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Gul Mirror National Championships at Restronguet Sailing Club - Overall

by Martin Egan 31 Jul 2017 08:27 BST 26-28 July 2017
Gul Mirror National Championships 2017 © Sally Adams /

Racing on Day 3 of the Gul Mirror Nationals took place in a south westerly force 4-5 which backed to the south and got stronger as the day progressed, rain, and a forecast of worse to come later in the afternoon. Once again there were plenty of capsizes and gear failures to keep the patrol boats busy.

After a long postponement, Race 8 got away at the third attempt under a 'U' flag on yet another Windward-Leeward course (yawn). This time it was Stan & Penny Bland from Woollahra Sailing Club who took line honours ahead of Dave & Imogen Wade from Northampton with Simon & Tyson Barwood from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club third.

By the time Race 9 started, the wind had started to back, starting to bring some of the swell in Falmouth Bay up the Carrick Roads and onto the race course. Finally the fleet got to do a triange-sausage course and with the wind gusting and swell building, the reaches were very exciting. The conditions suited Simon & Tyson who won ahead of Dave & Imogen with Howard Leoto & Shane White from Izivungu, a Township charity near Cape Town, which promotes sailing & music, in third place. These young South Africian sailors sadly missed the first two days of the championships due to passport & visa issues.

Race 10 got away at the second attempt under a 'U' flag. By this time the swell and wind had built further making the reaches even more exciting and the gybe mark saw more than it's fair share of capsizes. Once again it was Simon & Tyson who took line honours ahead of Dave & Imogen with Richard & Tom Sender from Tonbridge Town Sailing Club in third.

So Dave & Imogen won the National Championship with 12 points, only one point behind was Simon & Tyson with Richard & George Bullock from Itchenor Sailing Club third with a very consistent set of results. Congratulations to all the young Mirror sailors who took part in some very full on conditions and kept going & a special mention to Bella Cockwell & Tamsyn Stacy from Restronguet who only started sailing Mirrors part way through this season and claim to have capsized more than anybody else during the championship

