Digby Ayton - an Aussie sailing a Mirror in France

The river Seine in France viewed from the cockpit of a Mirror dinghy under sail

Digby Ayton, a Tasmainian landscape and surf photographer, is currently in France, he has bought a Mirror and is attempting to sail down the canals and rivers of France from a town west of Paris (Rouen) to the Mediterranean over a period of 3 months. On the 21st August he was in Conflans and planning to get a lift via barge to get past the tricky section of Paris.

He will be taking lots of photos along the way and has a blog which he will update regularly with stories and images here: www.digbyaytonphoto.tumblr.com

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Latest forum posts

    • Old suit of sails - free
    • Alan Britten has an old suit of Jeckell Mirror dinghy sails, number 23153, measured 1981, in good condition for cruising, no battens, free to anyone who covers postage (about £10 I guess). Please contact via . Alan can send more pictures if required.
    • Mast up & flat (mast down) covers for sale
    • Gerard Barron has 2 Mirror covers for sale (1 – mast up, 1 mast down). The mast up cover is a Trident cover in good condition, there are no splits and all straps are present. The mast down cover is pretty battered with a number of splits that have been patched. It is not great but would be better than nothing. £35 for both Please call 01366 502252 or 07909 524077 or email with any questions Collect from Downham Market, Norfolk (or Cambridge) or packing and postage could be arranged at additional cost.
    • Full Bermuda rig (spars, sails) for sale
    • Alle Roodbergen from the Netherlands has a full Bermuda rig for sale. * Superspars Bermuda mast and boom in good condition, fully rigged and new shrouds * Superspars spinnaker pole * Flyaway pole system * Full set P&P sails: main, jib and blue spinnaker Price: GBP 600. Delivery in April 2019 in the UK Please contact Alle Roodbergen at or Tel. +31641321250

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