Team match vs. Norfolk Broads Sailing Club, Sunday 18 February 2018
The first leg of the annual team match between Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club and Norfolk Broads Yacht Club was sailed in Norfolk Dinghies at the Frostbite Club on 18th February. The wind was light and shifty but the competition was excellent with the team of young sailors from NBYC proving strong opposition for the home team. In the first race Chris Bunn and Ian Richardson took first place and Henry Harston and Tom Baker second to put NBYC ahead on points. In the second race there were plenty of changes of position and tactical moves to hold the interest of the spectators on the bank. In the last lap, Danny Tyrrell and Ray Johnson, sailing for Frostbites managed to work their way through the fleet to take the lead at the last mark. They took first place with Sam Woodcock and David Yapp also from Frostbites close behind. Overall NFSC finished the day with a two point advantage. Whether Frostbites can hold onto their lead will be decided in the second leg, to be sailed at Wroxham, in White Boats, in September.
Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club Junior Challenge Cup, Sunday 4 February 2018
Five young sailors, aged between 9 and 15 sailed in the Junior Challenge Cup race at Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club on Sunday. This race is an annual event which has recently been opened to sailors from other clubs is traditionally sailed in Norfolk One Design Dinghies and for some of the competitors it was the first time they had helmed a boat of this class. A handicap system based on the age of the helm is used to calculate the results.
Having established a lead in the first lap, George Curtis, sailing B 64, maintained this position to claim the trophy, coming in first, both on the water and on handicap. George who sails regularly at Beccles Amateur Sailing Club, was crewed by Glen Curtis. After a long battle with Charlie White in B 78, Hugo Blyth in B53, also from BASC, pulled ahead to come in second on the water but lost out to the younger sailors on handicap. Lizzy Ford, the youngest competitor, and holder of the trophy, came in a close second on handicap, sailing in B6, followed by Harry White in B71, in third.
Open Day - 29th October 2017
The day was very successful despite the flood. Lots of visitors managed to reach us either by paddling down the lane or being ferried from the boatyard to the front of the clubhouse. Next year we will need to remind visitors to wear their wellies!
NFSC win Ramuz Trophy
The Ramuz Trophy was presented by Frostbite member Len Ramuz back in 1950 for an annual competition by clubs affiliated to the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association. A different venue is selected each year and the host club provides a set of matched class dinghies or keelboats loaned by its members. Any club affiliated to the NSBA can send one helm and crew to compete to find the Champion Club. The teams sail two heats arranged such that every team sails at least once again every other team. The boats are allocated by the NSBA Officials and the teams have to sail a different boat in each race. The top six Teams from the Heats then sail a final race for the Trophy.
This year the event was held at Coldham Hall Sailing Club on the River Yare in Yeoman Class keelboats. The winning team this year was Paul Tegerdine (Helm) and David Yapp (Crew) representing Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club. In the 67 year history of the event NFSC are the most successful Club with 13 wins, closely followed by Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club (Lowestoft) with 11 wins and Norfolk Broads Yacht Club (Wroxham) and Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club both with 10 wins.
Norwich Frostbite Sailing Club is one of a handful of sailing clubs in the country that only sail during the winter months between October and the end of March. The club is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the club at its open day to watch the racing that starts at 11.00am or to have a taster sail with a club member when the racing finishes at 1.00pm. The club is located at Girlings Lane, Thorpe St Andrew.
Attached picture of Ramuz trophy with winning crew David Yapp (left) and helm Paul Tegerdine.
For more information contact Steven Ford on 07838 832058. (picture by Pat Tegerdine).