Mirrors at The One Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week 2019 (Bassweek Regatta)

A Mirror racing with spinnaker set sailed by a man with a child crewing 
What a superb week it has been for the Mirrors! Eighteen entries at the start of The One Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week on the 3rd August, and six further crews joining mid-week. Although the Mirrors, Toppers and Teras were in a single fleet, the top five finishers – and usually the top ten - were Mirrors in all races to date. I write this prior to the final weekend series.

As well as boats from the Home Club we had entrants from six Clubs across the North of England and as far south as Tewkesbury and Rugby.

Bass Week Mirror photos © Peter Mackin

The first weekend series of four races, the Jennings Challange, was held in very light airs. Graham & Sebastian Vials (Derwent Reservoir) took the series from Fiona & George Spence (Ripon). Ray Cook (Royal Northumberland) deputising for his son, last year’s Class star Roy, and sailing with grand daughter Elizabeth were third.

Father and son receiving their prize

Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet - Sailed: 4, Discards: 1, To count: 3, Rating system: PY, Entries: 20, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSail NoClassHelm & CrewClubPYR1R2R3R4TotalNett
1st 70821 Mirror Graham & Sebastian Vials Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 1.0 1.0 1.0 DNC 24.0 3.0
2nd 70921 - Missee Lee Mirror Fiona & George Spence Ripon SC 1390 5.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 15.0 10.0
3rd 70922 - Wave Catcher Too Mirror Ray & Elizabeth Cook Royal Northumberland YC 1390 2.0 5.0 5.0 DNC 33.0 12.0
4th 70961 Mirror Stacey & Charlie Rowell Bassenthwaite SC 1390 DNC 4.0 3.0 5.0 33.0 12.0
5th 70466 - Wen Mirror Tim Smith Bassenthwaite SC 1390 DNC 10.0 2.0 1.0 34.0 13.0
6th 70548 - Mogwal Mirror Stephen & Henry Kirkpatrick Bassenthwaite SC 1390 3.0 6.0 9.0 6.0 24.0 15.0
7th 70438 Mirror Christopher & Emma Hampshire Ripon SC 1390 4.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 27.0 19.0
8th 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson Bassenthwaite SC 1390 6.0 8.0 6.0 7.0 27.0 19.0
9th 69960 - Eclipse Mirror Mik Chappell  Bassenthwaite SC 1390 DNC 12.0 7.0 3.0 43.0 22.0
10th 70472 - Wild Thing Mirror Olivia Coady & Elizabeth Shilling Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 14.0 3.0 10.0 9.0 36.0 22.0
11th 70675 - All The Gear, No Idea Mirror Alastair & Alfie Duncan Bassenthwaite SC 1390 8.0 9.0 11.0 DNC 49.0 28.0
12th 70455 - Mesmerizer Mirror David & Oscar Manning Ripon Sailing Club 1390 7.0 15.0 12.0 DNC 55.0 34.0
13th 70391 - Dynamite Mirror Sam & Isabella Roberts Bassenthwaite SC 1390 10.0 14.0 16.0 11.0 51.0 35.0
14th 2114 RS Tera Sport Matthew Somerville  Bassenthwaite SC 1438 13.0 13.0 15.0 10.0 51.0 36.0
15th 45732 Topper Hopkins  The Chase SC 1363 DNC 11.0 17.0 13.0 62.0 41.0
16th 16832 Topper 4.2 Tristan Shaw  Budworth SC 1416 12.0 17.0 DNC 12.0 62.0 41.0
17th 69164 - Be Realistic Mirror Katia Smith & Hannah Preston Bassenthwaite SC 1390 15.0 16.0 13.0 14.0 58.0 42.0
18th 70922 - Wave Catcher Too Mirror Rob & Elizabeth Cook Royal Northumberland YC 1390 DNC DNC DNC 2.0 65.0 44.0
19th 56398 Mirror Jack Exley & Ellie Preston Bassenthwaite SC 1390 11.0 DNC 14.0 DNC 67.0 46.0
20th 44613 Topper Sally Ong  Sunderland YC 1363 9.0 DNC DNC DNC 72.0 51.0

 

On Monday, the Luffing Cup, Sandy Simpson (Bass), who switched crews throughout the week, took the win with George Spence, Jude & Grace Allen (Leigh & Lorton) were second and the Cook family third.

