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4th December 2013
Sail Register 2013 Streaker Northern Paddle
22 boats qualified by sailing 15 races for the Sail Register sponsored 2013 Streaker Northern Paddle series; 104 boats entered one of the 187 Open Meetings with 2 cancelled due snow or wind. The average turnouts of 17 was higher than last year with a highest of 31 at Ripon.
After many years of sailing Streakers, Ian Jones (Dovestone) finally came to six open meetings and qualified for the Northern Paddle series. Ian won the Paddle with 15 wins, followed by Alan Gillard (Sheffield Viking) and Ian Lees (Scammonden) third.
This year we had three juniors sailing on the circuit with two qualifying; Robin Jones (Hykeham) finished 8th and Sally Ratcliffe (Scammonden) 13th. Robin and Sally with Isaac Marsh (Hykeham) were soon challenging the front of the fleet, and are sailors who will soon be winning races.
Ian Whitfield was the lucky winner of the draw for the Sail Register Sail, which had 828 entries, one for every race sailed.
The final positions are:
|Alan Gillard||Sheffield Viking||1832||19|
|Nick Lovell||Ouse Amateur||1769||51|
|Peter Kitchen||Tees & Hartlepool||1616||105|
|Richard Long||Hollingworth Lake||1625||190|
|Steve Chilton||Yorkshire Ouse||1621||217|
Report by Peter Cogill
3rd Novemeber 2013
Pennine Streaker Sail Register Open meeting
26th October 2013
19 hardy Streaker sailors arrived for the 2013 Pennine open despite the threat of high winds.
The first race started in a fresh breeze but the wind was steadily strengthening through the race. The early part of the race was close but Ian Jones gradually took control followed by Ian Lees and Ben Radcliffe.
Following a pleasant lunch with many comment on the good view from Pennine extended clubhouse we all considered the second race. Chris Wright's boat sailed off on its own over lunch and his trip to fetch it decided him against starting. The conditions supported his choice as only 7 completed the race. Of those hardy 7 Ian Jones really showed the way to sail in heavy weather developing a lead of over a leg of the course. Second was much more fought over with Ian Lees leading Matt Whitfield and Isaac Marsh home.
The last race was restricted to only 6 starters Ian Jones and Ian Bradley and Ben Radcliffe deciding they had had enough leaving the others to fight a competitive race in heavy weather Ian Lees finally winning from Matt Whitfield and John Aldous.
The 2 ladies in the fleet had a hard time Sally Ratcliffe having to be rescued after injuring her knee and Wendy Jones spend a lot of time in the water to get her results.
|Ian Bradley||Ouse Amateur||1817||11||5||16|
|Richard Long||Hollingworth Lake||1625||17||37|
Report by Peter Tyerman
3rd Novemeber 2013
Report of Streaker Southern Championships at Alton Water on Saturday 12th October
First the weather forecast was for gales and then for a flat calm so it was not surprising that the entry for the Streaker Southern Championships at Alton Water on Saturday 12th October had a disappointingly low entry of just 7 boats. However, the conditions turned out to be really quite pleasant (if you like light and shifty!) so those of us who did turn up were treated to a very nice day’s racing. This was also the last event in this year’s Pinnell & Bax sponsored Southern Paddle travellers series and Ian Bradley and Veronica Falat arrived as joint leaders, with exactly the same results to count.
In race 1 Alex Reindorp from Chipstead led at the first mark. Veronica rounded next with Ian Bradley close behind and these two were then involved in various luffing matches. As the race progressed Veronica pulled clear of Ian but couldn’t catch Alex who took the win in fine style. Race 2 was sailed in a slightly stronger breeze and the fleet was closely bunched for the first lap. Ian Bradley was the leader but couldn’t open up a very safe margin and was constantly challenged by Mark Langston from Beccles. At the finish Mark was just inches behind Ian, with Veronica in third place and Ian Mansfield of the home club fourth.
After a short lunch break the deciding race of the series saw Ian Bradley and Veronica battling for the lead. For a brief period Veronica got ahead on a beat but couldn’t keep Ian behind and eventually Ian took the win and so secured both the Southern Area Championship and the Southern Paddle. At the prize-giving the draw was made for the Pinnell & Bax Streaker sail; all class members had been awarded raffle tickets according to the number of Southern Paddle races they had entered this year and the lucky winner turned out to be one of the sailors present, Alan Simmons from Lancing SC. Veronica was runner-up in the Paddle series and Mark Langston was 3rd
Alton Water did a great job in providing good racing and making the day so enjoyable.
