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