Mirror Inland Championships

The National Mirror Inland Championships were held at Bassenthwaite Lake over the three-day bank holiday weekend. Fifty-three boats entered from as far afield as Plymouth and Shetland.

Saturday saw two races held in perfect weather – sunshine and a force 2-3 wind. Local boys Tim and Rob Smith took an early lead and stayed in front for half the race. Some tricky shifts on the final beat saw them slip to fourth behind Dave and Joric Gebhard (Derwent Reservoir) who won, with Anna MacKenzie and Holly Scott (Royal Windermere and Shustoke) second and Eloise and Kayleigh Hansen who were third. Gareth Hughes from Hollingworth won the single handed fleet.

Dave and Joric kept their form and won the second race, followed by Dan and James Ellis from Plymouth in second and Craig and Mitchell Bond form Brightlingsea in third.

Sunday morning started very wet, but did dry up now and then. The OD stayed in his tent until the rain eased off and the sun made an appearance, but got the fleet away on time. However, the wind was stronger than on Saturday and caused a few capsizes. In the first race, Eloise and Kayleigh had a superb first beat and streaked away from the rest of the fleet. By the finish line, however, Dave and Joric had pulled back and were within a few feet but could not quite take the winning gun. Tom Robinson and Shaun Mason (Hillhead and Warsash) were third.

After lunch the boats went out for the windiest of the weekend’s races. A force 4 wind, gusting force 5 caused a few capsizes and kept the excellent rescue crews busy. Racing at the front of the fleet was much closer than on earlier races, with positions changing on each leg. Dan and James eventually finished first, with Eloise and Kayleigh in second.

Thankfully for the tired crews, the wind eased a bit for the third race on Sunday. Dan and James kept up their winning form and were followed home by Anna and Holly. After two days, Dave and Joric were leading the fleet by three points, but with another four boats within striking distance.

By Monday morning, the rain had eased off and the westerly wind was a force 3. However, the OD had a difficult job setting the course as the wind was shifting. This allowed significant leads to be opened up. William and Rebecca Kalderton (Itchenor) were out in front with Elouise and Kayleigh also way ahead of the rest of the fleet. These two boats held their positions for the rest of the race and were followed home by Juliet and Richard Long (Plymouth).

The sailors were all keen to start the final race – so much so that two general recalls were required plus the first showing of the black flag (and several sailors headed for the shore earlier than anticipated as a result). Eloise and Kayleigh were first to the windward mark, followed closely be Dave and Joric Gebhard and then Craig and Mitchell Bond. Dave managed to hitch a ride on a gust down the reach and was first to the next mark. The boats then all played ‘follow-my-leader’ on the next leg and took in a couple of gybes, except for Tom Robinson with Shaun Mason (Warsash/Hillhead) who headed straight for the mark and picked up a good few places in the process. Dave and Joric continued to stretch their lead and take the final race with Anna and Holly second and Eloise and Kayleigh third.

Prizes were awarded by Commodore Jose Hodgkins, and she thanked all the hard work of everyone involved in arranging the weekend such a success. Dave Gebhard echoed those thanks and noted the continued involvement of the Smith family with the Mirror Association over the weekend, from mum Pat in the kitchen (where else!), to dad Alan in a rescue boat, Andy in the lead boat (or was it a late night jaunt in the Bates?), twins Tim and Rob sailing and former Mirror national champion Phil as OD for the weekend

Mirror Challenge winners (Under 15) - Juliet and Richard Long, PlymouthAnchor Trophy winners (under 17) Eloise and Kayleigh Hansen,  CovenhamCommodore's Bowl winners (under 19) - Tim and Rob Smith,  BassenthwaiteG&C Sheward Trophy for 1st lady Helm - Eloise Hansen, CovenhamApple Trophy for 1st Committee Member Helm - Martin Egan, RestronguetFox & Hounds Trophy for race 3 winners - Eloise and Kayleigh Hansen, CovenhamPeter Drysdale Trophy for 4th race winners - Dan and James Eliis, Royal Plymouth Corinthian (Shame we missed out the pink flipflops!)Winners of 6th Race - William and Rebecca Kalderton, ItchenorBronze Fleet winners - Darren Forrest and Emma Inkster, ShetlandSilver Fleet winners - Liam Arrowsmith and Natalie Roach, PlymouthGeorge Over Trophy for overall winners Dave and Joric Gebhard, Derwent Reservoir

