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Life of Riley as Bryan wins

PUBLISHED: 10:42 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:51 06 July 2010

SAILING

SUNDAY on Oulton Broad was a good day for sailing with bright sunshine and a good breeze.

The only downside was that the breeze was freezing cold, so much so that the dinghies could not launch because of ice.

SAILING

SUNDAY on Oulton Broad was a good day for sailing with bright sunshine and a good breeze.

The only downside was that the breeze was freezing cold, so much so that the dinghies could not launch because of ice.

So it was left to six Squibs to have two good races. In the first one Bryan Riley took an early lead which he steadily increased over Jim Tubby. Behind them Lloyd Crisp and Richard Dell were have a close race which Lloyd looked to be getting the best of until Richard picked up a stronger gust on the second run and sailed straight past into third place and from there on it became a procession.

The second race was a very different affair in which Lloyd Crisp was the early leader and although Bryan Riley narrowed the gap several times he could not get past. Jim Tubby was third.

Two RS400s managed to launch as the ice broke up in time for what should have been the second Fast Handicap race and although the gap was never very big Nick Barratt did not look like being caught by Richard Holmes as he lead from start to finish.

Results. Oulton Broad. Squibs 1 (6) Brimstone (Bryan Riley); Spirit of Perfection (Jim Tubby); Heartbeat (Richard Dell); Fast Handicap (2) Narwhal (Nick Barratt); 1350 (Richard Holmes). Squibs 2 (6) Slinky (Lloyd Crisp); Brimstone; Spirit of Perfection.

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