2015 State Championship - Kingston Beach Sailing Club
The State Championships were held at Kingston Beach Sailing Club on 14th and 15th March..
Unlike the strong winds experienced in Hobart, particularly on the Saturday, much of the weekend was fairly light, but with large fluctuations in direction- a PRO’s nightmare! Both Race Officers, Quentin Hunt and David Graney did a great job in getting in 6 good races.
14 Mirrors competed, ranging from the very experienced to Rookies, and everyone had someone to beat. First Place went to Ken Barnes and Dustin Belbin (MBYC) in Storefresh, from Marcus McKay and Luka Smillee (KBSC) in Sky 3, second, and Grant Atherton and Daniel Ragg (KBSC) in Kamikaze in third place.
The first classically rigged boat was Pukeko with Matt and Meagan Schofield from Austins Ferry. First Junior (under 16yrs helm and crew) was Lucas and Kai McMullen sailing Flying Flathead (KBSC) and first Youth (Helm and crew 16-10yrs) was Mahalia Kingsley (MBYC) and Emma Upton (KBSC) sailing Mark Brooks. The best Rookie over the weekend was Alex Kingsley and Florence Mann from Montrose Bay Yacht Club sailing Sirocco.
Special thanks to Chez Atherton for the great homemade Pizzas on Saturday night, and as always the canteen helpers with leader Dina, for keeping us all fed.
Results 2015 State Championship
2014 MacIntyre Cup Results - Tamar Yacht Club (Beauty Point)
Congratulations to Ken Barnes and Alex Kingsley for narrowly taking out the Mac Intyre Cup from Max Davey and Abigail Hunt.
The Handicap winner was won by Andrew Clippingdale and Lily Robertson from Callum O’Sign and Lew Ottoway.
Although numbers were very low, apparently sailing conditions were great, and many thanks to Tamar Yacht Club for a well run series. Results of the event can be obtained here
2014/15 Australian Championship Somers Yacht Club, Western Port Bay, Victoria
The 2014-15 Mirror Nationals were conducted at Somers Yacht Club. Entries were down on previous years, partly due to the world title in South Africa been conducted around the same time. Full details of results can be obtained here.
2015 World Chamiponship South Africa
The 2015 World Championships was held at Theewater Sports Club, Villiersdorp, South Africa from the 28th December 2014 to 9th January 2015.
A fleet of 59 boats participated in the event with South Africans Michaela and Ryan Robinson successfully defending their World Title.
Australian father and son team Simon and Tyson Barwood sailing Bulletproof finished second overall. The next Australian boat was Douglas and Charlotte Raftesath who finished 7th place overall, with other Australian boats finishing 16th, 24th, 34th and 35th. Full details of Results can be obtained here.
Mirror Class Measurement Rules