The Mirror fleet had a great and varied weekend’s racing for the Navigators & General Nationwide Series 3 and Southern Area Championships at Itchenor Sailing Club. 25 boats took part representing Looe SC, Hill Head SC, Poole YC, Stokes Bay, Warsash, Wembley and home Club Itchenor.
By the first start on Saturday, a steadyish breeze of around 15 knots had established from the west.
The first race of the day, a traditional port rounding triangle/sausage was won by Angus and Fraser Hemmings from Stokes Bay. With high water approaching and the breeze veering north-west, the Race Committee upped sticks to set up course in the less tidal Rookwood Pool. With other fleets racing on either side of the Mirrors, the Race Officer set a windward/leeward course which was won by Nigel Thomas and Ollie Vennis-Ozanny from Hill Head. With increasing wind strength, a number of boats capsized on both beat and runs but all quickly righted to finish the race. With a little more space, the Race Officer set the third race as a “P” course: beat followed by tight reach, jibe to tight reach, jibe to run. This race was win convincingly by juniors Henry Heath and Paddy Jefferies from Itchenor who thrive in the more windy conditions.
Sunday dawned with beautiful sunshine and much lighter and but shifty airs. The first two races of the day were testing: wind up and down, wind shifting all over the place and two somewhat challenging courses. Young sisters, Harriet and Helena Watkins from Poole won Race 4 and the Hemmings took Race 5. With the sea breeze spotted further down harbour, the Committee Boat shortened Race 5 and headed south to set up for the final race of the weekend. After a General recall, the Black Flag was raised and brothers Ollie and Archie Hawkins from Looe, having had a fabulous set of results over the weekend, were unfortunate enough to be pushed over the line just before the start. The remaining competitors had a lovely sail in around 12 knots of breeze.
The final results of the N&G Mirror Southern Area Championships 2014 are as follows:
|Rank||SAIL NO||HELM||CREW||HELM CLUB||R1 30/8/14||R2 30/8/14||R3 30/8/14||R4 31/8/14||R5 31/8/14||R6 31/8/14||Total||Nett|
|1st||70668 - Wildcat||Angus Hemmings||Fraser Hemmings||Stokes Bay||1.0||2.0||(26.0 BFD)||3.0||1.0||1.0||34.0||8.0|
|2nd||70784 - Arthur Lambchop||Nigel Thomas||Ollie Vennis-Ozanny||Hill Head SC||2.0||1.0||3.0||(4.0)||2.0||2.0||14.0||10.0|
|3rd||70714 - Peer Pressure||Henry Heath||Paddy Jefferies||Itchenor||3.0||7.0||1.0||7.0||(16.0)||6.0||40.0||24.0|
|4th||70697 - Forget me Knot||Harriet Watkins||Helena Watkins||Poole YC||(18.0)||8.0||4.0||1.0||4.0||9.0||44.0||26.0|
|5th||70810 - YOLO||Ollie Hawkins||Archie Hawkins||Looe||4.0||6.0||2.0||2.0||15.0||(26.0 BFD)||55.0||29.0|
|6th||70713 - Peanut||Eleanor Keers||Izzy Pugh||ISC||6.0||5.0||5.0||(14.0)||7.0||10.0||47.0||33.0|
|7th||70504 - Swift||Phillippa Heath||Emily Partridge||ISC||15.0||3.0||14.0||(19.0)||3.0||3.0||57.0||38.0|
|8th||70625 - Kiss My Rudder||Edward Hansell||Bryony Jones||ISC||5.0||(26.0 DNF)||7.0||12.0||6.0||14.0||70.0||44.0|
|9th||70356 - Damson||Emily Heath||Alice Bullock||ISC||13.0||(16.0)||8.0||8.0||9.0||7.0||61.0||45.0|
|10th||70584 - Bubblegum||Natasha Ewart Smith||Annabel Fisk||ISC||9.0||(12.0)||10.0||5.0||11.0||11.0||58.0||46.0|
|11th||70791 - Lady Dashalot||Bertie Fisher||Charlotte Fisher||ISC||12.0||4.0||13.0||16.0||(17.0)||4.0||66.0||49.0|
|12th||70792 - Blacksheep||Tai Buxton||Kit Spiers||Itchenor||8.0||11.0||(17.0)||15.0||8.0||8.0||67.0||50.0|
|13th||70505 - Scarlet Monkey||Imogen Bellfield||Sarah Ewart-Smith||ISC||14.0||13.0||9.0||11.0||5.0||(15.0)||67.0||52.0|
|14th||70560 - Phoenix||Sally Lorimer||Pippa Jones||Warsash/ISC||10.0||(15.0)||15.0||10.0||12.0||5.0||67.0||52.0|
|15th||70342||Billy Vennis-Ozanne||Monique Vennis-Ozanne||Hill Head SC||11.0||9.0||6.0||18.0||(19.0)||16.0||79.0||60.0|
|16th||70547 - Seventh Heaven||Johnnie Law||Finn Morgan||Itchenor||7.0||10.0||12.0||13.0||(26.0 DNF)||26.0 DNC||94.0||68.0|
|17th||39508 - Norbert||Peter Crompton||Eddie Crompton||Wembley||(26.0 DNS)||14.0||11.0||6.0||26.0 DNF||13.0||96.0||70.0|
|18th||70725 - Grey Hound||Felix Jefferies||Monty Heath||ISC||(20.0)||18.0||16.0||9.0||18.0||12.0||93.0||73.0|
|19th||70499 - Another Blond Moment||Amelia Mackie||Sophie Mackie||ISC||21.0||20.0||(26.0 DNS)||23.0||13.0||17.0||120.0||94.0|
|20th||70429 - Hakuna Matata||Maddie Hantrais||Will Grant||Itchenor||22.0||21.0||(26.0 DNS)||20.0||10.0||26.0 DNC||125.0||99.0|
|21st||70565 - Flying Finn||Ella Morgan||Harriet Fisk||ISC||19.0||22.0||(26.0 DNS)||22.0||14.0||26.0 DNF||129.0||103.0|
|22nd||70500 - Wind Whisper||Tallulah Pudney||Kate Harris||ISC||17.0||17.0||(26.0 DNF)||17.0||26.0 DNF||26.0 DNC||129.0||103.0|
|23rd||70706 - Go Fish||Isobel Harris||Imy Pudney||ISC||16.0||19.0||(26.0 DNS)||26.0 DNC||26.0 DNC||26.0 DNC||139.0||113.0|
|24th||70632 - Billy Bones||Jack Hartley||Barnie Hartley||ISC||(26.0 DNF)||26.0 DNF||26.0 DNC||21.0||26.0 DNS||26.0 DNC||151.0||125.0|
|25th||70624 - Vitamin Sea||Charles House||Edward House||ISC||(26.0 DNS)||26.0 DNF||26.0 DNC||26.0 DNC||26.0 DNC||26.0 DNC||156.0||130.0|