norfolk week was met with an early start - 06.45 for the first start - however both fleets had reasonable numbers, with six in the N12 fleet, and ten in the Allcomers fleet. Posted on 1 Aug 2023
North West Norfolk Week 2023 Day 3
The fleet move on to Brancaster Staithe, with the conditions still windy Day 3 of Norfolk Week saw the beginning of two days of sailing a Brancaster Staithe. The conditions were still windy, but much less than previous races at Snettisham Beach. Posted on 1 Aug 2023