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Mainsheet Tracks and Travellers - Rule Proposals

Alan Gillard, SCOA Technical Officer writes: **Centremain – Track and Traveller Trials** Hopefully most Streaker sailors have seen by now a Streaker fitted with a centremain using a track and traveller for adjustment? Over the last 2 to 3 years there have been a number of Streakers who have been given dispensation to use a centremain with track and traveller as a trial. Some of these Streakers have travelled to open events and we have seen them competing at the National Championships at both Carsington and Weymouth. The results from the trials conducted by those given dispensation have been positive. Some of the questions regarding strength of the existing Streaker hull around the thwart region where the track is fitted have been unfounded. Nobody has reported any weakness or damage being caused by loading of the track fitted to the thwart. The performance of the Streaker with track and traveller from those who have dispensation to use it has not been such that there has been any significant increase in their performance. Only recently has an open event been won using track and traveller centremain. The main reason for sailors wanting track and traveller centremain is one of preference over the original ‘laser style’ mainsheet system. At the National Championships this year to be held at Rutland Water a proposal will be presented at the AGM asking members for their support for a change to the Streaker Class rules so that the Centremain with track and traveller will be allowed. **Proposal to change the rules of the Streaker Class Owners Association, Rules of Measurement and Construction** Proposal 1. – Rule 10 Mainsheet System is added to so that a track and traveller type centremain is allowed as an alternative to the current mainsheet systems. Proposal 2. – Rule 10 Mainsheet System is simplified so that the Streaker mainsheet system becomes optional.

10/05/2016 14:46:35


The Dinghy Show and the first two opens are behind us as we head into the 2016 Streaker sailing season

21/03/2016 22:59:14


The RYA Dinghy Show is this weekend (March 5th-6th) and the Streakers are on Stand C66

01/03/2016 19:12:20

East Anglian Travellers Series 2016

This year there will be a series of Streaker open meetings in Norfolk and Suffolk to help the class gain recognition in East Anglia.

05/02/2016 18:26:35

Butler Boats getting 2016 underway

Things are looking busy at Butler Boats. Here's the latest report from Dave and his team.

18/01/2016 20:22:26

Rooster Streakers Update

The licence to build Streakers is transferring from Rooster Sailing to The Boatyard at Beer

10/11/2015 17:36:37

A Review of Streaker sailing in 2015

The Streaker class has been celebrating its 40th Anniversary and it's been a very busy year.

10/11/2015 15:29:20

Report of the South East Area Series 2015

The inaugural South East Area Series came to a close at Chipstead on Saturday 10th October.

14/10/2015 07:45:01

2015 open meetings drawing to a close

Both the Southern and Northern Paddle series and the South East Area Series conclude this month. How are things shaping up?

05/10/2015 15:18:47

Noble Marine Streaker National Championships 2015

If you weren't there, you may have missed the best Streaker Nationals of all time! Now read on ....

13/07/2015 22:56:47

Sad passing of a Streaker Stalwart

Sad news. Peter Gillard died this morning in hospital after a short illness. He was known to many ... continued

02/06/2015 21:34:14

P&B to continue Sponsorship of Southern Paddle

Could this be you in 2015? The Streaker open meetings start this month with the Southern Paddle kicking off at Bough Beech on Saturday 7th March. This series is sponsored by Pinnell & Bax who provide a sail as a prize for the draw made at the end of the s

14/03/2015 22:05:59

2015 Streaker Season Ready to Roll

Firstly a big Thank You to everyone who helped on the Streaker stand at the Dinghy Show, not only Streaker members but also the guys from Butler Boats, Rooster Sailing and The Boatyard at Beer.

13/03/2015 22:05:59

Scottish Nationals 2015

The Scottish Streaker 2015 Championships will take place on the 6-7 June at East Lothian Yacht Club, North Berwick.

02/03/2015 22:05:59


Streakers at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 Stand C66 in the Great Hall.


A Review of 2014

2014 was a pretty good year, I hope you’ll agree! A lot of racing, plenty of new boats and lots to talk about!


National Championships 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 arrangem


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