Overall results (double handed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Nett Notes
Double Handed Fleet  –  Sailed: 7  Discards: 1
1 70332 David Gebhard Joric Gebhard Derwent 1 1 2 3 3 6 1 11 Gold, Master
2 70176 Eloise Hansen Kayleigh Hansen Covenham 3 5 1 2 9 2 3 16 Gold, U17
3 70132 Dan Ellis James Ellis Royal Plymouth Corinthian 7 2 6 1 1 4 7 21 Gold, U17
4 70172 Anna MacKenszie Holly Scott Royal Windermere and Shustoke 2 4 8 6 2 9 2 24 Gold, U17
5 70281 Craig Bond Mitchell Bond Brightlingsea 6 3 9 4 4 12 4 30 Gold,
6 70222 Juliet Long Richard Long Plymouth 9 7 10 7 5 3 8 39 Gold, U15
7 70003 Tom Robinson Shaun Mason Hill Head & Warshash 10 6 3 11 6 8 6 39 Gold, U17
8 70274 William Kalderon Rebecca Kalderon Itchenor 11 15 7 5 10 1 11 45 Gold, U15
9 69667 Martin Egan James Wilkinson Restronguet 5 21 11 12 17 5 BFD 71 Gold, Master
10 70154 Simon Lovesey Tom Lovesey Warsash 15 12 4 21 7 19 19 76 Gold, Master
11 70162 Jackie Gebhard Louise Gebhard Derwent 16 17 5 16 12 17 14 80 Gold, Master
12 70142 Tim Smith Rob Smith Bassenthwaite 4 11 13 20 DNF 23 10 81 Gold, U19
13 70223 Liam Arrowsmith Natalie Roach Plymouth 19 23 16 14 23 7 5 84 Silver, U17
14 70167 Gavin Tullet Henry Westropp Royal Windermere 24 8 14 13 15 15 BFD 89 Silver, U15
15 70055 Emma Houlihan Emily Mackensie Royal Windermere 18 22 21 9 20 11 12 91 Silver, U15
16 70010 Gerry McGill Luke McGill Sunderland 22 16 18 17 8 13 20 92 Gold, Master
17 63224 Andrew Greenhalgh Sam Rogerson Annandale 13 9 24 10 DNC 25 13 94 Gold
18 70024 Silvania Booth Kate MacGregor Poole 14 14 17 18 14 22 24 99 Silver, U15
19 70253 George Yeoman Jack Yeoman Itchenor DNC 13 DSQ 8 11 21 9 113 Gold, U15
20 70171 Nicola Brook Hannah Mitchell Hollingworth 8 20 12 DNF 18 14 BFD 123 Silver, U17
21 70085 Abi Stodel Michael Conlon Brightlingsea 26 28 20 DNF 13 24 17 128 Silver, U15
22 69891 David Conlon Chris Rust Brightlingsea 28 DSQ 15 27 25 18 15 128 Silver, U15
23 70228 Edward Fitzgerald Charlotte Fitzgerald Itchenor 12 18 22 15 21 DNC DNC 139 Silver, U17
24 70330 Judi Gebhard James Lovesey Derwent DNF 10 23 28 DNF 10 18 140 Silver, U17
25 70258 Jamie Knill Sarah Burge Poole 25 25 26 23 16 27 27 142 Silver, U17
26 69776 Emma Barry Martina Barry Brightlingsea DNF 19 DNF 25 19 16 16 146 Silver, U15
27 69334 Shaun Hampton-Matthews Ed Hampton-Matthews Warsash 27 26 25 24 27 31 28 157 Gold, Master
28 70166 Chris Swinchatt Christopher Swinchatt Chipstead 21 24 19 19 26 DNC DNC 160 Gold, Master
29 69366 Duncan Greenhalgh Douglas Frost Annandale Bass 20 36 29 DNF 29 29 23 166 Gold, Master
30 70000 Paddy Adams Dan Coates Chew Valley Lake 35 34 DNF 33 24 28 21 175 Silver, U17
31 70153 Philip Benn T Tindall Ripon 30 31 32 22 32 30 30 175 Silver, U15
32 70216 Jillian Darling Stephanie Tagg Itchenor 32 29 27 29 33 34 26 176 Silver, U15
33 47566 Inge-Lisa Hansen Matthew Kiddle Covenham 29 33 28 31 34 35 22 177 Silver, U15
34 56566 Andrew Benn Kieran Claiden-Yardley Ripon 23 27 30 DNF 28 20 BFD 179 Silver, U17
35 69524 Darren Forrest Emma Inkster Shetland Sailing Centre 34 30 33 32 30 37 31 190 Bronze, U15
36 30792 Lilly Carlisle Becky Wallbank Ripon 31 39 34 26 31 36 33 191 Silver, U15
37 1 Roger Haigh Nicky Haigh Royal Windermere 39 35 31 34 DNC 38 29 206 Gold, Master
38 70100 Julian Haigh Sam Gore Royal Windermere 36 37 DNF 35 DNC 33 25 217 Bronze, U17
39 70159 Jake Gebhard Jack Gebhard Derwent DNF 38 DNF 30 22 26 DNF 218 Silver, U15
40 68325 Martin Wishart Craig Forrest Shetland Sailing Centre 38 40 37 DNF 37 39 34 225 Bronze, U15
41 58227 Jon Bonsor Jake Bonsor Warsash 40 42 35 DNF 35 42 32 226 Silver
42 68171 Timm Hughes David O’Callaghan Hollingworth 42 41 38 DNC 36 40 35 232 Bronze, U17
43 29767 Allan Hoyle Mark Johnson Annandale 45 45 36 DNC DNC 41 36 254 Bronze
44 69515 Ross Manson Paul Forrest Shetland Sailing Centre 46 46 39 DNF DNC 43 38 263 Bronze, U15
45 907 Ernie Turpie Rhiannon Inkster Annandale and Shetland 41 44 DNF DNF DNC 44 37 268 Gold, Master
46 58625 Robbie Cwik Rhiannon McKeown Hollingworth 33 32 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 269 Gold, Master
47 69960 Robin Dawson Ethan Dawson Bassenthwaite 17 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 272 Gold
48 40984 Tim Gatti Seb Gatti Yeadon 37 DNC DNC DNC DNC 32 DNC 273 Gold, Master
49 19636 Bruce Leask Carole Forrest Shetland Sailing Centre 43 43 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 290 Gold
50 69417 Thomas Partington William Partington Hollingworth 44 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 299 Bronze, U15

 

 

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Overall results (Single Handed)

 

 

 

Rank Sail No Helm Crew Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Nett Notes
single handed Fleet  –  Sailed: 7  Discards: 1
1 66433 Gareth Hughes Hollingworth 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 6
2 940984 Tim Gatti Yeadon DNC 2 1 2 3 DNC BFD 20
3 70013 Tom Kiddle Covenham 2 3 3 DNC DNC 4 4 22
4 70112 Lindsay Haig Shustoke 3 DNF DNF DNC 2 3 3 23
5 958625 Robbie Cwik Hollingworth Lake DNC DNC 4 DNC DNC 2 2 26

 

 

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