2021 Mirror Worlds postponed until 2023

Two Mirror dinghies racing on a reach with spinnakers set with mountains of Sligo in the background

Following a meeting between the International Mirror Class Association executive and the wonderful organising committee at Sligo YC it was decided that with the uncertainty caused by COVID it was necessary to postpone the next World Tiles due to be held this year. In the hope of providing some certainty with the new proposed dates, the executive and Sligo have agreed on July 22-30 2023. South Africa have agreed to defer the following World title until 2025.

World Sailing has been asked for approval.

The executive would again like to thank Sligo YC for their gracious assistance and co-operation in this difficult decision. The hope is that member nations will be able to use the extra time to rebuild fleets and expertise that have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

 I look forward to seeing you all at Sligo in 2023.

Celia May
Secretary/Treasurer IMCA

Editor Note: Sligo YC are in the process of re-planning their 2021 calender in light of the above and the expected slow easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland. It's likely that the dates for the Mirror Irish National Championships will move back to August 20/21/22 2021, but this has yet to be confirmed. Needless to say, the Irish Mirror Class association would warmly welcome any UK or other overseas boats to their National Championships.