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    Default Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over


    Not all the boats are of wood, of course, but I suppose it's still a wooden boat event!

    There is a great collection of photos posted by Robert Owe-Young at https://robertowe-young.smugmug.com/2019-Mirror-Worlds . The above photo is one of Robert's works.

    A summary report containing some of the pictures is on the Yachts & Yachting page : https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/ne...s-at-Woollahra .

    Wishing all good health and a great sailing/boating year 2019!

    Gernot H.
    Last edited by 62816inBerlin; 01-11-2019 at 11:04 AM. Reason: couldn't resist slotting in a picture!

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    Default Re: Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over

    Thanks! I was surprised to see some still out there with the gunter rig!

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    Default Re: Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over

    Apparently there is a special sub-category for "Classic Boats" and the winner there ("Blistering Barnacles" Mirror #41489) finished right in the middle of the field, so she was clearly ahead of a lot of Bermuda-rigged boats.
    Cheers,
    Gernot H.

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    I used to sail them as a kid. First boat I capsized in I think.
    I never grew to like the gunter rig.


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    Default Re: Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over

    Our annual Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta next weekend (https://sgycinverloch.com.au/?page_id=14) is featuring Jack Holt boats, and we expect many mirrors.
    The Australian Mirror titles did not attract many competitors, but that is partly due to the abandonment of all classes other than Olympic classes by Yachting Australia. Of course that is the expensive end of the game and if they are not careful they may loose sailing to another generation.

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    Default Re: Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over

    Mirror_leaving_the_beach.jpg

    Nice to see that some " woodies " still survive.

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    Default Re: Mirror Dinghy Worlds are over

    Two days before the Regatta there were 6 lined up in the compound tonight, all wood, and all gaffers.
    I am sailing an International Cadet in the regatta.

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