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Noble Marine Streaker National Championship at Staunton Harold Sailing Club - Day 1

by SCOA 2 Oct 13:22 PDT 2-3 October 2021

For the second time of asking Streaker sailors gathered yet again on the 2nd October for the Streaker National Championships sponsored by Noble Marine at Staunton Harold Sailing Club.

This event was the re-run of the postponed event back in early July after 2 days of zero wind left the fleet frustrated. 44 entries for the re-run looked like a good response to turn up once again, but the weather forecast did not look promising, and a rather depleted fleet finally took to the water. As it happened the wind forecast of gale force winds really did not arrive although plenty of rain did.

The first and second races were sailed in a moderate breeze from the SE, not a great direction for Staunton Harold. But the shifts and gusts provided plenty of opportunities throughout the fleet if you could read them right.

Race 3 and the wind was dying and shifting more to the east. A light and patchy affair where places changed depending on whether you fell in a hole or not.

Although Tom Gillard from Sheffield Viking had won the 1st and 2nd races, a 6th in race 3 still leaves this championship all to play for. Leading overall is Martin Penty from Beaver SC the defending Streaker 2019 National Champion who won Race 3 and recorded a 4th and a 2nd in Races 1 & 2. Steve Blackburn Leigh and Lowton 3rd overall also had a good day with two 2nds and a 4th. New to the Streaker Fleet Pete Gray from Staunton Harold is in 4th overall.

Tomorrow's forecast is for a moderate breeze from the southwest when races 4 and 5 will determine who will win the Streaker National Championship 2021.

Results after Day 1:

PosFleetSail NoBoat nameHelmClubAge categoryR1R2R3Pts
1stGold1982 Martin PentyBeaverWell Over4217
2ndGold2111Single Use PlasticTom GillardSheffield Viking 1168
3rdGold1942TyphoonSteve BlackburnLeigh & LowtonOver2428
4thGold2100 Peter GraySHSC 53412
5th 1973 James SinclairEast LothianOver67720
6thGold2102ChopsDuncan McDonaldNewhaven & SeafordWell Over714324
7thGold2136 Nigel PepperdineSHSCWell Over119525
8thGold2106 Ian PriestRipon 981128
9thGold1922 Philip PriestleyYorkshire DalesOver812929
10thGold1977White SatinNeil FirthBanburyWell Over10101333
11th 1783RaptorAlan BennettSHSCWell Past It13131036
12th 1654SkippyPeter MatthewsWOBYCWell Over12111437
13thGold2126BadgerGraham SextonFishers Green 36DNF39
14thGold1972 Veronica FalatWOBYCPast ItDNF5843
15th 2132 Chris SmithIsland BarnWell Over16171649
16th 2124 Michael AlexanderRutlandWell Over14191750
17th 1585 Richard TannerNottinghamWell Over15181851
18th 1549BalooChristopher KellySnettisham Beach 17211957
19thGold1616 Giles Therkelson‑SmithWeltonUnderDNF161258
20th 1569 Richard BrameldWeltonOverDNF151560
21st 1951Dynamite SpecialAngus BeytsNewburghWell OverDNF20DNF80
22nd 1384 Matilda HarrisonOgstonUnderDNFDNCDNC90
22nd 1567BrashRob CopleyUllswaterOverDNCDNCDNC90
22nd 1769 Colin StaiteBartleyOverDNCDNCDNC90
22nd 2115 Jon AldousBeaverWell OverDNCDNCDNC90
22nd 1911 Tim BellBeaver DNCDNCDNC90
22nd 1985 Stuart BurnettBeaver DNCDNCDNC90
22ndGold1995Pen‑A‑LopePhil ManningDelph DNCDNCDNC90
22nd 2116FridaNick ThreadgillSHSCPast ItDNCDNCDNC90

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