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Mirror Inland, Youth & Junior, and Singlehanded Championship at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club

by Mik Chappell 15 Jul 2019 14:22 BST 13-14 July 2019

There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less-than-expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs.

Yes, there was a short postponement prior to the first race but the breeze built allowing three good races to be completed by late afternoon. Taking account of the forecast for the following day the race officer decided to extend the first day's racing by adding a fourth start. This made sense but a number of helms felt their young crews had endured enough exercise for one day and didn't take the start.

In Race 1 a number of crews were eager to get started and ended up OCS and only one boat returned. The win went to Luke & Tristan Shaw for Budworth. The next race was taken by Phil & Oliver Smith from Bass. Following a break to enjoy the galley's offerings and the sunshine Races three & four were held. Both were won by Andy & Lily Smith (bass) giving them an overnight lead of 1 point over the Shaws.

Sunday also started with a postponement as the wind freshened then disappeared several times. But it eventually settled and racing resumed. It was Phil & Oliver Smith who took the win with Phil's wife and the club's Commodore snatching second on the line from the Shaws.

It was all to play for in the final race despite Andy & Lily Smith having a poor result in the previous one. Phil & Oliver Smith took the lead at the windward mark and held it to the finish securing them the Inland Championship Trophy. This was fitting as Phil was Mirror National Champion in 1999 with his brother Tim, who was also amongst the entrants on this occasion.

Luke & Tristan Shaw were deserved runners up in the Championship and, as such, Luke thanked the Organising Club for their efforts at the end of the prize-giving. Naomi Smith took the awards for the first Single Hander and the first Female Helm, Ed Coady & Sebastian Shilling from Derwent Reservoir SC were the first Junior crew and Charlie Exley & Josh Hunter from Bass were first in the Youth category.

Overall Results:

1st70142Phil SmithOliver SmithMBassenthwaite SC314DNC1110
2nd70650Luke ShawTristan ShawMBudworth SC13223210
3rd70748Andy SmithLily SmithMBassenthwaite SCOCS2114614
4th69963Naomi Smith FBassenthwaite SC476DNC2524
5th70805Edward CoadySebastian ShillingM JuniorDRSC84737324
6th70921Fiona SpenceGeorge SpenceFRipon SC655410727
7th70567Paul AllenMr Reuben and Lady GraceMBassenthwaite SC26DNCDNC6436
8th69960Mik Chappell MBassenthwaite SC9108691042
9th70501Robin DawsonGrace StockdaleMBassenthwaite SC7811DNC8943
10th70548Charlie ExleyJosh HunterM YouthBassenthwaite SC1211105111148
11th70791Tim SmithPhoebe SmithMBassenthwaite SC5DNCDNCDNC5854
12th69164Katia SmithHannah PrestonF JuniorBassenthwaite SC1113127141356
13th70675Alfie DuncanAlastair DuncanMBassenthwaite SC1315138131461
14th70201Jonathan BullenGracie BullenMBassenthwaiteOCS129DNC121263
15th70466Nick SmithDaisy SmithMBassenthwaite SC109DNCDNCDNCDNC73
16th70567Paul Allen MBassenthwaite SCDNCDNC3DNCDNCDNC75
17th56398Matthew SomervilleHenry BullenM JuniorBassenthwaite1414DNCDNC15DNC79

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