Michaela (14) and Ryan(18) are a brother sister team from Carletonville JHB, who have sailed since they were babies with their family of 7. They attend the Carleton Jones high school in the grade 9 and grade 12 2015 classes at the school. They mentioned that they are lucky to be in a school where the principle is as passionate about sailing as they are.
Spectators witnessed some exciting close to shore racing in a strengthening south easter on day four of the Mirror World Championships. After a general recall on the first race on the sausage course, we moved to the trapezoidal course which provided some very exciting racing for both competitors on the water and spectators on shore.
With only one race to be sailed on the last day of the 2015 Mirror World Championships, at Theewater Sports Club,, competitors headed out to the start area in a 'bossie', a north wester, 15 to 18 knots. The race was to be a long trapezoidal course, out in the middle of the dam. Simon & Tyson Barwood took the honours, followed home by Sigi & Tamryn Bailes and Michaela & Ryan Robinson.
Competitors were met with light winds on the morning of day 3, at 11h00 the Race Officer raised the AP flag and racing only got underway at 13h30 in a light westerly. Mid way through the afternoon the wind switched to the south east and strengthened to 17 knots. Three races were sailed, the first on a sausage course and the last two on a trapezoidal course.