The Mirror fleet arrived at Warsash for the 4th Crewsaver sponsored Nationwide series event and the Mirror Southern Championships. The sun came out to play but the wind was a little reluctant and didn't arrive until two hours after the proposed start time.
After lunch in the sun, the 26 strong fleet launched and fitted in three races back to back. After tight racing and much place changing Sarah & George Richards were overnight leaders but on their heels in 2nd & 3rd place, also with nine points were Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen, and Max Odell & Finley Boon.
The fleet awoke to another beautiful warm day, but luckily as forecasted the winds filled in, just in time to sail to the race area and it enabled the racing to get underway by 11 o'clock in a gentle force 2. Katie Davies & Gemma Keers went on to take line honours follow by Max & Finley, the rest of the fleet were slow to finish as the wind died. By the time the entire fleet had completed race 4 the wind had shifted right by 90 degrees and increased in strength considerably. The race officer quickly moved the course around and started race five. Sarah and George started at the port end of the line and led the race from start to finish. The wind had continued to increase and race six began, Sarah and George rounded the Windward Mark first but were overtaken on the reach by Max and Finley who went on to win the race, followed by Sarah & George.
The fleet were honoured to have the Laser Olympic race officer Peter Knight and his team to run the excellent racing over the weekend, thank you. Also a big thank you to Warsash SC members for hosting a great event and organising supper on Saturday evening in the club.
|Rank||SailNo||Helm & Crew||Club||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||Nett||Total|
|1||70618 - Tinytanic||Sarah & George Richards||Beaver SC/Pennine SC||1||2||-6||3||1||2||9||15|
|2||70712 - Veni Vidi Sinki||Max Odell & Finley Boon||Northampton SC /HISC||2||-5||2||2||2||1||9||14|
|3||70714 - Peer Pressure||Katie Davies & Gemma Keers||Itchenor Sailing Club||5||3||5||1||-6||4||18||24|
|4||70655 - Margot||Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen||Northampton SC /HISC||4||4||1||-8||3||7||19||27|
|5||70725 - Grey Hound||Clare Peterson & Eleanor Keers||Itchenor Sailing Club||7||1||3||7||8||-9||26||35|
|6||70715 - Ship Happens||Isabel Davies & Milly Moss||Itchenor Sailing Club||9||7||-10||10||4||3||33||43|
|7||70639 - Puffin' Along||Joanna Kalderon & Imogen Bellfield||Itchenor SC/Warsash SC||3||9||7||5||9||-10||33||43|
|8||70697 - Forget me Knot||Midge & Harriet Watkins||Poole Yacht Club||10||-11||8||6||7||5||36||47|
|9||70427 - Cool Running||Chloe Macaulay & Isobel Leroux||South Staffordshire SC||8||-13||4||11||10||8||41||54|
|10||70668 - Wildcat (sailing as 70518)||Nick & Milly Pugh||Poole SC||6||6||(27.0 DNC)||19||5||6||42||69|
|11||70564 - Gone With The Wind II||Rebecca Stephens & Helena Watkins||Mounts Bay SC/ Penzance SC||11||8||9||4||12||-16||44||60|
|12||70716 - The Bootle Bumtrinket||Esmé & Scarlett Shepherd||Restronguet Sailing Club||13||12||14||9||13||-18||61||79|
|13||70560 - Phoenix||Jenny Lorimer & Jessica Jarman||Warsash SC||12||15||13||-23||11||11||62||85|
|14||70673 - Gone With The Wind III||Charlotte Lockyer & Rosie Daniels||Warsash SC||16||10||-17||12||15||12||65||82|
|15||70676 - Racing Demon||Celia Hansell & Paddy Jefferies||Itchenor Sailing Club||14||-16||11||16||14||13||68||84|
|16||70654||Thomas Howarth & Oliver Clemetson||South Staffordshire Sailing Club/TBSC||19||17||12||15||-21||15||78||99|
|17||70603 - Course you can||Emma Clayton & Faye Caswell||Yorkshire Dales SC||15||14||16||-18||18||17||80||98|
|18||39508 - Norbert||James & Charlie Goode||Chipstead Sailing Club||-21||19||18||14||17||14||82||103|
|19||69722 - Scooby Doo||Bruce & Dan/Jessica Mills||Warsash SC||17||18||15||17||16||(27.0 DNC)||83||110|
|20||70499 - Another Blond Moment||Alice Buchanan & Felix Jefferies||Warsash SC/ Itchenor SC||18||21||19||21||-22||21||100||122|
|21||70703 - Double Trouble Too||Oliver & Hannah Wilson||Warsash SC||22||22||22||-25||19||20||105||130|
|22||70003 - Encore Une Fois||Jake Bonsor||Warsash SC||20||20||20||22||23||(27.0 DNC)||105||132|
|23||70652 - Tomahawk||Tom Weston & Tommy Hartley||Itchenor Sailing Club||(27.0 DNC)||27.0 DNC||27.0 DNC||13||20||19||106||133|
|24||70519 - MCA Demo Boat||Oscar & Scott Nemitz||Warsash SC||24||24||21||20||25||(27.0 DNC)||114||141|
|25||64909 - Jenna||Robert Scanlon & Matt Sullivan||Warsash SC||23||23||(27.0 DNC)||24||24||27.0 DNF||121||148|
|26||46083||Ian & Isaac Greeves||Warsash SC||25||25||23||(27.0 DNC)||27.0 DNC||27.0 DNC||127||154|
- 1st Sarah & George Richards 9pts (1st Lady Helm)
- 2nd Max Odell & Finley Boon 9pts (1st Under 19 Helm)
- 3rd Katie Davies & Gemma Keers 18pts (1st Lady Helm & Crew)
- 4th Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen 19pts
- 7th Joanna Kalderon & Imogen Bellfield 33pts (1st Lady Helm & Crew outside top 6)
- 13th Jenny Lorimer & Jessica Jarman 62pts (1st Warsash SC boat)
- Endeavour Prizes: Dan & Jessica Mills, Oscar Nemitz, Robert Scanlon & Matt Sullivan.
There is no record of which, if any, Mirror Class Association Southern Area Championship trophies were awarded.
Thanks to Neil Scanlon for taking, and allowing us to use the photos.