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Racing, training & events National Championships UK Mirror Nationals 2017 - Restronguet SC Gul UK Nationals - Day 3, Dave & Imogen Wade win
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Gul UK Nationals - Day 3, Dave & Imogen Wade win PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

Racing on Day 3 of the Gul Mirror Nationals took place in a south westerly force 4-5 which backed to the south and got stronger as the day progressed, rain, and a forecast of worse to come later in the afternoon. Once again there were plenty of capsizes and gear failures to keep the patrol boats busy.

After a long postponement, Race 8 got away at the third attempt under a 'U' flag on yet another Windward-Leeward course (yawn). This time it was Stan & Penny Bland from Woollahra Sailing Club who took line honours ahead of Dave & Imogen Wade from Northampton with Simon & Tyson Barwood from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club third.

By the time Race 9 started, the wind had started to back, starting to bring some of the swell in Falmouth Bay up the Carrick Roads and onto the race course. Finally the fleet got to do a triange-sausage course and with the wind gusting and swell building, the reaches were very exciting.  The conditions suited Simon & Tyson who won ahead of Dave & Imogen with Howard Leoto & Shane White from Izivungu, a Township charity near Cape Town, which promotes sailing & music, in third place. These young South Africian sailors sadly missed the first two days of the championships due to passport &  visa issues.

Race 10 got away at the second attempt under a 'U' flag. By this time the swell and wind had built further making the reaches even more exciting and the gybe mark saw more than it's fair share of capsizes. Once again it was Simon & Tyson who took line honours ahead of Dave & Imogen with Richard & Tom Sender from Tonbridge Town Sailing Club in third.

So Dave & Imogen won the National Championship with 12 points, only one point behind was Simon & Tyson with Richard & George Bullock from Itchenor Sailing Club third with a very consistent set of results. Congratulations to all the young Mirror sailors who took part in some very full on conditions and kept going & a special mention to Bella Cockwell & Tamsyn Stacy from Restronguet who only started sailing Mirrors part way through this season and claim to have capsized more than anybody else during the championship. Full results here.

Prizegiving photos by Martin Egan - click to expand

Trophy Winners

Trophy Awarded for Winner
Marlow Rope Trophy Winners Race 1 Stan & Penny Bland (AUS)
Turbo Service International Plate (originally the Cassandra's Cauldron was presented, but has been missing since 2003) Winners Race 2 Simon & Tyson Barwood (AUS)

Jeckells Mirror Trophy

Winners Race 3 Dave & Imogen Wade
Peter Wilson Trophy Winners Race 4 Dave & Imogen Wade
City of Plymouth Trophy Winners Race 5 Dave & Imogen Wade
National Westminster , International Paint Trophy Winners Race 6 Dave & Imogen Wade
Abersoch Trophy Winners Race 7 Simon & Tyson Barwood (AUS)
40th Anniversary Trophy Winners Race 8 Stan & Penny Bland (AUS)
Mylor Yacht Harbour Trophy Winners Race 9 Simon & Tyson Barwood (AUS)
Roger Graffy Trophy Winners Race 10 Simon & Tyson Barwood (AUS)
Proops Pot First Lady Helm Tara Wilson (AUS)
Arthur Vine Trophy Leading Helm & Crew U19 other than overall winners Maddie Hanntrais & Emilia House
Arthur Birt Trophy 1st Local U19 Helm (not placed overall) George Lenney
Aberdeen Trophy Highest Placed Scottish Boat Sandy & Douglas Simpson
Gulf Cup Highest Placed Welsh boat Thomas & Daniel Crook
Harry Yule Smith Plate Leading Helm & Crew U15 other than overall  winners Archie Hawkins & Jack Stevens
Fleet Shield Best Team of three boats entered from same Club Itchenor SC
Lucas Trophy (which appears to be lost, the Victor Shaw Trophy has been used instead recently) Leading helm over 39 Not awarded
1963 Trophy Leading helm over 49 Simon Barwood (AUS)
Shavian Mug Last on points who completed every race Alice Bullock & Laura Hantrais
Topaz Trophy Leading parent & offspring Dave & Imogen Wade
Silver Jubilee Trophy 25th Boat Overall Thomas Langan & Ruby Porter
Dyno-Rod Cup Best Devon or Cornwall Boat Helm & Crew U18 Archie Hawkins & Jack Stevens
Super Crew Cup Youngest Crew to complete all races.

Shiloh Woodroffe-Vass

Ptwootle Trophy 1st Wooden Boat Paul & Polly Changuion (RSA)
Bass Charrington Trophy 1st Singlehander (was previously for the winner of the Single Handed Race) Julie Vass
Jan Grieg-Gran Plate for Bronze fleet Winners Bronze Fleet Barrie & Oscar Phypers
America Cup 3rd Overall Helm & Crew Richard & George Bullock
Pioneer Cup 2nd Overall Helm & Crew Simon & Tyson Barwood (AUS)
HL Twentyman Challange Cup (originally the Crew's Trophy was awarded, but this has been missing since 2008) 1st Overall Crew Imogen Wade
Daily Mirror Trophy 1st Overall Helm Dave Wade

(Trophies in strikethrough text were not returned)


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