Mirror Nationals Day 4 - Windy Wednesday

What a difference a day makes. Having had 3 days of glorious sunshine, the forecast for Day Four was unfortunately accurate - rain, a force 5 south easterly wind and a substantial southerly swell onto the beach. Launching off the beach through the breakers was tricky, and the swell on the race course made for exciting sailing.

The fleet had launched with an aspiration for 3 races and started Race 4 in a steady 20 kts into a large sea. After a varied Day Three Robert Richardson & Sandy Simpson fired in an excellent result to win by a large margin - a really impressive performance in demanding conditions. Nigel Thomas & Benjamin Bradley (Hill Head SC) and Dave & Imogen Wade (Northampton SC) came in 2nd and 3rd - Imogen did a particularly good job hanging onto the spinnaker sheets in the big gusts! The 30 kt gusts down the first run unsurprisingly did take its toll on the fleet but the durability of the Mirror, and the skills of the crews, was clear in that all boats returned ashore undamaged - having to be carried through the surf to get back on the beach. The Race Officer decided to call it a day with the launching conditions for the boats and safety craft on the limit. Angus and Fraser Hemmings (Stokes Bay) have retained their lead as we go into the last two days of racing.

Results

Entries: 43      Races Sailed: 4

Series Place

Sail No

Helm

Crew

G S B

Club

Series Points

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

1

70668

Angus Hemmings

Florence Hemmings

G

Stokes Bay / Stokes Bay SC

19

3

7

4

5

2

70713

Eleanor Keers

Izzy Pugh

G

Itchenor Sailing Club

29

2

18

2

7

3

70852

David Wade

Imogen Wade

G

Northampton

30

7

1

19

3

4

70784

Nigel Thomas

Benjamin Bradley

G

Hill Head SC

33

13

6

12

2

5

70756

Rachel Grayson

Esme Shepherd

G

Beaver / Restronguet

35

6

8

10

11

6

70840

Sarah Richards

Douglas Simpson

G

RLymYC / Ullswater YC

39

10

11

1

17

7

70806

Robert Richardson

Sandy Simpson

G

Royal Windermere YC / Ullswater

42

1

23

17

1

8

70810

Ollie Hawkins

Archie Hawkins

G

Loo Sailing Club / Looe Sailing Club

42

11

13

3

15

9

70716

Scarlett Shepherd

Tom Cosier

G

Restronguet

45

16

5

18

6

10

70472

Henry Rastrick

Jamie Rastrick

G

Ripon Sailing Club

46

15

12

11

8

11

70582

Chris Jenkins

Katy Jenkins

G

Bowmoor

50

9

30

7

4

12

70785

Alex Colquitt

James Colquitt

G

West Kirby SC

51

8

3

21

19

13

70618

George Richards

Fraser Hemmings

G

Royal Lymington YC

56

18

16

8

14

14

70537

Esther Bowdler

Scarlett Crago

G

Looe Sailing Club

65

14

4

25

22

15

70505

Imogen Bellfield

Sarah Ewart Smith

G

Torpoint Mosquito SC / Itchenor Sailing Club

69

17

2

6

44

16

70714

Henry Heath

Patrick Jefferies

G

Itchenor

74

27

22

16

9

17

7079

Denzil May

Brendan May

G

Mounts Bay SC

78

22

15

29

12

18

70725

Felix Jefferies

Monty Heath

G

Itchenor

81

5

25

22

29

19

70862

Megan Thornley

Thomas Hayley

G

Dee SC

83

12

27

26

18

20

70560

Sally Lorimer

Pippa Jones

G

Warsash / Itchenor

87

25

14

24

24

21

70504

Philippa Heath

Emily Partridge

G

Itchenor

89

4

26

31

28

22

70726

David Coady

Ed Coady

G

DRSC

90

44

21

15

10

23

70697

Harriet Watkins

Helena Watkins

G

Poole YC

91

19

19

9

44

24

70738

Archie Grant

Maddie Hantrais

S

Itchenor Sailing Club

92

26

9

13

44

25

70715

Gemma Keers

Molly Sharpe

G

Itchenor SC

92

32

20

20

20

26

70549

Emily Heath

Laura Partridge

G

Itchenor

99

35

28

23

13

27

70757

Jonathon Hayley

George Colquitt

G

Dee SC

99

37

32

14

16

28

69667

Martin Egan

George Lenney

G

Restronguet SC

101

29

17

30

25

29

69559

Alastair Joyce

George Edwards

S

Ogston SC

110

23

10

33

44

30

70791

Bertie Fisher

Charlotte Fisher

G

Itchenor Sailing Club

111

31

31

5

44

31

70534

Joe Jackman

Jack Sargent

G

Looe Sailing Club

111

28

35

27

21

32

70567

Faye Caswell

Emma Clayton

G

Yorkshire Dales SC

113

21

34

35

23

33

70748

Alexander Baird

Emma Rumgay

S

Beaver

118

24

29 34 31

 

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