Streaker Open 2017
Published 20:27 on 30 Sep 2017
A big fleet of 24 Streakers sailed in the Open at Ripon Sailing Club on Saturday 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.
Full result details can be found here.
Photos from the event can be found here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ripon-sc/
Last updated 14:10 on 21 May 2018