Squibs take centre stage at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club

PUBLISHED: 12:06 23 November 2017

Sailing on the River Waveney close to Oulton Broad.

Picture: James Bass

Sailing on the River Waveney close to Oulton Broad. Picture: James Bass

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Twenty-six boats competed in the racing at Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club on Sunday, enjoying bright sunshine and a chilly north-westerly breeze.

The Squibs provided the biggest fleet with 12 boats, several racing for the first time in this winter series.

Bryan and Jenny Riley in Brimstone won the first race by a comfortable margin, with David Gooch and Gilly Foulds in Penny B in second place until the final leg to the finish when Ian Keely and Pete Matthews in Squibbo managed to sneak past and beat them by half a boat’s length.

There was a general recall at the start of the second race and this time it was Sophie, sailed by Chris Schonhut and Graham Reeve that led to the finish while Penny B was second and Richard Sullivan’s Clever Dick was third, just ahead of Brimstone.

As usual, Richard Fryer’s RS400 was the first to finish in both Fast Handicap races, while the Phantoms of Ben Falat and Nick Favell were never far behind, but on corrected time Veronica Falat’s Streaker took the wins, despite having to do penalty turns in race two.

Both Slow Handicap races were won by James Nourse and 10 year-old Max Stratford in one of the club Wanderers.

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