Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2019 - Leaderboard

Defending GBR Mirror Champion heads to Australia for World Championship

by Dave Wade 9 Oct 2018 14:41 BST 31 December 2018 - 6 January 2019
Dave & Imogen Wade during the 2017 Gul Mirror Worlds at Restronguet © Lee Whitehead / www.photolounge.co.uk

Friday was the start of the journey for four Mirror dinghies from the UK heading to Australia for the 18th Mirror Dinghy World Championships. Although in reality that journey started several years ago, with the top team competing in events and training hard since the last World Championships hosted by Restronguet Sailing Club.

Thanks to support from Cummins Corporation local office, based in Daventry, the team have been able to ship their boats alongside the engine and generator equipment going out to Sydney. Much to the amusement of the loading team at Heathrow.

The class has a long tradition of families sailing together and this year's contingent is no different. We caught up with Chris Fuller, Mirror National Champion 2018 and 7th in Worlds 2017:

"I'm really proud to be representing the United Kingdom and our amazing Mirror Dinghy fleet at the World Championships in Australia, with my daughter Daisy. We are excited to be competing against the world's best Mirror sailors and are looking forward to some fabulous sailing conditions in the iconic Sydney Harbour."

Joining Chris and Daisy, will be Dave and Imogen Wade who took the National title in 2015 & 2017 and had to settle for runners-up spot in the World Championships in 2017.

"This is my last chance to compete in the Mirror with my dad, so we are out to win and hoping for some big winds and big seas in Sydney harbour," Imogen Wade, "the support from Cummins, Gul, P&B and the hosts in Sydney has made this possible and we are looking forward to an epic trip for my first overseas event."

The 18th Mirror World Championships take place at Woollahra Sailing Club from 31st December 2018 – 6th January 2019. See 2019worlds.mirrorsailing.org for more information.

Related Articles

2019 Pyefleet Week overall
Strong winds and spectacular sailing for final races Pyefleet Week 2019 went out with a roar as competitors faced two final days of strong winds and spectacular fast sailing. Sadly the conditions meant that only three of the planned five races could be completed for Red Group. Posted on 19 Aug
Rooster Mirror National Championships
Chris and Daisy Fuller keep hold of the trophy 33 boats including the reigning National Champions Chris & Daisy Fuller, ex-World champion Chris Balding and a two times ex-National Champion Dave Wade, gathered at Poole YC for the Rooster UK Mirror Nationals from 11th to 14th August. Posted on 19 Aug
2019 Pyefleet Week day 3
Big Wednesday lives up to its name Big Wednesday of Pyefleet Week, sponsored by AOC and Just Trays, is always a special feature of the hugely popular dinghy racing week, but this year's edition more than lived up to its reputation for great racing and partying. Posted on 15 Aug
2019 Pyefleet Week day 2
Lovely sailing conditions and some great competition Tuesday of Pyefleet Week 2019 dawned warm and sunny with a great sailing breeze and the race committee took full advantage of the conditions kicking off the day with two back to back races for the Blue Group fleets. Posted on 14 Aug
2019 Pyefleet Week day 1
Extremes of weather kick off racing at Brightlingsea After a weekend of gales that caused the cancellation of both the warm up race and the planned opening day of competition, Brightlingsea Sailing Club's ever popular annual Pyefleet Week got under way on Tuesday 12 August 2019. Posted on 13 Aug
Mirror Inlands at Bassenthwaite
Also the Youth & Junior, and Singlehanded Championships There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less-than-expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs. Posted on 15 Jul
Scottish Mirror Championship at Dalgety Bay
Held for the first time since 2014 The Scottish Mirror Championship as part of the Northern traveller series was held for the first time since 2014 over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of June on the Forth at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club. Posted on 25 Jun
Hunts Sailing Club Mirror Weekend
Training day followed by racing on Sunday Once again to great acclaim, and prompted by last year's honoured visitors, the Hunts Mirrors rolled into action. Posted on 16 Jun
Mirrors at Derwent Reservoir
People and boats emerging from deep winter hibernation The scene on Sunday was one of people and boats emerging from deep winter hibernation. They were greeted by a light mist ready for the the first of the Mirror Northern Travellers. Posted on 11 Apr
Enjoyment is key factor in making children active
Children who are active and enjoy it are happier and more resilient Survey of over 130,000 children and young people reveals that enjoyment above all is the strongest driver of children and young people's activity levels – simply understanding the health benefits of being active isn't enough. Posted on 21 Mar