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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Streaker/Solo Open Sunday 26th of September



A cloudy, cool day with a northerly wind, gusting Force 4/5. A good turnout of boats, with 5 visitors and 8 home contestants who competed alongside the two Solo contestants.

Race 1.Nick Lovell, who had travelled all the way from Kings Lynn, got off to a wonderful start, and held that lead throughout the race. David Butler, from Welton, trailed him all the way to the finish line, but could not catch him. Yeadon’s John Goodyear established himself in third place for two laps, with Chris Wright from Ripon on his tail. But Peter Tyerman from Pennine was gaining ground (or water) rapidly, and took a well earned third place.

Race 2.The wind veered, and lessened somewhat. Peter Tyerman had a better start, and behind him a duel began between David and Nick, with Nick gradually achieving second place, and eventually forging his way into the lead, which he then held. David had to accept second place, with Pe
ter in third.

Race 3.The wind then backed, a Yeadon prerogative, and making our visitors think hard. Nick and David established themselves first and second from start to finish. S.J. Chilton from Yorks Ouse fought bravely into third position, only to be overtaken by Peter, who kept that place until the finish.


11541Lovell NickOuse Amateur

21618Butler DavidWelton

31586Tyerman PeterPennine

41374Wright ChrisRipon

51470Goodyear JohnYeadon

61481Southall John “
71527Beard Dennis “

81621Chilton S. J.Yorkshire Ouse

91482Hattersley TimYeadon

101367Smith Trevor “

111597Crossland Rob “

121471Metcalfe Paul

131563Hinks David “

Race Officer Howard Chadwick

Domestic Report

As is often the case, the heroic efforts of our local heroes often go unsung, eclipsed by the necessity of formulating our Race Reports for national exposure, mainly for the benefit of our most welcome visitors, who are often almost full time sailors.

So what happened at the back of the Fleet?

The star was without question John Goodyear, who, in a borrowed boat, achieved 5th place throughout the three races. What a pity we had visitors!

Denis Beard showed great promise, until he tried to jibe his boat like an Enterprise. He must enter again next year, and be more careful.

John Southall, in spite of his great age, showed great consistency, and came 6th. It’s time he sold that Laser.

Tim Hattersley started off very well, but lost ground as the wind abated.

Trevor Smith was also very consistent, a bit like Ben Ainsley.

Paul Metcalfe was also very persistent, but perhaps the initial gusty conditions did not suit him.

Rob Crossland started off nicely, had a bit of a rest in the second race, but attacked the third with renewed energy.

And David Hinks was just settling down to it in the second race, then perhaps fatigue prevented him from doing all three.

The most significant feature was that most of our local lads were not proper Streakers, but sailing in borrowed boats, and so must be congratulated on their performances, even if they were coerced into entering, at great cost!
Well done, Chaps!

The Solo Open was once again poorly supported. This year it clashed with the Northern Series meeting at Leigh. Our one visitor, this year from Hollingworth SC, gave Bill Wilson some good competition until he capsized in the first race. The flukey winds after that were not kind to him.

Bill retains the Solo cup for the third year running. Peter Appleby came third having sailed only two of the three races.

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