The Mirror fleet arrived at Warsash for the 4th Crewsaver sponsored Nationwide series event and the Mirror Southern Championships. The sun came out to play but the wind was a little reluctant and didn't arrive until two hours after the proposed start time.
After lunch in the sun, the 26 strong fleet launched and fitted in three races back to back. After tight racing and much place changing Sarah & George Richards were overnight leaders but on their heels in 2nd & 3rd place, also with nine points were Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen, and Max Odell & Finley Boon.
The fleet awoke to another beautiful warm day, but luckily as forecasted the winds filled in, just in time to sail to the race area and it enabled the racing to get underway by 11 o'clock in a gentle force 2. Katie Davies & Gemma Keers went on to take line honours follow by Max & Finley, the rest of the fleet were slow to finish as the wind died. By the time the entire fleet had completed race 4 the wind had shifted right by 90 degrees and increased in strength considerably. The race officer quickly moved the course around and started race five. Sarah and George started at the port end of the line and led the race from start to finish. The wind had continued to increase and race six began, Sarah and George rounded the Windward Mark first but were overtaken on the reach by Max and Finley who went on to win the race, followed by Sarah & George.
The fleet were honoured to have the Laser Olympic race officer Peter Knight and his team to run the excellent racing over the weekend, thank you. Also a big thank you to Warsash SC members for hosting a great event and organising supper on Saturday evening in the club.
1st Sarah & George Richards 9pts (1st Lady Helm)
2nd Max Odell & Finley Boon 9pts (1st Under 19 Helm)
3rd Katie Davies & Gemma Keers 18pts (1st Lady Helm & Crew)
4th Rory Odell & Lewis Bowen 19pts
7th Joanna Kalderon & Imogen Bellfield 33pts (1st Lady Helm & Crew outside top 6)
13th Jenny Lorimer & Jessica Jarman 62pts (1st Warsash SC boat)
Endeavour Prizes: Dan & Jessica Mills, Oscar Nemitz, Robert Scanlon Matt Sullivan
Thanks to Neil Scanlon for taking, and allowing us to use the photos.