Western Area Championships, Plym YC, 9 & 10 Sept 2000

Prizewinning helms and crews behind a red banner with yellow lettering saying 'Plym Yacht Club'

A record turnout for a Mirror Class Area Championship with forty Mirrors from 21 Clubs around the country attending. This was the last event in a hard fought season with the younger sailors competing for a place in the National and Regional Youth Squads as well as a last chance to gain ranking points for inclusion in the UK team for the World Championships in Ireland in August 2001. The Sunday results also counted towards the Southwest Travellers Series and for several of the SW region's younger sailors this was their first taste of the excitement of a major championship. The event was hosted by Plym Yacht Club at the impressive new Mount Batten Centre.

View from balcony of sailors chatting and playing while waiting for a decision on whether there will be any sailing today

Sadly no racing was possible on the Saturday due to mist in Plymouth Sound.

Sunday was a day of glorious sunshine, but fickle wind, and race officer Jamie Jamison and his team worked hard to fit in three back to back races. After a long postponement and then a general recall on the first start, the black flag was invoked and seven OCS boats, including some of the top sailors, were disqualified on the restart. Local youth sailors Elliot Jago and Daniel Newcombe in Shufti-Shufti came in first followed by Guy and Ben Wilkins in conditions that saw the wind swing 180 degrees at one point as the sea breeze fought with the prevailing light offshore winds. Race two went to the youths and was won by Adam and Jonathan McGovern from Hollingworth Lake SC with Robert Grieg-Gran and Jonny Telford from Lympstone SC in second place. Race three was again won by A & J McGovern with Tom Cload and Danielle Hollett from Plym YC second. With only three of the five scheduled races sailed there was no discard.

Many thanks to Karen Cload for organising the event and to the 25 Club volunteers who gave up their weekend to give us such an enjoyable and successful championship.

Helm Crew Number Boat Club
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Points
Position
Worlds Ranking
Youth Rank
SW Trav Points
SW Trav Position
Tom Cload Danielle Hollett 70008 Jus Like That Plym YC
4
3
2
9
1
20
20
3
1
Howard Tear Joshua Tear 69670 Hakuna Matata Weston SC
6
5
7
18
2
19
.
.
.
Elliott Jago Daniel Newcomb 69339 Shufti Shufti R Plymouth CYC
1
11
13
25
3
18
19
4
2
Guy Wilkins Ben Wilkins 67008 Salami Tactics Chipstead SC
2
4
12
25
4
17
.
.
.
Ben Houghton Natalie Roach 69755 Pod Weir Quay SC
16
10
4
30
5
16
18
5
3
Alan Bennett Holly Scott 69929 Zarya Shustoke SC
3
9
23
35
6
15
.
.
.
Thomas Wallis Michelle Leger 69814 Sorcerer Castle Cove SC
7
15
16
38
7
14
17
.
.
Richard Cornes Katy Sharps 67987 Brothers Grimm Winsford Flash SC
18
13
9
40
8
13
16
.
.
Gemma Glanville Carly Turner 69910 Screamer Starcross YC
10
7
24
41
9
12
15
.
.
Adam McGovern Jonathan McGovern 69907 Crianza Hollingworth Lake SC
41
1
1
43
10
11
14
.
.
Jenny Saker Abi Stodel 69674 Falcon Brightlingsea SC
20
18
6
44
11
10
13
.
.
Craig Bond Mitchell Bond 70002 Black Magic Brightlingsea
9
33
3
45
12
9
.
.
.
Dale Winter Andrew Davies 70014 - Ready Salted Cam SC
17
14
15
46
13
8
12
.
.
Matthew Burge Nick Freeman 67300 Crazy Cow Poole YC
5
34
10
49
14
7
11
.
.
Niki Birrell Christian Birrell 69164 Be Realistic Winsford Flash SC
41
6
8
55
15
6
10
.
.
Robert Grieg-Gran Jonny Telford 69724 Baptism of Fire Lympstone SC
41
2
14
57
16
5
9
5
4
Martin Egan Kate Macgregor 69667 Bold Forester Poole YC
41
12
5
58
17
4
.
.
.
William Glanville Lewis Turner 70024 As Good As It Gets Starcross YC
12
29
17
58
18
3
8
.
.
Ryan Crawford Lewis Crawford 23997 Jessamine Penzance SC
13
24
22
19
19
2
7
9
5
Lucy Macgregor Nicola Macgregor 70055 Female of the Spec Poole YC
41
8
11
60
20
1
6
.
.
Ian Dobson Andrew Hall 65656 Born Again Burwain
15
27
18
60
21
.
5
.
.
Jamie Green Harry Green 69673 ? Brightlingsea SC
29
16
20
65
22
.
.
.
.
Nick Hollett Rob Tippett 69202 C U Later Plym YC
19
21
27
67
23
.
4
11
6
Scott Cochrane Edward Grieg-Gran 53615 "Scotty's Boat" Lympstone SC
8
19
41
68
24
.
3
.
.
Andy Ledger Georgina Ledger 69424 Zen Master Castle Cove SC
22
17
30
69
25
.
.
.
.
Steve Long Juliet Long 70003 Encore Une Fois Plym YC
41
20
12
73
26
.
.
.
.
Alisdair Alston Daniel Alston 66917 ? Teign Corinthian YC
21
28
25
74
27
.
.
13
7
Daniel Ellis James Ellis 65576 ? Plym YC
27
31
21
79
28
.
.
.
.
Michael Eustace David Searle 69912 Gandalf the Grey Lympstone SC
28
23
28
79
29
.
2
.
.
Harrison Ashton Miles Ashton 65995 Banarama Topsham SC
11
30
41
82
30
.
.
14
8
Darren Roach Stephanie Newcombe 66439 Typhoon Royal Plymouth CYC
26
25
32
83
31
.
.
18
9
Megan Baker Peter Baker 69439 - B-Czar Starcross YC
31
22
33
86
32
.
.
.
.
Rosie Chapman Simon Chapman 53962 - Trial and Error! Mounts Bay SC
25
35
29
89
33
.
.
.
.
Peter Gray Simon Forbes 69675 Amphetabean Staunton Harold SC
41
26
26
93
34
.
1
.
.
Ian Cload Samuel Cload 67993 ? Plym YC
14
41
41
96
35
.
.
.
.
Peter Cayless James Hardbottle 23466 ? Teigh Corinthian YC
24
41
34
99
36
.
.
.
.
Andrew Carr Nick Hewlings 6691 ? Plym YC
32
37
31
100
37
.
.
.
.
Oliver Turner Susan Turner 61912 ? Starcross YC
23
38
41
102
38
.
.
.
.
Jamie Watts Fiona Cox 66950 ? Torpoint Mosquitoes
33
32
41
106
39
.
.
.
.
Olly Taylor Paul McGahey 53311 Inertia Starcross YC
30
36
41
107
40
.
.
.
.

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