Report by Veronica Falat
Photos : Karen Langston
|Pos||Helm||Sail No.||Club||R 1||R 2||R 3||Nett|
|1||Ian Bradley||1817||Ouse Amateur SC||-3||1||1||2|
|2||Alex Reindorp||1819||Chipstead SC||1||-6||3||4|
|3||Veronica Falat||1654||Waveney & Oulton Broad YC||2||-3||2||4|
|4||Mark Langston||1789||Beccles Amateur SC||(8.0 RET)||2||4||6|
|5||Ian Mansfield||1723||Alton Water SC||4||4||-7||8|
|6||Alan Simmons||1700||Lancing SC||-5||5||5||10|
|7||Nick Carter||1828||Burghfield SC||6||-7||6||12|
16th October 2013
West Riding Northern Paddle Series Open Meeting
Stunning weather, a competitive fleet and the user friendly facilities of West Riding SC gave the 24 competitors a great day out for this leg of the Streaker Northern Paddle Series held on Saturday 28th September. Entries came from as far afield as Tees & Hartlepool YC in the North to Tamworth SC in the South, and there was wind to suit all weights and ages during the day.
At 9am Wintersett Reservoir was like a mirror with wisps of mist around the edges. By the 10.30 briefing the sun was breaking through and a light breeze was filling in with the promise of more to come. The fleet welcomed Race Officer Hamish Gledhill's decision to postpone until 11.30am allowing the breeze to build as forecast.
The wind was still light as the fleet got away in race one and the four boats of Alan Gillard, Ben Ratcliffe, Robin Jones and Ian Jones quickly detached themselves ahead of the competition in that order. With the wind gradually increasing, Ian worked his way into the lead by the end of the second lap ahead of Alan, leaving Ben and Robin to fight it out for third place. Robin looked to have the edge as the two ran to the finish, but with the wind coming down in random quantities of strength it was Ben who edged through Robin to take third place on the line.
The wind was firming up at the start of the first of two back-to back races in the afternoon; although still with plenty of shifts to unravel the best laid plans. Wendy Jones made a beautiful start and raced round the first lap pursued by husband Ian. These two drew away to give a family display of formation sailing, except Ian spoilt the script by taking the lead. Spaced out behind were Robin Jones, Alan Gillard and Dave Smith who held their positions to the end. Sally Ratcliffe kept her dad, Ben, at bay for a couple of laps in 6th place before he put decided to put his house back in order for the finish.
With the event already sewn up, Ian Jones, appeared to make a lethargic start in the last race only to glide up the first beat with deceptive speed to round the first mark just ahead of Alan Gillard. These two engaged in a race long battle and Alan appeared to have edged into a decisive lead on the last lap. The two disappeared behind a headland on the last-but-one beat and, abracadabra, like a magician Ian re-appeared in the lead, which he maintained to the end. Matthew Whitfield, who had struggled to make the top half of the fleet in the first two races, made a brilliant start and sailed his socks off to hold third place all the way round, ahead of Ian Lees and John Hollis who also enjoyed their best results of the day.
With the sun still shining out of a cloudless sky, competitors packed their boats up prior to the prize giving before hitting the road home with a request to return next year.
|1||1849||Dovestone SC||Ian Jones||-1||1||1||3||2|
|2||1832||Viking SC||Alan Gillard||2||-4||2||8||4|
|3||1759||Dovestone SC||Wendy Jones||5||2||-8||15||7|
|4||1837||Hykekam SC||Robin Jones||4||3||(25.0 RET)||32||7|
|5||1858||Scammonden SC||Ben Ratcliffe||3||6||-10||19||9|
|6||1784||Scammonden SC||Ian Lees||-7||7||4||18||11|
|7||1790||Welton SC||Dave Smith||-14||5||7||26||12|
|9||1605||Scammonden SC||Isaac Marsh||6||-17||9||32||15|
|10||1446||Tamworth SC||Mathew Whitfield||13||-18||3||34||16|
Report by John Gledhill
7th October 2013
Streaker Inland Championships,
Bassenthwaite SC, 3-4th August 2013.
23 helms found their way to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club for the Inland Championships to be held on the first weekend of the Bass Week Regatta. They were greeted on Saturday morning with a strong force 4 gusting 5 and bright sunshine.
