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June 2014
for the
Navigators & General
National & Europeans 

 at Brixham YC
(discounted entry closes 4th August)

More information, and the  Notice of Race for both events can found 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 A valid insurance certificate - please make sure it has not gone out of date.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 tile '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 or Club Officer 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.





Why not insure your boat with Navigators & General, and support the Mirror Class Association.
RYA Zone Championships
This year the Mirror class has been invited to WPSA (Weymouth) for the RYA Zone Championships on 27/28 September.  Entry in the Mirror class is open to anyone under the age of 18 on the 31st December 2014.   Entry is now open and closes on the 21st September. 
Winter Squads
Once again the sucessful National Youth Development Squad (NYDS) run by the Mirror Class Association will be running this winter.  The class will be running two squads one in the North and one in the South, with six weekend of training and a Land Day run by the RYA. In March all the squads will come together to train at Carsington SC.   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
Open training Date TBC at 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 sailed in the NYDS last year and 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
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:
The International Mirror Class Association website is now up and running ready for the Worlds.
The website will be used to post news and information about international events, including the Worlds which is being held at Theewater Sports Club, South Africa from the 28th December to 9th January. 
In the mean time do you know anyone who should in the Hall of Fame if so please email Ceila May, with a brief description and photo.


Are you thinking of moving on?

Would you like to continue on up the RYA pathway?

Please use this link to find out more about RYA Transition Training in the RYA Youth Classes.

To Enter an Event - Click Here
For Membership Renewals - Click Here
To View the Mirror Sailing Calendar - Click Here

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