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So, whether you are sailing with your parents or with a friend give it a go. Some of the greatest British Olympic sailors started out sailing a home build wooden mirror, with their parents.
My dad used to say to me that if I learnt to sail a Mirror fast I could sail anything fast – and he was right.
- Ian Walker 2 times silver medallist, skipper Abu Dhabi Volvo70 and former Mirror World Champion.
In 2012 Itchenor Sailing Club will be hosting the 2012 Mirror National Championships. The protected waters of Chichester Harbour are an ideal venue for sailors doing their first championships.
There is something for the whole family as Itchenor is near the blue flag beaches of Wittering, the rolling South Downs and the market town of Chichester. There is also a range of accommodation available locally and at the club itself. The club has a cosy bar, good food and a range of social activities.
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Great accommodation still available for the Mirror Nationals at Itchenor.
Have you thought about staying at the club? Itchenor Sailing Club is the perfect place to stay for the Mirror Nationals. Itchenor has a range of accommodation on the floors above the clubhouse including single, twin, double and family rooms. The club facilities include a cosy bar, buttery for meals, swimming pool, and some of the best views of the harbour. Please contact the office on 01243 512400 for details or to book a room.
Watch the Mirror Nationals from the Beach.
At Itchenor we know what it is like to watch your friends and family go sailing. They get to have all the fun while you are left ashore. Well this time it could be you having the fun watching them sail while you soak up the sunshine on the beach. For the Mirror Nationals the sailing area is planned to be very close to East Head Beach, part of the famous Blue Flag Sandy Wittering beaches. While we can’t promise it will be sunny, there is plenty to do in the area. So check out the event web site which has information on holiday things to do locally.
The will be great prizes allocated throughout the fleet. So whether you are aiming for top 10 or 50, you have a chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsors.
HARKEN, LULHAM-ROBINSON, CRAIG BOND SPARS, LANSDALE MARINE, NORTH SAILS One Design,NEIL PRYDE SAILING,PINNELL & BAX,TRIDENT,WINDER
From dagger boards to wonderful sailing kit we have some great stuff that must be won.
Spectator boat hire.
While there will be some room in members boats you can also book you own motor boat to watch the Mirror Nationals
http://www.itchenorboathire.co.uk/boats.html or call 01243 513345 or 07784 029291