The sunny weather continued into the weekend with temperatures in the low 20s. The forecast NE wind proved to be as shifty and variable as the previous weekend. Being the end of half term, and several members competing in the Mirror National Championships in Brightlinsea, there was just one fleet racing on Saturday.
During the first race the swinging wind faded for a short while then came back having veered through almost 90 degrees forcing boats to tack on the final reach! The course was relocated for the next race, though the wind shifts were somewhat less dramatic.
Mike/Jack netted another two wins to strengthen their lead in the series, with Pauk G 2nd, and just one race left.
Sunday started with little wind but it filled in from the NE in time for racing. Again there was just one fleet enjoying a much steadier wind than Saturday.
Neil/Archie led the race in the RS200, but on handicap it was another win for Mike/Jack, again strengthening their lead in the series, with Neil G 2nd.
With the risk of a sea breeze affecting the wind after lunch it was decided to run both races back to back.
As with the 1st race, Neil/Archie led the race, but Mike/Jack made it a clean sweep with another win.
Final results in Mirror Nationals – Congratulations to all for their great achievements
Overalls for 2023 UK Mirror Nationals
- Naomi & Lucy ? Regatta
- Phil & Oliver ?
- Andy & Lily 9th
- Alex & Saskia 14th – Plus Youngest Crew to complete all races ?