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2015 Mirror Nationals

The 2015 Mirror Nationals will be held at Wriggleswade Dam, Stutterheim from 3 to 5 October.

They will be sailed together with the Eastern Cape Inter provincials and with the Fireball Nationals. Wriggleswade Dam is 65 kilometers inland of East London on the road to Stutterheim and close to Bhisho and King Williams Town. It offers safe water and abundant wind within the confines of a large stretch of dam large enough to lay at least three sailing courses. Please take a look at this quick video of Wriggleswade Dam. http://abyc.co.za/quick-wriggleswade-video/

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Last Day of Racing at the 2015 Mirror Worlds

Last Day of Racing at the 2015 Mirror Worlds

With only one race to be sailed on the last day of the 2015 Mirror World Championships, at Theewater Sports Club,, competitors headed out to the start area in a 'bossie', a north wester, 15 to 18 knots.  The race was to be a long trapezoidal course, out in the middle of the dam.  Simon & Tyson Barwood took the honours, followed home by Sigi & Tamryn Bailes and Michaela & Ryan Robinson.

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Family Robinson the World Champs Win the 2015 Mirror Worlds in SA

Family Robinson the World Champs Win the 2015 Mirror Worlds in SA

Michaela (14) and Ryan(18) are a brother sister team from Carletonville JHB, who have sailed since they were babies with their family of 7. They attend the Carleton Jones high school in the grade 9 and grade 12 2015 classes at the school. They mentioned that they are lucky to be in a school where the principle is as passionate about sailing as they are.

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Close Shore Racing on Day Four

Close Shore Racing on Day Three

Spectators witnessed some exciting close to shore racing in a strengthening  south easter on day four of the Mirror World Championships.  After a general recall on the first race on the sausage course, we moved to the trapezoidal course which provided some very exciting racing for both competitors on the water and spectators on shore.

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