33 Mirrors are contesting the UK Mirror National Championships at Pembrokeshire YC. On day 2, all three scheduled races were held in a bright & sunny force 3-4 with a chop caused by the wind against tide. Courses were triangle, sausage triangle on all races.
In Race 3 Nigel Wakefield & Emma Levison lead around the 1st mark followed by Chris & Katie Jenkins follwed by Reg Grayson & George Stainforth. By the 3rd rounding of the windward mark Andy & Katie Smith were in the lead follwed by Emma Grayson & Ben Settle then Nigel & Emma and top three positions remained unchanged to the finish.
Race 4 got away under a 'P' start with one boat OCS. Arran Holman & Lucy Offord lead around the windward mark followed by Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen then Chris & Katie Jenkins. At the second rounding of the windward mark Arran & Lucy were still leading ahead of Chris & Katie with Rory & Lewis 3rd. On the 3rd rounding it was Chris & Katy leading ahead of Rory & Lewis with Andy & Katie Smith 3rd. On the final two legs Rory & Lewis took the lead and held it to the finish.
Race 5 also got away under a 'P' with Chris & Katy Jenkins OCS. At the 1st windward mark Nigel & Emma lead from Arran & Lucy then Angus & Fraser Hemmings. One the 2nd lap Nigel & Emma's boat sustained some damage and had to retire leaving Arran & Lucy building a lead over Angus & Fraser. However at the finish it was Angus & Fraser ahead of Arran & Lucy with Rebecca Stevens & Niamh O'Neill third.
Overall after 5 races
|1st||70513||Gill Race Team||Andy Smith||Katie Smith||16||1||1||3||4||25|
|2nd||70720||MCA Demo boat||Arran Holman||Lucy Offord||12||3||10||5||2||32|
|3rd||70655||Margot||Rory Odell||Lewis Bowen||5||12||7||1||9||34|
|4th||70564||Gone WIth The Wind||Rebecca Stephens||Niamh O'Neill||11||4||8||8||3||34|
To finish, here is a joke from Ollie (Nigel Thomas' crew)
Why did the banana go to the Doctors ?
Because it wasn't peeling very well