Day 5 of the Gul Mirror Worlds, only one more race and the Cornish weather was a bit more like it with a moderate, but shifty wind and sunny intervals. The first attempt at getting Race 12 away failed when, with about 2 minutes to go, a large hole developed near the Committee Boat, and the wind picked up and shifted hard left at the pin end.
The second attempt, under a 'U' flag, looked, to me, very biased towards the pin, but with seconds to go, it shifted back allowing a clean start. On the beat it paid to go right at first and 'Holy Sheet' sailed by Esme Shepherd and Max Phypers from Restronguet lead for the first lap, with the pack in hot pursuit. Esme and Max held a narrow lead at the end of the third beat, but the pressure from behind was too much – Dave and Imogen Wade from Northampton SC got past to win with 'Hype', sailed by Archie Hawkins and Jack Stevens from Looe SC second.
So with all 12 races sailed, Cullen and Rowan Hughes from Balmoral SC in Australia were the new Mirror World Champions and were applauded ashore and carried up the slipway in their boat. Full results here.
– Martin Egan