An older teenager and younger boy receive their prizes

Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet  - Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PY, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSailNoClassHelm & CrewClubPYR1TotalNett
1st 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson & George Spence Bassenthwaite SC 1390 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd 70567- Deal With It Mirror Jude & Grace Allen
Leigh & Lorton SC
1390 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd 70922 - Wave Catcher Too Mirror Ray & Elizabeth Cook Royal Northumberland YC 1390 3.0 3.0 3.0
4th 70472 - Wild Thing Mirror Olivia Coady & Elizabeth Shilling Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 4.0 4.0 4.0
5th 70438 Mirror Christopher & Emma Hampshire Ripon SC 1390 5.0 5.0 5.0
6th 14 - MiMi Mirror Neil Cooke Tewskbury Cruising & SC 1390 6.0 6.0 6.0
7th 70391- Dynamite Mirror Sam & Isabella Roberts Bassenthwaite SC 1390 7.0 7.0 7.0
8th 70466 - Wen Mirror Katia Smith & TBC Bassenthwaite SC 1390 8.0 8.0 8.0
9th 69164 - Be Realistic Mirror Jack Exley& Hannah Preston Bassenthwaite SC 1390 9.0 9.0 9.0
10th 70501 - .....and Perky ? ... Mirror Nathan Holt & Grace Stockdale Yorkshire Dales SC 1390 10.0 10.0 10.0
11th 70424 Mirror Laurence & Frankie Foster Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 11.0 11.0 11.0
12th 70455 - Mesmerizer Mirror David & Oscar Manning Ripon SC 1390 12.0 12.0 12.0

 Tuesday morning, the Dubwath Cup, was a contest between Bass’ Smith family. Phil Smith – 1999 National Champion - with son Oliver took the win from brother Andy & his daughter Lily. Sandy & George were third.

 A gentleman presenting the prizes he and his son won to his partner

Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet  - Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PY, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSailNoClassHelm & CrewClubPYR1TotalNett
1st 70142 Mirror Phil & Oliver Smith Bassenthwaite SC 1390 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd 70466 - Wen Mirror Andy & Lily Smith Bassenthwaite SC 1390 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson & George Spence Bassenthwaite SC 1390 3.0 3.0 3.0
4th 70567- Deal With It Mirror Jude & Reuben Allen Leigh & Lorton SC 1390 4.0 4.0 4.0
5th 70922 - Wave Catcher Too Mirror Ray & Elizabeth Cook Royal Northumberland YC 1390 5.0 5.0 5.0
6th 70472 - Wild Thing Mirror Olivia & David Coady Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 6.0 6.0 6.0
7th 70438 Mirror Christopher & Emma Hampshire Ripon SC 1390 7.0 7.0 7.0
8th 7241 - Little Audrey Mirror Paul & Evie Clark Bassenthwaite SC 1390 8.0 8.0 8.0
9th 70858 Mirror Jethro & Edward Gebhard Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 9.0 9.0 9.0
10th 70201- What a Girl Wants Mirror Loz Young & Lucas Hicks Tynemouth SC 1390 10.0 10.0 10.0
11th 70391 - Dynamite Mirror Sam & Gideon Roberts Bassenthwaite SC 1390 11.0 11.0 11.0
12th 16832 Topper 4.2 Tristan Shaw   Budworth SC 1416 12.0 12.0 12.0
13th 2114 RS Tera Sport Matthew Somerville   Bassenthwaite SC 1438 13.0 13.0 13.0

 

Wednesday’s three race series, the Nat West Cup, sailed in medium winds went to the Vials family from Derwent, club mates Dave & Olivia Coady with the Spence mother & son third. The leading thirteen places in the series were taken by Mirrors!

Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet - Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Rating system: PY, Entries: 15, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSailNoClassHelm & CrewClubPYR1R2R3TotalNett
1st 70821 Mirror Graham & Sebastian Vials Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 1.0 1.0 DNC 18.0 2.0
2nd 70472 - Wild Thing Mirror Olivia & David Coady Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 10.0 2.0 1.0 13.0 3.0
3rd 70921 - Missee Lee Mirror Fiona & George Spence Ripon SC 1390 3.0 4.0 2.0 9.0 5.0
4th 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson  Bassenthwaite SC 1390 4.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 6.0
5th 70922 - Wave Catcher Too Mirror Ray & Elizabeth Cook Royal Northumberland YC 1390 2.0 5.0 DNC 23.0 7.0
6th 70201 - What a Girl Wants Mirror Loz Young & Lucas Hicks Tynemouth SC 1390 7.0 8.0 4.0 19.0 11.0
7th 70961 Mirror Stacey & Charlie Rowell Bassenthwaite SC 1390 5.0 7.0 DNC 28.0 12.0
8th 70858 Mirror Jethro & Edward Gebhard Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 6.0 6.0 DNC 28.0 12.0
9th 70391 - Dynamite Mirror Sam & Gideon Roberts Bassenthwaite SC 1390 11.0 12.0 5.0 28.0 16.0
10th 70782 Mirror Elizabeth & David Shilling Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 14.0 11.0 6.0 31.0 17.0
11th 70438 Mirror Christopher & Emma Hampshire Ripon SC 1390 8.0 9.0 DNC 33.0 17.0
12th 70675 - All The Gear, No Idea Mirror Alastair & Alfie Duncan Bassenthwaite SC 1390 9.0 10.0 DNC 35.0 19.0
13th 69164 - Be Realistic Mirror Katia Smith & Hannah Preston Bassenthwaite SC 1390 13.0 14.0 7.0 34.0 20.0
14th 2114 RS Tera Sport Matthew Somerville  Bassenthwaite SC 1438 12.0 13.0 DNC 41.0 25.0
15th 70455 - Mesmerizer Mirror David & Oscar Manning Ripon SC 1390 15.0 DNC DNC 47.0 31.0

