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Solo and Streaker Open at Yeadon Sailing Club

by David Hinks 10 Oct 2016 12:45 BST 8 October 2016

The weather was cloudy but dry with light winds from the N.W. This wind direction enabled Race Officers Andrew and Cath to set a course with the first beat the full length of the tarn. After the usual welcome and briefing six Steakers and two Solos came to the line for the 11. 30 race.

At the first mark the Streakers were in a compact bunch but at the second mark Allan Gillard Sheffield Viking sail no. 1961 was first with Steve Blackburn West Lancs Y.C. 1881 second. This order was kept for most of the race. Would the leading Streakers catch the Solos ?

Allan Gillard was the first Streaker home by a long way and yes he did catch the Solos who had started five minutes later. Steve Blackburn was second followed by Peter Kitchen Tees and Hartlepool Y.C. 1616. The first Yeadon streaker home was John Southhall 1956 who was fourth.

After a pleasant lunch and a change of course six Streakers came to the line together with the two Solos, Alan Gillard was first to the windward mark again followed by Steve Blackburn who got very close at times went round a bouy the wrong way and had to reround. However he did overtake Alan briefly on the run but Alan overtook him again.

At the finish Alan was first, closely followed by Steve. The other Streakers were a long way back with Peter Kitchen leading the bunch with John Southhall Paul Metcalfe Y.S.C. John Horton Y.S.C. finishing in that order.

In the third race six Streakers came to the line but no Solos. The wind now was very light and Steve Blackburn led the race to the finish with Allan Gillard second Peter Kitchen third.

Overall Results:

Steakers 1st Allan Gillard (Sheffield Viking S.C.)
2nd Steve Blackburn (West Lancashire Y.C.)
3rd Peter Kitchen (Tees and Hartlepool Y.C.)
4th John Southhall (Yeadon S.C.)
5th Paul Metcalfe (Yeadon S.C.)
6th John Horton (Yeadon S.C.)

1st Tony King Bassenthwaite S.C.)
2nd Tony Langley Yeadon S.C.)

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