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Tom and Niamh win at Saltash on countback

Mirror dinghy 70170 starting on port tack by the pin mark

6 Mirrors enjoyed some close racing on the Tamar river, just north of the road and rail bridges.  With the tide flooding, Martin and Harvey made the most of the conditions to record two bullets with Tom and Niamh 2nd, Esme & Scarlett in their new boat "Bootle Bumtrinket" 3rd in the 1st race.

In the 2nd race it was very close for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with Rebecca & Lisa taking 2nd with Tom and Niamh somehow edging out Callum and Josh right on the line to take 3rd place.

After lunch with the tide now slack and starting to turn Tom (powered by sandwiches) and Niamh nailed the 3rd race to win by a margin from Martin and Harvey with Rebecca and Lisa close behind in 3rd. It was all going to hinge on the last race, but with Harvey feeling unwell Martin was forced to retire. Tom and Niamh went on to record another 1st from Rebecca and Lisa 2nd and Callum & Josh 3rd.

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Overall results were 1st Tom & Niamh, 2nd Martin & Harvey, 3rd Rebecca & Lisa, best Rookie boat Esme & Scarlett. Thanks to Saltash SC for hosting the event, some great sailing, photos and prizes. Next South West Travellers event is at Restronguet SC on Sunday 27th May.