Mirror World Championship, Pwllheli Sailing Club , July 2009 , Wales.
A class for all age groups, the Mirror is the world's most popular two person sailing dinghy and has arguably been responsible for introducing more people to sailing than any other class. Indeed the class has launched the sailing careers of many high profile individuals. Amongst them are Olympian and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ian WALKER
(GBR) along with his Green Dragon team mate Neal MCDONALD
(GBR). British top female match racer Lucy MCGREGOR (GBR) also learned her racing skills as a member of the UK Mirror national Squad.
is a very popular sailing dinghy
, with more than 70,000 built.
The Mirror was named after the Daily Mirror
, a UK newspaper
with a largely working class distribution. The Mirror was from the start promoted as an affordable boat, and as a design it has done a great deal to make dinghy sailing
accessible to a wide audience. Although most popular in the UK, Mirrors are also sailed in other countries, notably Australia
, the Netherlands
, South Africa
, New Zealand
, the Philippines
and the United States
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