A total of 13 boats turned out for the two-day open meeting at Gorleston YC last weekend
The competitors at the two-day Splash open at meeting at Gorleston YC last weekend enjoyed a steady Force 3 breeze from the north-west on the first day.
The course set was a triangle followed by a sausage, 13 Splashes set sail from the beach and competed in the two races held. Robert Friend got a good start and rounded the first windward mark followed by James Large, Louise Clayton and David Jessop. By the finish, after some close racing David Jessop crossed the line first followed by James Large and George Watson.
The second race was held in similar conditions, this time there was considerable more movement in the fleet during the race, Robert Friend having a good start, then dropping right back, but coming through to win after some fierce luffing between James Large and David Jessop. Second was James Large with David Jessop in third.
Rain overnight cleared the next morning leaving a very light wind initially from the north, then veering later to the east. At the start of the first race David Jessop got away followed by Tim and Jonathan Frary, the whole fleet only just stemming a strong flood tide. It took almost three quarters of an hour to reach the windward mark, David Jessop rounding well clear of James Large and Jonathan Frary. The course was shortened and David Jessop won from James Large with Tim Frary beating his brother into third place. Two boats never got across the start line and two boats were excluded for being over thirty minutes behind the leader. Tidal conditions were easing for the second race, with a shorter course being set, David Matthews got a good start, followed by David Jessop and Pippa Girling. David Jessop won from David Matthews and Tim Frary. In the third race of the day Pippa Girling got a good start followed by David Matthews and Andrew Jarvis. David passed Pippa into the lead followed by James Large and Andrew Jarvis.
1st David Jessop
2nd James Large
3rd David Matthews
4th Andrew Jarvis
5th Jonathan Frary