Itchenor SC Mirror Max Mission 3rd & 4th June

Blue Mirror dinghy being sailed towards the camera on a clouldy day

The day dawned at Itchenor Sailing Club, a little overcast and grey, 72  children 10 teenagers, along with Parents with RIBs assembled determined to make friends and have fun.

 After a little discussion  all decided that it was a little too grey  windy for an epic voyage to East Head. 30 Mirrors, set a  course for Smugglers Creek with the Pirate Ship as a turning mark. Having sailed round the spooky Pirate Ship the fleet then set off to Longmore point to land at Roger Wickens garden. As the fleet got nearer the wind increased and there were a few capsizes. All made it ashore safely, alibi a little damper than when they set off.

 Lunch and games followed, by the time to leave the wind had got up even further, so all but the most experienced were towed back.

 Early evening dinner of bangers & mash followed by ice cream. While the parents had evening drinks were followed by excellent Jubilee themed dinner of prawn cocktails, bangers & mash and strawberries and cream.

 Monday dawned  with a grey force 5 with gusts of force 6. All stayed ashore for a talking on starting followed by a starting game on the lawn and a scavenger hunt.

 All had another excellent Mirror Max Mission 2012 and are now looking forward to Junior Fortnight and the Mirror Nationals at Itchenor.  More information on the Mirror National 2012 available from www.itchenorsc.co.uk.

Here are just a few photos taken by Mary Pudney, there are more photos than you can shake a stick at here.

Many thanks to Sarah and Bob Sutherland for organizing it. Report by Jonathon Pudney.

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