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King's Lynn-based sailing club back out on the River Ouse

The Ouse Amateur Sailing Club is racing again now that organised outdoor sport is allowed.

Eleven boats took to the water for two races on Easter Sunday in wonderful sunshine and a moderate south westerly breeze.

A good mixture of single handed and two-person boats were out all trying hard to get the best start in the reaching winds.

Race one (45937994)
Race one (45937994)

Despite nobody having been able to sail for the last three months, everyone got away cleanly at the start and the fleet stayed bunched up for most of the first race.

Eventually, Paul in his Supernova led the fleet and came home in first place, not only on the water, but after the handicap was applied as well.

He was closely followed by the two Ian’s in their Streakers and all three were within 30 seconds of each other at the finish.

Race two followed on straight away and again everyone got a clean start.

Race two (45937997)
Race two (45937997)

For this race the fleet spread out a bit more but Spike got the best start and kept his lead throughout the race finishing well, ahead of Ian in his Streaker and Joseph in the Europe.

So despite not winning either race, Ian Bradley in his Streaker leads the series with four points.

But with another six races remaining he could easily be knocked off that top spot.

So socially distanced water sports have returned to Saddlebow and club members are all looking forward to more relaxation of the rules so we can start to use the clubhouse and have the bacon butties after sailing.

Please visit: www.oasc.co.uk to find out more information about your local sailing club.

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