Inland Championships 2001 30 June & 1 July at Queen Mary SC

Many thanks to Heather Davies from QMSC for compiling this report and for taking such lovely photos, which hopefully will appear shortly in Yachts & Yachting.

Mirror sailors travelled from far and wide for the Inland Championship at Queen Mary Sailing Club, with competitors from Plymouth and Penzance to the north of England. Thirty nine boats were on the start line for the 5 race series in ideal conditions - sunshine, warm temperatures and a force 4 breeze. It was noticeable the high number of youth and junior teams competing in the championship, hardly surprising with this being the second of four qualifiers for entry to the National Youth Squad. This year entry to the 20 boat squad is wide open, as only 6 of last years members still qualify on age.

 The race team set a triangle/sausage course that tested the boats in the fresh conditions, with the gybe mark offering some interesting manoeuvres and boat handling techniques. The conditions showed how lively it can be sailing a Mirror in a good breeze. All credit to the sailors in the gusty conditions that there were no gear failures and capsizes that could be counted on one hand.

The three races on Saturday each had a different winner, with Lucy Macgregor and Nerissa Booth leading at the end of the first day, closely followed by Guy and Ben Wilkins.

Sunday dawned with a light wind, which clearly helped some boats and caused shear frustration for others. The final 2 races were sailed back to back and although the wind was reasonably consistent in direction, its strength had a mind of its own and almost disappeared giving the race team, competitors and spectators some anxious moments.

Guy and Ben Wilkins won overall with a one point margin over the 2nd and 3rd placed boats, even though they had not won a race outright, showing that consistency (and experience) counts. At the prize giving Guy praised the host club for their efficiency in running the event, and also his crew & son, Ben - a new generation of Wilkins' to watch.

The fleet now look forward to the next major event, the World Championship in Howth, Ireland at the beginning of August where they expect to see 200+ boats on the water.

Final Results

Helm & Crew Sail No. Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Final Pts.
Pos.
UK Ranking
Guy Wilkins & Ben Wilkins 39508 - Norbert Chipstead SC 10 2 4 5 2 13
1
30
Stuart Bithell & Johnny Toogood 70000 Hollingworth Lake 11 1 7 3 3 14
2
29
Tim Gray & Simon Foskett 70100 - The Golden Snitch Staunton Harold SC 6 3 6 4 1 14
3
28
Niki Birrell & Christian Birrell 69164 - Be Realistic Winsford Flash SC 5 10 2 2 9 18
4
27
Jonathan Mcgovern & Nicola Brook 69907 - Crianza Hollingworth Lake 9 14 8 1 10 28
5
26
Lucy Macgregor & Nerissa Booth 70055 - Female of the Species Poole YC 3 7 1 18 21 29
6
25
Will Winter & Andrew Davies 69906 - Boudicca Cam SC 1 6 40 19 4 30
7
24
Matt Burge & Chris Doe 70072 - The Immaculate Contraption? Poole YC 40 9 3 6 14 32
8
23
Craig Bond & Mitchell Bond 70002 - Black Magic Brightlingsea SC 7 12 10 12 5 34
9
22
Elliott Jago & Ben Arscott 69339 - Shufti Shufti R Plymouth CYC 8 8 9 10 17 35
10
21
Rachel Wigmore & Selina Knight 69648 - Wild Itchenor 4 13 12 9 26 38
11
20
Ryan Crawford & Lewis Crawford 53615 - "Scotty's Boat"? Penzance SC 19 16 5 11 7 39
12
19
Richard Cornes & Gareth Hughes 69756 - Last Chance Winsford Flash SC 13 15 14 8 6 41
13
18
Jenny Saker & David Saker 69674 - Falcon Brightlingsea SC 14 5 15 14 13 46
14
17
Tom Cload & Danielle Hollett 70008 - Jus' Like That Plym SC 16 11 13 13 12 49
15
16
Tom Wallis & Michelle Ledger 70037 - Never too Old to Kick Ass Castle Cove SC 15 4 11 28 19 49
16
15
Peter Gray & Helen Williams 69675 - Amphetabean Staunton Harold SC 12 19 19 15 8 54
17
14
Ian Dobson & Andrew Tunnicliffe 65656 - Born Again Burwain SC 2 18 40 21 16 57
18
13
Anna Perkins & Jane Turner 70103 - Running Bear Bosham SC 23 27 17 29 11 78
19
12
Andrew Blundell & Kate Evans 69891 - TBB Warsash SC 18 23 40 25 15 81
20
11
Nick Hollett & Rob Tippett 69960 - Eclipse Plym SC 17 25 18 23 31 83
21
10
Jonny Telford & Daniel Jacobs 69103 - Maverick Lympstone SC 28 31 26 16 20 90
22
9
Carly Burge & Josh Rumbol 28603 - Jet Black Poole YC 31 21 32 7 32 91
23
8
Henry Arnold & Katie Arnold 70007 - The Unit Deben SC 22 26 20 34 24 92
24
7
Ned Mcnulty & Gareth Evans 46388 - La Jamais Contente

