Ogston SC duo are champions

Harvey Martin and Rory McKenzie of Ogston Sailing Club
Harvey Martin and Rory McKenzie of Ogston Sailing Club

Ogston Sailing Club members Rory McKenzie and Harvey Martin have been celebrating some more success.

National Mirror Dinghy champions of 2011 Rory, aged 17 (helm) of Bradwell, and Harvey aged 13 (crew) of Alfreton are now the European Mirror Dinghy champions of 2012.

They sailed their way to victory at Poole Yacht Club in Dorset against 84 other sailors at the European Mirror Championships. Out of 11 races sailed, in challenging conditions, they won seven races.

Many present and past Olympic sailors started their sailing careers in a Mirror Dinghy. Earlier this summer, Rory and Harvey competed separately with other crews (in different classes of boat) in the National Schools Sailing Regatta on Olympic home waters at Weymouth.

Rory won the Fast Handicap fleet and Harvey won the Slow Handicap fleet. Both Rory and Harvey are members of Ogston Sailing Club, situated between Matlock and Clay Cross.