The strong winds meant many stayed ashore and so only 10 helms lined up for the first race. With many of the usual favourites absent, it was Tom Lonsdale who won the first beat, followed closely by Dan Phillips, Pete Lawson, Matt Whitfield and Peter Cogill. By the end of the 5th leg Lonsdale, Phillips and Whitfield had managed to open a gap over the rest of the fleet. Whitfield managed to pass Phillips upwind on the way to the first pass through the finishing line, a sequence of 3 marks designed to give the race office time to correctly record the positions. Lonsdale failed to pass round all three mark and so had to return and unwind himself, dropping down the fleet and leaving Whitfield in the lead with Phillips close behind. After holding the lead for a few legs Whitfield failed to spot the breeze filling in and Phillips made his move, taking the lead and building a gap while Lonsdale climbed back into third place. Poor luck for Whitfield and Lonsdale saw them trapped in a hole on the following leg, powerless as they watched Phillips further extend his lead and eventually take the win, followed by Lonsdale in second and Whitfield third. Barney Proud followed in a distant 4th having made his way through the fleet after a poor start. Dave Metcalfe was 5th with Peter Cogill rounding out the top six.
The second race got underway in much the same conditions as the first, on a different course due to a shift in the wind. This time Phillips, Lonsdale and Whitfield rounded the windward mark fairly clear of the rest of the fleet and had a significant gap by the end of the 4th leg. The lead swapped between the three for much of the first lap, with each leading at some point. Due to the nature of the event it was not long before this lead group began to catch slower boats in front, having to work their way through these other fleets, a task that could prove tricky. It was this that proved to be Whitfield’s undoing, getting caught with an Enterprise and GP14 in his wind on a run, leaving him to finish a distant third. On this occasion Phillips was no match for Lonsdale and had to settle for second. Barney Proud came home 4th with Dan Gentry 5th and Dave Metcalfe 6th.
After and evening of live entertainment, a bigger fleet lined up for race three on Sunday morning, in similar conditions to the previous day, the only difference being the bigger difference between the gusts and the lulls. Lonsdale again won the first beat with Phillips and Whitfield close behind, this time joined by a fresh legged Stuart Hoare and Chris Wright who had sat out the Saturday. In only three legs this small group had caught a fleet of enterprises and GP14’s with Lonsdale leading the charge through on a dead run. With some chopping and changing, Whitfield, Phillips and Lonsdale arrived at the next mark practically glued together having ducked and dived through the slower boats. However, it was Hoare who came out on top having sailed around the outside of the entire group and shot off down the next reach. By the end of the lap, Whitfield had passed Hoare for the lead with Lonsdale now second, Hoare third, Phillip fourth with Wright a distant fifth. Whitfield, Phillips and Lonsdale soon found themselves battling again, with Phillips taking the lead only to suffer gear failure and have to retire. This left Lonsdale and Whitfield to battle for the lead with Lonsdale the eventual winner, Whitfield second and Hoare third. Fourth went the way of David Smith with Chris Wright and Pete Lawson rounding out the top six.
The fourth and final race got underway, after a general recall in the medium handicap fleet caused a 15 minute delay, in a steadily decreasing breeze. Phillips, needing to win the race to take the championship came out on top after the first beat with Lonsdale close behind. Whitfield managed to sneak through in third just ahead of Cogill and Lawson. By the fourth leg, Whitfield was leading with Lonsdale second and Phillips third. Having had clear air on the long reach down the lake, Whitfield was still leading at the end of the first lap. Due to the delayed start the fast handicap and Flying Dutchman fleets were catching and despite doing his best to avoid the situation, Whitfield found himself blocked by a Flying Dutchman and his lead disappearing. The next beat was closely fought between Phillips, Lonsdale and Whitfield with David Smith now joining the action. The four all battled closely for the remainder of the race and coming onto the last beat it looked as though Lonsdale was going to take the honours. However, Lonsdale got pinned low on the beat by a flying fifteen, having to gybe around the back to get clear air. By this time Phillips had taken the lead and remained there till the finish. This was also enough for Smith to find a way through to take second, with Lonsdale finishing third followed by Whitfield in Fourth. Chris Wright was fifth with Peter Cogill sixth.
The final race win allowed Dan Phillips to take the Championship, with Tom Lonsdale second and Matt Whitfield third. Prizes were awarded to the top five and also to the top three in the silver fleet, won by Chris Wright in 12th overall, who takes home the Silver Spares trophy.
