• Saturday , 20 October 2018

Young Sailors For Annual Broadland Youth Regatta

There were a total of 65 sailors both youth and junior sailors in around 58 boats from 6 clubs which participated in the 25th Broadland Youth Regatta that was held at Barton Broad.

The competition was organized by the Norfolk Punt Club on behalf of Norfolk & Suffolk Boating Association. These 4 races were performed in a moderate breeze. In fleet racing division, major honors went to Toby Pearce, who was in the fast handicap start and George Madin in the slow handicap began to sail his RS Tera Pro for the Club names Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club.

The inter-club sailing for the Centenary Salver was hosted by six clubs. The triumphs were Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht club. The 2nd place was bagged by the Norfolk Yacht Club and 3rd place was the Horning Sailing Club. Beccles Amateur Sailing Club achieved 4th place, Hickling Broad Sailing Club reached 5th place and 6th place was won by the Norfolk Punt Club. The Topper fleet was the largest one as it had 23 competitors altogether. The slow handicap fleet had 5 splashes with one Rs Tera Pro, one RS Feva XL and two laser 4.7s.

The fast handicap offered extra excitement through its 10 lasers out of which 4 belonged from the radial variation, 1 symmetrical rigged, 2 Norfolk Punts and so on. Around 10 optimists took part in the competition. The Whelpton Cup was won by none other than Knights with a team of Alice Palutikof in RS Feva XL. The award is given to the double handed boat which is highly successful in the competition.

The Lady Mayhew Trophy was given to Zoe Barnes in Optimist Dinghy and she belonged from the Norfolk Broads Yacht Club. It was only her 6th day in racing and first experience in racing wherein she performed brilliantly.

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