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Winder Boats now have a website ! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:07

Winder boats have finally created a website with details of their Mirror dinghy and the other boats they build, it is at http://www.winderboats.com

 
Of Mirrors and Mentorship - the whole story of the 'Family Robinson' and their path to winning the Mirror Worlds - twice! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Robinson   
Monday, 26 January 2015 10:43

A white wooden Mirror dinghy being sailed to windward

Michael Robinson has sent us the story of the 'Family Robinson' and their path to winning the Mirror Worlds - twice! It is a great example of the unique qualities of the Mirror Dinghy and is a good read for potential newcomers to the class. Michael Robinson takes up the story:

After the 2013 Irish Worlds, I was asked to write something about the family’s experiences. It was eventually posted on the Irish afloat.ie website.

Grant Eckermans asked me to finish off the story after the 2015 Worlds for the South African Mirror Class web site, which I did.

I am sure that you will recognise the first part, but hope you will find the second part interesting.

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Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:48
 
Gul South West Squad 2014 - 2015 session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Aiden Hawkins   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:21

The 29 and 30th of November saw the first weekend of the newly formed Mirror Class South West Squad sponsored by Gul at the beautiful Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Cornwall.

The plan for Saturday morning was boat handling; however the forecast of a light South Easterly failed to materialise till mid-morning.  When the wind finally filled in, the sailors were already on the water with the first focus on smooth tacking and roll tacking.  Unfortunately the wind lasted less than an hour and a half and the decision was taken for an early lunch.  The parents provided lovely, and much needed soup, tea, and cakes in the clubhouse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:54
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Mirror World Championship 2015 - Final Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rob Bellfield   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:23

Photography by Trevor Wilkins. 

Sailing in Africa - what an experience! Theewater SC near Villiersdorp, in Western Cape, situated in the Cape winefields and fruit growing area, must be one of the most stunning venues on earth. Surrounded by imposing mountains, forests and fruit fields - sunshine in abundance and wind a plenty - perfect conditions for the gathering of the Mirror fleets from UK, Australia, South Africa, Japan and France. The fleet represented the full spectrum of Mirror sailing - wooden boats and plastic boats, juniors and parents/children, gaff rigs and single masts. The Izivungu Sailing Academy from Cape Town that supports sailing development for township children brought their special African flavour to the regatta - including their excellent band and dancing.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:21
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World Championships - Day 5 Simon & Tyson take Second Place Overall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Martin Egan   
Saturday, 17 January 2015 11:08

A girl & her brother holding the South African Flag while sitting in their dinghy

Day 5 started with a strong wind blowing down the valley from Villersdorp & early talk from the locals was that it would not last, dropping by 12:00, so a postponement was likley. In the event talk of a postponement proved to be dis-information. There was no AP ashore at 11:30, so boats launched for a 12:00 start. Michela & Ryan Robinson (RSA) and could not be caught, unless they picked up a non-discardable disqualification.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 17:19
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Forthcoming Events

Sat Feb 07, 2015
Mount's Bay Sailing Club Gul National Youth Development Squad - South West session 3
Sun Feb 08, 2015
Mount's Bay Sailing Club Gul National Youth Development Squad - South West session 3
Sat Feb 14, 2015
South Staffordshire Sailing Club Gul National Youth Development Squad - North session 4
Sat Feb 14, 2015
Poole Yacht Club RYA Mirror National Junior Squad 2014 - 2015 session 2
Sun Feb 15, 2015
South Staffordshire Sailing Club Gul National Youth Development Squad - North session 4
Sun Feb 15, 2015
Poole Yacht Club RYA Mirror National Junior Squad 2014 - 2015 session 2
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