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Streaker P&B Northern Paddle Series Open at Beaver Sailing Club

by Stuart Burnett 14 Apr 15:23 BST 9 April 2022
Beaver SC Streaker Open © Beaver SC

Penty Power Gains Three Aces! On a day not expected to breach gusts of up to 20 mph, what a surprise our nineteen flotilla of Streakers had. A demanding North Westerly wind created some uncompromising moments, both on the beats and the unruly close reach across to mark one from five buoy.

After a recall with half the fleet encroaching on the line, the day's event eventually burst into life, with an increasing wind to punish everyone on the first beat down to the far right hand side of the lake. After a cracking lunch laid on by our hosts and with Martin Penty holding top spot, followed by Richard Hanby also from the Beaver stables, it was left to Steve Blackburn, Peter Gray, Giles Therkelson-Smith and of course Alan Gillard, Vikings premier sailor, to knock Martin off his pedestal! But all to no avail, with Martin continuing his dominance picking up another two hard earned victories, to crown him King of Yorkshire's own Beaver event.

Our other top five potentials were left to battle it out for the prestigious remaining 2nd and 3rd places, whilst mid fleet the rest battled every inch for that higher spot of glory. Slightly off the pace, the back seven swapped and changed positions, with some taking a cold dip and others having rigging failures to bring the day to some nail biting finishes and alter those most paramount important placings.

Sadly a few missed a cracking day through illness, but keen to get back on the water from nearly an eight month break was Welton's own Lianne Therkelson. Being our only female competitor, she did her recovering shoulder injury no favours as she strived through two bruising races to end her first outing as best as she could.

A big thanks to our hosts Beaver SC that excelled in every department, especially with the increase in water levels after last year's cancellation due to a few inches of muddy water destroying the racing scene. Thanks to all the volunteers both on the water and in the clubhouse. It was certainly an unexpected gesture of good will for everyone to receive a prize.

Next up in the P&B Northern Paddle Series is Welton SC on 23 April. Hope to see you there!

Overall Results:

PosHelmClubSail NoR1R2R3Pts
1Martin PentyBeaver1982‑1112
2Richard HanbyBeaver19952‑535
3Steve BlackburnLeigh and Lowton194232‑45
4Peter GrayStaunton2100‑5426
5Giles Therkelson‑SmithWelton1974‑6369
6Alan GillardSheffield Viking211146‑2010
7Ian PriestRipon1933‑87512
8Nigel RobinsonBeaver16527‑10714
9Ben Dennis‑SmitherBeaver1703‑128816
10D BorrettBeaver1864‑99918
11Dave SmithWelton17721011‑2021
12Stuart BurnettBeaver1985‑15121022
13Peter KitchenTees & Hartlepool1914‑13131124
14Tim HazeltineBeaver187111‑141324
15Tim BellBeaver191114‑151226
16Oliver GYorkshire Dales1515‑20161430
17Paul BrowningBeaver15931617‑2033
18Alan WardUlley18371619‑2035
19Lianne TherkelsonWelton1888‑20182038

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