Hill Head SC

25 22 16 32 30 93
25
6
Dale Winter & Tym Forder 69922 - Harper’s Ferry Cam SC 21 24 23 26 25 93
26
5
Rosie Chapman & Josh Pritchard 53962 - Trial & Error! Mounts Bay SC 27 32 28 17 22 94
27
4
Katie Mackenzie & Anna Mackenzie 64791 . 26 20 22 27 27 95
28
3
Megan Baker & Nic Jones 69439 - B-czar Starcross YC 32 33 25 20 18 95
29
2
Ed Grieg-Gran & Alex Joss 69724 - Baptism of Fire Lympstone SC 24 17 24 31 40 96
30
1
Daniel Ellis & James Ellis 65576 Plym SC 29 28 21 33 23 101
31
0
Darren Roach & Natalie Roach 68999 R Plymouth C YC 30 29 40 22 28 109
32
0
Mark Stockbridge & Sam Thompson 63007 Winsford Flash SC 20 30 40 40 29 119
33
0
Oliver Taylor & Ben Fricker 53311 - Inertia Starcross YC 35 40 31 24 38 128
34
0
Carly Turner & Lewis Turner 69334 - Defense-Toi Starcross YC 38 37 30 30 33 130
35
0
Olly Turner & Paul Macgahey 61912 Starcross YC 33 34 27 38 37 131
36
0
Edward Lachlan-Cope & Simon Martin 70033 - Peggy Cam SC 34 35 29 36 34 132
37
0
P Halswell & C Buyl 56887 Bosham SC 37 36 40 37 35 145
38
0
Tom Robinson & Christopher Rees 56565 Warsash SC 36 38 40 35 36 145
39
0

For "National Sqaud 2001/2 Selection Rankings", see our National Squad Page.

Class Association Prizes

Trophy: For: Presented? Presented To: Should have been presented to: Held now by / In the care of:
George Over Trophy   1st Overall Helm
NO
. Guy Wilkins Class Secretary JGG
Commodore's Bowl 1st U19
YES
Stuart Bithell . Stuart Bithell
Anchor Trophy   1st U17
YES
Stuart Bithell . Stuart Bithell
Sailing the Mirror Trophy 1st Over 39 (Other that the overall winner)
YES
Tim Gray . Tim Gray
Apple Trophy   1st Commitee Member Helm
YES
Tim Gray . Tim Gray
G. & C. Sheward Trophy   1st Lady
YES
Lucy Macgregor . Lucy Macgregor
Derwent Trophy 1st Race 1
YES
William Winter . William Winter
Techno Sunley Trophy 1st Race 2
NO
. Stuart Bithell Class Secretary JGG
Fox and Hounds Marine Trophy 1st Race 3
YES
Lucy Macgregor . Lucy Macgregor
Peter Drysdale Trophy 1st Race 4
YES
Jonathan McGovern . Jonathan McGovern
Directors Trophy 1st Race 5
NO
. Tim Gray MISSING

Last Update 2/7/01 by JGG

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