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Shearwater 6M Open at BRYC 12/5/24 – Race Report

The Shearwater 6M Open event hosted by the Broads Radio Yacht Club at Ormesby Broad on Sunday 12 May attracted an excellent, very competitive entry of 15 boats who arrived at Filby to find a an extremely pleasant Summer day with a light Easterly breeze.

Vinnie Zammit (RO) set a sausage / triangle course with both windward and leeward gates on the first lap. This worked well considering we were sailing in one fleet. 14 races were completed with some close battles thro’ the fleet.

As you will see from the results, Graham  Bantock, John Hanton and Stephen Wheeler were consistent and established a lead group from the main fleet.  Congratulations to Graham, with 17 points, who retains the Trophy as he also won it last year. John Hanton was second with 24 points followed by Stephen Wheeler in third place with 32 points.

Stephen’s self built boat design is based on a old, full size, 6 metre with a long keel and no bulb. He also made the sails. Obviously very well sailed and it showed remarkable boat speed in the conditions.

Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way with running the day.


Geoff Josey


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