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Gul UK Mirror National Championship at Restronguet Sailing Club

by Martin Egan 7 Jun 21:31 BST 3-6 June 2021

43 boats, including the reigning National Champions Chris & Daisy Fuller, Olympian Simon Hiscocks, ex-World champion Chris Balding & ex-National B14, Contender & RS800 Champion Ben McGrane plus a host of other top sailors, gathered at Restronguet SC for the Gul UK Mirror Nationals from 3rd to 6th June.

Great racing in the sheltered waters of the Carrick Roads, cracking weather, (apart from Saturday - Cornish mizzle), camping adjacent to the club and, despite the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the club were very welcoming and accommodating.

Competitors enjoyed great race management with PRO Phil Slater and his team working hard to keep races the correct length, with minimal delays between the races. All races were started under the 'U' preparatory flag which resulted in no general recalls and the races starting in a timely manner.

Friday and Saturday both had a pretty solid 3-4 southerly which brought in a bit of swell & chop from Falmouth Bay. On Sunday, as boats launched around 10:00, the prospects did not look good - overcast, calm, forecasts of very light wind from various directions, depending on the forecast model - it looked like there was little chance of any racing taking place. But the race team went out and set up, and after a short postponement, a light south easterly started to build, the sky cleared leaving sunshine and a force 2-3 for the last two races.

Once again we had What HAppened Today? (WHAT?). After everyone was changed and re-fuelled, a post-racing debrief by Chris Balding with input from Chris Fuller and Ben McGrane.

Adult helms with child crews dominated the top end of the fleet and racing was close. Ben McGrane had 7 year old Keira crewing. Simon Hiscocks had 7 year old Josephine Rist-Heppell crewing and David Edwards had 10 year old Hattie. In the Silver Fleet (i.e. U15) racing was very close with count back needed to split Milly Tregaskes & Taryn Banks in 15th from Poppy Luxton & Lottie Tregaskes in 16th.

Top Youths (i.e. U19) were Hannah Staff & Ruby Porter from Looe in 21st. Best U13 boat was George Lenney & Florence Luxton. Youngest crew was 5 year old Ellie Marks in 12th. Youngest helm was 8 year old Bethan Reynolds in 25th. The best team of three boats were from Brightlingsea SC. Top wooden boat (sporting a gaff rig) was Barney & Willow Smith sailing 69020 'Ida' in 11th.

Prizes were kindly provided by Gul with spot prizes from Hyde Sails, North Sails and others. There was a 'guess the number of sweets in the jar' competition to win a Hyde Sails spinnaker.

