The Mirror is a small sailing dinghy (10 foot 10 inches) which is perfect for parents and kids to sail together, or kids to learn to sail.
First designed in 1962, the Mirror has had a complete makeover and is now a dynamic fibreglass boat with a distinctive red main and jib, and spinnaker. It is raced competitively at club, state, national and world levels.
In NSW Mirror fleets sail from Balmoral Sailing Club, Hunters Hill Sailing Club and Woollahra Sailing Club. All are open to new members with club boats are available for newcomers to use.
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Thanks to Melissa Williams-Brown for the photos!
2016-2017 Racing Calendar
17 September 2016
**Season Opening Regatta
Balmoral Sailing Club
26 - 27 November 2016
*NSW State Championships - first weekend
Woollahra Sailing Club.
18 - 19 February 2017
*NSW State Championships - second weekend
Hunters Hill Sailing Club
25 March 2017
** Season Closing Regatta
Balmoral Sailing Club
* The NSW State Championships will be held over two weekends.
** Travellers' Trophy Races
International Mirror 50th NSW State Championships 2014/2015
Sponsored by Bing Lee
NEW: Final results for the 2014/15 Bing Lee NSW State Championships.
Video of Saturday's racing courtesy of John Maguire, WSC Club Captain and mark boat driver here.
Firstly a shout out to our sponsor, Bing Lee, which has been a wonderful supporter of Mirror sailing in NSW for many years.
Congratulations to Cullen and Rowan Hughes, NSW State Champions. Cullen really showed us all how to sail, with amazing boat speed. It was a great way to announce his return to the Mirror class after 20 years!
Full results for download here.
1st Place: Cullen and Rowan Hughes - Bad Wolfe
2nd Place: Mark and Maddie Nash - Mad Cat
3rd Place: Douglas and Charlotte Raftesath - Waterbourne at Last
1st Place: Campbell and Benedict/Spencer McKay - McMissile
2nd Place: Jaksun and Finn/Taj Hannah - Black Pearl
3rd Place: Stan Bland and Monty Parsons - Choppa
Junior State Champions: Zev Hoffman (and his crew) - Yitro
Ladies State Champions: Tara Wilson and Kirsten Johanson - Jazze
Veterans: Douglas and Charlotte Raftesath - Waterbourne at Last
Family: Mark and Maddie Nash - Mad Cat
Encouragement Award: Tony and Zack/Claudia Freeman - Grover
Rusty Shackle: Phil and Max Herscovics - Just for Kix
The Championships were held over two weekends. The first weekend was held on 22 - 23 November 2014 at Balmoral Sailing Club. We were lucky to get good weather and wind for two races on day one and three on day two. It was a fleet of 19 boats, and lead to some close and competitive sailing at many levels of the fleet. Thanks to everyone at Balmoral Sailing Club, especially race officer, Heather, and all the volunteers for a very well run event.
The second weekend was held at Woollahra Sailing Club on 7-8 February 2015. After postponements on both days due to lack of morning wind, the afternoon sea breeze kicked in for some great sailing in the harbour, with the course tracking from near Shark Island to Bottle and Glass Point. There were some close calls with the large fleet of Etchells, also sailing their state championships. A highlight was turning the bottom mark to see a wall of spinnakers bearing down on us. Thanks to WSC and especially Race Officer, Adam South, for putting on a well organised event. Everyone is excited about WSC hosting the Mirror Worlds in 2018/19.
2013-14 Australian Nationals - WSC, Sydney
The Australian Mirror National titles were held at Woollahra Sailing Club, Rose Bay in Sydney, on 28th December 2013 - 3rd January 2014. It was a fantastic event, with 37 boats participating in excellent conditions on Sydney Harbour.
The Australian National Champions are Anita Scott-Murphy and Ben Cruise sailing in Bob. Second place was Douglas and Charlotte Raftesaft in Waterborne at Last and third was Mark and Maddie Nash in Mad Cat. Check out the results, photos and reports here.
2013-14 Bing Lee NSW State Championships - HHSC
A wonderful weekend of sailing at the NSW Mirror States. A big thanks to our sponsors Bing Lee, to Hunters Hill Sailing Club and the Race Committee.
Congratulations to Mark Nash and Maddie in Mad Cat, NSW State Champions 2013! Check out some photos of the event here.
Photo of the Month (Please send us your Mirror photos)
Dolphin at the Mirror Nationals at Sommers