Cruiser Open 13/14 June

13 crusers entered for the Cruiser Open at the Norfolk Punt Club this weekend. The weather was not ideal with rain and relatively light winds on Saturday followed by the eventual abandonment through total lack of wind, apart from the odd tormenting breaths, on Sunday.
The fleet was split 6/7 into two fleets. Depending where you were on the Broad the wind was either northerly or westerly! challenging the OOD to find a decent beat. Eventually with an Ant mouth start to Neatishead we managed two good beats, one to the west and the other, up the Broad to the North.
In the first race Mike Barnes was persuaded by his crew to take off for the top of the Broad before realising he had to go round the Neatishead mark first, an error which cost him dear, no thanks to the relatively light winds resulting in a short race to accommodate the slower fleet.
Chris Pank failed to dip the line in front of the fleet, and lost time returning to start and then proceeded to live dangerously, sailing outside the channel into shallow water and getting away with it!
Tom Moore in Pirate, made full use of their errors winning the first race, but only by one second in front of Anthony Landamore in Matilda, on corrected time. Glynn Howarth coming in third in Beth.
In the second race, Mike Barnes made up for his previous error, winning by a handsome margin and lifting the Achievement trophy ahead of Matilda and Colin Chettlebrugh in Breeze.
Tom Moore took the White Horse trophy followed by Madie, and Steve Seeney in Mischief and Glynn Howarth in Beth equal third. Tom Moore also took the Barton Broad Challenge cup ahead of Mischief and Beth.
Results:
Race 1       1 Tom Moore                   Pirate
                   2 Anthony Landamore    Matilda
                   3 Steve Seeney              Mischief
Race 2        1 Mike Barnes                Madie
                    2 Tom Moore                 Pirate
                   3= Steve Seeney            Mischief
                   3= Glynn Howarth          Beth
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NPC at the Three Rivers

Norfolk Punt Club. 3 Rivers Race Team for 

Cancer Research UK in memory of Mark Sawyer.

Dear all,
A very special day (and night for some) and The Norfolk Punt Club at it’s very best.

 

Thank you so very much to all the boats and crew who took part. A splendid achievement. Read their notes, attached, to see how they all got on.
Also thank you to all the fund raisers, bucket shakers and very vocal supporters at all the available viewing points all along the course. Mightily appreciated.
And thank you to all friends and families who have supported the Team NPC in whatever way they could.
For a flavour of the day, see Robin Myerscough’s photos at http://www.myerscoughpictures.org.uk/sailing/threerivers2015/index.html

£3650.00 raised so far for Cancer Research UK with money still coming in.

The justgiving page is still open if you would like to donate.

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Go Wild at Barton

Thanks to all those members who kindly volunteered to man the Norfolk Punt Club stand at the Go Wild at Barton event (especially the Khambattas for loaning Gamecock).  Despite the abject weather we had lots of interest for our social saturdays and the club. Don’t forget the first social saturday is being held on the 17th May and is being run by Tim Edmunds.

New Instructors!

Well done to all the members who successfully passed their instructors course.

Caroline Dixey, Liz Chettleburgh, Mike Griffin, India Gill, & Tim Haines

I’m sure you will be taught by one of them soon!

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AGM & Laying up supper

The AGM will be held on the 23rd November at 7.30 pm in the NewVictory Hall at Neatishead.

Immediately following the AGM is the laying up supper. Hot meal, pudding, coffee and great company with all the usual suspects! Please bring a salad or pudding to share. Bring your own drinks; glasses provided.
Tickets: £9 each (£5 under 14’s) by 18th November 2013 so please respond as soon as possible with payment to: Val Khambatta, The Spinney, School Lane, Neatishead, NR12 8XD 01692 630231, nevilleandval@gmail.com