2018 Eastern District Championship Sunday 7th October Whitlingham Park, Norwich MYC
Norwich MYC hosted ten skippers for the ED Marblehead Championship, including visitors from Broads, Canbridge, Datchet and Southminster. Conditions were almost perfect with warm weather and a light North Westerly breeze which at times deserted the fleet, requiring the Race Officer to shorten a small number of races to a single lap, fortunately all weed has now disappeared requiring skippers to use all their light weather skills without any help or hindrance from weed!
A full schedue of 16 races (enabling 3 discards) were completed in a friendly manner with all skippers obeying contact calls and completing their penalty turns. The Race Officer was kept busy ensuring the really keen skippers at the start were caught and recalled!
The final result saw Phil Holiday with his beautifully turned out and excellently sailed marblehead gain a commanding lead by lunchtime that was never really challenged. A relative newcomer to marblehead sailing Ian Self from the home club sailed into a well deserved 2nd place helped by keeping out of trouble.
A full result list is shown below:
1st Phil Holiday Datchet Water 19 points
2nd Ian Self Norwich MYC 50 points
3rd David Perkins Cambridge 64 points
4th Vinnie Zammit Norwich MYC 68 points
5th Terry Burton Broads RYC 69 points
6th Robert Owen Norwich MYC 70 points
7th Alf Reynolds Southminster 73 points
8th Eric Curtis Norwich MYC 78 points
9th Graham Nelson Norwich MYC 92 points
10th Michael Howard Broads RYC 110 points