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Mirror Western Champs at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

by Errol Edwards 2 Sep 2002 13:56 BST

There was an excellent turnout of 59 Mirrors for the Western Area Championship held at Chew Valley Lake SC over the weekend 31st August & 1st September. Conditions were warm and sunny with a generally light, patchy and shifty breeze marking the blue water of the lake surface. The lush greens of the unspoilt Mendip hills formed a breathtaking backdrop to complete a picture postcard scene. Chew Valley SC's organisation of the event was very good both on and off the water and the clubhouse provided a great viewpoint for spectators.

Daniel & James Ellis led race 1 for the first lap, but they were eventually overhauled by Guy and Joe Wilkins in the light shifty conditions with Stuart Bithell and Holly Scott lying 3rd when the course was shortened after 2 laps plus a beat. Race 2 was subject to a general recall, but the fleet got away on the 1st black flag start. Vince and Thomas Horey, just back from the Fireball Nationals, dominated the race with Craig and Mitchell Bond 2nd and Tim and Jenny Gray 3rd. Elena Bremer and Tom Kirkbright from Hollingsworth Lake SC initally led race 3, but were caught by the chasing pack at the gybe mark. Stuart Bithell went on to win with Tim Gray 2nd and Guy Wilkins lying 3rd when the race was shortened at the gybe mark on the 3rd lap.

On Saturday evening, a tree swing being used by Stuart Bithell, who was leading overall, broke and he sustained two broken toes, bruising and a cut to the head. He appeared on Sunday morning with a crutch, his foot in plaster and stitches in his head wound (but alas, no parrot !). Sailing was out of the question so Holly Scott gamely took over helming.

After a general recall, race 4 started with Guy Wilkins leading at the first mark, but Jonny McGovern and Nicola Brook came through to win with Gareth Hughes and Cameron Sharp 2nd, Tim Gray 3rd, Guy 4th and Holly a long way back. With the one discard now used, desperate measures were required, so Stuart went afloat for the last race with his plaster cast protected by a bin liner. This race was won by Guy Wilkins with Niki and Christian Birrell 2nd and Stuart a very commendable 3rd which was enough to give him 2nd overall.

Event Photos: (© Errol Edwards, click thumbnail for full picture)

Overall Results: (5 races, 1 discard)

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
139508GUYWILKINSJOE WILKINSCHIPSTEAD183419
270172STUART BITHELLHOLLY SCOTTHOLLINGWORTH LAKE35151312
370101TIM GRAYJENNY GRAYSTAUNTON HAROLD13323816
470163VINCENT HOREYTHOMAS HOREYKING GEORGEDNS177419
570132DANIEL ELLISJAMES ELLISPLYM Y C27216722
669907JONATHAN MCGOVERNNICOLA BROOKHOLLINGWORTH LAKE224811225
770091JOSH GEBHARDJUDI GEBHARDDRSC710414526
870154CRAIG BONDMITCHELL BONDBRIGHTLINGSEA4212111027
969164NIKI BIRRELLCHRISTIAN BIRRELLWINSFORD FLASH126209229
1069943BEN CROMPTONJAMES BUDDBUDWORTH4314616642
1170182ROSIE CHAPMANJOSY PRICHARDMOUNTS BAY6129222349
1270186PETER GRAYHELEN WILLIAMSONSTAUNTON HAROLD161333101352
1369683KATIE MACKENZIEANNA MACKENZIEROYAL WINDERMERE171122171156
1470009DARREN ROACHEDD GREIG GRANRPCYC101514182057
1570159ANDREW CONNJAKE GEBHARDDRSC141618131659
1623997LEWIS CRAWFORDKYLE RUFFELLPENZANCE26924121560
1769726NED MCNULTYTOM HODKINSONHILL HEAD91716272163
1870153GARETH HUGHESCAMERON SHARPHLSC21412921870
1969667MARTIN EGANSARAH BURGEPOOLE27231782270
2069648MATT BURGECARLY BURGEPOOLE81931156073
2169905NICK WATSONJOSH LAINERPCYC11375452578
2270008CHRIS DOEALISON MACGREGORPOOLE36183419980
2369972BECKY PARTRIDGEEMILY MCKENZIEBUDWORTH342423201481
2470002ROBERT STRUCKETTGEORGE YEOMANITCHENOR182713263684
2570003TOM ROBINSONSHAUN MASONWARSASH242015392685
2669731TOM CROMPTONWILL EDWARDSBUDWORTH202219293790
2769891GARETH EVANSJAMES SILCOCKWARSASH154625252994
2870133DANIEL JACOBSJAMES BEERSTARCROSS483111213396
2970055KATE MACGREGORLUCY MACGREGORPOOLE54839341997
3070151OLIVER TURNERCHARLOTTE JONESSTARCROSS453548517102
3169724NATALIE ROACHCARLA SHELDONRPCYC2325373124103
3269906EDWARD REDFEARNSTEVEN MANNBRIGHTLINGSEA3121282830107
3360005ANNA ROWLINDSEY COOKPENZANCE2830402431113
3470024NERISSA BOOTHSILVANIA BOOTHPOOLE29282730DSQ54
3569417.78178ELENA BREMERTOM KIRKBRIGHTHOLLINGWORTH LAKE3832104739119
3670166BEN ARSCOTTANDREW HICKMANRWYC2533413634128
3769439MEGAN BAKERWILL MCGRATHSTARCROSS4226364027129
381016ANDREW  SHAWJILLIAN DARLINGITCHENOR4129304332132
3969957LAURA HALLNATALIE ATTFIELDPLYM Y C5044264828146
4070141JULIET LONGRICHARD LONGPLYM YACHT CLUB4739323840149
4169969SELENA KNIGHTSOPHIE KNIGHT?3534453744150
4264909LEE NARKEOUSMICHAEL STILLMAN 39404923DSQ91
4347566ELOISE HANSENKAYLEIGH HANSENCOVENHAMS3742434135155
4469182PATRICK HOULIHANEMMA HOULIHANROYAL WINDERMERE5338423541156
4570125VICTORIA COBBHANNAH COBBPOOLE3236445245157
4670167EWAN MARSHALLDANIEL DICKENSPLYM3349384443158
4767979ALICE DARLINGJESS WIGMORE?1947505650166
4870155NICK WARDTOM WRIGHTHOLLOWELL3043514649168
4954331JONATHAN RICKARDJONATHAN HALLPLYM Y C5552463338169
5044814JENNY MACGREGORANDY MACGREGORPOOLE4045533260170
5167808PADDY ADAMSANDREW ROSECHEW VALLEY4653355751185
5269671SALLY GENTRYANNEKA STEPHENSBRIGHTLINGSEA5151524247191
5367993PETER HOOPERLUKE MICHALESALTASH SAILING4954564942194
5469334LEWIS TURNERCARY TURNERSTARCROSS44OCS475053134
5554539CHARLOTTE BRETTSOPHIE BRETTLOOE SAILING5250545346201
5626550BRIAN KITCHINGGEORGE KITCHINGFRAMPTON ON SEVEN5456585448212
5768999BENJAMIN WILLIAMSJOSHUA WILLIAMSPLYM5755555852219
5829871MARK DINWOODIEJENNY/OLIVERCVLSC5657575560225
5999REBECCA BROWNHANNAH WILLIAMSPLYM585859RTDRTD235

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