Congratulations Michaela & Ryan!

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The Robinson's Defend Thier World Title
Theewater Sports Club, Villiersdorp, South Africa


2015 Mirror World Championships Latest News

  • 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 ...
  • With no racing on day one of the regatta due to a strong westerly, both competitors and race officials were eager to get on the water and an early start was called.  Unfortunately, due to the light conditions in the morning, the first race only got away at lunch time, but thanks to a well run afternoons racing, we managed to get in four races.
  • The 2015 Mirror Worlds is officially open!  After a colourful procession through Villiersdorp this afternoon, lead by the Izi Vungu Vungu band, sailors and thier supporters gathered under the Afdak at Theewater Sports Club for the National anthems, flag raising ceremony, mixing & blessing of the waters and dignatory speaches.
  • Congratulations to Michaela & Ryan Robinson on winning the inaugural African Mirror Championships!  After seven races, the Robinsons pipped Gemma Keers & Imogen Bellfeild and the Vivier brothers.   View the final results here.
  • Registration for the 2015 Mirror African Championships has been successfully completed.  Thank you to all competitors and their gaurdians for your patience and assistance.  The practice race was sailed in a steadt south easter, 12 to 15 knots by a fleet of 40 boats.
  • The International Mirror Class Assocciation wishes to make a couple of amendments to the 2015 African and Mirror World Championships Notice of Race:
  • We wish all our competitors safe travels to South Africa.   Please contact us if you would like to be met at the Airport in Cape Town.  We suggest that you take the N1 out of Cape town, via Franschoek to Villiersdorp.  Please let us know when you will be arriving at Theewater Sports Club.  Please don’t hesitate call Kuba on 082 080 7258 or Grant on 083 227 7247 once you have landed and need any advice.
  • The International Mirror Class executive made a quick decision to appoint Ian Walker  as the Class Patron.  Ian was Mirror World Champion in 1997 and won the UK Nationals with his daughter 2011.  Ian “Cut his teeth” in competitive sailing in Mirrors – he is a greater believer in the Mirror class.  Ian went on to win two gold medals in the Olympics, one as helm and one as crew – What better person could we h...
  • It began with an email from a friend of a friend. “Look at this blog” (if you look it up start at the bottom of page 5) – someone is rowing/sailing a Mirror through Canal du Nivernais. Now I have been a fan for more than a decade of A.J. Mackinnon’s book “The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow” the story of a journey in a Mirror Dinghy that began in the Welsh borderlands and finished a year later i...
  • HMS Raleigh has a new man at the helm.  The Royal Navy training school will now be headed up by Captain Robert Bellfield, who is relieving Captain Bob Fancy as the Commanding Officer of the Torpoint base.  Capt Bellfield joined the Royal Navy in 1983 and has spent the majority of his 31-year career at sea.  He is a surface Warfare Officer specialising in anti-submarine operations.
  • Trust me. I was skeptical too. When my then boyfriend, now husband tried to explain the beauty of a South African Braai, I’ll be honest, I didn't really get it. It sounded like a basic barbecue. A gathering of friends and family eating food from the grill. "Our barbecues are great," I argued. "My dad makes a mean burger." But whenever we cooked out on the grill, my husband's face said it all – he longed for his beloved braai. ...
  • The International Mirror Class has awarded the 2015 World Championships to Theewater Sports Club, Cape Town, South Africa. This ISAF event will take place from 28th December, 2014 to 9th January, 2015.  In total there will be about 100 boats, with competitors shipping their own dinghies in. In total we expect to have in the region of five hundred people at the event. We at TSC are all very excited and have started with th...

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