Ash Shepherd from Restronguet SC has written a basic guide to rig set up which focuses on rig tension, mast rake & halyard tension for both Bermuda and Gunter rigged boats.
In the third of the mirror training course, the sailors were sailing at Draycote Water SC, where, unlike the first two weeks, there was a decent breeze. The three pairs of sailors arrived at the club bright and early to have a brilliant weekend of learning taught by Niki Birrell, the two-time Paralympic medallist.
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.
The wooden boat specification has been updated. The new version is in World Sailing's Standard Class Rules (SCR) format & generally updates the specification reflect changes in boat building & the marine industry since the last specification was issued.
A number of sailors, mainly from overseas, are interested in sailing in the 2017 Gul Mirror British Nationals & Worlds. The three Winder charter boats and the four UK Mirror Class Association boats have been booked already, so these sailors are looking for charter boats from other sources.