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Mirror winter training is held, as in previous years in Lough Ree YC, and is run over four weekend sessions between January to April
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The Irish Mirror sailing season starts in less than two weeks with the first weekend of the Winter Training Programme. The winter training is held, as in previous years in Lough Ree YC, and is run over four weekend sessions between…
Mirror Dinghy ‘Changed Sailing Forever’
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#Mirror - The Mirror newspaper has paid tribute to its namesake dinghy, which features in the top 10 of Yachting World’s list of the most influential boats of all time. Launched in 1963 and aimed at the same market as…
Competitors at the pre–race briefing for the 41st All Ireland Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club
Youth Sailing
Last weekend Sutton Dinghy Club ran their Inter-Schools Sailing event. The event in its 41st year attracted 32 schools with 107 boats and 144 youth sailors making the start line last Saturday morning. Well 2 start lines actually with 38 boats…
Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Youth Sailing
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
There were strong winds for the final day of the Mirror Europeans in Cork Harbour
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After ten races sailed at the Mirror European Championships at Crosshaven, Lough Ree YC pairing Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell won the 19–boat event. Mel and Sophie Collins of hosts Royal Cork Yacht Club were second on 22–points with another RCYC…
Mirror dinghies racing for Euro honours in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's photo gallery below
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After five races, Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell from Lough Ree Yacht Club lead the 2016 Mirror European at Royal Cork Yacht Club after five races. The 19–boat event concludes tomorrow. Results here. Bob Bateman's photo gallery is below.   _psEmbed("http://photogallery.afloat.ie");
The Mirror European Championships start at RCYC next week
Island Nation
My first experience of sailing a Mirror dinghy was not a good example of how to sail.For £400 I became the proud owner of a brand new Mirror dinghy, made for me in Cork, a shining blue hull, lovely woodwork…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay under Ben Bulben
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Lough Ree Yacht Club's Caoilin Croasdell & Alexander Farrel were the Overall and Gold Fleet Winners of the Mirror dinghy Western Championships at Sligo Yacht Club at the weekend. Second place went to Oisin MacAllister & Rory MacAllister of Royal Cork Yacht…
Mirror
There is a very full programme of Irish Mirror dinghy events in 2016 with seven events in seven different venues culminating with the European Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club from 7th - 12th August writes John McGonigle, President of the Mirror Association of Ireland.…
Lough Ree Yacht Club Mirror Dinghy Coaching in the Sleet & Snow
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#mirror – The Irish Mirror Dinghy Association's winter training started this weekend in rather tricky weather conditions. 14 hardy sailors headed out on to Lough Ree in gusts of 20 knots on Saturday morning, under the excellent coaching guidance of…
Two Mirror Dinghy World Championship Titles – A Story Of Mirrors & Mentorship
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#mirrorworlds – In 2013 Father of Mirror World Champions Michael Robinson wrote about Ryan and Michaela winning the Mirror World championships on Lough Derg. Two years later a second title has been won. Here Michael updates the story after victory at…
Sligo Yacht Club Refurbishing Old Mirror Dinghies
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#sligoyachtclub – An interesting winter project is under way in the training room of the new Sligo Yacht Club building. A group of enthusiasts are refurbishing a collection of 10 old Mirror dinghies. It began with a walk around the…
South African Mirror Siblings Defend Mirror World Championship Title First Won on Lough Derg
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#mirror – Eighteen months ago brother and sister Ryan and Michaela Robinson, from Boskop Yacht Club in Carletonville, approximately an hour's drive outside Johannesburg, won the Mirror World Championships hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. They won against competition from…
No Irish Mirrors To Contest South African Dinghy Worlds
Mirror
#mirror – After a successful staging of the Mirror dinghy world Championships on Lough Derg in August 2013 the biennial championship is underway again this week but this time at a South African venue and sadly without any Irish boats…
Sutton Dinghy Club Pair Win Mirror National Championships
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#mirror – The 2014 Mirror National Championships were held at a resplendent Sligo Yacht Club from August 7th to 10th. Twenty three Mirror Class Dinghies gathered for what proved to be an action packed four days of sailing on the…

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