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2014 Mirror Southern Traveller Series Overall

by Robert Bellfield 31 Aug 2014 13:43 PDT 30-31 August 2014
Gemma Keers and Imogen Bellfield win the 2014 Mirror Southern Traveller Series © Zoe Bellfield

Over 40 Mirrors took part in the four event series at Poole YC, Hill Head SC, Bosham SC; concluding this weekend with the Navigators & General Mirror Nationwide Southern Championships at Itchenor SC. The boats from the RYA National Junior Squad have used the opportunity of the southern traveller series to gain experience in different waters from the shifty and tidal waters of Poole Harbour and unusually light conditions at Hill Head on the Solent and in Chichester at Bosham. To round off Itchenor had the full range of 20 kts plus on Day One, followed by light winds and tide dominated courses on Day Two.

Edward Hansell and Sally Lorimer/Bryony Jones from Itchenor SC reaped the reward of traveling for 5th overall, including an excellent 3rd at Bosham. Harriet and Helena Watkins were consistently in the top 5 - continuing the Watkins Mirror Dynasty that has emerged from Poole YC - following sisters Anna, Rosie and Midge who have all tasted success in the 420 class. The Mirror remains the very best class for parent child combinations to compete on level terms with the juniors and former Fireball ace Angus Hemmings, and son Fraser, from Stokes Bay SC have been right at the forefront of the fleet, rounding off their traveller series with a well deserved win at Itchenor, winning the first Adult / Child trophy. The battle for the top spot was close between the Keers sisters, with Eleanor and crew Izzy Pugh looking good after a top performance in their win at Hill Head but older sister Gemma and Imogen Bellfield pipped them to the post by always being in the top two post their emphatic victory at Poole.

While the Itchenor Mirror fleet remains the largest in the country with over 90 boats registered, there are growing fleets at Hill Head and at Looe and Mounts Bay in the SW. The Mirror Class is absolutely committed to helping the clubs to grow their club fleets and to offer good racing at home but there are also varied Nationwide and Area events to expose the top of the fleet to sailing at different venues.

Next year should be exciting with the prospect of the Mirror Nationals being run alongside Abersoch Mirror Week at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club from 15 - 21 August - lots of red sails with crews of all shapes and sizes and the full spectrum of Mirrors from the beloved classic wooden 'gaffers' to the modern plastic Winder racers. No better time to join in!

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubPoole YCHillhead SCBosham SCItchenor SCPts
1st70715Gemma KeersImogen BellfieldItchenor122(DNC)5
2nd70713Eleanor KeersIzzy PughISC314‑68
3rd70668Angus HemmingsFraser HemmingsStokes Bay210(DNC)113
4th70697Harriet WatkinsHelena WatkinsPoole YC54(DNC)413
5th70625Edward HansellBryony JonesISC663‑815
6th70784Nigel ThomasOllie Vennis‑OzannyHill Head SC(DNC)3DNC246
7th70652Tom WestonPaddy JefferiesItchenor(DNC)51DNC47
8th70714Henry HeathPaddy JefferiesItchenor(DNC)DNC6350
9th70584Natasha Ewart SmithAnnabel FiskISC(DNC)DNC51056
10th70703Oliver WilsonHannah WilsonItchenor(DNC)911DNC61
11th70356Emily HeathAlice BullockISC(DNC)DNC13963
12th70342Billy Vennis‑OzannyMonique Vennis‑OzannyHill Head SC(DNC)8DNC1564
13th39508Peter CromptonEddie CromptonWembley(DNC)DNC91767
14th70716Scarlett ShepherdHarvey MartinRestronguet4(DNC)DNCDNC86
15th70810Ollie HawkinsArchie HawkinsLooe(DNC)DNCDNC587
16th70504Phillippa HeathEmily PartridgeISC(DNC)DNCDNC789
17th70676Celia HansellJasper Ewart‑SmithItchenor(DNC)DNC7DNC89
18th70761Richard Whiteley Hill Head SC(DNC)7DNCDNC89
19th70799Lauren LyengarAnnabel LyengarPoole YC7(DNC)DNCDNC89
20th70182Archie GrantWill TimberlakeItchenor(DNC)DNC8DNC90
21st53976Millie GriffithsFern JonesPoole YC8(DNC)DNCDNC90
22nd70653Dom GogartyEdward HodgsonBosham SC(DNC)DNC10DNC92
23rd70791Bertie FisherCharlotte FisherISC(DNC)DNCDNC1193
24th70536Sue Vines Hill Head SC(DNC)11DNCDNC93
25th70792Tai BuxtonKit SpiersItchenor(DNC)DNCDNC1294
26th70673Katie DeveyAngelica Boden JonesBosham SC(DNC)DNC12DNC94
27th66032Carl Kimbley Hill Head SC(DNC)12DNCDNC94
28th70505Imogen BellfieldSarah Ewart‑SmithISC(DNC)DNCDNC1395
29th68085Gordon Bourke Hill Head SC(DNC)13DNCDNC95
30th70560Sally LorimerPippa JonesWarsash/ISC(DNC)DNCDNC1496
31st70364Sophie ten BoschThys NienwenhuisKWVL(DNC)DNC14DNC96
32nd70547Johnnie LawFinn MorganItchenor(DNC)DNCDNC1698
33rd70725Felix JefferiesMonty HeathISC(DNC)DNCDNC18100
34th70499Amelia MackieSophie MackieISC(DNC)DNCDNC19101
35th70429Maddie HantraisWill GrantItchenor(DNC)DNCDNC20102
36th70565Ella MorganHARRIET FISKISC(DNC)DNCDNC21103
37th70500Tallulah PudneyKate HarrisISC(DNC)DNCDNC22104
38th70706Isobel HarrisImy PudneyISC(DNC)DNCDNC23105
39th70632Jack HartleyBarnie HartleyISC(DNC)DNCDNC24106
40th70624Charles HouseEdward HouseISC(DNC)DNCDNC25107

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