12 Mirrors took to the water on Sun 26 Feb, on the day that The Sun on Sunday was launched, and appropriately the sun was shining, although the wind was rather lacking!
A three race series was run at Cat Head, with the fleet consisting of 6 Warsash boats, 4 from Itchenor and 1 each from Poole and Hill Head. The light breezes tested skills, and patience, with difficult conditions not helped with spring tides. It was good to see some new sailors from Warsash taking to the water - Alex and Annabel Darch borrowed a Class Association boat and Robert Scanlon crewed for one of the Itchenor boats.
The winners with two wins and a second were Midge and Harriet Watkins from Poole, with Jo Kalderon and Ottille Spruit from Itchenor a close second and Patrick Taylor and Imogen Bellfield from Itchenor / Warsash third. Jenny Lorimer and Libby Farren-Price were the first Warsash boat in 5th and Dom Wyatt and Theo Banks from Warsash were the first boys (as the boys were the minority) outside the top 3 in 6th.
A thank you to all the parents that helped run the event - and for so many boats turning up to make a really good start to the 2012 season. The next Mirror training session will be at Hill Head SC (due to the Spring Series) on Sunday 11 March.