43 boats including the reigning National Champions Chris & Daisy Fuller, ex-Olympian Simon Hiscocks, ex-World champion Chris Balding & ex-National B14, Contender & RS800 Champion Ben McGrane plus a host of other top sailors, gathered at Restronguet SC for the Gul UK Mirror Nationals from 3rd to 6th June. Great racing in the sheltered waters of the Carrick Roads, cracking weather, (apart from Saturday), camping adjacent to the club and, despite the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the club did their best to be welcoming and accommodating.
Competitors enjoyed great race management with PRO Phil Slater and his team working hard to keep races the correct length, with minimal delays between the races. All races were started under the 'U' preparatory flag which resulted in no general recalls and the races starting in a timely manner.
Friday and Saturday both had a pretty solid 3-4 southerly which brought in a bit of swell & chop from Falmouth Bay. On Sunday, as boats launched around 10:00, the prospects did not look good - overcast, calm, forecasts of very light wind from various directions, depending on the forecast model - it looked like there was little chance of any racing taking place. But the race team went out and set up, and after a short postponement, a light south easterly started to build, the sky cleared leaving sunshine and a force 2-3 for the last two races.
Once again we had What HAppened Today? (WHAT?). After everyone was changed and re-fuelled, a post-racing debrief by Chris Balding with input from Chris Fuller and Ben McGrane.
Adult helms with child crews dominated the top end of the fleet and racing was close. Ben McGrane had 7 year old Keira crewing. Simon Hiscocks had 7 year old Josephine Rist-Heppell crewing and David Edwards had 10 year old Hattie.
In the Silver Fleet (i.e. U15) racing was very close with countback needed to split Milly Tregaskes & Taryn Banks in 15th from Poppy Luxton & Lottie Tregaskes in 16th. Top Youths (i.e. U19) were Hannah Staff & Ruby Porter from Looe in 21st.
Best U13 boat was George Lenney & Florence Luxton. Youngest crew was 5 year old Ellie Marks in 12th. Youngest helm was 8 year old Bethan Reynolds in 25th. The best team of three boats were from Brightlingsea SC. Top wooden boat (sporting her original gaff rig) was Barney & Willow Smith sailing 69020 'Ida' in 11th. Prizes were kindly provided by Gul with spot prizes from North and others.
There was a 'guess the number of sweets in the jar' competition to win a Hyde Sails spinnaker.
photos kindly taken by Kyle Brown.
There are more boat photos from Cornwall based photographer Mary Fletcher on Lens2Print.
Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 43, Scoring system: Appendix A
|Rank||SailNumber||Fleet||Name||Helm||Crew||Age codes||Club||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Race 8||Net Pts|
|1||70987||G||Elsa||Ben McGrane||Keira McGrane||M U39 U8||Netley SC||1||3||1||4||1||5||6||(9)||21|
|2||70636||G||Flying Saucepan||Simon Hiscocks||Josephine Rist-Heppell||M O39 U8||Brightlingsea Sailing Club||7||(44/DNF)||11||2||2||4||1||1||28|
|3||70967||G||Delilah||David Edwards||Hattie Edwards||M O39 U11||Tata SC||2||(7)||5||5||4||1||7||6||30|
|4||70810||G||YOLO||Chris Balding||Adriana Balding||M O39 U10||Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club||8||4||3||7||6||3||(12)||2||33|
|5||70915||G||Ripples||Chris Fuller||Daisy Fuller||M O39 U13||Hayling Island Sailing Club||5||5||6||(15)||5||6||3||5||35|
|6||70739||G||Melissa Heppell||Louis Hiscocks||F O39 U12||WPNSA||3||2||10||(11)||11||7||4||3||40|
|7||70538||G||Ace of Spades||Alan Krailing||Emily Krailing||M O39 U10||Waldringfield Sailing Club||(13)||1||2||6||8||9||13||10||49|
