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Leader gallery 2016-20

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2020 has been the year of lockdown due to coronavirus covid 19.  No open meetings or social events were allowed, although some sailing clubs opened tentatively for club racing with risk assessments and extra rules in place to keep people safe when covid restrictions allowed.  That didn't stop the Leaders from socially distanced cruising in between lockdowns, as evidenced by these photos.  We were just grateful that the weather has been kind this summer.

lone sailor summer of 2020 on the Thurne, Norfolk
Leader dinghy cruising on the Thurne, Norfolk summer 2020
summer cruising in a Leader 2020 between lockdowns
2020 sailing a Leader between lockdowns
between lockdown summer picnic 2020, Horsey Mere Norfolk
between lockdown picnic in Horsey Mere 2020
2020 lockdown exercise
picnic at Deepgoe Dyke, Norfolk


3 river race from Horning, Norfolk

Leader in 3 rivers race on the Thurne at Potter Heigham
Leader 1153 at 6pm 3 rivers race upstream of Potter Heigham Bridge
Norfolk Leader in the 3 rivers race
Leader 1153 at 9pm in 3 rivers race, Norfolk


An older Leader given a new lease of life as a cruising dinghy in the Norfolk Broads


Leader number 5 club racing in Toronto, Canada

Old Leader given a new lease of life in Norfolk
Cruising Leader number 451
gallery/toronto leader no 5


Hickling Open Meeting, Norfolk

Leader fleet racing on the Thurne, Norfolk
Leaders in down river race from Hickling 2018
Leader 1243 Candle Dyke
winning Leader with spinnaker
Leaders racing with spinnakers 2018
Leader 1097 Hickling Broad 2018
Leader Sailors at Hickling 2018
First Place Hickling 2018
Second place Hickling 2018
Third place Hickling 2018


Leader sailors in the Triple B downriver race, Buckenham Sailing Club

Leader sailors after down river race Norfolk 2018
Leader Sailors 2018 from Triple B race
Leader Sailors at Buckenham Sailing Club, Norfolk


Milton Keynes National Championships

Leader Open Meeting 2018
Leader sailing Milton Keynes
Leader 472 at Milton Keynes Sailing Club
Milton Keynes Leader event 2018
Milton Keynes Sailing Club in a Leader
Leader Open Meeting at Milton Keynes Sailing Club 2018
Leader dinghy at Milton Keynes
Leader at Milton Keynes 2018
Pulling out a Leader dinghy at Milton Keynes Sailing Club
Boat park at Milton Keynes Sailing Club


Club racing, Rollesby Broad, Norfolk

Multi-sail club race at Rollesby Sailing Club
Multisail single hander club race
Leader club racing at Rollesby Broad Sailing Club
Single handed multi-sail racing at Rollesby Sailing Club
Leader Club racing at Rollesby


Leader 1153 at the RYA Dinghy Show

Leader 1153 at Dinghy Show
Leader Sailors at Alexandra Palace Dinghy Show 2017
Leader Class at Dinghy Show 2017
spinnaker chute on Leader 1153
Leader 1153 at Dinghy Show 2017


3 Rivers race, Horning, Norfolk

Leader 1153 with spinnaker in 3 rivers race 2017
Leader in 50 mile down river race 2017


Hickling Open Meeting

Leaders in race Hickling to Potter Heigham


Milton Keynes Open Meeting


Reading Open Meeting

Between races at Milton Keynes Sailing Club 2016
Leaders at Reading Sailing Club 2016


3 rivers race, Horning, Norfolk

shooting Acle Bridge 2
Leader shooting Acle Bridge in the 3 rivers race
Potter Heigham Bridge 3 rivers race
Leader shooting Potter Heigham Bridge
Leader 1153 shooting Acle Bridge


Chichester Leader Cruise

Leaders cruising in Chichester 2016
Leader ready to sail Chichester 2016
Leader 435 Chichester Harbour
cruising Chichester Harbour
Chichester cruising in a Leader
rigging up Leader 1083 Chichester