MCA demo boat at Durleigh SC, Somerset


MCA demonstration boat at Durleigh SC - Click to expand

Durleigh Sailing Club, near Bridgwater in Somerset have been borrowing one the the MCA demonstration boats (70648) for the past few months. Nick Tasker from Durleigh SC reports back:

"THANK YOU so much for the loan of it. Our members have had a go in it, some young and some old, it has prompted a resurgence in interest in sailing Mirrors at our club, and 2 members are now actively seeking a Mirror for next season. They all said what a fast boat she is, compared to their existing boats, or past experience. The youngsters loved the light boat, and one even had his first ever capsize in her, and safely righted her in textbook fashion.

Its been fun seeing the other members polishing and varnishing their old mirrors due to the new one appearing in the boat park. I'm sure a couple of centre main conversions have appeared!"

The MCA has four demo boats, one kindly on loan from Winder boats, in different parts of the country. All four are GRP foam sandwich Winders with Bermuda rig. They are there to help clubs whose members are unfamiliar with developments in the Mirror dinghy since 2005 (e.g. Bermuda rig, centre mainsheet, foam sandwich construction, Mk 3 interior, improved spinnaker construction,....) to get up to speed and try out a modern Mirror dinghy. If your club is interested in borrowing a MCA demo boat for a few months next season, or you want to charter one to sail in the 2019 National Championships at Poole YC, please contact Alex Simpson.

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