Mirror sailing at Brightlingsea

Two Goodwin built wooden Mirror dinghies racing under spinnaker

Mirror sailing at Brightlingsea Sailing Club is under going a bit of a revival with Mirror sailing and racing included in the 2019 programe for the first time in years. There will be seven Sunday sessions aimed at helping everyone get the most from their Mirror sailing at every level.

Have you lost a camera with photos of Mirror 3770 on it?

A camera has been found on a mountain in North Wales. It contains a number of photographs of a Mirror Dinghy with a sail number 3770. If this is your camera, please contact Llangollen Police station. Reference number with North Wales Police lost and found is 1538154206.

'The Mirror Book' - Second Edition to be launched at the Southampton Boat Show

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

Fernhust Books have updated 'The Mirror Book - Mirror sailing from start to finish' and the new edition will be launched at the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 14th September on the ChartCo stand (J052) at 2.30pm.

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.

Published by Fernhurst Books as part of their Start to Finish series, as a paperback and eBook, The Mirror Book will be available to buy from all good bookshops, websites and direct from www.fernhurstbooks.com

Ian Walker MBE named as RYA Director of Racing

A red GRP Mirror under spinnaker

RYA Racing will have an experienced new hand at the helm with the announcement that Ian Walker MBE is to take up the Director of Racing position this autumn.

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