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Racing, training & events World Championships 2017 Gul Worlds at Restronguet Sailing Club, United Kingdom Gul Mirror Worlds - Day 5
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Gul Mirror Worlds - Day 5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

Three Mirror dinghies racing under spinnaker

Day 5 of the Gul Mirror Worlds, only one more race and the Cornish weather was a bit more like it with a moderate, but shifty wind and sunny intervals. The first attempt at getting Race 12 away failed when, with about 2 minutes to go, a large hole developed near the Committee Boat, and the wind picked up & shifted hard left at the pin end.

The second attempt, under a 'U' flag, looked, to me, very biased towards the pin, but with seconds to go, it shifted back allowing a clean start. On the beat it paid to go right at first and 'Holy Sheet' sailed by Esme Shepherd & Max Phypers from Restronguet lead for the first lap, with the pack in hot pursuit. Esme & Max held a narrow lead at the end of the third beat,  but the pressure from behind was too much - Dave & Imogen Wade from Northampton SC got past to win with 'Hype', sailed by Archie Hawkins & Jack Stevens from Looe SC second.

So with all 12 races sailed, Cullen & Rowan Hughes from Balmoral SC in Australia were the new Mirror World Champions and were applauded ashore and carried up the slipway in their boat. Full results herePhotos of all the Gul Mirror Worlds action on Photolounge.

 

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