South Open Meeting Reports

2004 Poole YC Mirror Open

17 Mirrors, mainly from the Poole YC Squadron with a couple of visitors from the West Country contested the Poole YC open over the weekend 22nd/23rd May. Saturday was a pleasant sunny day with a very shifty & variable force 2 to 4 Easterly and a neap tide.

The fleet got away cleanly at the start of Race 1. There were lots of place changes on the 1st beat as the shifts and gusts came and went. Eventually Ania Booth and Jenny House in “Festino Lente” climbed they way out of the pack to lead at the first mark from Matt & Ben Mills in “Chalk N Cheeze” followed by Charlotte Hine & Jenny Llewelyn in “The Immaculate Contraption”.

Spinnaker SC (near Ringwood) Mirror Open 23rd July 1988

An excellent day for racing Mirrors, with 36 boats on the water and a nice south westerly wind force 3-4, good food and good company.

All so exciting we hardly noticed the odd drop of rain, close racing all the way through the fleet, keen competition for every place. It was nice to see a high standard of sailing throughout the event, under the guidance of Race Officer Hugh Conway and his team.

In the three sailing races, we were competing for the Mirror Trophy, presented last year for the first time by Rolfe Kennard and Lapworth and won by Sidmouth.

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