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GP14 and Streaker open meeting at West Lancashire Yacht Club

by Ian Donaldson 9 May 03:34 PDT 5 May 2024
Winners after GP14 and Streaker open meeting at West Lancashire YC © Richard Westlake

The wind forecast wasn't looking promising for the GP14 (Northern Bell Traveller Series) and Streaker Open held on the 5th May at West Lancashire Yacht Club. However, the light breeze was sufficient for the Race Officers to send the two fleets out as planned.

Mark Platt & Chris Jobson (GP14 - Bolton SC) and Steve Blackburn (Streaker - West Lancs YC) duly stamped their authority on their respective fleets.

On cue, the sunshine prompted a sea breeze to kick in for the afternoon races. Despite some close racing Mark & Chris and Steve continued to dominate proceedings and were the worthy trophy winners.

Thanks to the Race Officers for providing an excellent days sailing, our visitors from Bolton SC, Yorkshire Dales SC and Burwain SC and the onshore support from all our Club volunteers.

GP14 Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
1st14217Mark PlattChris JobsonBolton‑1112
2nd8Greg ThomasStuart MckenzieWLYC‑3224
3rd13769Greg MarshallMark NewtonWLYC2‑335
4th13877Allan HoughtonIan DonaldsonWLYC‑4448

Streaker Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3Pts
1st1942Steve BlackburnWLYC‑1112
2nd1700Phil PreistleyYorkshire Dales SC‑2224
3rd2114Martin CooperWLYC‑3336
4th1450Neil MckenzieWLYC‑5448
5th1861Adam WardBurwain SC4‑559
6th1660Jules AshworthWLYC66(DNF)12
7th1869Richard WestlakeWLYC‑77613
8th2185Susanne WilliamsWLYC88(DNF)16

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