Scottish Championship Reports prior to 2011

Scottish Championships 2010, Newburgh SC

Photos by Peter Robinson - click to expand

The 2010 Scottish Mirror Championships were hosted by Newburgh SC during 10th and 11th July, and held on a tidal stretch of the River Tay, Perthshire. Visitors came from Helensburgh, Ilkley in West Yorkshire and Annandale SC.

After a welcome from Commodore John Cameron, the Race Officer Jim Allan briefed the competitors on the vagaries of sailing among mud-banks and reed beds on a river estuary which has strong tides and more freshwater flow than any other in Britain.

Scottish Championships, Loch Ard, 4-5 July 2009

Pictures from the 2009 Scottish Championships held at Loch Ard, 4/5 July  - click to expand

This event was held at the club during a spell of warm and pleasant weather. The winds were light and variable, which tested the skills and patience of the contestants, and also of the race officers! Five races were held, three back-to-back on Saturday, and two back-to-back on Sunday. The contestant's ages ranged from 9 years to 73 years.

Scottish Championships 2006, Annandale SC

Sailing photos courtesy of Murray Tosh - click to expand

A healthy fleet of thirty two Mirrors from as far afield as Falmouth, Essex and Shetland congregated at Annandale Sailing Club in Dumfries and Galloway for their Scottish Championship on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

The diverse fleet included several members of the World Championship squad as well as many Open Meeting first timers, however competition was close and interesting throughout. Despite the enticing football match the Race Officer was determined to complete the three scheduled races on Saturday, a decision that was justified when Sunday dawned windless.

Scottish Mirror Championships 2002, St Mary’s Loch SC 19th-21st July

Three Mirror dinghies racing away from the leeward mark and away from the camera

Mirrors came to St Mary's Loch in the Scottish Borders from as far as Lancashire in the South and the Shetland Isles in the North, for the Scottish Champioinship on July 20/21, making up a fleet of seventeen boats.

There were flukey conditions all weekend, but a good variety of wind strengths from flat calm to 20 knots. At the front of the fleet there was plenty of competition among the Team GBR members especially, as they tuned up for the Mirror Europeans in Holland.

Scottish Mirror Championships, 27-29 July 2001 at Dalgety Bay SC

Dalgety Bay SC played host to the Scottish Mirror Championships over the long weekend of 27th – 29th July. On the Friday, three races were held for the Scottish Junior and Youth Championship for helms under 16 and under 20 respectively. An inshore course was set to stay out of the stronger offshore tide, and a small but competitive fleet got under way in a light wind which was only just sufficient to allow the boats to race.

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