Archive for September, 2016

September 15, 2016

Ramuz Trophy 2016

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Ramuz 2016 start of final © Janet Gilmour

The NSBA InterClub Championship for the Ramuz Trophy was sailed on 10 September, hosted by Rollesby Broad SC and sailed in Wayfarers, provided by Club members. Many of the Broads area top dinghy sailors, representing fourteen local clubs took part in the event.

Four back to back heats were sailed and the top six clubs went on to sail in the final. The weather was overcast and a variable southerly wind blew up the Broad for most of the day.  In Heat 1 NBYC, represented by Ian Richardson and Adam Barker took an early lead and held their position throughout the race. In Heat 2 the first three places were determined in the first round with the local sailors Ian and Sharon Ayres representing the home club finishing ahead of HBSC and SFSC.  In Heat 3 NBYC had another win and Rollesby recorded a second place with Simon and Caroline Marfleet representing WOBYC third to cross the line.

 

In Heat 4, the racing was much closer with positions changing constantly. Peter Dearnley and Dinah Slatter for HBSC took an early lead and had a close battle with Jane Pye and Chris Haslam sailing for Snowflakes SC.  SFSC pulled ahead of HBSC in the last round to take the bell.  NFSC sailors Paul and Pat Tegerdine worked their way through the fleet from sixth at the end of the first round to finish in 3rd position.

After lunch the six finalists took to the water sailing a lengthen course, as the weather closed in. The first round was very close with SFSC and HBSC battling it out at the front of the fleet.  In the second round WOBYC overtook HBSC as Jane Pye eased ahead and kept her position to take the Ramuz Trophy on behalf of SFSC – a great way to celebrate her birthday.

The magnificent Trophy was presented to Jane and Chris for Snowflakes SC by Rollesby Broad Commodore and OD for the day John Saddington, along with commemorative glasses for all finalists.  NSBA Chairman Brian Wilkins thanked the host Club for organising such a good event, and the members for lending their boats and all competitors for participating.  We are grateful to Alan Boswell Insurance Group for covering the event.

Results

Heat 1 1st NBYC, 2nd NPC, 3rd GYGSC

Heat 2 1st RBSC, 2nd HBSC, 3rd SFSC

Heat 3 1st NBYC, 2nd RBSC, 3rd WOBYC

Heat 4 1st SFSC, 2nd HBSC, 3rd NFSC

 

Final

1st Snowflakes SC – Jane Pye and Chris Haslam

2nd Waveney & Oulton Broad YC – Simon and Caroline Marfleet

3rd Hickling Broad SC – Peter Dearnley and Dinah Slatter

4th Gt Yarmouth & Gorleston SC – Richard Brown and Robyn Ollington

5th Norfolk Broads YC – Ian Richardson and Adam Barker

6th Rollesby Broad SC – Ian and Sharon Ayres

September 7, 2016

Broadland Youth Regatta 2016

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Broadland Youth Regatta 2016 at Wroxham © Robin Myerscough

 

The 23rd annual Broadland Youth Regatta was hosted by the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club at Wroxham Broad on 3rd September.

Light southerly winds provided a challenging course for the 75 youngsters who competed in 64 boats ranging from Optimists through Toppers and Fevas to Solos and Lasers. Six Broadland sailing clubs were represented by teams, with each competitor sailing four races.

The final series of races was curtailed by heavy rain and lack of wind leading to dramatically shortened courses, but the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.

Individual winners of the series races included Ben Campbell (Laser) of Norfolk Broads Yacht Club in the fast handicap, Toby Pearce of Horning Sailing Club in the Toppers, and Josh Means of Horning Sailing Club in the Optimists.

The slow handicap series was won by George Curtis and Andrew Morgan of Beccles Amateur Sailing Club in their traditional Norfolk Dinghy, also winning the Whelpton trophy for double handlers having won all four of their races.

The prestigious team Centenary Salver for the winning team went to Horning Sailing Club by the narrowest of margins, who despite having competed every year, had never won before in the Regatta’s history.

The Lady Mayhew trophy for personal endeavour was awarded to Elizabeth Ford of Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, who was competing in her first major Optimist race series.

 

September 7, 2016

Dredging work at Whitlingham

We have received the following notification from the Broads Authority:

The Broads Authority is continuing dredging work on shallow areas of the River Yare near the east end of Whitlingham Great Broad.  We are currently dredging between Commissioners Cut 24hr mooring and Colman’s Dyke along the True Right Bank and will be progressing downstream (in the direction of Brundall).  Please see the attached drawing and note that river users should pass in the clear water to the side of the dredging rig (keeping the dredging rig on the right hand side when heading downstream.

 

Moving barges will keep as far to the right as water depth allows and will sound their horn if necessary to make their presence known.

Map of area: broads-authority-dredging-whitlingham