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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…
Mirror and 420 dinghies at Lough Ree Yacht Club
This weekend saw the much-anticipated return to racing for two youth sailing fleets; the Mirror & 420 fleets. This joint event held at Lough Ree Yacht Club, was a Mirror Regional Championship and a 420 "Warm Up" Regatta. The first…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay
Following the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Mirror Sailing Ireland has published a revised 2021 events calendar for this summer and autumn. First up are the Mirror Northerns at Lough Ree Yacht Club on the weekend of 12-13 June. They…
Sligo’s Mirror Worlds Postponed Over Travel Restrictions
This year’s Mirror World Championships in Sligo Yacht Club have been postponed due to the ongoing travel restrictions around the pandemic. “The backdrop of COVID-19 presented so many challenges in terms of the organising and logistics for such a large…
Brian Osborne's 1973 Mirror dinghy
Brian Osborne last sailed a dinghy in 1989 on the River Thames near Hampton Court so returning to a small boat this season on Lough Erne was something of a revisit for him. Brian bought a classic 1973 Mirror dinghy…
"The Hat" in his hot glass boat…Caolan Croasdell and Fiona Drayne (Lough Ree YC) on their way to winning the Mirror Nats, with Chloe & Fionn Murphy (also Lough Ree and fourth overall) close aboard, and the black-hulled Blue Away (David Evans & Jack Draper, Sligo YC, 5th overall) chasing them both
With the Mirror Worlds 2021 scheduled for Sligo YC at Rosses Point, there was an extra edge to the weekend's two-day Mirror Nationals 2020 on the race area under the unmistakable profile of Ben Bulben. And though the fleet size…
Mirror dinghy racing in Sligo Bay, which will host the 2020 Mirror Nationals next month
New dates have been announced for the Mirror Nationals and Eastern regional championships by Mirror Sailing Ireland following this summer’s disruption to the schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sligo Yacht Club, host venue for next year’s Mirror Worlds, will welcome…
Mirrors racing downwind on Lough Ree
Mirror Sailing Ireland has announced new dates in August for the Northern regionals that were due to take place this weekend, 18-19 July. Lough Ree Yacht Club will now host the Mirror Northerns on the weekend of 29-30 August as…
Mirror Sailing Ireland has postponed a second event in its 2020 calendar
Mirror Sailing Ireland has postponed another event in its summer regionals calendar amid the current Covid-19 disruption. The Mirror Western Championships, which had been scheduled for the weekend of 6-7 June at Galway Bay Sailing Club, will now take place…
Mirror Sailing Ireland Postpones First Regional Event Of 2020
Mirror Sailing Ireland has confirmed that the class’ first regional event of the year, the Mirror Southerns at Lough Derg Yacht Club which has been scheduled for the weekend of 2-3 May, is now postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. A…
Mirror dinghy racing on Sligo Bay in 2016
Mirror Worlds Sligo 2021 may be some time away yet, but as Mirror Sailing Ireland writes, for those looking to travel from abroad early planning is necessary. To make the journey easier and to entice more to our shores to…
Cathal and Aidan Cronin, Commodore of CYBC and Eoghan at the prizegiving
Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club recently played hosts to the Mirror Fleet for their 2019 National Championships. Three fabulous days of close racing were held in varied conditions with the event going down to the wire on the last day.…
Eoghan Duffy (LRYC) and Cathal Langan (CYBC/SDC)
Blessington Sailing Club on the shores of the beautiful Pollaphuca Reservoir was the host venue to the Mirror Eastern Championships at the weekend. Six races were held in very difficult conditions for both race management and sailors with 40-degree wind…

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