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Young's trophy triumph

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:21 05 July 2010

The main sailing event on Oulton Broad at the weekend was the Broads One Design series for the George Barker Trophy.

A complete absence of wind caused the start to be delayed for an hour when a very fitful easterly started blowing and the race got under way.

The main sailing event on Oulton Broad at the weekend was the Broads One Design series for the George Barker Trophy.

A complete absence of wind caused the start to be delayed for an hour when a very fitful easterly started blowing and the race got under way.

Unusually there is no discard and all three races count towards the trophy which tends to get more boats tying on points and having to be split by various methods.

Nick Truman, several times winner of the trophy, won the first race from John Aitken and Sam Cole.

There was still only a very gentle breeze for the second race and Christian Young took an early lead which he held throughout. Truman picked up places in the early stages and moved into second place followed by Jim Tubby.

Young repeated his win in the last race with Sam taking second place with Tubby recording another third place.

This meant that Young and Truman had both scored eight points but the trophy went to Young as he has won two races. Cole took third.

Results: Oulton Broad BOD George Barker Trophy (12) Race 1 Spoonbill (Nick Truman); 77 (John Aitken); Pipit (Sam Cole); Race 2 Solan (Christian Young); Spoonbill; Marsh Harrier (Jim Tubby). Race 3 Solan; Pipit; Marsh Harrier. Overall Solan (Christian Young) 8pts; Spoonbill (Nick Truman) 8 pts; Pipit (Sam Cole) 11pts. Club Points Fast Handicap (6) The Other Woman (Alan Cone); Jaguar (John Buckenham); Williwaw (Simon Marfleet). Slow Handicap (5) Mirror 42495; Topper 42229; Splash 742. Squibs (3) Robliz (Robert Russell); Tomcat (John Lockwood); September Song (David Harper). Waveneys (8) Naiad (Geoff Little); Ragged Robin (Nic Smith); Marsh Yhistle (Jack Pickering). Lasers (5) The Other Woman; Williwaw; Jaguar. Slow Handicap (4) Splash; Topper 45504; Topper 42229. Mixed Keels (8) Naiad; Samphire (George Gower); Myrica (Phil Cooper).

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