Mirror Inland Championship at Bassenthwaite SC - photos by William Carruthers
There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less than expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs.
Yes, there was a short postponement prior to the first race but the breeze built allowing three good races to be completed by late afternoon. Taking account of the forecast for the following day the race officer decided to extend the first day’s racing by adding a fourth start. This made sense but a number of helms felt their young crews had endured enough exercise for one day and didn’t take the start.
In Race 1 a number of crews were eager to get started and ended up OCS and only one boat returning. The win went to Luke & Tristan Shaw for Budworth. The next race was taken by Phil & Oliver Smith from Bass. Following a break to enjoy the galley’s offerings and the sunshine Races three & four were held. Both were won by Andy & Lily Smith (bass) giving them an overnight lead of 1 point over the Shaws.
Sunday also started with a postponement as the wind freshened then disappeared several times. But it eventually settled and racing resumed. It was Phil & Oliver Smith who took the win with Phil’s wife and the Club’s Commodore snatching second on the line from the Shaws.
It was all to play for in the final race despite Andy & Lily Smith having a poor result in the previous one. Phil & Oliver Smith took the lead at the windward mark and held it to the finish securing them the Inland Championship Trophy. This was fitting as Phil was Mirror National Champion in 1999 with his brother Tim, who was also amongst the entrants on this occasion.
Luke & Tristan Shaw were deserved runners up in the Championship and, as such, Luke thanked the Organising Club for their efforts at the end of the prizegiving. Naomi Smith took the awards for the first Single Hander and the first Female Helm, Ed Coady & Sebastian Shilling from Derwent Reservoir SC were the first Junior crew and Charlie Exley & Josh Hunter from Bass were first in the Youth category.
|Rank||Boat||Club||Helm & Crew||D/S||Category||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||Total||Nett|
|1st||70142||Bassenthwaite SC||Phil & Oliver Smith||D||M||3.0||1.0||4.0||1.0||1.0||28.0||10.0|
|2nd||70650 - Marshmallow II||Budworth SC||Luke & Tristan Shaw||D||M||1.0||2.0||2.0||3.0||2.0||13.0||10.0|
|3rd||70748||Bassenthwaite SC||Andy & Lily Smith||D||M||2.0||1.0||1.0||4.0||6.0||32.0||14.0|
|4th||69963||Bassenthwaite SC||Naomi Smith||S||F||4.0||7.0||6.0||2.0||5.0||42.0||24.0|
|5th||70805 - MCA demo boat||DRSC||Edward Coady & Sebastian Shilling||D||M Junior||4.0||7.0||3.0||7.0||3.0||32.0||24.0|
|6th||70921 - Missee Lee||Ripon SC||Fiona & George Spence||D||F||6.0||5.0||5.0||4.0||7.0||37.0||27.0|
|7th||70567 - Deal With It||Bassenthwaite SC||Paul Allen & Mr Reuben and Lady Grace||D||M||2.0||6.0||DNC||6.0||4.0||54.0||36.0|
|8th||69960 - Eclipse||Bassenthwaite SC||Mik Chappell||S||M||9.0||8.0||6.0||9.0||10.0||52.0||42.0|
|9th||70501 - . . . .and Perky ?||Bassenthwaite SC||Robin Dawson & Grace Stockdale||D||M||7.0||8.0||11.0||8.0||9.0||61.0||43.0|
|10th||70548 - Mogwal||Bassenthwaite SC||Charlie Exley & Josh Hunter||D||M Youth||11.0||10.0||5.0||11.0||11.0||60.0||48.0|
|11th||70791 - Lady Dashalot||Bassenthwaite SC||Tim Smith & Phoebe Smith||D||M||5.0||DNC||DNC||5.0||8.0||72.0||54.0|
|12th||69164 - Be Realistic||Bassenthwaite SC||Katia Smith & Hannah Preston||D||F Junior||11.0||13.0||12.0||7.0||13.0||70.0||56.0|
|13th||70675 - All The Gear, No Idea||Bassenthwaite SC||Alfie & Alastair Duncan||D||M||13.0||13.0||8.0||13.0||14.0||76.0||61.0|
|14th||70201 - What A Girl Wants||Bassenthwaite SC||Jonathan & Gracie Bullen||D||M||12.0||9.0||DNC||12.0||12.0||81.0||63.0|
|15th||70466 - Wen||Bassenthwaite SC||Nick & Daisy Smith||D||M||10.0||9.0||DNC||DNC||DNC||91.0||73.0|
|16th||70567||Bassenthwaite SC||Paul Allen||D||M||DNC||3.0||DNC||DNC||DNC||93.0||75.0|
|17th||56398||Bassenthwaite SC||Matthew Somerville & Henry Bullen||D||M Junior||14.0||14.0||DNC||15.0||DNC||97.0||79.0|
The list of Inland/Y&J/Singlehanded trophies presented were
|Anchor Trophy||1st Youth - Josh Hunter from Bassenthwaite.|
|Apple trophy||Leading Committee Member Helm - not returned|
|Commodores Bowl||Leading helm & crew under 19, other than the overall winner - not returned|
|Sailing The Mirror Trophy||Leading Helm over 39 years - not returned?|
|G. & C. Sheward Trophy||Inlands First lady helm - not returned|
|Derwent Cup||Race 1 winner - Luke & Tristan Shaw from Budworth|
|Techno Sunley Trophy||Race 2 winner - not returned|
|Fox and Hounds Trophy||Race 3 winner - Andy & Lily Smith from Bassenthwaite|
|Peter Drysdale Trophy||Race 4 winner - with Martin Egan awaiting repair of broken handle|
|Directors Trophy||Race 5 winner - not returned|
|George Over limited Trophy||National Inland Champion - Phil & Oliver Smith|
|Wimpey Bar Youth Trophy||National Youth Champion - not returned to the event. Returned at the Nationals, now with Martin Egan|
|Peter Taylor Junior Trophy||National Junior Champion - Edward Coady DRSC|
|11111 Trophy||Last boat to complete every race - not returned|
|RYA Eric Twiname Trophy||Alfie Duncan Bassenthwaite for endeavour|
|National Single-handed Trophy||National Singlehanded Champion - not returned|