Please select your home edition
Edition
Crewsaver ErgoFit 50N

Mirror Open at Ullswater Yacht Club

by Eddie Grayson on 4 Oct 2011 1 October 2011

25 Mirrors arrived to a beautiful sunny day at Ullswater, the high turnout due to the open meeting being combined with the RYA national squads selection event with crews travelling from as far away as Penzance. The club made us feel very welcome and the race officer provided a very good briefing, however there was no wind at the scheduled race start of 11.00 leading to a postponement until 1pm.

Race 1 got underway with Kate Davies & Gemma Keers taking the lead at the windward Mark, follow by Tom Cosier & Niamh O'Neill, after a number of place changes Sarah Richards sailing single handed took the lead to win the race. Race 2 started, after one general recall due to the starboard bias start line, John Hugo led the fleet to the windward mark and to the wing mark but unfortunately capsized on the gybe mark, allowing Milly & Nick Pugh to take the lead. By the leeward mark Richards had taken the lead going on to take line honours, follow by Emma Grayson also sailing singlehanded, and Pugh & Pugh in third place.

The wind had died a little for race 3 and shifted 20 degrees right. The race was started with a very starboard bias startling line and a fetch to the windward Mark. The wind died away to virtually nothing on the first reach and shifted so the fleet then had to beat to the wing mark Richards had sailed high on the reach and managed to sail over Cosier & O'Neill and Scott & Adam Bromley. The Race Officer wisely decided to finish the race at the wing mark with Richards in first place Will Hide & Emma Clayton just beating the Bromley brothers across the line with Cosier & O'Neill in fourth place.

Overall Results:

1st Sarah Richards
2nd Tom Cosier & Niamh O'Neill
3rd Milly Pugh & Nick Pugh
4th Katie Davies & Gemma Keers

Related Articles

Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week final report
A range of conditions for the second half of the event After Wednesday's light winds organisers and competitors waited with interest to see what the second half of the week would bring. Thursday had a misty start and there was a brief postponement until the wind filled in from the West. Posted on 15 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week overall
Concludes in style with sunset prize giving Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 went out in style with a final race in perfect conditions, a sunset prize giving and a blow out last night party. Posted on 13 Aug
Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week midweek report
Including the popular Nairn pursuit race Following a weekend of heavy sailing Monday morning was given over to training for young enthusiasts. The afternoon's Luffing Cup was held in a relatively light SW wind and the course was restricted to the northern end of the lake. Posted on 12 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 6
Champagne sailing at last The sun and sea breeze made a welcome return for Brightlingsea Boat Park & Ride Family Friday at Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 where the 141 competing boats finally got to enjoy some true champagne sailing conditions. Posted on 12 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 5
Great inclusive racing in the Parent and Child Class After the torrential downpours of and special all in handicap of Big Wednesday, it was back to the serious business of regatta series racing on day five of Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week in Brightlingsea. Posted on 11 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 4
Big Wednesday hits the spot despite torrential rain Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week Big Wednesday sponsored by AOC, Just Trays and Deltech UK proved to be an excessively damp affair with near record breaking rainfall. Posted on 10 Aug
Are you getting the results you want?
Championship Success For P&B Sails What a month it has been for P&B Sails! The continuous developments made by the loft over the winter have paid dividends with our customers and race team reporting blistering performance as they compete at their events. Posted on 9 Aug
Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week day 3
Snakes and ladders, rain, thunder and lightning CB Rigging Tuesday at Learning & Skills Solutions Pyefleet Week 2017 featured rain, thunder and lightning, no racing for some, paddle boarding for others and a terrific Quiz Night. Posted on 9 Aug
Gul Mirror Worlds & UK Nationals
Two fantastic events back-to-back What a fantastic event, two Mirror championships back-to-back, 51 entries in each event, 6 countries sailing in the Worlds & all happening on the beautiful sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, near Falmouth, with some typically varied Cornish weather. Posted on 8 Aug
Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week first weekend
Over 150 boats take to the water on the lake Over 150 crews took to the water over the weekend for the first four race series in the nine day Bassenthwaite Lake Regatta sponsored by the Lakes Distillery. The wind on both days was medium strength but both gusty and shifting in direction. Posted on 8 Aug