Mirrors return to Ripon Sailing Club

Mirror dinghies racing upwind on a lake with trees in the background

Ripon Sailing Club hosted its first Mirror Open Meeting since 2015 on Saturday 5th October, following a resurgence in Mirror sailing at the club over the last two seasons.

Nine Mirrors participated and demonstrated the range of boats that represent the Mirror class these days from a much loved 50 year old gaff rigged wooden boat to several new bermudan rig Winder racing machines. A full mix of age ranges was out on the water, with the youngest sailor aged 3 and the oldest a mere 81!

Not entered the Inlands yet?

Mirror dinghies, racing on a lake, sailing towards the camera with spinnakers set

You haven't entered the Inlands on 13/14 July 19 yet? Here's you chance to do so at the discounted fee.  Only £20 if under 17 and £25 for the slightly older generation!  But be quick - £10 will be added after Sunday (7 July).  And note that you can get on site caravanning / camping for only £7 per night.

Mirror Open at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Mirror dinghies launching from a slipway in misty weather

The scene on Sunday was one of people and boats emerging from deep winter hibernation. They were greeted by a light mist ready for the the first of the Mirror Northern Travellers.

Nine sets of red sails, including one visitor, made their way down to the waters edge with some keen and excited helms and crews. The plan was to join in with the club's slow handicap fleet two minutes after the fast fleet started. With the fleet chomping at the bit, however, they took off early on the one minute gun causing some confusion!

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