 Thursday morning’s race went to Andy & Lily Smith from Sandy Simpson now with Lizzie Shilling as crew. Tristan Shaw with father Luke as crew took third. The tussle for the next four places was extremely close, the order being Christopher & Emma Hampshire (Ripon), Mik Chappell (Bass), David Darling (Derwent), Katia Smith / Hannah Preston (Bass).

Father & daughter receiving their prizes

 Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet - Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PY, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSailNoClassHelm& CrewClubPYR1TotalNett
1st 70466 - Wen Mirror Andy & Lily Smith Bassenthwaite SC 1390 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson & Lizzie Shilling BASSENTHWAITE 1390 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd 70650 - Marshmallow II Mirror Tristan & Luke Shaw Budworth SC 1390 3.0 3.0 3.0
4th 70438 Mirror Christopher & Emma Hampshire Ripon Sailing Club 1390 4.0 4.0 4.0
5th 69960 - Eclipse Mirror Mik Chappell  Bassenthwaite 1390 5.0 5.0 5.0
6th 69663 Mirror David Darling  Bassenthwaite SC 1390 6.0 6.0 6.0
7th 69164 - Be Realistic Mirror Katia Smith & Hannah Preston Bass 1390 7.0 7.0 7.0
8th 70858 Mirror Jethro & Edward Gebhard DRSC 1390 8.0 8.0 8.0
9th 45732 Topper Anwen Hopkins  The Chase Sailing Club 1363 9.0 9.0 9.0
10th 3034 RS Tera Sport Daniel Overend  Bassenthwaite 1438 10.0 10.0 10.0
11th 44613 Topper Sally Ong  Sunderland Yacht Club 1363 11.0 11.0 11.0
12th 7241 - Little Audrey Mirror Paul & Evie Clark Bassenthwaite SC 1390 DNF 14.0 14.0
12th 70455 - Mesmerizer Mirror David & Oscar Manning Ripon Sailing Club 1390 DNF 14.0 14.0

 

Friday’s race went to Ed Coady with Olivia crewing, Sandy Simpson with Seb Shilling as crew was second, the Hampshire family with Tim crewing third and Alastair & Alfie Duncan (Bass) fourth.

Brother & sister receiving their prizes

Mirrors, Toppers & Teras Fleet - Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Rating system: PY, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A

RankSailNoClassHelm & CrewClubPYR1TotalNett
1st 70472 - Wild Thing Mirror Olivia & Ed Coady Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 1.0 1.0 1.0
2nd 70806 - Mischief Mirror Sandy Simpson & Seb Shilling Bassenthwaite SC 1390 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd 70438 Mirror Christopher & Tim Hampshire Ripon SC 1390 3.0 3.0 3.0
4th 70675 - All The Gear, No Idea Mirror Alastair & Alfie Duncan Bassenthwaite SC 1390 4.0 4.0 4.0
5th 70782 - Trident Mirror Elizabeth & David Shilling Derwent Reservoir SC 1390 5.0 5.0 5.0
6th 20619 Topper Paul Gannon  Bassenthwaite SC 1363 6.0 6.0 6.0
7th 16832 Topper 4.2 Tristan Shaw  Budworth SC 1416 7.0 7.0 7.0

 

Now to the pursuit races on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons each with around ninety entrants. These often produce a Mirror outright win. It should have been the same this year. In Tuesday’s Nairn Pursuit, Luke Shaw & Tristan and Graham Vials & Sebastian were first and second with a minute to go. They would surely win? But, no! They mistook the five minute warning for the start of the roll-back finish sequence and the photo boat for the finish. They peeled off allowing a Wanderer and a GP14 to take the lead places with them being classified third and fourth. Rob Cook, now back at the helm and with Elizabeth were seventh.

In Thursday’s RNLI Pursuit it was a similar story but without the drama. The Vials were second overall and the Shaws third.

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