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Streaker Open at Ripon Sailing Club

by Chris Wright 3 Oct 2017 16:34 BST 30 September 2017
Streakers at Ripon © Tony Dallimore /

A big fleet of 24 Streakers sailed in the Open at Ripon Sailing Club on 30 September.

For the first race there was a light but steady Southerly, so the RO set a windward/leeward course, but a big shift to SW before the start led to a postponement for a course change. A group of about 6 boats, including a couple of Ripon Streakers, got slightly ahead early on and stayed at the front, with Mike Eggleston (Ripon) leading over the line, followed by James Penty (Beaver) and Steve Blackburn (West Lancs).

After lunch a good SW wind enabled a better course for Race 2, and Blackburn led to the first mark, followed by Richard Brook (Ripon). However Steve Blackburn was OCS under Flag U, leaving Eggleston, Penty and Peter Kitchen (Tees & Hartlepool) to chase Brook for most of the race. Eggleston took his second first to seal the overall win, Kitchen and Penty pipping Brook for second and third on the line.

For Race 3 the wind dropped off but stayed fairly consistent. Eggleston and Blackburn contested the front with Neil Dyer (Hykeham), though this time Blackburn took line honours, confirming his second place overall.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1846Mike EgglestonRipon SC11‑22
2nd1881Steve BlackburnWest Lancs YC3(OCS)14
3rd1864James PentyBeaver SC23‑75
4th1616Peter KitchenTees & Hartlepool SC52‑107
5th1822Neil DyerHykeham SC‑18538
6th1656Richard BrookRipon SC‑6448
7th1772Tim HampshireRipon SC4‑6610
8th1754Royd BrayshayRipon SC‑1211516
9th1863James RickettsRipon SC79‑1116
10th1719Jim HaddockRipon SC107‑1217
11th1814Helen VoiseyRipon SC9‑12817
12th1801Peter TyermanPennine SC‑148917
13th1615Graham BarnesRipon SC‑19101525
14th1602Dianne BarnesRipon SC11‑141425
15th1970Richard EaglandRipon SC819(DNS)27
16th1982Tom PentyBeaver SC16(OCS)1329
17th1781Paul MetcalfeRipon SC‑17131730
18th1956John SouthallRipon SC15‑171631
19th1967Andy HagueRipon SC‑22151833
20th1236Peter SmithRipon SC‑20161935
21st1753Steve ScottRipon SC13(RET)RET38
22nd1036Andrew MonkRipon SC2318(DNS)41
23rd1519Angus BeytsNewburgh SC2120(DNS)41
24th1951Alan GillardSheffield Viking SC(OCS)DNSDNS50

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