The 2009 Championship has attracted a truly world class fleet with a large UK entry augmented by visiting teams from Ireland, South Africa, Canada and Australia. The battle for the coveted world title is expected to be a tough one but less experienced Mirror sailors, not yet ready for the cut and thrust of the main fleet, have the chance to whet their racing appetites at the Beach National and World Championships which are being run alongside the main event.
For the Beach division, racing will take place near the beach and the emphasis will be very much on having fun. UK Mirror Class Secretary Simon LOVESEY explains the idea behind the Beach event, "Mirror sailing is all about introducing people to our great sport and the Beach Event will give our future stars a stress free introduction to championship racing." Beach regatta competitors will have access to coach support on and off the water and racing is scheduled to finish a day earlier than the main event, to give these competitors the chance to watch the main World Championship action on the final day.
Entry to Beach Nationals and Worlds is now available at a subsidised price of just £10 including an event polo shirt and sailing cap along with full access to all the main fleet social events.
The UK Mirror Class greatly appreciates the funding and support they have received from the Royal Yachting Association and UK Sport towards making the Championships a huge success.
The 2009 Mirror UK National Championships runs from 23-25 July with the 2009 Mirror World Championship taking place from 27-31 July.
More details on the 2009 Mirror UK National Championship and the 2009 Mirror World Championship can be found at the official event website at www.mirrorsailing.org/worlds