52nd International Mirror Class Australian Championship Kingston Beach Sailing Club
26th to 31st December 2017
Although winter is upon us, and not many boats are upon the water, a small team have been organising the 52nd International Mirror Class Australian Championship which will be conducted at Kingston Beach Sailing Club in December of this year. The Official Entry Form and Notice Of Race are now available.
We invite all Mirror Sailors to consider coming to Tasmania to take part in this event. The Regatta will be conducted from the 26th to the 31st December 2017 on the Derwent River off Kingston Beach in Tasmania. Racing starts on 27th December.
Eleven Races are scheduled for the event, and it is our intention to have no more than 3 races on any one day. The target time for each race will be approximately 45 minutes.
Come along and join us in what is sure to be a fun event. Prizes will be available for the following categories, so it is anticipated that there will be many close competitions within the overall regatta which is proudly sponsored by Kingston Self Storage..
Open Championship: First three placed boats
JAM Division (Subject to entries)
Junior Championship: Best ranked skipper and crew aged under 16 as at 31st Dec 2017
Youth Championship: Best ranked skipper and crew aged under 19 as at 31st Dec 2017.
Ladies Championship: Best ranked lady skipper
Veteran’s Championship: Best ranked skipper aged over 45
Norm Dean Master’s Trophy: Best ranked skipper aged over 55
Frank Buxton Trophy: Best ranked skipper and crew (crew aged under 16 as at 31st Dec 2017.
Cruiserweight Championship: Best ranked combined crew weight of 140kg or over.
Best ranked “Classic Mirror” (Gunter Rigged).
Start preparing your boats, and planning your trip to Kingston Beach, Tasmania. we will look forward to seeing you in December.
Results of 2017 State Championship - Deviot Sailing Club
The 2017 State Championship was conducted at Deviot Sailing Club over the 18th and 19th of March. Twelve Mirrors contested the series, and PRO Grant Simmons did an excellent job in getting 7 races into the series, despite light and flukey conditions for much of the weekend.
Marcus McKay and Hugh Clements (KBSC) shone out as the overall winners in Sky 3, with Mark Barrington and Jett Hilder (KBSC) in Kamikaze II always nipping at their heels (or in front), while Jenny Graney and Jenny Day (KBSC) in Carpe Diem had an inconsistent series to finish 3rd overall.
It was great to see the return of Erica Deegan (Davies) sailing with Zayden Deegan from Deviot who was not far off the leaders. The Junior Trophy was won by up and coming sailors from Kingston, Loki and Pippa Bird who are in definite danger of overtaking their mentors!
The Youth division was taken out by Amber Tiller and Erin Giles from Deviot SC, sailing Comet. Amber competed in the recent National Championships in Adelaide and has shown fantastic improvement as a result. Amber and Erin also won the Classic Mirror trophy for boats with a Gunter rig. There was only one point separating Comet from 2nd Youth sailors Charlotte Armstrong and Lachie Piket in Cactus.
It was great to have the boats from Scotch Oakburn again, and exciting when Ya Ya Mackeddie and Sophie in Foxy Lady II were leading the fleet in the first race! The usual Deviot hospitality and accommodation provided at Pine Lodge for the southerners made for an immensely enjoyable weekend.
Results of the 2017 State Championships are available here.
Mirror Class National Championship - Kingston Beach Sailing Club 27th to 31st December 2017
The 2017 Mirror Class Nationals are schedule to be held at Kingston Beach Sailing Club in December of this year. Pleas consider how you may be able to assist in making this event a success for participants and associated visitors. While December may appear a while of yet, the planning and preparation of this event will help this be an enjoyable sailing experience for all.
2016 MacIntyre Cup Kingston Beach Sailing Club 3rd and 4th December 2016
The weather gods shone favourably on us at Kingston Beach for the MacIntyre Cup which was held over the weekend of 3rd and 4th December. (Except perhaps on Saturday morning which was pleasant but too shifty and light to get in any racing.)
PRO David Graney did a fantastic job to get in 3 races on Saturday afternoon and 5 on Sunday before 2pm.
As usual, the cream rises to the top, and Jess Andrewartha (nee Atherton) with her father Grant crewing, won convincingly (although they did have one 3rd).
The MacIntyre Cup is a Handicap Regatta and First Place on Handicap went to Ya Ya Maceddie and Lew Ottoway (Deviot SC/Scotch Oakburn) who also took out First Youth.
2nd on Handicap was Zara Broomby and Johanna Cameron (Deviot SC/Scotch Oakburn), and 3rd on Handicap Loki and Pippa Bird.
Loki and Pippa (KBSC), also won the 1st Junior, with Pippa taking out the Rookie Crew award as well.
Many thanks are extended to the team of helpers both on and off the water. Without you, we couldn’t run the event.
Full Results can be found here.
July 2017 - World Chamiponship UK
Winder Boats are providing charter boats for the UK Mirror Worlds in July next year, the details of which can be viewed here.
Winder Boats has asked that anyone who is contemplating chartering a boat get in touch with them as soon as possible. They will be building charter boats to order, so they need to know asap as their building schedule will get full very soon with the approaching UK summer season.
Mirror Class Measurement Rules