2016 Europeans - Mel & Sophie Collins lead after day 1

Mirror dinghies lining up to start viewed from the pin end

Mel & Sophie Collins from Royal Cork YC sailing 69659 - Renaissance lead after day 1 of the Mirror Euros. Places are tight at the top of the fleet with 3 boats on 8 points being split on countback

Mel lead race 1 from the 1st mark after playing the shifts up the left hand side of the beat.

Rob Keil & Cillian Foster in 70237 - North Scales (sailing as 7030) was 2nd & Oscar Langan & Lughaidh Croasdell  in 70465 got up to third on the final triangle when Rory & Oisin MacAllister in 70883 hit the gybe mark.

In Race 2 it was Ben Graf & Hannah Smyth in 70428 - Q'White Hot who played the shifts best to lead at the first mark with Mel & Sophie 2nd & Caolan Crosdell & Alexander Farrell in 70696 3rd having got past Oscar & Lughaidh at the last gybe mark

Top 3 results

Boat Helm Crew Club R1 R2 Points Place
69659 - Renaissance Mel Collins Sophie Collins RCYC 1 2 3 1
70428 - Q'White Hot Ben Graf Hannah Smyth LRYC 4 1 5 2
70237 - North Scales (sailing as 7030) Rob Keal Cillian Foster RCYC 2 6 8 3



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