Sunday’s sailing took place in extremely light winds, with a strong tide proving problematic for those the wrong side of the start line when racing began. Thankfully, after a slow drift in the first race - which also saw a significant wind shift causing the entire fleet to bunch up and finish within a couple of minutes of each other despite starting some 20 minutes apart - the breeze picked up in later races to provide pleasant sailing conditions, up racing reach to the Broad entrance. The addition of a wherry passing through added to the excitement, with the fleet becoming much more spread during the day.

In the fleet races, two of the Rebel races were won by Kevin Edwards in Rebel Maid, with Gary Wright in Lucky Rebel taking the other. In the Yeomans, Geoff Stubbs in Tara won two races, with Toby Fields in Tanskey winning another, and Ron Jackson winning two of the Yare & Bure races in Holly Blue, Thomas Wildman in Scarce Copper taking a win in the third. Amongst the dinghies, the first race saw a dead heat on handicap between the Laser of Edward Wildman and Splash of James Pettit, with James winning the second race. First Topper was Ella Middleton, with the second race going to James Street, and the third to Harrison Ryder.

Photograph thanks to Allan & Bev Dornan

By the afternoon a welcome sea breeze had arrived, and turnouts remained good into the last race, which saw close competition in the mixed Gaff rigs and dinghies.  Winner of the mixed Gaffs was Rebel Maid, with the dinghies won by visiting sailor Charlie Porter who had joined in with the race, and James Pettit second, having switched to a Topper.