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Navigators & General Europeans at Poole - Day 2

Mirror dinghies turning a leeward mark off Brownsea Island

After a fantastic evening on the beach playing games including space hopers, wheel barrow races, rounders, volleyball and many more. The sailors had great fun and made friends across the country.

Tuesday morning was grey and dull with almost no wind but the Mirror sailors were not put off. After a 1 hour postponement, racing started in a South Westerly force 2-3.

Race 1 got away 1st time with an individial recall, all boats came baack to start cleanly. Sarah & George Richards in "Tinytanic" lead at the 1st mark followed by Katie Davis and Gemma Keers, Milly & Nick Pugh and then Jack Maye and Sarah White a visiting boat from Ireland in "Razr". Sarah and George extened their lead to finished 1st followed by Rory Mackenzie and Harvey Martin 2nd, Milly & Nick Pugh 3rd, Max Odell & Finley Boon in "Veni Vidi, Sinki" 4th.

2nd race got away 1st time and was all clear. Silver fleet sailors Joanne Kaldron & Ottilie Spruit sailed a cracking beat to lead the fleet at the windward mark. Joanne & Ottlilie held their lead down to the bottom of the outer loop. On the beat Sarah & George went left and overtook Joanna Ottilie who were playing the shifts up the middle.  Sarah & George opened the lead up again to finish 1st with Milly & Nick 2nd, Megan Boyland & Sadhbh Culleton racing in the silver fleet, from Ireland sailed a fantastic race finishing in 3rd.

After a General Recall, race 3 got away under a "Z" (20%) penalty flag. Rory & Harvey lead from the off followed by Will Hide & Emma Clayton then Milly & Nick. The race was rather short and, for the leaders, it turned into a procession as they finished in that order. A well deserved 4th place went to Matt Currell & Ben Shorrock  in "Benina Split" our visiting Cadet sailors.

Full results.

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Thanks to Mike Millard for taking and allowing us to use the photos - more on Mike's Flickr account.

We are looking forward to a two race day tomorrow in a bit more wind and sun!