Andy & Katie Smith lead Navigators & General UK Nationals after day 2

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.

Mirror dinghies running with spinnakers on a sunny day

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

  Sail number   Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Nett
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

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