Search

Action returns for Beccles Amateur Sailing Club

14:20 13 April 2012

Beccles Amateur Sailing Club competitors return to the water for 2012.

Beccles Amateur Sailing Club competitors return to the water for 2012.

Archant

The sailing eagerly anticipated sailing season began on Saturday afternoon at Beccles Amateur Sailing Club.

A fleet of 20 boats were on the Waveney to vie for the RNLI Pennant and the Poyser Cup, with new boats this year including Dave Elliot’s lightning 368, Jonathan Blankley’s RS200, Simon Swann’s GP14 and Mark Langston’s new streaker.

With a high tide and gusty northerly OOD Glen Curtis oversaw a long beat up to a gybe at four followed by a run to the bridge mark.

Langston picked the right path through a frantic first start and finished more than two minutes ahead of Nigel and Abbie Shipley in Norfolk Herewego.

Jake Shipley in his laser Mr Angry recovered well from a capsize to finish third. Race two saw Rory Kelsey and Georgie Roll in enterprise Evil Edna over on the start giving Harry Shipley in laser H a clear run, just doing enough to take the win from Langston with Herewego a strong third.

A mix of topper and optimist helms were equally matched for the Poyser Cup, with strong performances from Rowan Curtis, Poppy Roll and Rachael Folkard all enjoying the conditions, although George Curtis in his optimist Bittern proved uncatchable to take both wins on corrected time and the top of the leader board.

0 comments

Other Diss sport

Friday, August 28, 2015
Paul Marjoram, dealer principal at A W & D Hammond Ford, handing over the sponsored car to Roger Coombs, head coach at Diss Rugby Club.

With the new season about to start the players of Diss Rugby Club are raring to go after narrowly missing out on promotion last season, when they were pipped in the play-off final in the last five minutes.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Sam Page heads home to put Diss Town 2-1 up against March Town.

Stowmarket 1 Diss Town 4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Most Read

Mon, 17:22
Reading are prepared to offer Norwich City's club-record signing Ricky Van Wolfswinkel a chance to play on loan. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel is interesting Championship club Reading ahead of Tuesday’s transfer window deadline.

Read more
France
09:59
Norwich City's Jonathan Howson (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates Cameron Jerome (left) and Bradley Johnson (right) during the Sky Bet Championship, Play Off Semi Final, First Leg at Portman Road, Ipswich. Photo: PA

It was a busy summer transfer window for the Canaries with seven players arriving at Carrow Road and nine leaving.

Read more
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Diss Town made an FA Carlsberg Vase exit at the weekend and can now concentrate on the Ridgeons League again on Saturday at Halstead.

The reserves host Norwich United Reserves on the same day and Diss A entertain Scarning in the Crown Fire Mervyn Lambert Cup first round on Thursday, September 16.

Read more
Mon, 01:10
Steven Whittaker picked up two quick yellow cards in the first half of Norwich City's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton  Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Michael Bailey reports from St Mary’s Stadium as 10-man Norwich City suffer painful defeat on the south coast.

Read more
Norwich City
Sunday, August 30, 2015
FC Midtjylland's Erik Sviatchenko (right) is attracting attention from Norwich City. Picture: PA

Norwich City hope to beat a clutch of Premier League rivals to the signature of FC Midtjylland’s central defender Erik Sviatchenko, with reports in Denmark of a £2.2m offer.

Read more
Norwich City

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 11°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition