Midland Area Championships 2001 16/17 June at Notts County S.C

A fleet of Mirror dinghies racing on a run with spinnakers set sailing away from the camera

Notts County S.C. hosted the Mirror Midland Area Championships on the 16th/17th June and was held with an overcast sky and a northerly 2-4 force breeze. The entry of 19 boats travelled from all parts of the country and enjoyed exceedingly close racing thoughout the weekend , with 5 boats still able to win going into the last race.

Race 1 saw Niki and Christian Birrell  take the lead with Tim Gray and Simon Foskett second.These two broke clear of the rest and constantly swapped places thoughout with Niki winning on the line.Guy and Ben Wilkins were third.

The wind increased for Race 2 and Lucy MacGregor and Carly Burge started well and led round the first mark . However, they could not stop the pack behind closing up and several boats took the lead in turn.At the final mark a group of eight boats rounded and on the short beat to the finish a lot of places were won and lost. Richard Cornes and Katy Sharps had always been at the front and crossed first with Matt Burge and Chris Doe coming from behind to take second with Lucy and Carly third.

Race 3 saw another crew at the front as Stuart Bithell John Toogood led round the first mark with Tim and Simon close behind , these two broke away and finished well clear of the pack with Tim covering Stuart to take first.

Sunday started with a brisk force 3-4 and more changes at the front .Elliot Jago and Ben Arscott had not had a good day on Saturday and were determined to prove themselves with a win in Race 4. Guy and Ben had also found the competition feirce but came though to second.

Race 5 . With the title wide open and the breeze holding the fleet started with Elliot again out in front followed by Tim . In the stronger winds places changed and some minor gear failures occurred affecting the front runners. Elliot and Ben sailed well and won their second race with Stuart and John second and Richard and Katy third.

The overall result was decided on countback to break the tie for first with all results down to eleventh separated by one point or so!

 Results

Sail No
Helm
Crew
Club
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Points
Pos.
UK Ranking
70100 - The Golden Snitch Tim Gray Simon Foskett Staunton Harold
2
7
1
7
5
15
1
20
69756 - Last Chance Richard Cornes Katy Sharpes Winsford Flash
7
1
4
20
3
15
2
19
69339 - Shufti Shufti Elliot Jago Ben Arscott R.Plymouth.CYC
11
8
7
1
1
17
3
18
69164 - Be Realistic Niki Birrell Christian Birrell Winsford Flash
1
5
10
5
7
18
4
17
39508 - Norbert Guy Wilkins Ben Wilkins Chipstead
3
9
8
2
6
19
5
16
70055 - Female of the Species Lucy MacGregor Carly Burge Poole YC
5
3
9
4
9
21
6
15
70000 Stuart Bithell John Toogood Hollingworth Lake
8
10
2
12
2
22
7
14
70002 - Black Magic Craig Bond Mitchell Bond Brightlingsea
9
6
5
6
20
26
8
13
67300 - Crazy Cow Matt Burge Chris Doe Poole YC
6
2
20
11
8
27
9
12
65656 - Born Again Ian Dobson Andrew Tunnicliffe Burwain
14
4
11
8
4
27
10
11
69907 - Crianza Adam McGovern Nicola Brook Hollingworth Lake
20
11
3
3
11
28
11
10
70045 - Peanuts 4 Paul Williamson Craig Williamson Staunton Harold
12
13
6
10
13
41
12
9
32700 Alan Bennett Holly Scott Shustoke
10
12
12
9
10
41
13
8
70010 - Woody Gerry McGill Luke McGill Sunderland
4
16
17
15
12
47
14
7
69417 - Sharp Practice Gareth Hughes Neil Evans Hollingworth Lake
20
15
14
13
14
56
15
6
69675 - Amphetabean Peter Gray Helen Williamson Staunton Harold
15
14
15
14
15
58
16
5
69035 - Flashpoint S. Sutcliffe H. Starling Shustoke
16
17
13
16
16
61
17
4
64791 Katie Mackenzie Anna Mackenzie Royal Windermere
13
18
16
17
17
63
18
3
38169 Simon Ford P / R Ford Notts County S.C.
17
20
18
18
18
71
19
2

 

Class Association Prizes

Trophy: For: Presented? Presented To: Should have been presented to: Held now by / In the care of:
Midland Area Trophy 1st Overall Helm
YES
Tim Gray
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Tim Gray

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