Many congratulations to ONs Chris (83-87), Jono (85-90) and Will Pank (13-19) and Team Moonraker on winning the Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race on the Norfolk Broads at the weekend.
Hosted by Horning Sailing Club, competitors tackled the course in the order of their choice, covering some 50 miles across the Broads within a 24-hour time limit.
Crews participating came from all over the country, including Hertfordshire, Rutland, Birmingham and Somerset. Over 100 boats left Horning across 15 starts, the boats ranging from dinghies such as Wayfarers to traditional Broads boats, from the Yare & Bure One Design to Norfolk Punts and River Cruisers, right through to the impressive Thames A Raters, three of these making their traditional trip from the Thames to take part.
The first three boats finished the race between 10.30pm and just after midnight. After nightfall, the wind dropped, and it was some nine or so hours before the next boat arrived back to Horning. The Race ultimately saw some 70 retirements due to the conditions overnight with just 33 boats finishing within the 24-hour limit.
Congratulations Team Moonraker!