Full Results can be found here: http://www.bassweek.org.uk/13jc/
The Streaker Class Owners Association and all competitors would like to thank Bassenthwaite Sailing Club for their hospitality and organisation of such an enjoyable event. We hope to return again in the future.
For regular Streaker sailors the next open meeting is at Broxbourne on the 1st of September in the south and Ripon on the 14th of September in the north.
Report by Matt Whitfield
10th August 2013
Streaker Nationals 2013 – View from the Chair
After a very wet journey down the M1 with a car full of glasses and trophies, I arrived at Pitsford on Friday morning as the rain stopped; Steve Cockerill was already discussing rigging and tuning with a group round his boat. It was time to rig my boat for the Training.
At 12:30 training started; 15 of us gathered round Steve’s boat as he continued the discussion on tuning and sailing. Elaine in the galley had left us plates of sandwiches, to sustain the ‘inner man’. We were soon on the water, split into two fleets forming a long line sailing away from the mark before reversing course and sailing round a leeward mark, with the aim to get past the boats in front on windward - leeward course. Steve joined in his boat to give tips and, as we found later, had a video camera taped to his mast. After two hours of races we returned to the shore. Later Steve ran a debriefing session using some of his videos – we all got some tips – mine related to the balance of kicker and centre main sheet when beating, which I tried in the races; others to the way they tacked and much more.
After an excellent hot buffet, we held the AGM in the Clubhouse on the Friday evening with 30 members, a lot fewer than participated in the e-ballot. After the usual reports we had the elections and John Burgoine joined the committee. The formalisation of the e-ballot was agreed; we then started discussing the proposals for measurement rule changes which are described and explained elsewhere. The Technical Committee need to finalise the details of them, but if you want to use them early, get in touch with the Technical Committee first
There was some discussion about the location for future Nationals – in two years it’s the 40th Anniversary, so it was suggested we went somewhere special eg Weymouth. A number of sea locations were considered for next year, the greatest problem was the distance to travel for a weekend event. A return to Filey was suggested, as well as North Wales – Pwllheli and Llandudno, Felpham in West Sussex and Brigtlingsea in Essex. Carsington was proposed as another large water in the middle of the country, that are running more events.
Distances from South Yorkshire & Lancing
Pwllheli 176 miles 311 miles
Llandudno 135 miles 310 miles
Filey 103 miles 320 miles
Carsington 40 miles 210 miles
Pitsford 90 miles 140 miles
Felpham 232 miles 18 miles
Brightlingsea 180 miles 130 miles
Weymouth 260 miles 116 miles
We had to break at 9pm for last orders, the sailing club hadn’t passed on the message that we would want to drink all evening, and the meeting closed about 10pm.
A number of members lent their boats, some to first time Streaker sailors, including some of the P&B Race team who joined Tom Gillard, our defending National Champion, sailing a new Butler/P&B frp (1851) in the Northampton Sailing Club team with Ollie Wells sailing Tom’s last year’s winning wooden Butler/P&B (1800) and Tom Lonsdale sailing Alan Gillard’s composite Butler/P&B (1832).
With a number of members on holiday and with other commitments, we were unable to reach the magic 50+ entries for the Yachts & Yachting league table, so 47 boats entered the two day Streakers National Championships sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance at Northampton Sailing Club. The weather forecast was good with lightish winds.
Pitsford Reservoir was an ideal location the Streaker Champs, easy to reach for sailors from all over the country; the only disadvantage was the closure of the Silverstone road for the F1 Grand Prix; (as we had booked our event first we should have asked them to consider an alternative). Elaine in the galley kept a steady stream of excellent hot food from the Friday buffet dinner, breakfast for the many campers, to Sunday afternoons cream scones with strawberries.
On Saturday morning Mike Rimmer and I wandered round the boat park to identify the winner of the concourse d’elegance Cadzow Trophy; there were some very nicely finished boats, but the clear winner was Lisa Moore’s Peter Glynn built boat 1836.
Would Tom Gillard retain his title, or Steve Cockerill win it back, or would we have a different National Champion?
Racing was round a triangle – windward - leeward course with large marks provided by P&B, so there could be no excuses for missing them. Will Gulliver, our race officer, with Ben Falat, got all races off promptly. He was ably assisted by the mark laying team and Ian Castle in the other RIB.
The first race started on time at 12, however after lunch the wind was shifting every few minutes and made setting the line and starting difficult in the two later races; it forced Will to abort several starts plus a number of general recalls; some sailors had forgotten that with rule 30.1, the I flag, they could not sit above the line and sail down for the start.
