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History of the Streaker Class

The Streaker dinghy was designed by Jack Holt in 1975 and was first launched in November of that year, since then it has been shown regularly at boat shows throughout the country.
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To help promote the class, the Streaker Class Owner's Association (SCOA) was formed in 1976, when class rules and RYA affiliation were obtained - the affairs of the SCOA are managed by an elected Committee of Streaker owners who are full members of the SCOA.

Since 1976 the class has grown steadily and there are strong fleets nationwide, with sail numbers now fast approaching the 1900 mark and SCOA membership totalling more than 225, spread over at least 90 clubs in the UK. As part of the development of the class, the SCOA has been successful in bringing about many improvements including the introduction of an FRP version in 1998, this has subsequently proved very popular and 50% of all new boats are now built in this way.

2002 saw the transfer of copyright, technical control and ownership of FRP moulds from Jack Holt (Designs) Ltd. to the SCOA. This new level of self-determination meant the SCOA were able to issue Butler Boats with a license to build both FRP & Composite (FRP hull & Wood decks) Streakers and allow Ron Beasley to develop and supply greatly improved self-build kits.

In addition to an annual National Championships, where as many as 60 Streakers compete for line honors, the Association currently holds approximately twenty-four Open Meetings each year, which are split into Northern and Southern Paddle (Travellers) series depending upon their location. These events are further enhanced by Northern Area, Southern Area and Inland Championships, which are keenly contested by all competitors no matter what their level of sailing ability. Full results & reports of each and every event, together with all the latest news, views and gossip are published on this website and in the Class newsletter which are circulated to all association members.

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