Mirror National Championships, Brightlingsea Sailing Club
29th-31st Amy 2010
An excellent turnout of boats endured trying conditions over the Bank Holiday Weekend to compete in the East of England Co-Operative Society sponsored, Mirror National Championships. A windy weekend kept the organisers on their toes but Brightlingsrea Sailing Club managed to get 6 races completed to guarantee a tightly fought event.
The Saturday briefing warned competitors that things may get a little tough and so it proved to be. Race 1 was won by local pairings Millie Newman and Jessica Rust who showed some consistent speed in a steady force 5 to pull away from Ed and Beth Grey with Chris Rust and Eddie Bridle in third. Race 2 became a real rollercoaster ride down some massive waves as building wind over tide conditions and some squalls added to the tests for the sailors. Rust and Bridle revelled in the conditions winning comfortably with defending National Champion Ross Kearney and Max Odell following them home from Newman and Rust.