A Review of 2014
As usual it started with the Dinghy Show in early March. We had two boats (a Rooster and a new wooden Butler) on our stand plus another Streaker was on the Butler stand just a few metres away. It certainly gave the sailing public a good chance to see for themselves what a great boat the Streaker is .........
...............as the year draws to a close attention turns to the big dinghy handicap events held around the country in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, kicking off with the Draycote Dash this weekend (22-23 Nov.) This year there was also a summer version of this series – won by Tom Gillard in his Streaker.
So all in all it’s been a busy year – but 2015 promises to be busier than ever. We’ll be celebrating the class’s 40th Anniversary and the SCOA committee are already making plans. Watch out for info here on the website and make sure you’ve got the dates of next year’s nationals in your diaries – Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (the Olympic sailing venue).
STREAKER NATIONALS 2014
Report by Ian Bradley and Alan Gillard After the Noble Marine sponsored Streaker Nationals had to be postponed due to a lack of wind in June the Streaker Class Owners Association along with the host club Carsington Sailing Club in Derbyshire made arrangements for the re-run, ‘Part Deux’ on the 11th October. Race 1 was the only race completed in June with race 2 abandoned, so the plan was to sail the remaining three races of the five race series, which it was not possible to sail. The original entry of 50 Streakers were all re-invited, unfortunately not all could make it but a further 4 Streakers entered and joined those that returned for day
Next year is the Streaker Class 40th Anniversary, and to mark this significant event in the class history the Streakers will be holding their National Championship over 3 days at the 2012 Olympic venue of Weymouth.
Streaker Southern Paddle Series report
Report by Veronica Falat
This year’s Pinnell & Bax sponsored Southern Paddle series concluded at Alton Water on 4th October with the final open meeting. A grim weather forecast put off a lot of people from turning up but the 5 of us who were there had some good racing to finish off the series.
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Nationals - Part Deux!