The Mirror Eastern Area Championships took place over the weekend of 6th/7th September 2003. A good entry of nearly thirty boats had an interesting weekend of sailing.
Race1 - Race 1 was sailed in force 1-2 and was led to the first mark by Dan Jacobs and Harrison Reece (Starcross SC), closely followed by John and James Clemenson (Chipstead SC), third was Tom Robinson and Shaun Mason (Warsash). By the end of the first lap the Clemensons had established a good lead and held it to win the race. After a poor start, Robert Struckett and Tom Hodgkinson (Itchenor) pulled through to take second, third place went to the team of Jacobs/Reece.
Race 2 - Similar conditions prevailed in race 2 with a new team of Juliet and Richard Long (Plymouth YC) showing good boat handling, going on to win, very closely followed by Struckett/Hodgkinson and Robinson/Mason.In between race 2 and race 3 the rain came, the wind blew and everyone thought we were in for a good sail, however, after two general recalls the wind disappeared again.
Race 3 - This race was led from start to finish by Robinson/Mason closely followed by the Long Team and a new contender James Ellis and Carla Sheldon (Royal Plymouth and Corinthian YC) who finished third.
This left the championship wide open for Sunday. The forecast was for lots of wind which we were all looking forward to, however, Sunday dawned with bright sunshine and no wind! The race officer postponed the race until 12 but soon realised that it was going to be one of those days!! The wind failed to materialise and it was decided to abandon racing for the day.
This left Juliet and Richard Long 70222 as worthy champions.
Results 3 races, 2 to count.
|Number||Helm & Crew||Club||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||Points||Place|
|70222 - Whatever!||Juliet & Richard Long||Plym YC||8||1||2||3||1|
|70003 - Encore Une Fois||Tom Robinson & Shaun Mason||Warsash SC||4||3||1||4||2|
|70002 - Magic||Robert Struckett & Tom Hodgkinson||Itchenor SC||2||2||8||4||3|
|68070||John & James Clementson||Chipstead SC||1||4||4||5||4|
|70132 - We Take Plastic||James Ellis & Carla Sheldon||Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC||5||8||3||8||5|
|70190 - Va Va Voom||Natalie Roach & Liam Arrowsmith||Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC||10||5||5||10||6|
|70133 - Whitewash||Dan Jacobs & Harrison Reece||Starcross YC||3||13||10||13||7|
|70154 - Passing Wind||Craig & Mitchell Bond||Brightlingsea SC||7||9||6||13||8|
|69683 - George||Anna Mackenzie & Nicola Brook||Royal Windermere YC||6||10||7||13||9|
|69776 - Pthreetle||Emma Barry & Ben Rix||Brightlingsea SC||17||6||11||17||10|
|70176 - Double Trouble||Eloise & Kayleigh Hansen||Covenham SC||10||7||13||17||11|
|69905 - Nauti Nick||Nick Watson & Kate Cheldon||RYC||11||12||9||20||12|
|70185||William & Rebecca Kalderon||Itchenor SC||9||22||14||23||13|
|70163 - Sven||Darren Roach & Tom Horey||King George SC||14||14||19||28||14|
|69727 - Vital Spark||Emma Houlihan & Emily Mackenzie||Royal Windermere||19||17||12||29||15|
|70024 - Nervania?||Silvana Booth & Lewis Rumbol||Poole YC||16||15||15||30||16|
|70216 - Which Witch||Alice Darling & Rose Lyn||Itchenor SC||13||18||20||31||17|
|43013 - Lightning||Thomas & Henry Sprechley||Itchenor SC||15||16||18||31||18|
|70072 - The Immacualte Contraption||Josh Rumbol & Tom Davidson||Poole YC||21||11||23||32||19|
|70125 - It's a Girl Thing||Vikki & Hannah Cobb||Poole YC||22||19||16||35||20|
|70000 - Panique Les Poisson||Paddy Adams & Andrew Rose||Chew Valley Lake SC||18||21||17||35||21|
|70201 - What a Girl Wants||Kate Macgregor & Emily Hunter||Poole YC||20||20||22||40||22|
|70037 - Sorcerer's Apprentice||Kerrie Forster & David Conlin||Brightlingsea SC||23||27||21||44||23|
|51312||Mike & Tom Stoddart||King George SC||25||24||24||48||24|
|19787||Otto & Peter Willberg||King George SC||30||23||27||50||25|
|22262||Mo & Christina Allen||King George SC||24||28||29||52||26|
|69073 - Midnight Oil||? & ?||?||29||27||27||54||27|
|68996||Chris & Christopher Swinchatt||Chipstead SC||28||29||29||57||28|
Class Association Prizes
|Trophy:||For:||Presented?||Presented To:||Should have been presented to:||Held now by / In the care of:|
|Eastern Area||1st Overall Helm||
|Juliet Long||.||Juliet Long|