6 Mirrors joined a multitude of World and National champions in light and near-freezing conditions at Northampton SC for the Steve Nicholson Trophy; an ideal opportunity for the younger Mirror sailors to experience competing at a top level adult event and sailing in a larger fleet.
There is a report of this event on the Mirror Sailing Scotland website.
In many coastal sailing clubs, dinghy sailors and cruising boat sailors tend to separate and go their different ways, thus splitting the club into two factions, with little to connect them. A few years ago in our east coast club we found the same problem, and initially we tried to encourage combined cruisers-and-dinghy sailing meet-ups, to entice the two types to meet over a barbecue on a beach somewhere locally.
This picture of Max Odell & Finley Boon racing at the RYA Eric Twiname Championships made it onto the front page slideshow of the Yachts & Yachting website. Congratulations to the winners, the South Zone Squads, full report on Yachts and Yachting.
This weekend was the Eric Twiname Championships, where all of the zones competed. Throughout the weekend it was very warm and sunny.