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Saturday, 27 September 2008

Streaker Open Meeting

Yeadon Streaker Open Meeting on Sunday 14 th Sept.
Yeadon acted as hosts to five home boats and one visitor from Ripon on Sunday. Skies were overcast with light and fickle winds from an Easterly direction. At least it wa not raining !
In the first race, our visitor Pete Smith from Ripon was first at the windward mark followed by John Goodyear from Yeadon. At the wing mark John overtook Peter but was himself overtaken by Dennis Beard (in his first Streaker race ) on the run. John Goodyear with good roll-tacking, and keeping his boat otherwise very upright soon regained his lead and finished 50 yds in front of Dennis and Rob Crossland.
After lunch, excellent chilli con carne with baked potato and dessert with no less than seven ladies waiting on us ( one for each sailor ! ) we started anew with marginally more but still fickle wind. J Goodyear led off the line near the committee boat with a close pack following. He rounded the windward mark with clear air followed by Pete Smith and Tim Hattersley. Rob Crossland unfortunately clipped a buoy so did a penalty turn putting him further down the fleet. The second race finished with John Goodyear 1st by a large margin, with Pete and Dennis 2nd and 3rd.
John Goodyear with two firsts sat out the third race but there was still keen competition for the second and third spot. Pete Smith eventually got the better of Dennis who fell into a hole at no 8 with Rob Crossland following on.
Prizes were presented by the Commodore Tim Hattersley and votes of thanks were made for the excellent lunch and the sterling efforts of the Race Officer Tim Gatti together with Howard Chadwick and the rest of the Nat 12 team
Overall Positions :- 1st J Goodyear ( 2pts ), 2nd P Smith ( 3pts ), D Beard ( 4pts ), R Crossland ( 7pts ), T Hattersley ( 10pts)
and P Metcalfe (11pts).

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Could you be in for a prize?

As the series racing draws to a close it is time to take a close look at the racing results to ensure you have enough races in to qualify.
Saturday - Best 14 to count
Sunday - Best 12 to count
Wednesday - Best 8 to count

Who knows you could be in for a prize!!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Here's a few notices for your information.

Working party -
On Saturday 13th September we are holding an Autumn working party to get the club house and boat park into shape for the winter. If you can help please come along at 10am.
This won't affect the youth training /racing /or the series racing but it is a really important need so make it a priority please.

Later that day at 6pm we light the BBQ so bring along your food and a bottle to have a cracking evening of fun and entertainment.

November 27th - AGM -
Your chance to influence the future of the club and hear of plans for next year.

November 29th - Our 80th Anniversary Laying Up Supper
This is our annual celebration event - A fantastic evening of prize giving, live entertainment, food and friendship - Venue - Yarnbury Rugby Club opposite Trinity College, Horsforth
Book the date in your diary now - friends and family are all welcome
Tickets will be on sale from your Committee from 13th September - Adults £12 /
Under 16 £6 / Family tickets £30

Tim H - Commodore