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July/August 2014
before the 4th August for the discounted entry 
to sail in
Navigators & General
National & Europeans Championships 
 at Brixham YC

More information, and the  Notice of Race for both events click here 
Enter Here for the Nationals & Europeans

Am I ready for the Championships?

Are you and your boat ready for the Championships this summer. Please make sure you have all the correct paper work as it makes it so much easier for our volunteers, on measurement day.  To race in the Europeans and Nationals this summer you need to have: 

1. A valid insurance certificate - please make sure it has not gone out of date. For racing you are required to have insurance with a Third Party Liability Insurance with a minimum cover of £3 million.


2. Measurement certificate - for UK boats this is issued by the RYA, it is one piece of paper with the RYA logo at the top and the title 'International Mirror Measurement Certificate'.  It looks like this.


To be valid it must be in the owner's name. If you have not converted your measurement forms into a certificate after having the boat measured, or it is not in the current owners name, please go to.


3. Buoyancy Test - the buoyancy needs to have been checked by a Measurer in the 12 months prior to the last day of the championships. The test is described in class rule 4.2 and the Measurement Certificate should be endorsed with the date and details of the test.

3. Sails must be measured - all sails need to be certified that they comply with the class rules before arriving at the championships.  If your sails have been certified they will have either

a) an ISAF In-House Certification sticker in the corner by the sailmaker's logo (P&B, North Sails, Dick Batt Sails,.... are permitted to use these)


b) a date and the measurers' signature in the corner by the sailmaker's logo. If they have been measured in the UK since April 2012 they should have a numbered RYA Sail Measurement sticker, with date and signature written across it. 

If you need to get a sail measured a list of measurers can be found here.


4. Membership of the UK Mirror Class Association - both the helm and crew are required to be full members.  If you have not already joined please do so by using the link at the end of this Newsletter.

5. Enter – Don't forget to enter by the 4th August for the discounted entry.



Matt Grayson has been working hard to ensure all the trophies are return ready for the Nationals and Europeans, if he has not contacted you, and you have a trophy please can you make sure it is returned to in time for the championships. Thank you. Matt can be contacted at 


Why not insure your boat with Navigators & General, and support the Mirror Class Association.
Date Change for Nationwide Event at
Beaver SC
The Navigators & General Nationwide Series Event and Inlands  at Beaver SC is now going to he held on the 20/21September. This will also be first qualifying events for the NYDS-North, the second qualifying event will be at Northampton on the 11/12 October.
Winter Squads
If you are U18 and would like to improve your sailing why not join a squad and train over the winter. The class will be running two squads one in the North and one in the South, with six weekend of training at different venues and a Land Day run by the RYA. In March all the squads will come together to train at Carsington SC, and race for the tile of Youth & Junior National Champion.   In order to try out for a place in the squad you need to attend both the qualifying events in your area. 
The qualifying events will be:
NYDS North
N&G Nationwide Series 20/21 September Beaver SC
N&G Nationwide Series 11/12 October at Northampton SC
NYDS South
N&G Nationwide Series 30/31 August at Itchenor SC
N&G Nationwide Series 11/12 October at Northampton SC

RYA National Junior Squad
If you are under 15 on the 31st December 2014 you could try out for the RYA National Junior Squad the qualifying events will be:
RYA Zone Championships  27/28 September at WPSA (Weymouth)
N&G Nationwide Series 11/12 October at Northampton SC

If you would like further advice or information about the winter squads please contact Dave Woodhead at:
We are please to announce that Neilpryde are our new sponsor for the 2015 Nationwide Series. Once again Neilpryde will be sponsoring the series by provide prize vouchers to purchase clothing.
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