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Norfolk Punt Club ~ 1926-2016
90th Birthday Photographic Competition
Our club is celebrating its 90th birthday with a number of special events this year:
Punt Pageant during Punt Open Weekend ~ 9th-10th July
Members Jubilee Weekend ~ 30th–31st July
The return of the August Regatta Barn Dance at Cox’s
And we look forward to many Sundays and Tuesday evenings of fine racing in beautiful surroundings and fair winds through the season.
We want to encourage members to capture and share treasured moments of our 90th year for posterity. So we are holding a photographic competition as part of the celebrations. The competition is open to all members – with a separate competition for juniors – and will develop a set of pictures for the club archive depicting and reflecting its 90th year.
How to enter the NPC 90th year photo competition
Entries will be judged by Robin Myerscough, Fan Tubbs and James Arthur (who are, consequently, not eligible to enter!). As well as the subject matter they will consider composition and ‘arty features’.
Results will be announced at the AGM and a selection of the best entries displayed at both the AGM and the Annual Dinner.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and highly commended for both member and junior competitions and will include a voucher for free tea and cake for whole of 2017 season (exc. Open events) and a magnum of fizz.
Photographers will retain the copyright to their images but the Norfolk Punt Club will retain the right to use entries in publicity and promotional literature with appropriate acknowledgement.
Spring sunshine and a lively southerly breeze greeted over 70 punt club members for the first Sunday racing of the 2016 season. There were a number of new boats to welcome for their first racing particularly in the White boat fleet and Bart Sawyer’s racing warm up session was much appreciated by those who needed to get reacquainted with boat handling and practising their starting technique.
The first series saw some close racing with Kath and Ian Mason in their white boat Cupido taking overall honours in the Allcomers just a few seconds ahead of Paul Wilcox in his laser.,Conditions got slightly more challenging after lunch with some stronger and more shifty wind conditions for the 10 starters in the Allcomers A. Staying just behind Punt 37 Gamecock over the water Liz Chettleburgh in Zephyrus established a commanding lead over the following fleet with Simon Daniels and Peter Robbins in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. James Mason won the Allcomers B and promptly celebrated by capsizing after crossing the finishing line. James claimed the water wasn’t cold and everyone seemed quite happy to take his word for it.
Series 3 saw Ruth and James win the Allcomers A in Gamecock but it was the White boat fleet with 10 starters that saw the most interesting race. Heading up the first beat to Neatishead, Phil Roberts in Herald Moth found himself well to leeward and heading for the east gap. After consulting with tactician Nick Dixey they took the chance and continued through the east gap while the rest of the fleet tacked up through the west gap. The clear air paid off handsomely and Phil established a large lead which he managed to hold onto throughout.
After a well earned tea break enjoyed by all, the last Allcomers race saw 8 starters with Liz Chettleburgh in continued good form winning by a large margin.
With such good conditions and an excellent turnout with some close racing, it was a great start to the season.
Series 1:Allcomers (6) 1 Cupido (K Mason), 2 Piiig (P Wilcox), 3 Silver Blue ( S Daniels)Series 2 :Allcomers B (2) 1 Naughty but nice ( J Mason)Allcomers A (10) 1 Zephyrus ( L Chettleburgh), 2 Silver Blue ( S Daniels), 3 Small White ( P Robbins)Series 3:Yare and Bure OD (10) 1 Herald Moth ( Phil Roberts), 2 Zephyrus ( L Chettleburgh), 3 Small White ( P Robbins)Allcomers (5) 1 Gamecock (R Owen), 2 Ali Baba ( B Sawyer), Piiig ( P Wilcox)Allcomers (8) 1 Zephyrus ( L Chettleburgh), 2 Small White ( P Robbins), 3 Silver Blue ( S Daniels)
The presentation from the fitting out supper, plus questions and answers to the table quiz are attached below.
The Punt Club is running two courses for powerboat drivers, and a morning for OOD training
Are the Racing Rules a mystery?
Do you know the changes following the 2012 Olympics?
Do you want to improve your racing results?
Then you need to go to
THE NPC RACING RULES NIGHT
And let multi-world-champion Mike Macnamara share his wisdom!
WHERE: Horning Sailing Club (by kind courtesy of HSC committee)
WHEN: Friday 1st April 2016: Doors open 18.30, start promptly at 19.00
The session will take 2-2.5 hours, including a short comfort break and there will be an informal gathering in the Swan afterwards.
All this for just £5 a head, including free light refreshments!
Places are limited so booking is essential.
To do so, please email Colin Chettleburgh firstname.lastname@example.org and :
EITHER pay your £5 by BACS: NPC Account number 40680966, Sort code 20-62-53 (Please put Rules and your surname as reference)
OR send a cheque to NPC Rules Night, 25 Damgate Lane Acle Norwich NR13 3DH
Contact is Colin Chettleburgh 01493 750462, email@example.com