50 years of the Mirror

50 years of the Mirror Dinghy

The Mirror dinghy, the little plywood wonder that brought sailing to the masses, is still loved today by some of our best-known sailors.

Olympic medallist Stuart Bithell learned to sail in a Mirror. Round-the-world yachtswomen Ellen MacArthur and Dee Caffari are big fans too.  And this year the Mirror dinghy, the little plywood wonder that brought sailing to the masses and launched the careers of some of our top sailors, is 50 years old.  Last summer Stuart, now 25, claimed Olympic silver in the 470 class.