The Mirror Class AGM at Paper Court Sailing Club was held on the 15th October and they invited the class association to attend along with Guy Wilkins. Guy was to give a talk on Mirror sailing whilst the association was to explain its presence in the Mirror world and display its goodies.
The A.G.M. had a moderate to good attendance and the discussions were, like most classes, the old problem of how to get more boats on the water and the points series.
One of the top priority items under discussion was the suggestion of the 1st Mirror Open Meeting to be held. An agreement was to hold an open meeting on a date in May 1989 and the meeting may well be included in the Kent Travellers Trophy.
The need to have boats measured and to join the class association were put forward as being necessary things to do in order to keep a boat in Class and also have some way of registration in the Class.
This side of the meeting closed and Guy was introduced to begin his talk. With the help of a Video and a Centre board, Guy launched into the ability to sail with the right attitude and knowledge. Club boat starts and how to gain advantage on the line. Light weather sailing expanded into where to sit, how to trim sails and keeping a low windage. Use of the down haul, out haul, weight of sheets, roll tacking, use of the spinnaker and when to drop this piece of sail so as not to slow the boat down. Guy also included a talk on rules, practice, and general tuning.
The evening was concluded with a nice buffet supplied by the ladies and the showing of the Mirror goodies. Two new members joined the association during the evening. The evening closed at 10.30 p.m.
Editors Note: This article is from Reflections No. 79 Winter 1988, page 11. It has been captured by OCR, so typos & errors are possible.