|8||70573||G||Andy Smith||Lily Smith||M O39 U12||Bassenthwaite||6||9||7||12||(15)||2||10||4||50|
|9||70964||G||Primary Cru||Paul Smalley||Harrison Smalley||M U39 U9||CVLSC||4||(44/UFD)||4||14||10||8||8||7||55|
|10||70587||G||Hummingbird||Robert Larke||Ella Larke||M O39 U6||Hamble River SC||15||(44/UFD)||8||1||3||10||2||18||57|
|11||69020||G||Ida||Barney Smith||Willow Smith||M O49 U12||Hamble River SC/RAFYC||(16)||15||12||10||12||14||5||12||80|
|12||70721||G||Ruby||JP Marks||Ellie Marks||M O39 U6||CUCRC||11||6||9||17||(28)||16||14||11||84|
|13||70960||G||Little Hot Milk||J Kemp||Barnaby/Blaise Kemp||M O39 U8/…||ASC||10||8||(44/DNS)||3||7||44/UFD||9||8||89|
|14||70998||G||Clewless||Emma Appleton||Finlay Appleton||F O39 U12||Brightlingsea||19||11||14||9||9||13||(20)||20||95|
|15||70390||S||Salty Dog||Milly Tregaskes||Taryn Banks||F U14 U14||Restronguet SC||9||12||13||(24)||13||15||23||22||107|
|16||69667||S||Bold Forester||Poppy Luxton||Lottie Tregaskes||F U15 U12||Restronguet SC||(25)||19||16||16||14||12||17||13||107|
|17||70617||G||Crabstix||Graham Tribbeck||Isobella Tribbeck||M O39 U13||Hill Head SC||22||10||18||(26)||19||11||18||14||112|
|18||70743||G||Yeti||Willow Cross||Stephen Cross||F U12 O19||Brightlingsea Sailing Club||21||21||19||13||(24)||22||11||21||128|
|19||70347||G||Blue||Ed Upton-Brown||Mark Upton-Brown||M U13 O19||Bosham||17||(23)||23||22||18||17||16||15||128|
|20||70785||S||Vegemite Sandwich||Max Phypers||Emma Sellwood||M U13 U14||Restronguet SC||18||17||15||(27)||20||18||22||24||134|
|21||70857||G||Odyssey||Hannah Staff||Ruby Porter||F U17 U16||Looe Sailing Club||23||14||17||(30)||17||23||28||16||138|
|22||15563||G||Blyskawica||Martin Egan||Janie Holloway||M O49 U12||Restronguet SC||(28)||18||25||21||27||26||21||17||155|
|23||70549||G||Purple Reign||Nuala Sellwood||Oscar Phypers||F U17 U16||Restronguet SC||14||13||21||(44/RET)||44/DNC||19||26||19||156|
|24||70505||G||Lloyd Williams||Roisin Mooney||M U19 U15||Penzance SC||20||24||26||20||21||(27)||24||25||160|
|25||70790||G||Te-fiti||Bethan Reynolds||Huw Reynolds||F U9 O19||Restronguet SC||24||16||27||23||22||24||25||(34)||161|
|26||70654||G||Snowy||Andy Oddie||Oliver||M O39 U9||Itchenor SC||33||(44/DNF)||22||19||23||21||27||28||173|
|27||70606||G||Misty Blue||Julie Vass||Shiloh Woodroffe-Vass||F O39 U12||Reading SC||32||26||28||18||16||20||(44/DNC)||44/DNS||184|
|28||70673||S||Gone with the wind 3||George Lenney||Florence Luxton||F U13 U13||Restronguet SC||27||25||24||25||29||25||(30)||30||185|
|29||70190||G||Va Va Voom||Freya Brown||Grace O'Halloran||F U15 U16||Restronguet SC||26||20||31||29||25||32||(36)||27||190|
|30||70513||G||Squirt||Ron Vass||Levi Woodroffe-Vass||M O49 U10||Reading SC||(34)||30||32||28||31||31||15||26||193|
|31||70321||G||Laura Baldwin||Finn Caldecoat||F O39 U9||WPNSA||12||22||20||8||(44/DNS)||44/DNC||44/DNS||44/DNS||194|
|32||71007||G||Dipperforce||Paul Nichols||Gabriel Nichols||M O49 U9||Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club||31||28||29||32||26||(34)||34||31||211|
|33||70840||G||MCA||Alex Balding||Priti Balding||M U12 O19||Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club||(36)||33||33||36||34||29||31||23||219|
|34||70519||I||Steven Bland||M O49||Poole||37||36||30||(38)||37||37||19||29||225|
|35||70725||S||Greyhound||Tristan Sellwood||Torrunn Brown||M U12 U13||Restronguet SC||30||27||(44/DNS)||39||32||35||29||35||227|
|36||26825||G||UP'N'DOWN||Susie Upton-Brown||Elsie Upton-Brown||F O49 U11||Bosham||(41)||31||36||34||36||30||32||33||232|
|37||70228||G||Red Oktober||Toby Griffen||Lucy Griffen||M U17 U13||Poole Yacht Club||35||32||35||31||30||28||(44/DNC)||44/DNS||235|
|38||69907||G||Crianza||Richard Holloway||Rosa Holloway||M O49 U10||Restronguet SC||(39)||37||34||37||39||38||33||32||250|
