Please select your home edition
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover
Product Feature
RS Feva
RS Feva

Hunts Sailing Club Mirror Weekend

by Hannah Rose 16 Jun 2019 22:33 BST 11-12 May 2019

Once again to great acclaim, and prompted by last year's honoured visitors, the Hunts Mirrors rolled into action.

The training day dawned bright and sunny with varying wind. Top coach Rachel Grayson had all the boats following the leader, a greater test of skills than you would imagine, then baffled everyone completely with 'Round the Clock'. One helm was heard to mutter that she'd never had to think so hard! Dramatic skies and some heavy rain followed, then some practice races in the afternoon put everything into practice with some solid roll tack progress.

The Sunday morning dawned with a typical Hunts view of the lake striped with wind/doldrums and nine Mirrors started rigging. Two more visitors turned up to a warm welcome, and along with some equipment swapping (broken gaff on solid boat traded for solid gaff on holey boat), the fleet assembled. Rose and Hutchings took the first race by some way, followed by Harley (s/h) in his newly restored though rather leaky craft. The second race saw a reversal, with Harley speeding to victory, closely followed by Rose/Hutchings' weight disadvantage (or so they claim).

It was all to play for by the final race. Some cockups by Dolphin involving an encounter with a leeward mark and a subsequent pirouette, enabled by some Lasers (no names mentioned), allowed Harley to get ahead. Chased hard with all sails flying by the spitting and swearing of Rose and Hutchings, Harley took the prize!

Another fantastic weekend despite it being often a case of Mirrors on a mirror(-like lake) and thanks to our 4 travelling boats who made it a proper open meeting. Congratulations to George Harley, winner of the Short Horns trophy 2019.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat nameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3Pts
167199 George HarleyHunts2112
264799DolphinHannah RoseHannah HutchingsHunts1223
359410 John Williams 3336
465767RocketSam MacFadyenJemma MacFadyenHunts4548
566780 Aaron ButlerKeith Butler/Ely56DNS11
63! (not really)Old HarryAndrew KeyteKatherine KeyteStony Stratford89513
770720MarleeneMarentia de VilliersLynn ButtersBrancaster Staithe77DNS14
867472SnowflakePaul JefferiesEirlys JefferiesHuntsDNS4DNS17
914185OpalSteve HalesLuke HalesHunts98DNS17
1064084 Paul WheelerDara Ashen/‑Hunts6DNSDNS19
116911PlancktonYvonne NobisAlex NobisHuntsDNS10DNS23
1249353 Pippa HalesBen HalesHuntsDNSDNSDNS26

Related Articles

Got the time? and got the space?
Try the TridentUK Mirror dinghy wooden hull kit Just add your fittings and rigging pack if you need it.including everything to build the hull. For £1181.25 you can receive all wooden parts and fastenings required to build the hull. Posted on 9 May
Sailor Girl and the "Weekly Mirror"
Nic Douglass finds a way to broadcast from out on the water! Given the past few weeks, the Sailor Girl decided to bring back her "Adventures Weekly" video show and podcast while the world is indeed a very different place to what existed just one month ago. Posted on 27 Mar
Busy racing programme for 2020 at Ullswater YC
A packed sailing programme for club members and seven major open events Ullswater Yacht Club launches into the 2020 racing season with a packed sailing programme for club members and seven major open events for visiting racers as well as the region's biggest annual event for junior sailors. Posted on 14 Feb
Harken UK exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020
Mk.5 Winder Merlin Rocket and Winder Mirror on display Harken UK will be exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020, which takes place from 29th February to 1st of March at Alexandra Palace in London. Posted on 3 Feb
Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 3
A beautiful day with sunshine and brisk force 4 to 5 northerly wind A beautiful day with sunshine and brisk force 4 to 5 northerly wind greeted the 50 competitors who arrived at Chichester Yacht Club for their winter series. Posted on 2 Dec 2019
Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 2
Two more dates to go, and all are welcome to join in CYC held the second of its Frozen Toe winter series on Sunday. The tide times allowed the competitors a good lie-in as racing started at 1245. The temperatures were notably cooler than the week before, with a northerly direction to the wind. Posted on 19 Nov 2019
Tips for sailing with a young crew
What is different when racing with kids between the age of 6 and 12 Here are some top tips on sailing with young people. The guide covers boat set up, jobs for the crew, sailing techniques, kit and incentives. It is written from the experience of several people who have sailed with kids between the age of 6 and 12. Posted on 25 Oct 2019
Mirrors return to Ripon
Following a resurgence at the club over the past two seasons Ripon Sailing Club hosted its first Mirror Open Meeting since 2015 on Saturday 5th October, following a resurgence in Mirror sailing at the club over the last two seasons. Posted on 15 Oct 2019
2019 Pyefleet Week overall
Strong winds and spectacular sailing for final races Pyefleet Week 2019 went out with a roar as competitors faced two final days of strong winds and spectacular fast sailing. Sadly the conditions meant that only three of the planned five races could be completed for Red Group. Posted on 19 Aug 2019
Rooster Mirror National Championships
Chris and Daisy Fuller keep hold of the trophy 33 boats including the reigning National Champions Chris & Daisy Fuller, ex-World champion Chris Balding and a two times ex-National Champion Dave Wade, gathered at Poole YC for the Rooster UK Mirror Nationals from 11th to 14th August. Posted on 19 Aug 2019