2011 Crewsaver Mirror Nationals - Mackenzie / Martin win

With the PRO hoping to complete three races on Friday things did not look good when crews arrived at Restronguet SC to prepare for racing. The water was like a mill pond, with faint zephyrs of breeze showing only fleetingly across Carrick Roads. Racing was postponed and, with a final day latest start time of 14.00hrs, a final decision was due to be made on whether any racing would take place that day at 13.00hrs. With ten minutes to go until the final decision time a bank of thunder clouds rolled in lifting the breeze and allowing the PRO Ian Fraser to allow the release of the boats from the shore for one final race.

 

2011 Crewsaver Mirror Nationals update

To all competitors

As there was no racing on Tuesday, due to the lack of wind, there will now be three races on Thursday and three races on Friday. The amended Sailing Instructions will be posted on the Event Noticeboard on Wednesday 24th August. The warning signal for the first race of each day will now be at 10.30am.

2011 Crewsaver Mirror Nationals update

To all race entrants

Following the loss of racing on Tuesday, due to the lack of wind, the remaining race programme will be run as three races on Thursday, and three races on Friday. The warning signal for the start on both days will be at 10.30am.

The amendment to the sailing instructions will be posted on the race noticeboard during Wednesday.

2011 Crewsaver Mirror Nationals Day 3

After a two hour wait for the wind to arrive with crews on the water, racing has just been abandoned for the day. Further update to follow

2011 Crewsaver Mirror Nationals Day 2

Conditions remained light today, and resulted in the first black flag of the event following several attempts to get the first race off to a clean start. Eight boats were black flagged, and in the current difficult sailing conditions this could well prove costly to those concerned in the final standings. On his 16th birthday Rory Mackenzie got off to a fine start with a win in race 3 and a 4th in race 4, which together with the first of the discards kicking in left him in second place overall just one point behind leader Nigel Thomas. Older brother Calum Mackenzie / Rob Thomas continued to put in consistent results in races 3 and 4, which moved him up to 3rd place overall eight points behind the leader. Nigel Thomas / Milly Moss continue to grind out the results with a 2nd and 1st in todays races, just giving them the edge over Rory Mackenzie / Harvey Martin.

Up and down the fleet the results continue to show large variations from one race to the next for the majority of competitors, as they try to combat the wind shifts, wind strength and tide.

After Nigel Thomas / Milly Moss and Katie Davies / Gemma Keers won the aggregate buddy prize for the Day 1 races, today it was the turn of Rory Mackenzie/ Harvey Martin and local Penzance crew Becca Stephens/Lisa Prichard to claim the aggregate buddy prize.  

Overall results can be viewed on the RSC website www.mysailingclub.org/

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