|39||59254||B||EMILY||Richard Trevithick||Sophie Trevithick||M O49 U10||Whitefriars SC||(38)||35||37||35||38||36||35||37||253|
|40||68099||B||Redwing||George Harston||Rosie Harston||M U39 U11||NBYC/OCSS||29||29||(44/DNS)||33||35||44/DNS||44/DNS||44/DNS||258|
|41||70291||G||FFÔ DÔS||Beverley Smith||Bailey Smith||F O39||Chichester||40||34||(44/DNS)||44/DNS||40||44/DNC||44/DNF||36||282|
|42||47357||Katie Truman-Grieve||Luli Truman-Grieve||F O39 U11||RNSYC & NBYC||42||(44/DNF)||44/DNS||44/DNS||33||33||44/DNC||44/DNS||284|
|43||70936||G||Moana||Daniel Willett||Daisie Willett||M O39 U6||Brightlingsea||(44/DNF)||44/DNF||44/DNS||44/DNS||44/DNC||44/DNC||44/DNC||44/DNS||308|
Prizegiving photos by Kyle Brown
|Marlow Rope Trophy||Winners Race 1||Ben & Keira McGrane|
|Cassandra's Cauldron||Winners Race 2||Alan & Emily Krailing|
|Winners Race 3||Ben & Keira McGrane|
|Peter Wilson Trophy||Winners Race 4||Robert & Ella Larke|
|Winners Race 5||Not returned|
|Winners Race 6||Currently missing|
|Proops Pot||First Lady Helm||Melissa Heppell|
|Arthur Vine Trophy||Leading Helm & Crew U19 other than overall winners||Hannah Staff & Ruby Porter|
|Harry Yule Smith Plate||Leading Helm & Crew U15 other than overall winners||Not returned, should have been awarded to Milly Tregaskes & Taryn Banks|
|Mike Devonshire Trophy||2nd place Helm & Crew U15 other than 2nd overall||Poppy Luxton & Lottie Tregaskes|
|Hathi Plate||Leading Helm & Crew U13 other than overall winners||George Lenney & Florence Luxton|
|Fleet Shield||Best Team of three boats entered from same Club||Brightlingsea Sailing Club|
|Lucas Trophy (which appears to be lost, the Victor Shaw Trophy has been used instead recently)||Leading helm over 39||Simon Hiscocks|
|1963 Trophy||Leading helm over 49||Martin Egan|
|Shavian Mug||Last on points who completed every race||Richard & Rosa Holloway|
|Topaz Trophy||Leading parent & offspring||Ben & Keira McGrane|
|Silver Jubilee Trophy||25th Boat Overall||Bethan & Huw Reynolds|
|Dyno-Rod Cup||Best Devon or Cornwall Boat Helm & Crew U18||Milly Tregaskes & Taryn Banks|
|Bass Charrington Trophy||First single handed boat||Steve Bland|
|Super Crew Cup||Youngest Crew to complete all races||Ellie Marks|
|Turbo Service International Plate||Youngest Helm to complete all races||Bethan Reynolds|
|MCA Shield||Youngest combined age to compete all races||George Lenney & Florence Luxton|
|Ptwootle Trophy||1st Wooden Boat||Barney & Willow Smith|
|Jan Grieg-Gran Plate for Bronze fleet||Winners Bronze Fleet||Richard & Sophie Trevithick|
America Cup not returned, the Mylor Yacht Harbour Trophy was awarded instead
|3rd Overall Helm & Crew||David & Hattie Edwards|
|Pioneer Cup||2nd Overall Helm & Crew||Simon Hiscocks & Josephine Rist-Heppell|
|HL Twentyman Challange Cup (originally the Crew's Trophy was awarded, but this has been missing since 2008)||1st Overall Crew||Keira McGrane|
|Daily Mirror Trophy||1st Overall Helm||Ben McGrane|
strikethrough text were not returned) The Aberdeen Trophy, the Gulf Cup, the Western Trust & Savings Trophy and the Navigators & General Trophy were not awarded.
Thanks to headline sponsors Gul for the vouchers, Hyde Sails for the spinnaker prize, Roddas for the clotted cream in the goodie bags and other companies for the spot prizes. Also thanks to Barrie & Meme Phypers for Project managing the event.
If you missed ordering a hoodie before the event, the design is still available on the streetshirts website and you can order direct from them. Don't worry that the design mock up on the website has the front logos slightly missplaced (and too big) and the back logo rather too large. What you should get is exactly the same as everyone else.