World Championships - Opening Ceremony

Mirror sailors marching behind a band

After the Practice Race (Trevor Wilkins' photos here) The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Mirror Worlds started with a march through the local town of  Villiersdorp with the colourful Izivungu Vungu band (a charity that helps township children & youth) leading the way and the competitors and supporters marching country by country.

After the march it was back to Theewaters for more music and dancing from the band, hoisting of each countries flag with national anthem, welcoming speechs, mixing of the waters from each nation finishing with a snoek (fish) baari. The informal touch rugby match between the British Lions and South Africa Springboks was won by the Lions!

Thanks to Event Professional photographer Trevor Wilkins for giving us access to some of his photos of the March through Villiersdorp and of the Opening Ceremony.

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