Many thanks to Heather Davies from QMSC for compiling this report and for taking such lovely photos, which hopefully will appear shortly in Yachts & Yachting.
Mirror sailors travelled from far and wide for the Inland Championship at Queen Mary Sailing Club, with competitors from Plymouth and Penzance to the north of England. Thirty nine boats were on the start line for the 5 race series in ideal conditions - sunshine, warm temperatures and a force 4 breeze. It was noticeable the high number of youth and junior teams competing in the championship, hardly surprising with this being the second of four qualifiers for entry to the National Youth Squad. This year entry to the 20 boat squad is wide open, as only 6 of last years members still qualify on age.
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.
On the 8th-9th October, with some 43 entries and although the forecast was gale force winds, the first race started in a moderate wind of around 3-4, with 41 starters, on an olympic post handed course of 4 laps.