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Racing, training & events World Championships 2017 Gul Worlds at Restronguet Sailing Club, United Kingdom Gul Mirror Worlds - Day 3
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Gul Mirror Worlds - Day 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   

A blue GRP mirror sailed by father & son

Some Mirror sailors, camped on the hill top at Tregunwith Farm reported that the worst of the storm appeared to have passed during the night with several tents blown away.  So far from being cancalled, it was 'chocks away' at Restronguet SC for another three races in the Gul Mirror Worlds. The storm might have passed, but the mizzle hadn't and it rained all day, not stopping until evening.

Race 7 kicked off in a 3-4 south south westerly with a bit of swell and using a triangle-sausage-triangle course (harrah!). With the tide still flooding, and the windward mark up towards North Bank, judging the lay line to the windward mark proved tricky.

'Rumble Fish' sailed by Alle & Anna Roodbergen from KWVL found conditions to their liking and led at the first mark with the usual suspects in hot pursuit. By the end it was 'Wave Catcher Too' sailed by  Cullen & Rowan Hughes from Balmoral SC who won the race from Dave & Imogen Wade from Northampton SC with 'Platypus' sailed by Simon & Tyson Barwood from the Royal Freshwater Bay YC third.

Race 8 was sailed with the breeze building and just a triangle-sausage. Dave Wade had a bad race with the spinnaker under the boat at one point. Once again it was the yellow, first place, bib holders, Cullen & Rowan who took another bullet from Simon & Tyson with 'Kevin' sailed by Paul & Alfie Cullen third.

Race 9 got away cleanly under a 'P' flag with the breeze building further, bigger gusts and a windward-leeward course (yawn). This time it was Simon & Tyson who took the bullet, with Cullen & Rowan 2nd and Paul & Alfie 3rd.

So at the end of day 3 it's an Aussie 1-2 with Dave & Imogen flying the flag for GBR in third place. The forecast for tomorrow is windy - so situation normal at the Gul Mirror Worlds.  Full results herePhotos of all the Gul Mirror Worlds action on Photolounge.


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