Mirrors at the Steve Nicholson Trophy at Northampton SC

A red GRP Mirror dinghy called

6 Mirrors joined a multitude of World and National champions in light and near-freezing conditions at Northampton SC for the Steve Nicholson Trophy; an ideal opportunity for the younger Mirror sailors to experience competing at a top level adult event and sailing in a larger fleet.

Geriatric Mirror Racing

Wooden Mirror dinghy racing as seen from the top of the mast

In many coastal sailing clubs, dinghy sailors and cruising boat sailors tend to separate and go their different ways, thus splitting the club into two factions, with little to connect them. A few years ago in our east coast club we found the same problem, and initially we tried to encourage combined cruisers-and-dinghy sailing meet-ups, to entice the two types to meet over a barbecue on a beach somewhere locally.

RYA Eric Twiname at Rutland 12th & 13th May

This picture of Max Odell & Finley Boon racing at the RYA Eric Twiname Championships made it onto the front page slideshow of the Yachts & Yachting website. Congratulations to the winners, the South Zone Squads, full report on Yachts and Yachting.

RYA Eric Twiname Championships at Rutland 12th & 13th May

Screen shot of Yachts & Yachting website showing Mirror dinghy

This weekend was the Eric Twiname Championships, where all of the zones competed. Throughout the weekend it was very warm and sunny. 

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