The Mirror Book

"The Mirror Book" by Peter Aitken, originally published by Wiley Nautical in 2008, more recently publication has been taken over by Fernhurst Books and it is still in print (2018), the ISBN is 978-0-470-51938-7. In 2018 Fernhust Books updated 'The Mirror Book - Mirror sailing from start to finish'. The new edition was launched at the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 14th September on the ChartCo stand (J052) at 2.30pm.

The cover of the 2nd edition of The Mirror Book - photo of Mirrors spinnaker reaching during the 2017 Mirror Worlds

The UK Mirror Class Association have contributed to this update and it is endorsed by Dave Wade, double Mirror National Champion, who says: “Armed with this book, your understanding of Mirror sailing techniques will grow, and your results will improve. I thoroughly recommend it.”

 

Packed with practical advice and illustrated with step-by-step photographs, this book teaches you how to sail the UK's most iconic and best loved dinghy. Learn all the essentials, form sailing theory and rigging to faster upwind and downwind sailing. Peter Aitken, the UK National Mirror Coach in 2008 and Tim Davidson, a successful racer, reveal the basics and show how to outsmart the opposition. This book includes Bermuda and Gunter rigs, centre mainsheets & flyaway pole systems.