About the project

 The Mirror Dinghy is a small sailing dinghy which has been around for over 50 years in Australia. Although designed as a basic affordable family sailing craft, a role it still fulfils admirably with many families and clubs, it has spawned numerous great sailors in Australia and around the world.
Tom King from Victoria won the World Championship in 1991 and then went on to win Olympic Gold in Sydney in the 470 class.
Patron of the International Mirror Association Ian Walker, skipper of the winning boat in the Volvo round the World race in 2014/15, grew up in Mirrors and won the UK Nationals in 2012 with daughter Zoe.
With a remodelling of the hull in 2009 and the use of composite construction materials the Mirror is now a modern dinghy for youths and adult/child combinations alike to exhibit their sailing skills to the world.
Sydney has won the rights to hold the event in 2018 and we want to give it our best shot and at the same time encourage new families to participate in sailing.
The World Championships are held every 2 years and having not won since Tom King in 1991 and having a 2nd and 7th at the last worlds in South Africa in 2015 we believe we have the sailors and skills to take the Championship again with a 2 year campaign ahead.
We are raising funds to provide new equipment, sponsorships and coaching to sailors, mostly juniors, to reach the top of this sport and become ambassadors and role models for future sailing and sailors in Australia. 
After the event the equipment will be continue to be used to benefit local clubs and families for many years to come.
For more details on the class in NSW go to http://imcansw.org
  • Ross Barratt

  • Celia May

    Good luck

  • Sarah MacMaster

  • VV JOhnston

  • Luke Vassallo

  • martin Bland

    Great project - let's bring the trophy home!

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