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Norfolk Broads Yacht Club Dinghy Open

by Brian Wilkins 27 Jun 2023 07:36 BST 10 June 2023

The seven visitors and ten local boats taking part in the dinghy open on 10th June were blessed with warm sunshine and a pleasant F2 easterly breeze. The visitors, from WOBYC, Rollesby Broad SC and Ouse Amateur SC all sailed Streakers, and were pleased to be given their own start, making this an event on their national circuit.

The visitors were also included in the Allcomers B section, and featured in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places, however it was Richard Whitefoot who excelled in the 13 qualifiers in his ILCA (Laser), with two firsts and a second on corrected time to take first place overall and the Wayfarer Trophy, as well as the Sparkle Trophy for first Laser.

In the three strong Norfolk One Design class, Ray Johnson sailed consistently, in Coot, with three firsts to take the Marks Cup.

The Topper Class was won by William Keys Batson, who switched out of his Optimist for a better competition, and steadily improved - his score line 3, 2, 1, 1 earned him the Rock Salt Cellar.

Overall Results:

Topper Class

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmR1R2R3R4Pts
16611Sunnyside UpWilliam Keys Batson(3)2114
243695 Seth Blackburn Cann11(3)35
347543No NameJohn Whitefoot2(3)226

'All Comers B' Class

PosSail NoBoat NameTypeHelmHcapR1R2R3R4Pts
1217778YetiILCA 6Richard Whitefoot1101(8)1135
22127PinguSTREAKERAdam Yorkston112814(5)27
32121Phantom PharmacistSTREAKERIan Bradley1128(3)3317
41972PickleSTREAKERVeronica Falat112822(7)48
5140103Wet FeetLASERRoger Hannant1101(9)52613
6210990 ILCA 7Henry Whipp1101(7)64515
71876Grey StreakSTREAKERPeter Matthews1128476(10)17
81943 STREAKERChris Foster11285(8)8821
94360ImpSOLOTrevor Whiting114269(11)1126
1054CootNODRay Johnson1254(11)1110728
111965BarnabySTREAKERKyle Beamish1128(DNF)109928
1253TwinkleNorfolk OD Danny Tyrell1254(13)12121236
131911Only EttySTREAKERCharmaine Ryland11281013(DNC)DNC38
1483Sarah‑ElizabethNorfolk ODLucy Truman12561214(DNC)1339
Series notes: none          

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