1964 National Championship at Plymouth

According to the list of past Champions in the yearbooks, the winners were

1st B Tomes 811 Spectre
2nd D. Wines 1086 Jaunty Jen

Oddly in the British Pathe newsreel they list Pat Edyean and Veronica Moore of Plymouth in dinghy No 7 as the eventual winners. It's possible Pat Edyean and Veronica Moore won the race on the day the film crew visited, rather than the whole championship.

Boats were kept in what is now a car park adjacent to the now defunct Mayflower Sailing Club on the Barbican and launched down the adjacent slipway.

There are also some photographs by Eileen Ramsay, 71366 & 71364 are of this event, hover your cursor to see an enlarged view & details.

1976 National Championships at Newquay

Black and white photo of two Mirrors racing to windward in a big swell


First Roy & Graeme Partridge 60015 Funderbird
Second Harry & John Prangnell 47473 Topaz

1978 National Championships at Mount's Bay

Mirror dinghies rounding the windward mark in Mount's Bay, Cornwall


First Graham & Martin Ellis 55565 Gee-wiz
Second Peter & Tim Robinson 29263 Finnish Tit


1985 National Championships at Royal Plymouth Corinthian YC

First Graeme Castle 66666 Hathi
Second Dave Sherwin & Chris Stubbs 64203 Freckles

1988 Silver Jubilee Mirror Nationals at Sidmouth SC

A fleet of Mirror dinghies racing to windward in a light wind

The Jubilee Nationals at Sidmouth, Principal Sponsor The Daily Mirror, attracted a very good entry of 136 competitors and many famous guest visitors, including Jack Holt, Barry Bucknell, Victor Shaw, Arthur Sidey and former World Champion Dave Sherwin.

After a bright sunny registration day on Saturday, the weather changed dramatically for the Practice Race on Sunday. S/South Westerly Force 4-5 onshore winds made launching and landing very difficult and only 50 boats took to the water. Jamie Boag and Maureen Millar (M 67934) took an early lead on the first triangle before being overhauled by Guy and Teresa Wilkins (M 63008) on the second beat.

They held on to their lead to the finish to win the International Paint Trophy, despite a strong challenge from Danny O’Grady and Caeron Scott (M 67312). Local sailors Peter Harper and Neil Hapgood (M 68552) did well to finish in 3rd place.

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