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Globe Trophy

Race Title:   Globe Trophy Location:   Three Mile House to Acle, Lower Bure Race Date:   07 September 2019 Officer of the Day: Pio Altarelli        Timekeeper: Sue Altarelli No. of Entries:  7

Overall Regatta Result: 1st: John Redding and Alison McDermid in My Weigh 2nd: Peter Coleman and Maggie Lomax in Quartet

3rd: Tom Parkinson and Chris Morcher in Nemesis

 Other boats racing: ZigZag, Good as Gold, Jemima, Cho Cho San Before the event crews enjoyed a magnificent lunch at Three Mile House courtesy of Angela Tebbutt and her family and friends. Our Commodore presented a set of NRSC glasses to Angela to mark another anniversary of this now-traditional and delightful scene. Warmest thanks, loud applause and a group photo followed. Early morning rain had passed and the day was sunny but with clouds racing across the sky. The winds, predicted to be on the nose from the west, had thankfully turned further to the north, but were still very strong, 16 to 19 mph gusting well into the 20s. All the seven metre boats reefed in their main and most boats shortened the jib to manage the gusts, but it

Pio has his OOD and

time keeping hat on

Its the other way Pio

Bad luck its the Mud

And the winner is John and Alison

And to finish  the W/E off we had 6 boats at the club house for a BBQ on Sunday

was a fight the whole way, and not without casualties. Tides in the Lower Bure are higher and lower than we are used to at the Anchorage and, with the race starting pretty well at low tide, mud, seen and unseen, was everywhere.

The gun at two-minute intervals saw My Weigh, then Good as Gold, Jemima, ZigZag, Cho Cho San, Quartet and Nemesis successfully out of the trap in sequence. Jemima soon found herself aground at the notorious corner not far from the start line at Three Mile House. She got away easily enough and fought bravely on, but more mud, mud, glorious mud forced her to retire. My Weigh was nowhere to be seen in front but a race was on with ZigZag trying to catch Good as Gold, both doing well and finishing more or less together at the finish at the Bridge Inn. Of the 800s Cho Cho San fared worst, taking the mud, quanting hard but eventually retiring on engine. Quartet and Nemesis sailed good races to take second and third places, but no-one caught My Weigh, well-suited to the tough conditions.

An excellent meal was enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Acle with more than 30 members on good form. At the announcements, our Commodore warmly thanked Pio and Sue for their excellent management of the race.   Report by Mark Collins