The dates for two Mirror Opens & Northern Travellers have been announced.
Photos from 2010 Europeans at Sligo YC - Click to expand
The 2021 Mirror World Championships will be hosted by Sligo YC in Ireland from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 August. An outline of the programme is
13th - 15th Irish Mirror Nationals (max 10 races)
16th - 22nd Mirror Worlds (max 12 races)
The Organising Committee still have one brand new Mk 3 Mirror (never been in the water) with new sails available for charter at the Worlds. If anyone wants to make a last minute decision to attend, this boat is available at a cost of AUD2,000 incl sails or about GBP1,140. We will be offering this boat to Australian sailors if we have not received any interest from an overseas entrant by next Monday 26 November 2018.
Itchenor SC will host the Southern Area Championships on 1st June 2019. This will be a one day event with 4 back to back races. Start time TBA, probably 10.30, it's an 11am high tide, and in the summer much easier to get to Itchenor a on a Saturday and be earlier rather than later!
On Sunday 2nd June Itchenor will host a Mirror coaching day with Mirror ex-World Champion Chris Balding , so worth making a weekend of it, if you can.
This picture demonstrates exactly how tight against the mast it's possible to get the gaff. It's clearly a windy day and, no doubt, they had been out racing for a while, but still no sign of a gap between the mast and the gaff. I think the whole boat set up looks near-perfect.
In order to get your gaff tight up against the mast, a number of elements need to come together to ensure success.