2004 Southerns at Warsash Sailing Club 25th & 26th September

A blue wooden Mirror dinghy helmed by a girl with a boy crewing sailing towards the camera on a dull dayAlthough billed as an area championship the Mirror Southerns at Warsash SC attracted 46 boats from all over the country, with entries as far a field as Gateshead and Windermere in the north, and Penzance in the South West. Many were looking to achieve a high enough ranking to qualify for the 2005 Worlds, this being the final qualifier. The event attracted a star studded entry with all 2004 Champions, including National and European, present.

Despite a promising forecast, Day 1 bought disappointing weather, with light winds and constant drizzle. For Race 1, Race Officer Jon Spencer set a longish Olympic course. Sisters Eloise and Kayleigh Hansen made their intentions clear by winning this race, from new National Squad members Emma and Martina Barry.

For Race 2 a shorter course was set. The Hansen's again won, this time from National Champions, Dan and James Ellis.

Part of a fleet of Mirror dingies racing on a starboard tack reach

For the final race of the day, a windward/leeward course was set, with a spreader mark and le eward gate. Improving in every race, the Ellis brothers won to lead the over night results table.

Day 2 dawned with plenty of mist which slowly cleared to sunshine and no wind, leaving the fleet to paddle out to the race area. After about an hours postponement Race 4 got away in a light and shifty SE/SW wind. By the windward mark this had swung round to the North, giving the race officer no choice but to shorten after one lap, but still keep the racing on schedule. This race was won by James Budd and Katie Jones, from European Champions, Dave and Joric Gebhard.

For Race 5, with the breeze settling in the north and tide building a windward leeward course was set. This saw Robert Struckett and Charlie Hartley win, with John and Megan Brickwood second.

Race 6, for the quarter of the fleet at the committee end found the breeze to dye within seconds of the start and the tide pushing them the wrong way, failed to cross the line within four minutes and were scored DN S accordingly. In the vastly depleted fleet, the Hansen's scored their third win and with it the Mirror Southern Area Championship. The Gebhard's were both second in this race and overall.

Southern Area Champions - Eloise and Kayleigh Hansen
Youth Winners (other than winner) - James and Dan Ellis
Junior Winners - James Budd and Katie Jones

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Overall Results:

