2019 National Inland, Youth & Junior and Singlehanded Championships at Bassenthwaite

Mirror Inland Championship at Bassenthwaite SC - photos by William Carruthers

There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less than expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs.

Yes, there was a short postponement prior to the first race but the breeze built allowing three good races to be completed by late afternoon. Taking account of the forecast for the following day the race officer decided to extend the first day’s racing by adding a fourth start. This made sense but a number of helms felt their young crews had endured enough exercise for one day and didn’t take the start.

2017 P&B Mirror Inlands, Youth & Juniors and Single Handed Championship

Shustoke Sailing Club hosted the Mirror Inlands on the weekend of 30th September to 1st October. Conditions were favourable all weekend with building winds through-out.

Race 1 saw juniors Sandy and Douglas Simpson lead the way with hot favourites Chris and Daisy Fuller having to make a massive recovery. Sandy and Douglas held their own whilst the Fullers managed to squeeze in a last minute second place ahead of local single hander Malcom Coombes right on the line.

2003 National Inland Championships

Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club hosted the 40th anniversary Inland Championship of the Mirror Dinghy Class Association, on Saturday 7-8June.

Following the launch of the Mirror dinghy at the 1963 Boat Show, the first open competition for the class was held at Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club. The 2003 Inland Championship returned to the club to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Nearly boats competed during the two days of racing, including number 3 the first prototype, and number14 the winning boat in 1963.

2000 National Inland Championships, Staunton Harold SC, 24 & 25 June

The Mirror Inland Championship was held at Staunton Harold Sailing Club on the weekend of 24th & 25th June. The Inlands continued the seasons trend of healthy and highly competitive fleets; a product of the RYA's support. Despite the grey overcast skies, which threatened rain for most of the weekend, the event was enjoyable featuring tough sailing and a friendly welcome from local members, with the majority of the fleet becoming hardy campers for the weekend.

1988 Inland Championships at Bough Beech Sailing Club


On the 8th-9th October, with some 43 entries and although the forecast was gale force winds, the first race started in a moderate wind of around 3-4, with 41 starters, on an olympic post handed course of 4 laps.

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