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Lough Ree Yacht Club - the home of Double Ree, a festival of youth Double-handed sailing
The age-old issue of what boat to progress into after Optimists is often answered by opting for another single-handed boat, writes John McGonigle of Lough Ree. And why not? The skills learned in an Optimist dinghy can be easily carried over…
Three kites - Ger and Robyn Owens (pink), overall winners of the 2024 Mirror Eastern Championship at Blessington Sailing Club with Juliet Ryan and Ella Rock (yellow) and Aurele Dion and Ben Chaix (Blue)
The Mirror dinghy season kicked off with a bang as 13 boats landed in Blessington Lake Sailing Club; a little apprehensive about how the weekend would unfold but certainly excited to get back afloat. There were some new faces and…
The Mirror dinghy class is rejuvenated in Ireland for 2024
The rejuvenated Mirror dinghy class is ready to kick off 2024 in Blessington on 27-28 April, whether you have the latest Winder racing unit or the wooden beauty your granddad built in his garage. Is it the fun, the intergenerational learning,…
A start line at the Mirror class UK National Championships 2023
2023 delivered a great year for the Mirror dinghy class in Ireland (and abroad) with steady growth and a great world championship in Sligo. Since the completion of a very fun and successful Easterns in Blessington in September, a group…
Ger and Robyn Owens sailing Mary Belle to an overall win at the Mirror Eastern Championships at Blessington Sailing Club
Surfing the wave of this summer's world championships held in Sligo, the Mirror dinghy class saw their biggest turnout of the national season for their final event on Blessington Lakes. 17 boats travelled to join the three local entries. With…
Counting seven race wins, Great Britain's Ben and Keira McGrane of Netley Sailing Club were the winners of the Mirror Dinghy World Championships at Sligo Yacht Club
Great Britain's Ben and Keira McGrane of Netley Sailing Club won the Mirror World Championships at Sligo Yacht Club on Friday, which saw Britain take the top three places overall. Despite a final-day blowout, Race Office Bill O'Hara and his…
The competitors' parade marked the opening of the 19th Mirror Class World Championships at Sligo Yacht Club. Scroll down for a photo gallery
The opening ceremony and practice races for the Mirror dinghy World Championships were held in Sligo on Monday. Sligo Yacht Club hosts the 19th Championships for the Mirror class, a traditional two-handed sailing boat popular among young people. This marks…
Mirror Dinghies in championship action from Sligo Yacht Club at Rosses Point under the distinctive profile of Ben Bulben, a scene which is a fitting memorial to the late Gus Henry
The death of Gus Henry of Sligo has taken from among us a pillar of sailing in the northwest whose energies and enthusiasm were such that they had beneficial effects nationally and internationally. A member of Sligo Yacht Club for…
Sailing Coach Thomas Chaix sailing with his eldest son Ben in a Mirror dinghy he restored. The pair are aiming to compete in next month's 50-boat Mirror World Championships in County Sligo
Sailing Coach Thomas Chaix looks at the benefits of the Mirror dinghy in the lead-up to the World Championships in Sligo as well as a possible new orientation for the 1962 design that has more than 70,000 built worldwide Why the Mirror?…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay
With the 2023 Mirror Worlds coming to Sligo Yacht Club this July, Mirror Sailing Ireland has issued an appeal for race-ready Mirror dinghies to charter to visiting sailors from abroad. “With shipping costs still very high, we have a number…
The restored mirror sailing in Lough Erne
Upon Reflection is an appropriate name for another resurrected Mirror dinghy which has found a new home at Lough Erne Yacht Club. It’s not often boats are the subject of an exchange deal, but that is what happened when Paul…
A thoughtful and friendly introduction to sailing. Instead of the rough and tumble of Optimist racing, the RS Feva can provide a sociable and encouraging route into fun afloat
The Olympic authorities see the Laser as the floating equivalent of the pole-vaulter’s vaulting pole, thereby making Laser sailors into proper individual athletes, and very worthy of Olympic inclusion.But meanwhile, some in the upper echelons of Olympic decision-making see two-person…
Double Ree 2022 will be offering an attractive package to match LRYC's position as the current MG Motor
In an era when solo dinghy stars seem to get much of the glamour attention, Lough Ree YC's Double Ree Regatta for four leading two-handed classes on 16th-17th July is poised to meet a popular demand as the weather settles…
West Cork's David Harte discussing the setting of realistic goals at the inaugural youth sailing symposium at Lough Ree Yacht Club
Garrett Leech reports on the inaugural Youth Double Handed Sailing Symposium was held at Lough Ree Yacht Club last weekend. Just over 60 sailors from all over Ireland descended on the Club Saturday morning for this anticipated event, many not…
The Mirror dinghy fleet prepare to go afloat at Galway Bay Sailing Club
Ireland's Mirror dinghy fleet had their Western Championships this weekend at Galway Bay Sailing Club last weekend. A fleet of 24 took to Galway Bay for 6 races over the two days under Race Officer Dave Vinnell in challenging light…
Overall winners Thomas & Ben Chaix (right) of Tralee Bay and Under 19 winners Jessica & Mark Greer of Sligo Yacht Club (left)
Last weekend saw two great days of sailing at Blessington Sailing Club for the Mirror Eastern Championships 2021. Thomas & Ben Chaix of Tralee Bay Sailing Club were overall championship winners. Jessica & Mark Greer of Sligo Yacht Club were…