PosBoatHelm & CrewClubRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Total
1 70176 - Double Trouble Eloise & Kayleigh Hansen Covenham &  North Lincolnshire SC 1 1 6 8 4 1 13
2 70332 Dave & Joric Gebhard Derwent Water SC 11 3 2 2 7 2 16
3 70132 - We Take Plastic Dan & James Ellis Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC 4 2 1 5 6 DNS 18
4 70007 James Budd  & Katie Jones South Caernarvonshire YC 5 5 11 1 10 19 32
5 70281 - Molly Craig & Mitchell Bond Brightlinsea SC 10 10 7 DNF 5 4 36
6 70002 - Magic Robert Struckett & Charlie Hartley Itchenor SC 8 14 10 22 1 5 38
7 69675 - Swallow John & Megan Brickwood Hamble River SC 15 11 12 6 2 8 39
8 70201 - What a girl wants Kate & Lucy Macgregor Poole YC 14 6 3 10 15 6 39
9 70274 - Illiswilgig William & Rebecca Kalderon Itchenor SC 3 13 8 9 9 11 40
10 70263 - Ace of Clubs Josh Rumbol & Tom Davidson Poole YC 6 8 4 12 25 15 45
11 69776 - Pthreetle Emma & Martina Barry Brightlinsea 2 9 19 11 11 14 47
12 39508 - Norbert Guy & Joe Wilkins Chipstead SC 16 12 5 30 3 18 54
13 69164 - Bear Too John & Jamie Clementson Chipstead SC 7 15 14 24 16 7 59
14 70216 - Which Witch Jillian & Alice Darling Itchenor SC 13 17 13 34 14 3 60
15 70258 - Checkmate Jamie Knill & Lewis Rumbol Poole YC 9 7 20 27 18 13 67
16 70055 - Female of the Species Emma Houlihan & Emily MacKenzie Royal Windermere YC 20 4 21 15 29 9 69
17 70171 - Déjà Vu Nicola Brook & Hanna Mitchell Hollingworth Lake SC 29 19 9 14 20 16 78
18 70223 - Eat my Shorts Liam Arrowsmith & Harrison Reece Plym YC 25 35 15 7 12 24 83
19 70280 - The Other Half Jack Yeoaman & Mattie Ponsford Itchenor SC 17 20 16 33 33 12 98
20 70155 - Tickle Crab Graham & James Griffin Chichester YC 27 32 DNS 3 19 21 102
21 70151 - Fairground Attraction Lewis Turner & James Beer Starcross  YC 28 23 18 DNS 13 20 102
22 70330 Judi & Jake Gebhard Derwent Water SC 43 38 17 4 22 23 104
23 70166 - Mr Blobby Chris & Christopher Swinchatt Chipstead SC 12 27 23 26 31 17 105
24 70154 - Passing Wind Simon & James Lovesey Warsash SC 30 16 32 20 8 DNS 106
25 69673  - Ab Fab (sailing as 70085) Abi Stodel & Michael Conlon Brightlingsea SC 32 30 24 31 21 10 116
26 69334 - Défonce-toi! Shaun & Ed Hampton-Mathews Warsash SC 22 26 26 36 17 27 118
27 70024 - Festino Lente Annie Booth & Jenny Llewellyn Poole YC 36 29 25 16 28 26 124
28 70167 - Rooster Gavin Tullett & Henry Westropp Royal Windermere 37 28 30 13 27 28 126
29 70131 - Chalk 'n' Cheeze Matt & Ben Mills Plym YC 18 22 33 25 32 DNS 130
30 70228 - Speedflea Edward Fitzgerald & Harry Richardson Itchenor SC 24 24 35 40 26 22 131
31 69891 - TBB David Conlon & Chris Rust Brightlinsea SC 26 25 28 19 RTD DNS 141
32 54145 - Surprise Thomas Hodkinson & Emily Hampton-Mathews Hill Head SC 23 34 27 DNS 34 30 148
33 70000 - Panique Les Poissons Paddy & Freya Adams Chew Valley SC 33 21 29 37 39 29 149
34 70003 - Encore Une Fois Tom Robinson & Shaun Mason Warsash SC/Hill Head SC 21 18 22 DNC DNC DNC 155
35 70159 Jackie Gebhard & Tom Lovesey Derwent Water SC 44 39 39 29 23 25 155
36 12890 - Lion James Thomas & Evan Goodrum Tankerton Bay SC 39 40 36 17 24 DNS 156
37 39970 - Desperate Measure Inge-Lisa Hansen & Mathew Kiddle Covenham &  North Lincolnshire SC 19 31 31 39 36 DNS 156
38 69648 - Out of Order Sarah Burge & Sam Cobb Poole YC 31 33 40 18 38 DNS 160
39 70184 - Blue-Tack Helena Newell & Henry Spreckley/Charlotte Fitzgerald Itchenor SC 41 41 34 23 35 DNS 174
40 64016 - Silver Fox Sam Nicholls & Georgina Kirkwood Maidenhead SC 42 43 37 28 37 DNS 187
41 58227 - Maximus Mirridious Jon & Jake Bonsor Warsash SC 40 42 38 35 40 DNS 195
42 70124 - R U Up 4 It? Josh Prichard & Beth White Mounts Bay SC 38 37 41 38 41 DNS 195
43 70133 - Whitewash Carla & Katy Sheldon Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC 45 DNS DNS 21 42 DNS 202
44 70109 - Iceberg Sam Hartley & Charlie Fletcher Itchenor SC DNC DNC DNC 32 30 DNS 203
45 89 - Little Wind Lloyd & Leanne Exley Warsash SC 35 36 DNS DNC DNC DNC 212
46 70224 - Free Flight John & Ingrid Exley Warsash SC 34 DNS DNS DNC DNC DNC 222

Results generated and submitted using Sailwave sailing scoring software

Editor's Note: For the record, we have the poster, and the Notice Of Race & entry form, for this event which can be downloaded via the links. Aren't backups a wonderful thing.

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