2017 P&B Mirror Inlands, Youth & Juniors and Single Handed Championship

Shustoke Sailing Club hosted the Mirror Inlands on the weekend of 30th September to 1st October. Conditions were favourable all weekend with building winds through-out.

Race 1 saw juniors Sandy and Douglas Simpson lead the way with hot favourites Chris and Daisy Fuller having to make a massive recovery. Sandy and Douglas held their own whilst the Fullers managed to squeeze in a last minute second place ahead of local single hander Malcom Coombes right on the line.

2003 National Inland Championships

Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club hosted the 40th anniversary Inland Championship of the Mirror Dinghy Class Association, on Saturday 7-8June.

Following the launch of the Mirror dinghy at the 1963 Boat Show, the first open competition for the class was held at Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club. The 2003 Inland Championship returned to the club to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Nearly boats competed during the two days of racing, including number 3 the first prototype, and number14 the winning boat in 1963.

 

2000 National Inland Championships, Staunton Harold SC, 24 & 25 June

The Mirror Inland Championship was held at Staunton Harold Sailing Club on the weekend of 24th & 25th June. The Inlands continued the seasons trend of healthy and highly competitive fleets; a product of the RYA's support. Despite the grey overcast skies, which threatened rain for most of the weekend, the event was enjoyable featuring tough sailing and a friendly welcome from local members, with the majority of the fleet becoming hardy campers for the weekend.

Race 1 on Saturday saw the adults in the fleet with wise old heads and solid concentration milk the windshifts to lead the chasing pack of youth sailors home for the first time this year. Alan Bennett and Holly Scott finished in 1st place, to be followed by Guy and Ben Wilkins with the Gebhards third. Dave and Jake Gebhard however seemed increasingly at home in the conditions as they won a close fought second race and, in rising wind, race 3 by an increased margin. Close fighting ensured for the rest of the top six positions in races 2 and 3 with the younger sailors coming to grips with the shifty conditions and making inroads into the final three. Juniors Niki and Christian Birrell finished third in race 2 and Youths Toby Heppell and Abby Stodel finished third in race 3. To round off the days sailing those who had any energy left were invited to compete in a crews race. With much swapping of boats and crews and a surprising number of entrants the race was hard fought. Jonathan McGovern finally won from David Saker.

On Sunday what little breeze existed died slowly away. Race 4 was run in very light conditions. A wind shift before the start eliminated the beat: Race 4 was, for the first time in the weekend, fairly processional. Tim and Peter Gray held their lead until the finish despite being pressed heavily by the lightweight Junior pairs of Niki and Christian Birrell and Josh and Judi Gebhard. The postponement of race 5 due to lack of wind coinciding with a glimpse of the sun and led to an impromptu crews football match. An attempt was made to start race 5 but a failure to make the windward mark by any boat led to the race being abandoned to everyone's relief.

Winning helms and crews with their trophies outside the clubhouse

Overall Results 1st Dave and Jake Gebhard (DRSC), 2nd Tim and Peter Gray (SHSC), 3rd Guy and Ben Wilkins (CSC), 4th Alan Bennett and Holly Scott (SSC). Under 14 trophy Josh and Judi Gebhard (DRSC). Under 17 trophy Rob Grieg Gran and Jonny Telford (LSC). Under 19 trophy Toby Heppell and Abby Stodel (BSC). Ladies Trophy Jenny Saker (BSC)

Position Helm & Crew Sail No Boat Club
Points
Worlds Ranking
points
Youth Ranking points
1 David Gebhard & Jake Gebhard 70037 - Never too Old to Kick Ass Royal Northumberland YC
5
30
-
2 Tim Gray & Peter Gray 69675 Amphetabean Staunton Harold SC
7
29
-
3 Guy Wilkins & Ben Wilkins 67008 Salami Tactics Chipstead SC
11
28
-
4 Alan Bennett & Holly Scott 69929 Zarya Shustoke SC
14
27
-
5 Josh Gebhard & Judi Gebhard 69815 Sail on the Wild Side Royal  Northumberland YC
15
26
30
6 Toby Heppell & Abi Stodel 69943 Phourtle Brightlingsea SC
16
25
29
7 Niki Birrell & Christian Birrell 69164 Be Realistic Winsford Flash SC
17
24
28
8 Robert Grieg-Gran & Jonny Telford 69724 - Baptism of Fire Lympstone SC
19
23
27
9 Tom Cload & Danielle Hollett 70008 - Jus' Like That Plym YC
22
22
26
10 Jenny Saker & David Saker 69674 - Falcon Brightlingsea SC
25
21
-
11 Adam McGovern & Jonny McGovern 69907 Crianza Hollingworth Lake SC
32
20
25
12 Elliott Jago & Daniel Newcomb 69339 Shufti Shufti Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC
33
19
24
13 Gemma Glanville & Carly Turner 69910 Screamer Starcross YC
36
18
23
14 Howard Tear & Joshua Tear 69922 Lapras Weston SC
36
17
-
15 Michael Eustace & Alex Joss 66467 Gandalf the Grey Lympstone SC
36
16
22
16 William Glanville & Megan Baker 70024 As Good As It Gets Starcross YC
37
15
21
17 Gerry McGill & Luke McGill 43066 Pongo Sunderland YC
42
14
-
18 Richard Cornes & Katy Sharp 67987 Brothers Grimm Winsford Flash SC
45
13
20
19 S Sutcliffe & ? ? ? ?
56
12
-
20 J Parker-Mowbray & Charlotte Parker-Mowbray 66075 Master Samwise Frampton on Severn SC
56
11
-
21 Jaemi Gebhard & ? 69972 Plastic Poo Number 2 Royal  Northumberland YC
57
10
19
22 C Briscoe & ? ? ? ?
62
9
-
23 Nick Hollett & Rob Tippett 69202 C U Later Plym YC
63
8
18
24 Jackie Gebhard & Joric Gebhard 69747 ? Royal Northumberland YC
63
7
-
25 T Abbott & ? ? ? ?
72
6
-
26 Neil Cooke & Henry Cooke 70014 Ready Salted Tewkesbury SC
75
5
-
27 Ian Dobson & Oliver Dewhirst 65656 - Born Again Burwain SC
76
4
17
28 D Mansfield & ? ? ? ?
83
3
-
29 M Sisley & ? ? ? ?
86
2
-
30 Ed Grieg-Gran & Jan Grieg-Gran 68331 - Fortnight Lympstone SC
87
1
-
31 J Mellows & ? ? ? ?
89
-
-

 

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