Overall Results:
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PosNatSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stGBR70852 Dave WadeImogen WadeNorthampton SC‑3‑21111222212
2ndAUS70921Tyson BarwoodSimon BarwoodTyson BarwoodRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club‑1412‑322131113
3rdGBR70654SwiftRichard BullockGeorge BullockItchenor Sailing Club46524‑8354‑933
4thAUS70592MCA Demo BoatStan BlandPenny BlandWoollahra Sailing Club19‑14776‑2516441
5thGBR70915RipplesChris FullerDaisy FullerHayling Island SC5‑21843448‑9541
6thGBR70688SnowdropDavid LeachTamara LeachCrawley Mariners YC63756(RET)10117‑1655
7thGBR70603Course you canRichard SenderTom SenderTonbridge Town Sailing Club137‑161014554‑25361
8thGBR70811HypeArchie HawkinsJack StevensLooe Sailing Club15‑18365‑1991481575
9thAUS70595WINDER CHARTER 2Tara WilsonCelia MayBalmoral Sailing Club121310‑19117‑141051280
10thGBR70796KitKatMaddie HantraisEmilia HouseItchenor‑2356981411921(DNC)83
11thGBR70703Double TroubleTom Ewart‑SmithMonty HeathItchenor Sailing Club‑304(OCS)1310972412685
12thGBR70806MischiefSandy SimpsonDouglas SimpsonBassenthwaite SC11101212121113‑1813‑19.594
13thGBR70667Instant CustardDee FlemingThomas KelsallStaunton Harold SC7201514915815‑23(RET)103
14thRSA70410EmmelbeePaul ChanguionPolly ChanguionRoyal Natal Yacht Club‑2215178‑221612161010104
15thRSA70846Soul SurferGrant EkermansHelen Jansen Van VuurenTSC‑291411‑21181015171511111
16thGBR70520SmurfCamilla BullockZara BullockItchenor Sailing Club10129111712(DNC)‑362021112
17thAUS70785Vegemite SandwichRichard RowellTessa RowellDunsborough Bay Yacht Club‑2117‑21201913613187113
18thGBR70549Purple ReignOscar PhypersNuala SellwoodRestronguet Sailing Club284(RET)(RET)32DNS191413143
19thGBR70618TinytaanicThomas CrookDaniel CrookTrearddur Bay SC161113(RET)2118162622(RET)143
20thAUS70840 Rosie RowellMatilda RowellDunsborough Bay Yacht Club‑2616181715‑2919222418149
21stGBR70625KISS MY RUDDERThomas McLarenGeorge McLarenLooe Sailing Club17‑31191513202023‑3723150
22ndGBR70537Complete and utter chaosMorgan steeperFleur BennetLooe sailing club919‑25232324212016‑25155
23rdGBR70447FeverKyle brownFreya brownRestronguet(DNC)(DNC)DNC2227171761914173
24thGBR70673Gone With The Wind IIIGeorge LenneyMartin EganRestronguet SC19‑28‑2925202227271717174
25thGBR70184Eat my shortsThomas LanganRuby Porterlooe sailing club18242216302322‑3426(DNC)181
26thRSA70412MCA Demo BoatKuba MiszewskiWilliam GordgeTSC20272028(DSQ)(RET)DNC212819.5214.5
27thGBR70209ChaosConnor LanganDaniel Blewettlooe sailing club2825282925262628‑32(DNC)215
28thGBR70287InfernoScarlett cragoRomilly cragoLooe sailing club242223‑34333034‑393426226
29thGBR70513 Ron VassShiloh Woodroffe‑VassReading S.C‑36323226292528‑353024226
30thGBR37922Small FryBarrie PhypersMax PhypersRSC27262624242130(DNC)(DNC)DNC229
31stGBR70791SnowyAlice BullockLaura HantraisItchenor Sailing Club‑35‑342432283133252730230
32ndGBR65591Deal With ItHarrison WebbTristan WebbPoole Yacht Club32‑36‑343326RDGRDG293327244
33rdGBR70714Peer PressureSteven BlandJoseph BlandThe Poole Yacht Club(DNF)(DNC)DNC18342718402929246
34thGBR70222Whatever!Hannah StaffBethan StaffLooe Sailing Club2523273531(DSQ)2931(RET)DNC252
35thAUS70743Arthur LambchopGavin CookeOliver CookeBalmoral Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNC3016323DNCDNCDNC276
36thRSA70845P&B RSAMarlon JoneLebo JanuaryIzivungu(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC12118286
37thRSA70844Harken ‑ UllmanHoward LeotoShane WhiteIzivungu(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC7322287
38thGBR5846BananaskinZoë BecklyJack BecklyRestronguet Sailing Club31303136(RET)(RET)2433DNCRET287
39thGBR66787HoneychuJulie Vass Reading S.C(DNC)293037362831(DNC)DNCDNC293
40thGBR15563BlyskawicaWilliam SellwoodEmma SellwoodRestronguet Sailing Club343333(RET)3533(RET)DNCRET28298
41stGBR70629MoonshadowIsabella WebbGrace BlandPoole Yacht Club(RET)(RET)DNF40RETDNC32383631330
42ndGBR70624Vitamin SeaCharles HouseEdward HouseItchenor Sailing Club(DNF)35353932(RET)DNC37DNCDNC331
43rdGBR70725greyhoundBella CockwellTamsin StaceyRestronguet3337(DNC)38(DNC)RETDNC4131DNC333
44thGBR69957RocketDaniel seabourneCharlie BecklyRestrouguet(DNF)(DNF)DNF31DNCRETDNC3035RET351
45thGBR70695ExpelliarmusPhilip GoodwinFelix GoodwinItchenor Sailing Club8(RET)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC365
46thGBR70390Salty DogSandy AndersonLauren AndersonRestranguet Sailing Club(RET)(DNC)DNC27RETDNCDNC32DNCDNC365
47thGBR70905Big DippersPaul NicholsGabriel NicholsChew Valley Lake Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC408
47thRSA70822 Heinie WentzelMathew FranckeIzivungu(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC408
47thGBR63392LegacyBen Lloyd‑KingWilfred Lloyd‑KingRestronguet Sailing Club(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC408
47thGBR70003Encore une foiseJake BonsorKirsty MillsWarsash(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC408

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