It's been drawn to my attention that some boats are being rigged with an purchase on the adjustable jib tack. In the example above, the black and white line starts on the forestay attachment fitting, goes through the jib tack cringle, around a block to a cleat. By going though the jib tack cringle, a purchase of 2:1 is created. The rule governing adjustable jib tacks is 1.7.4
1.7.4 The tack of the jib may be secured so that it can be adjusted while racing provided that no mechanical advantage is gained by the adjustment.
To comply with the Class rules, the line needs to be attached directly to the jib, and then led around the block to the cleat.
Team GB Worlds tops by Rooster, available in blue or white, are now available here https://www.roostersailing.com/collections/mirror-worlds-team-gb. It would be great to see plenty of the GB team wearing them in Sligo.
48 boats including the reigning National Champions, Ben & Keira McGrane, ex-World champion Chris Balding, two time GBR Olympic sailor Chris Grube plus a host of other top sailors, gathered at Brightlingsea SC for the UK Mirror Nationals from 1st to 4th June. To add a little International flavour, there were two boats from Ireland, warming up against GBR sailors prior to the Mirror World Championships in Sligo in July.
Great racing in the sheltered, if tidal, waters of the Colne Estuary. Cracking weather, a campervan site right next to the dinghy park, a bar and a galley providing breakfasts, packed lunches and an evening meal kept everyone fuelled up. Great organisation from Marie & Stephen Cross, Carole Heppell and the Brightlingsea SC crew.
A reminder that the AGM of the Mirror Class Association will take place on Thursday 1st June at 18:00 in a meeting room at Brightlingsea Sailing Club.
Below are links to the associated paperwork, printed copies will not be provided.
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