The racing throughout the fleet was close, and with the wind bending / shifting through 25 – 30o up the beats, missing the shifts, a mistake on a gybe or worse missing the line and reaching back to the committee boat, could lose 5 or more places, or conversely gain them when you got it right; and of course a good start at the ‘right’ place on the line was essential.
From my perspective, using Steve Cockerill’s advice, I was sailing better to windward – still with good boat speed, but pointing higher. Most of my good starts were on the aborted starts; in the one race I got into the top ten on the first triangle, I was happily sailing up the right-hand side of the course on a lovely lift when I realised I’d missed passing through the line; in reaching back I lost at least 8 places; however I gained a few back sailing up on the same lift. In another race after a poor start at the wrong end of the line followed later by a set of turns for tacking on port too close, by the first mark I was at the back of the fleet; however I avoided making up more silly mistakes and kept making up places, eventually finishing 16th. I had similar boat speed to the many boats in the fleet, but the difference was the ability to make a clean start and get away. I was often battling with boats that got one or two good results, and finished overall well ahead of me. A good example was Howard Frear who got a great start in the last Saturday race and finished second, and then won the final race, finishing 7th overall.
On a balmy Saturday evening, we were entertained by a ‘Frank Sinatra’ singer which gave one sailor the chance to have a celebratory dance on his wedding anniversary.
Sunday was another fine sunny day, overnight the wind had steadied and increasing and shifting slightly. We were all ready for the 10am start for the two back to back races. Both started without the problems of the later Saturday starts. With Steve winning the first race, Tom Gillard and Steve Cockerill battled to determine the Champion; well done to Tom who retained his National Champion’s crown.
There were 18 trophies within the 31 prizes, for sailors throughout the fleet with an additional 6 spot prizes. This year all the prizes were awarded including the “Under” salver won by Robin Jones (1827 Hykeham) and the “Still At It” salver won by Alan Simmons (1700 Lancing). The P&B team won the Altogether trophy, will they defend it next year?
We all had a great weekend. Thanks to Veronica who found she was looking after the entries and much else that needed organising during the weekend, to everyone who helped, and to Northampton Sailing Club who made us all welcome and organised a good event.
Report by Peter Cogill
Photos: Karen Langston & Ben Falat
11th July 2013
Noble Marine Streaker Nationals 2013
A fleet of 47 boats and five very competitive races were the ingredients for an excellent National Championships for the Streaker class on the weekend of 29th-30th June. Northampton SC were generous, friendly hosts and the efforts of race officer Will Gulliver and of the catering team were particularly appreciated, as were the facts that camping was possible alongside your boat and the weather turned out very nice indeed! Continued sponsorship from Noble Marine also contributed greatly to the event’s success.
It was dull and damp on Friday when some of the Streakers took advantage of a training session run by Steve Cockerill but by the time racing started on Saturday the sun was out and many competitors were quite sunburnt by the end of the weekend.
Three races were scheduled for Saturday but a tricky breeze meant it was difficult getting the starting line set without too much bias as the breeze shifted one way and then the other. Several times the starts were postponed as the line had to be reset, or there were general recalls, and so it became a long day on the water. However, by the time the fleet came ashore, all three races were complete and it was clear from the results sheet that the championship was, as expected, turning into a battle between the 2012 champion, Tom Gillard, and the 2011 champion, Steve Cockerill. Steve won race 1 with a comfortable lead but Tom worked his way into second place. Races 2 and 3 were both taken by Tom, while Steve managed a 2nd and a 3rd, and so at close of play on Saturday, Tom had a narrow points lead, with Steve second, Ian Jones third, and Ian Fryett fourth.
On Sunday the breeze was considerably stronger but still shifty. Steve won race 4 and so the scene was set for the fifth and deciding race. The start line seemed to be port biased but, almost immediately after the gun, a starboard lift set in, favouring the boats that had started near the committee boat. The fleet charged along, the leeward boats hoping for the wind to switch back and eventually it did and some port-tackers ended up over-standing the first mark, but by this time Howard Frear, who had played the right hand side of the course to perfection, had established a good lead. Tom Gillard was well placed but Steve was in a tight bunch on the reach to the gybe mark. By staying low on the second reach he made up places but Tom was always keeping a close watch on his progress. The two of them were soon locked in a close quarter battle with Tom covering Steve tack for tack. This was a fascinating distraction for the rest of the fleet as these two fought for overall honours. At times it looked like Steve had just managed to squeeze ahead enough to get under Tom’s lee bow and force him to tack away but in the shifty, gusty wind it was going to be really difficult for Steve to break Tom’s cover. Both were sailing with great skill and intensity but eventually Tom managed to dominate the situation and Steve was forced to accept that the chase was up. While Howard Frear took the race win, a second place for Tom Gillard was enough for him to secure the Championship title for another year.
