Three months ago IBI sailing moved to Chichester - IBI has agreed to support the Mirror fleet on the South coast - they are a small boat business which specialises in youth sailing - they support the 420 class, the optimist clas and now the Mirror class. They sell new boats, do GRP repairs and have an on line business. The company is run by Charles Ainsworth.
At the dinghy show last week they launched a top of the range Mirror Ascari - this racing Mirror has a winder hull, newly designed Batt sails and superspar mast. From what I saw it has a whiole host of go fater bits - I understand that IBI worked closely with top sialers to design the boat.
Charles is a very helpful person and open to new ideas - so I think to have a dedicated supplier of new boats and sapres for mirror can only be a good thing.