Phil Mears – highest placed Sussex Police representative at the
Police Sport UK National Dinghy Sailing Championships, 2007....
A total of 32 boats representing 13 UK Police Forces competed in the 2007 Police National Championship held at Poole Yacht Club. The racing, on Olympic style courses in Poole Harbour, was held over the two days 14 – 15 June 2007
Sussex Police was represented by Phil Mears in his Laser, Bob Trevis and Mike Scrivener in the Sussex Police owned Laser 2000 and Dusty Miller in a borrowed RS Vareo.
This was a great sailing event in a spectacular area of Dorset, sailing in the nature reserve of Poole Harbour sailing just off the National Trust property of Brownsea Island
The wind remained at a steady Force 2-3 throughout the first day and produced exciting sailing with three races. Day two produced stronger winds and after all results were in, it was Rob Jones and John Woodfield in the RS400 from Hampshire who took the 2007 Championship, with an outstanding performance
The highest placed Sussex Officer was Phil Mears gaining a 21st place, Bob Trevis and Mike Scrivener being placed 23rd and Dusty Miller who could only sail the first day still being placed 24th
All the competitors enjoyed the fantastic sailing conditions and the first class facilities at Poole Yacht Club and will take home fond memories of their visit to Poole.”