52nd International Mirror Class Australian Championship - Kingston Beach Sailing Club
27th to 31st December 2017
The 52nd International Mirror Class Australian Championship is now underway at Kingston Beach Sailing Club. Follow the links below for a summary of the day's events, and progressive results.
Sailing Summary 27th December 2017
Sailing Summary 28th December 2017
Sailing Summary 29th December 2017
Sailing Summary 30th December 2017
Sailing Summary 31st December 2017
Results MacIntyre Cup - Kingston Beach Sailing Club
25th to 26th November 2017
A great weekend’s sailing and socialising was had for all who participated in the MacIntyre Cup. Numbers were very disappointing, but it was a great opportunity to practice the actual course and procedures that will be used for the Nationals. PRO David Graney tested out all his toys with numerous course changes, shorten etc, and the racing was very tight.
The overall results came down to the wire, with 3 boats finishing on 10 points: Marcus McKay with Rose Landon (assisted by Lachie Piket) in Sky 3, Mark Barrington with Jamie Taws in Kamikaze II, and Jenny Graney with Zoe Cowles in Carpe Diem.
Mark and Jenny both had 3 firsts and Marcus had 2, so then there were two. Mark and Jenny had the same number of 2nds and 3rds, so then it came down to whoever had the best placing in the last race, which was Mark and Jamie (KBSC)!
The Junior line honours went to Loki and Pippa Bird in Fizz, and the Youth to Charlotte Armstrong and Margaret Lawrence in Cactus (both KBSC).
First on Handicap was Hunny, sailed by Andrew and Caitlin Clippingdale from Deviot Sailing Club, with second on handicap Cactus, and third Sky 3.
Well done to all competitors and race organisation crew, and many thanks to the catering crew who put on a magnificent feast on the Saturday evening, along with a talk by Susie Graney, which was both entertaining and informative.
Don’t forget to get your entries in for the Nationals!
Results of 2017 State Championship - Deviot Sailing Club
The 2017 State Championship was conducted at Deviot Sailing Club over the 18th and 19th of March. Twelve Mirrors contested the series, and PRO Grant Simmons did an excellent job in getting 7 races into the series, despite light and flukey conditions for much of the weekend.
Marcus McKay and Hugh Clements (KBSC) shone out as the overall winners in Sky 3, with Mark Barrington and Jett Hilder (KBSC) in Kamikaze II always nipping at their heels (or in front), while Jenny Graney and Jenny Day (KBSC) in Carpe Diem had an inconsistent series to finish 3rd overall.
It was great to see the return of Erica Deegan (Davies) sailing with Zayden Deegan from Deviot who was not far off the leaders. The Junior Trophy was won by up and coming sailors from Kingston, Loki and Pippa Bird who are in definite danger of overtaking their mentors!
The Youth division was taken out by Amber Tiller and Erin Giles from Deviot SC, sailing Comet. Amber competed in the recent National Championships in Adelaide and has shown fantastic improvement as a result. Amber and Erin also won the Classic Mirror trophy for boats with a Gunter rig. There was only one point separating Comet from 2nd Youth sailors Charlotte Armstrong and Lachie Piket in Cactus.
It was great to have the boats from Scotch Oakburn again, and exciting when Ya Ya Mackeddie and Sophie in Foxy Lady II were leading the fleet in the first race! The usual Deviot hospitality and accommodation provided at Pine Lodge for the southerners made for an immensely enjoyable weekend.
Results of the 2017 State Championships are available here.
Mirror Class National Championship - Kingston Beach Sailing Club 27th to 31st December 2017
The 2017 Mirror Class Nationals are schedule to be held at Kingston Beach Sailing Club in December of this year. Pleas consider how you may be able to assist in making this event a success for participants and associated visitors. While December may appear a while of yet, the planning and preparation of this event will help this be an enjoyable sailing experience for all.
2016 MacIntyre Cup Kingston Beach Sailing Club 3rd and 4th December 2016
The weather gods shone favourably on us at Kingston Beach for the MacIntyre Cup which was held over the weekend of 3rd and 4th December. (Except perhaps on Saturday morning which was pleasant but too shifty and light to get in any racing.)
PRO David Graney did a fantastic job to get in 3 races on Saturday afternoon and 5 on Sunday before 2pm.
As usual, the cream rises to the top, and Jess Andrewartha (nee Atherton) with her father Grant crewing, won convincingly (although they did have one 3rd).
The MacIntyre Cup is a Handicap Regatta and First Place on Handicap went to Ya Ya Maceddie and Lew Ottoway (Deviot SC/Scotch Oakburn) who also took out First Youth.
2nd on Handicap was Zara Broomby and Johanna Cameron (Deviot SC/Scotch Oakburn), and 3rd on Handicap Loki and Pippa Bird.
Loki and Pippa (KBSC), also won the 1st Junior, with Pippa taking out the Rookie Crew award as well.
Many thanks are extended to the team of helpers both on and off the water. Without you, we couldn’t run the event.
Full Results can be found here.
July 2017 - World Chamiponship UK
Winder Boats are providing charter boats for the UK Mirror Worlds in July next year, the details of which can be viewed here.
Winder Boats has asked that anyone who is contemplating chartering a boat get in touch with them as soon as possible. They will be building charter boats to order, so they need to know asap as their building schedule will get full very soon with the approaching UK summer season.
Mirror Class Measurement Rules