International Mirror Class Association of Tasmania.
DEVIOT SAILING CLUB
John Davey supplied these pictures of recent events at Deviot.
There is not much happening in the north over winter other than committee meetings and AGMs.
No Mirror news of any significance except we have found an ancient Mirror in a shed and a club member has purchased it for $200 and is doing it up for the coming season
2004 DSC Newsletter
So far this season we have had eight or nine starters for most races and recently Slim Jim and Odeyseus have added a couple more to the fleet. Mike Whitmore, an old club member of many many years, rejoins us with now crew-size children in a restored Odeyseus. Despite old sails he has shown skill and speed to be already quite competitive.
The fleet this season has been less spread out and has generally finished in three close groups. Up the front Foxy Lady III and All Fired Up have had some good tussles but with FL III doing the better overall. Not far behind Quarterflash, Crikey and Xcel-Erate have regularly swapped places throughout the races and the honours at the finish. Up till Xmas Laura in Helter Skelter and then Dual Force also mixed it with this group. All the rest are also having a close battle and even after crew changes in the Scotch boats in the New Year.
I have not got all the trophy results but the Championship and Handicap results are in the newsletter for your interest. The Autumn series is still wide open on handicap with four more races to go.
As mentioned the MacIntyre Cup, although generally light, was a good opportunity for club boats to shape up against the best mirrors in the state, and in fact Australia. FL III was always in the hunt and Quarterflash was also there in the lighter races. Conversely AFU made a bit of a showing in the slightly stronger winds but bombed out poorly in the light stuff – and in one drifter only just managed to cross the start line before Cicada V rounded the 2 nd. mark. Since then AFU has managed a little better with some tuning but still has far to go as found out in the even lighter State Titles at Kingston this month.
State Titles for all classes were a nightmare for PROs trying to set courses and finish races during a weekend of very light to drift conditions. For Mirrors only a solitary, one-lap race was achieved on Saturday and on Sunday only two morning and one afternoon races were held. Only one race went the full course.
Despite this it was not luck but the best tuned and well sailed boats that took the top finishing places more often than not. Mark Barrington in Kamikazi II was clearly the fastest boat in these conditions but failure to sign off in the last race, which he won, cost him the series to David Graney in Sky III. All Fired Up with Tom Holmes as crew struggled in all but one race to finish 11 th overall out of 13.
The host club, Kingston Beach Sailing Club is not unlike Deviot in size and family membership and is equally a very welcoming and friendly club to visit and sail at.
Last weekend at the TYC regatta at Beauty Point I redeemed myself in much stronger winds and gave Tom a better sail against five of our Mirrors and about 10 Pacers. We managed to finish a distant 2 nd to Mitch Ransom in one of Tamar’s newer Pacers that have better sails than their old fleet.
Roger (All Fired Up)
DEVIOT SAILING CLUB PRESENTATION LIST 2003/2004
OPENING DAY 27 SEP 03
Mirror Class Quarterflash Simon and Bevan Baker Trophy
PARTRIDGE CUP 18 OCT 03
3 rd Foxy Lady II Laura Skillen / Elizabeth Lucas Certificate
2 nd Quarterflash Bevan and Simon Baker Certificate
Pt RAPID TROPHY RACE 3 NOV 03
3 rd All Fired Up Roger Orr / Aaron Ellis Certificate
TROPHY RACE 22 NOV 03
3 rd Impulse Shea Baylis Certificate
TROPHY RACE 20 DEC 03
3 rd Quarterflash Bevan and Simon Baker Certificate
1 st Killiecrankie Aaron Ellis / Narelle Withers WOODEN TROPHY
TYCO TAMAR DEVIOT REGATTA 14 FEB 04
Mirror Class Xcel Erate Erica Davey / Julia Dixon-Douglas DSC
TROPHY RACE 21 FEB 04
1 st Crash Bandicoot Bevan Baker WOODEN TROPHY
WALKER ALMAST PDYC-DEVIOT SAFARI 28 FEB 04
Dinghies Group B: District Dinghies
3 rd Crikey David Bakker / Alistair Green DSC
2 nd Odysseus Mike and Sally Whitmore DSC
1 st Foxy Lady III George Fish / Tom Holmes DSC
ANZAC DAY TROPHY 25 APR 04
Mirror Quarterflash Bevan and Simon Baker RSL Exeter Trophy
NORTHERN SCHOOLS CHALLENGE 03 / 04
2 nd Scotch/Oakburn Xcel Erate Erica Davey / Julia Dixon-Douglas Certificate
CLASS HANDICAP RESULTS
Spring Handicap Mirrors
3 rd Dual Force Laura Skillen / Elizabeth Lucas Certificate
2 nd Crikey David Bakker / Julia Dixon-Douglas Certificate
1 st Xcel Erate Erica Davey / Julia Sparrow WOODEN TROPHY
Autumn Handicap Mirrors
3 rd Killiecrankie Aaron Ellis / Narelle Withers Certificate
2 nd All Fired Up Roger Orr / Freya Wilson, Josh Baker, Brigida Van Nynanten Certificate
1st Quarterflash Bevan and Simon Baker WOODEN TROPHY
3 rd Quarterflash Bevan and Simon Baker WOODEN TROPHY
2 nd All Fired Up Roger Orr / Freya Wilson, Josh Baker WOODEN TROPHY
1 st Foxy Lady III George Fish /Tom Holmes Lachlan Tunks Memorial DSC Mirror Trophy/WOODEN TROPHY
BEST CREW Tom Holmes Perpetual Trophy
COMMODORE TROPHY FOR THE MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR
Simon Baker Perpetual Trophy
PETER BROOKS MEM SHLD FOR MOST OUTSTANDING JUNIOR
Erica Davey Perpetual Shield
BEST JUNIOR CLUBMAN Josh Baker Perpetual Shield
FIST FAMILY PARTICIPATION TROPHY Perpetual Trophy
Davey Family; John, Jenny, Erica, Madeline, Max