It had been exciting racing for everyone, regardless of where they were in the fleet. It was windy enough for a few capsizes and it was very easy to get the shifts seriously wrong, but there were lots of smiles to be seen when the fleet came ashore for the prize-giving. Butler Boats kindly supplied some extra spot prizes and as usual there were trophies for various categories and race wins as well as the Championship Trophy itself.
|1||1851||Tom Gillard||Northampton SC||-2||1||1||2||1||8||6|
|3||1826||Ian Jones||Dovestone SC||4||3||-6||3||3||19||13|
|4||1803||Ian Fryett||Llandegfedd SC||5||4||4||-8||6||27||19|
|5||1832||Tom Lonsdale||Northampton SC||3||5||-33||7||7||55||22|
|6||1784||Ben Ratcliffe||Scammonden Water SC||6||11||5||-20||4||46||26|
|7||1777||Howard Frear||Sutton Bingham SC||-25||17||2||13||1||58||33|
|8||1776||David Bartlett||Starcross SC||7||-21||7||5||14||54||33|
|9||1800||Oliver Wells||Northampton SC||8||12||(48 DNF)||12||8||88||40|
|10||1783||Alan Bennett||Staunton Harold SC||12||10||-32||9||10||73||41|
1st under 20 years : 1827 Robin Jones (27th overall)
1st over 45 years: 1849 Steve Cockerill (2nd overall)
1st over 55 years: 1777 Howard Frear (7th overall)
1st over 65 years: 1783 Alan Bennett (10th overall)
1st over 75 years: 1700 Alan Simmons (33rd overall)
1st lady: 1654 Veronica Falat (11th overall)
1st Silver Fleet: 1664 Mark Langston (20th overall)
1st boat over 15 years old: 1448 Matt Whitfield (13th overall)
Top Club team: Northampton SC
Best presented boat: 1836 Lisa Moore
Report by Veronica Falat
Photos: Karen Langston & Ben Falat
2nd July 2013
Stewartby Water Sports Club
22nd June 2013
The weather forecast said “It will be windy” and so it was! The number of competitors in the P&B Southern Paddle open meeting at Stewartby Water Sports Club on Saturday 22nd June was lower than normal but even so 5 visitors came from as far afield as Yorkshire, Suffolk and Sussex to join 3 local boats.
The blustery conditions seemed to provide few worries for Alan Gillard who won all three races (a fourth was scheduled but no-one felt like sailing it!) but everyone else found the going pretty tough. Even before the start of the first race, some boats were upside down. In fact, only 4 boats managed to finish any of the races although Bill Strange nearly got to the end of race 1!
Local sailor Ian Parrish showed good control and boat speed to come 2nd in the first race, comfortably ahead of Ian Bradley and Veronica Falat. Veronica then decided to give the second race a miss and it was only Alan and the two Ians who sailed in it, with Bradley beating Parrish for second place. Race three was held after lunch but conditions were no easier. Veronica decided to give it another go but missed the start and made some errors with the course; by the time she had sorted herself out she was nearly a lap behind but was eventually awarded 3rd place because Ian Parish had opted to use a Wave Sail which didn’t have his own sail number on it and he retired after finishing. Meanwhile Alan Gillard had finished clear ahead of Ian Bradley.
Overall Alan was the clear winner, with Ian Bradley a point ahead of Ian Parrish. With the Streaker Nationals just a week away everyone was hoping to avoid breakages but not everyone was lucky and at least one bent mast was taken home at the end of the day.
Results - Top 4
|Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Nett|
|1||Alan Gillard||1832||Sheffield Viking SC||-1||1||1||2|
|2||Ian Bradley||1817||Ouse Amateur SC||-3||2||2||4|
|3||Ian Parrish||1640||Stewartby Water SC||2||3||(9 RAF)||5|
|4||Veronica Falat||1654||Waveney & Oulton Broad||4||(9 DNC)||3||7|
Report by Veronica Falat
Photos : Bett Simmons
25th June 2013