Trophies

Ptwootle Trophy

A wooden part model of a Mirror dinghy with spinnaker flying superimposed on a map of the UK & Ireland

The Ptwootle Trophy is awarded to the first wooden boat at the National Championships. It was kindly donated by Trevor Lloyd at the time his son Alex got his new boat 70437 - Ptwootle II and the Mk 3 interior, GRP foam sandwich Winder boats were becoming more common.

It's named after the second wooden Mirror built by Stephen Heppell. Writing in 2018, Stephen takes up the story "We had four mirrors. The first one - a standard Bell built kit, was Pootle. Then came Juliette Heppell's fast blue boat Ptwootle (two, get it?) which was spectacularly fast upwind and she sailed with her sister and then with single handed sailor Hannah Stodel, then came the pink Pthreetle sailed by Melissa Heppell who went onto 470s from there (super fast boat won lots also with next owner Emma Barry) and then finally Phourtle which was Toby Heppell's boat - he went onto 49ers and is now at Yachts and Yachting of course. All Brightlingsea boats back in the days when the town council created a Mirror Millennium garden in honour of the town's Mirror sailors!"

RYA Eric Twiname Cup

A silver cup with two handles and and a gold finish to the front

The RYA Eric Twiname Cup is presented to the winning helm and crew in the Mirror fleet at the RYA Eric Twiname Championships. In 2013 the RYA stopped inviting Mirrors to compete at this championship. The Eric Twiname Trust said the class could retain the cup.

Scotia Caravans host club junior trophy

A silver cup with a plastic base

The Scotia Caravans host club junior trophy is awarded to the first helm from the hosting club who is under 16 on the last day of the event at the Scottish Championship.

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