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Streaker Open Meeting at Hykeham SC Saturday 18 May 2019


Bearing in mind the forecast of very light winds for the Streaker Open meeting on the 18 May there was a good turnout.  15 boats took to the water for the first race and making a good start and finding clean air was vital.  Martin Pentry (Beaver SC) and Andy Bayliss (Hykeham SC) did just that and led from start to finish to take 1st and 2nd places. Behind them Veronica Falat (Waveney & Oulton Broad YC) and Paul Jago (Attenborough SC) contested 3rd and 4th place throughout the race with Veronique eventually taking 3rd.


During lunch the little wind there was completed disappeared and the start of the second race was delayed until around 2.30pm.  After consulting the competitors race officer Steve Sallis set a short course to reflect the zephyr like winds which had veered 180 degrees.

Race 2 saw Martin Pentry again take an early lead which he never relinquished.  There was much closer racing behind Martin though but it was Ian Bradley (Ouse Amateur SC) who took 2nd followed by Andy Bayliss and Paul Jago.


Race 3 followed immediately and this time Martin Pentry didn’t make a good start and was buried in mid-fleet on the first beat.  He again showed his outstanding light wind technique though and sniffed out a few good wind shifts to lead round the first mark. A position he never relinquished.  In contrast, Andy Bayliss made an excellent start but was only 5th at the first mark while Ian Bradley worked his way into 2nd and held this position to the finish. Paul Jago improved on his two 4th places by taking 3rd and in 4th place was Bob Towler (Beaver SC).


With three first places Martin Pentry finished a clear first overall with Ian Bradley taking 2nd, Andy Bayliss 3rd and Paul Jago 4th.

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Lincolnshire Under 19 Junior Championships 2019


21 boats competed in the annual U19 Lincolnshire Junior Sailing Championship. An event held every year on rotation by competing clubs. This year’s host was Covenham Sailing Club on Saturday 13th July.


Junior sailors from Covenham SC, Grimsby & Cleethorpes YC and Hykeham SC took part in this year’s event.  Club stalwart Peter Bayliss organised and guided the Hykeham team to represent the club in the Under 14, under 16 fleet sailing Topper or Pico dinghies and the under 19 handicap fleet.

During the day 5 races were held with each race lasting about 30 minutes.  The best 4 race results counting to determine the final positions.


The wind was perfect for both novice and experienced sailors with planing conditions on the downwind legs. These conditions made for competitive racing throughout the fleets with frequent position changing.  

Hykeham SC was represented by Daniel Robertson and Austin Overton in the under 14 fleet, Oliver Naylor in the under 16 fleet and Nick Welbourn, Esme Thompson and William Naylor in the under 19 fleet. They were all proudly wearing the new Hykeham new rash vests with the club logo. (See the picture below) All the juniors had an enjoyable day and gave a good account of themselves, particularly as it was the first time sailing away from Hykeham for some of them.

Final positions for Hykeham team were:

 

Nick Welbourn -  Overall winner and 1st under 19

Esme Thompson -  8th overall and 4th under 19

William Naylor -  17th overall and 8th under 19

Oliver Naylor -  10th overall and 4th under 16

Daniel Robertson -  13th overall and 3rd under 14

Austin Overton -  14th overall and 4th under 14


The race committee designated Hykeham’s Austin Overton as Sailor of the Day because he always came up smiling and continuing racing after his multiple capsizes.


The 2020 event will be held at Hykeham 11th July

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The Hykeham Team with Peter Bayliss