Mirror Dinghy Sailing

The Mirror is the World's most popular double handed sailing dinghy, low in price, light, seaworthy and easy to sail, the Mirror quickly achieved its objectives. Probably responsible for introducing more people to the delights of sailing than any other design, some have even gone on to win Olympic medals, the latest being Paul Goodison taking Gold in China. The Mirror is a real proper little boat, with its deep 'sit-in' cockpit, that inspires confidence for sailors of all ages and abilities, easy to sail but a challenge to sail well.

International Mirror Class Associations Latest News

  • In 2013, at the behest of Jim and Cormac, I wrote the following about Ryan and Michaela winning the Mirror Worlds. I did not know at that time, if that achievement should be described as a culmination, the end of the story, or just another chapter,but Jim and Cormac had asked me to put our family’s experiences down in writing, so that they could be shared by others – so I wrote it as I saw it then.
  • Michaela (14) and Ryan(18) are a brother sister team from Carletonville JHB, who have sailed since they were babies with their family of 7. They attend the Carleton Jones high school  in the grade 9 and grade 12 2015 classes at the school. They mentioned that they are lucky to be in a school where the principle is as passionate about sailing as they are.
  • With only one race to be sailed on the last day of the 2015 Mirror World Championships, at Theewater Sports Club,, competitors headed out to the start area in a 'bossie', a north wester, 15 to 18 knots.  The race was to be a long trapezoidal course, out in the middle of the dam.  Simon & Tyson Barwood took the honours, followed home by Sigi & Tamryn Bailes and Michaela & Ryan Robinson.
  • Spectators witnessed some exciting close to shore racing in a strengthening  south easter on day four of the Mirror World Championships.  After a general recall on the first race on the sausage course, we moved to the trapezoidal course which provided some very exciting racing for both competitors on the water and spectators on shore.
  • Competitors were met with light winds on the morning of day 3, at 11h00 the Race Officer raised the AP flag and racing only got underway at 13h30 in a light westerly.  Mid way through the afternoon the wind switched to the south east and strengthened to 17 knots.  Three races were sailed, the first on a sausage course and the last two on a trapezoidal course. With the first discard after Race 5 the fleet closed up and at the ...

Latest Results - 2015 Mirror Worlds, Theewater Sports Club, South Africa

Pos Nation Helm/Crew Points Pos Nation Helm/Crew Points
1 south africa Michaela Robinson / Ryan Robinson 34 6 france Sacha Pelisson / Alec Webb 77
2 australia Simon Barwood / Tyson Barwood 58 7 australia Douglas Raftesath / Charlotte Raftesath 78
3 united kingdom Eleanor Keers / Isobel Pugh 65 8 south_africa Andrea Giovannini / Taryn Hesse 86
4 united kingdom Gemma Keers / Imogen Bellfield 70 9 united kingdom Scarlett Shepherd / Esme Shepherd 91
5 south_africa Eben Vivier / Johan Vivier 74 10 south_africa Sigi Bailes / Tamryn Bailes 94