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.
Thanks to Melissa Williams-Brown for the photos!
International Mirror 50th NSW State Championships 2014/2015
Sponsored by Bing Lee
The Bing Lee NSW State Championships will be held over two weekends. The first weekend was held on 22 - 23 November 2014 at Balmoral Sailing Club. We were lucky to get fantastic 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.
Also a shout out to our sponsor, Bing Lee, which has been a wonderful supporter of Mirror sailing in NSW for many years.
Weekend 2 of the States will be held on 7 - 8 February 2015 at Woollahra Sailing Club. Download the Notice of Race and Entry Form and First Weekend Sailing Instructions
The AGM was held after racing on 22 November, where we elected a new President for the Association, Stan Bland, and a new Race Officer, Tara Wilson. A vote of thanks was made to the outgoing President, Ralph Stanford, and outgoing Race Officer, Mark Nash, both of whom presided over the organisation of the successful Nationals earlier this year.
The next event on the calendar is Sail Sydney on the weekend of 6-7 Dec at WSC. Get your entries in ASAP here.
Full results from the first weekend here.
Overall Standings after First Weekend
1 - 70592 - Bad Wolf - Cullen Hughes
2 - 70666 - MadCat - Mark Nash
3 - 70595 - Jazze - Tara Foster
4 - 70812 - Speedybee - Rick Baker
5 - 57993 - McMissile - Campbell McKay
6 - 70800 - Waterborne at Last - Douglas Raftesath
7 - 30170 - The Black Pearl - Jaksun Hanna
8 - 63075 - Choppa - Stan Bland
9 - 70665 - Yitro - Zev Hoffman
10 - 70813 - Firefly - Gavin Cooke
11 - 70811 - Grover - Tony Freeman
12 - 67317 - Sidekix - Phil Herscovics
13 - 67347 - Swallow - Ralph Stanford
14 - 18407 - Sirocco - James Stevens
15 - 69362 - One Step - Beyond David Dixon Hughes
16 - 18436 - X Box Ross - Barratt
17 - 67800 - Spiegel - S Malone
18 - 45291 - Potemkin - Geoff Winestock
19 - 45711 - Double Black
Mirrors are a designated class on the notice of race for Sail Sydney from Woollahra Sailing Club on the weekend of 6 and 7 December 2014. Let's get a good fleet of Mirrors out sailing on Sydney Harbour. It will be great training for the Nationals soon after.
Notie of Race and Entry: http://www.sailsydney.org.au/
2015 Mirror Worlds
The 2015 Mirror World Championships will be held at Theewater Sports Club, Villiersdorp, South Africa from 28th December 2014 to 9th January 2015. The Notice of Race and Entry Forms are now available at:
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.
2013-14 Bill Jaffray Award
A big congratulations and thank you to Stan Bland, who was awarded the 2013-14 Bill Jaffray Award for outstanding service to the class. The award is for his outstanding efforts in establishing and building the Mirror class at Woollahra Sailing Club over the last five years.
From a basis of three old timber hulls Stan has begged, borrowed and bought almost every available timber hull he could find, many from Sydney clubs, but some from as far away as Queensland and Victoria. He has personally restored, repaired and rebuilt at least 12 of those hulls in order to provide a good low cost entry for juniors and family crews to learn to sail and start racing. Thanks to Stan we now have a strong and vibrant Mirror fleet at Woollahra Sailing Club, which continues to grow.
Photo of the Month (Please send us your Mirror photos)
Riding a wave at the States