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Streaker Southern Paddle Series Round 3 at Burghfield Sailing Club

by Veronica Falat 23 Apr 11:08 BST 21 April 2018

Fifteen Streakers competed in the Burghfield open meeting on April 21st. It was a light wind day with warm sunshine in the morning giving way to more overcast conditions later.

In Race 1, Isaac Marsh was soon in the lead with Duncan McDonald close behind. The chasing pack of Kevin Druce, Chris Smith, Veronica Falat, and Mark Langston fought amongst themselves until Veronica pulled clear to take 3rd place and Mark was 4th. The wind had been very light and patchy and, as this was a joint event with Solos and Comets, we had to wait for the other boats to complete their races before we could go again – and the Comet fleet was stuck for quite a while in a flat calm. So the OOD gave pity on us and sent everyone in for an early lunch. There were hopes of sailing 3 races in the afternoon but the wind conditions didn't improve so we only got 2 more.

Race 2 again saw Isaac out in front but he was given a good race by Veronica and Duncan, while James Dawes took 4th ahead of Kevin Druce and Brenda Hoult. Duncan was the early leader of Race 3 but it was Veronica who managed to overtake and pull clear while Duncan held off Isaac to take 2nd place. Further back, James was 4th again with Doug Horner 5th.

Overall Isaac was the winner but his results won't count for the Southern Paddle travellers series as he is experimenting with various things that are currently not class legal. Most noticeable is his sail which doesn't conform to the rule requiring Streaker sails to be white. He is also using a carbon boom and experimenting with means for easier adjustment of the aft mainsheet bridle. These are all matters that no doubt will be agenda items for the class AGM during the Nationals in late June.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1I995Isaac MarshNorthampton SC11‑32
21972Veronica FalatWaveney & Oulton Broad YC‑3213
32102Duncan McDonaldNewhaven & Seaford SC2‑324
41985James DawesRedditch SC‑13448
51940Doug HornerSwanage SC6‑8511
61971Kevin DruceBurghfield SC‑75611
71975Brenda HoultHayling Island SC56‑1011
81920Mark LangstonBeccles Amateur SC4‑9913
91844Chris SmithIsland Barn SC8‑11715
101681Rupert SmithNewhaven & Seaford SC(DNF)7815
111929Peter WithringtonBurghfield SC9‑131120
121568Jon BlankleyBeccles Amateur SC1110(DNF)21
131983Ken HydonBurghfield SC10‑141323
141700Alan SimmonsLancing SC‑14121224
151944Peter RussellBurghfield12‑151426

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