Archive for September 7th, 2016

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