The NPC team set up for the YBOD Open Event on Barton on Saturday in bright sunshine and a light wind. By 2pm, however, there was more cloud and a freshening breeze for the thirteen starters. Flip Foulds in The Miller took the lead early in the first race from Chris Bunn in Fox and stayed in front until the finish. Chris won the other three races although he had to fight with Flip for the lead in races 2 and 4 and with Martin Thompson in Dingy Skipper in race 3. His start in race 4 was very finely judged: a hairs breadth further would have taken him over the line!
The last three races were in squally conditions and a few entrants decided to stay on the pontoon and eat cake. Those racing enjoyed a long beat along the length of the broad and a long run back in shifting winds. Positions changed frequently during the course of the races but, in the end, the Consortium Cup for overall winner went to Chris Bunn from Wroxham and the Whelpton Trophy for first Punt Club member, to Simon Daniels in Silver Blue.
Photos can be found here