A total of 16 OKs journeyed to Hunstanton in Norfolk over the Bank Holiday weekend for a worlds qualifier
A total of 16 OKs journeyed to Hunstanton in Norfolk over the Bank Holiday weekend for a worlds qualifier.
The two races planned for Saturday were cancelled due to excessively rough conditions, however, the breeze dropped to a comfortable Force 2 when the fleet launched for battle Sunday morning.
Race 1 got away off a heavily starboard biased line. Rob Deaves claimed pole position from Jon Fish at the top mark with a small lead over the chasing pack. Their lead was however, short lived as up the second beat the wind died and John Meadowcroft, Terry Curtis, Pete Turner and Neil Goodhead came through. John lost out down the run, and after several place changes Pete snuck through to win from Neil and Terry.
In race two the fleet fetched off from an even more heavily biased line in rather light and sloppy conditions against a strengthening tide. Alex Scoles and Derek Lovegrove rounded the first mark in front of Goodhead. As the wind dropped further the fleet barely made headway uphill. Goodhead overtook Scoles and Lovegrove on the reach and finished first, Lovegrove held on to second but Scoles dropped to fifth as both Fish and Curtis drifted passed.
With no prospect of a decent breeze, no further racing occurred, leaving Goodhead to win the event from Curtis and Fish.