Overall Results:
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PosSail NoFleetBoat NameHelmCrewAge codesClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Net Pts
170987GElsaBen McGraneKeira McGraneM U39 U8Netley SC1314156‑921
270636GFlying SaucepanSimon HiscocksJosephine Rist‑HeppellM O39 U8Brightlingsea Sailing Club7(DNF)112241128
370967GDelilahDavid EdwardsHattie EdwardsM O39 U11Tata SC2‑755417630
470810GYOLOChris BaldingAdriana BaldingM O39 U10Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club843763‑12233
570915GRipplesChris FullerDaisy FullerM O39 U13Hayling Island Sailing Club556‑15563535
670739G Melissa HeppellLouis HiscocksF O39 U12WPNSA3210‑111174340
770538GAce of SpadesAlan KrailingEmily KrailingM O39 U10Waldringfield Sailing Club‑1312689131049
870573G Andy SmithLily SmithM O39 U12Bassenthwaite69712‑15210450
970964GPrimary CruPaul SmalleyHarrison SmalleyM U39 U9CVLSC4(UFD)4141088755
1070587GHummingbirdRobert LarkeElla LarkeM O39 U6Hamble River SC15(UFD)8131021857
1169020GIdaBarney SmithWillow SmithM O49 U12Hamble River SC/RAFYC‑16151210121451280
1270721GRubyJP MarksEllie MarksM O39 U6CUCRC116917‑2816141184
1370960GLittle Hot MilkJ KempBarnaby/Blaise KempM O39 U8/...ASC108(DNS)37UFD9889
1470998GClewlessEmma AppletonFinlay AppletonF O39 U12Brightlingsea1911149913‑202095
1570390SSalty DogMilly TregaskesTaryn BanksF U14 U14Restronguet SC91213‑2413152322107
1669667SBold ForesterPoppy LuxtonLottie TregaskesF U15 U12Restronguet SC‑2519161614121713107
1770617GCrabstixGraham TribbeckIsobella TribbeckM O39 U13Hill Head SC221018‑2619111814112
1870743GYetiWillow CrossStephen CrossF U12 O19Brightlingsea Sailing Club21211913‑24221121128
1970347GBlueEd Upton‑BrownMark Upton‑BrownM U13 O19Bosham17‑23232218171615128
2070785SVeggiemite SandwichMax PhypersEmma SellwoodM U13 U14Restronguet SC181715‑2720182224134
2170857GOdysseyHannah StaffRuby PorterF U17 U16Looe Sailing Club231417‑3017232816138
2215563GBlyskawicaMartin EganJanie HollowayM O49 U12Restronguet SC‑2818252127262117155
2370549GPurple ReignNuala SellwoodOscar PhypersF U17 U16Restronguet SC141321(RET)DNC192619156
2470505G Lloyd WilliamsRoisin MooneyM U19 U15Penzance SC2024262021‑272425160
2570790Gte‑fitiBethan ReynoldsHuw ReynoldsF U9 O19Restronguet SC24162723222425‑34161
2670654GSnowyAndy OddieOliverM O39 U9Itchenor SC33(DNF)221923212728173
2770606GMisty BlueJulie VassShiloh Woodroffe‑VassF O39 U12Reading SC322628181620(DNC)DNS184
2870673SGone with the wind 3George LenneyFlorence LuxtonF U13 U13Restronguet SC272524252925‑3030185
2970190GVa Va VoomFreya BrownGrace O'HalloranF U15 U16Restronguet SC262031292532‑3627190
3070513GSquirtRon VassLevi Woodroffe‑VassM O49 U10Reading SC‑3430322831311526193
3170321G Laura BaldwinFinn CaldecoatF O39 U9WPNSA1222208(DNS)DNCDNSDNS194
3271007GDipperforcePaul NicholsGabriel NicholsM O49 U9Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club3128293226‑343431211
3370840GMCAAlex BaldingPriti BaldingM U12 O19Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club‑3633333634293123219
3470519I Steven Bland M O49Poole373630‑3837371929225
3570725SGreyhoundTristan SellwoodTorrunn BrownM U12 U13Restronguet SC3027(DNS)3932352935227
3626825GUP'N'DOWNSusie Upton‑BrownElsie Upton‑BrownF O49 U11Bosham‑4131363436303233232
3770228GRed OktoberToby GriffenLucy GriffenM U17 U13Poole Yacht Club353235313028(DNC)DNS235
3869907GCrianzaRichard HollowayRosa HollowayM O49 U10Restronguet SC‑3937343739383332250
3959254BEMILYRichard TrevithickSophie TrevithickM O49 U10Whitefriars SC‑3835373538363537253
4068099BRedwingGeorge HarstonRosie HarstonM U39 U11NBYC/OCSS2929(DNS)3335DNSDNSDNS258
4170291GFFÔ DÔSBeverley SmithBailey SmithF O39Chichester4034(DNS)DNS40DNCDNF36282
4247357  Katie Truman‑GrieveLuli Truman‑GrieveF O39 U11RNSYC & NBYC42(DNF)DNSDNS3333DNCDNS284
4370936GMoanaDaniel WillettDaisie WillettM O39 U6Brightlingsea(DNF)DNFDNSDNSDNCDNCDNCDNS308

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