annual event, which will see around 60 boats descend on Itchenor, will be held
on the 22nd - 25th August.
The Mirror Class
Nationals is a key date in the sailing calendar and participants can expect to
enjoy top class racing as well as a host of social events.
Itchenor Sailing Club is
no stranger to world class sailing. It boasts National, International and Olympic
medallists among its members including Ben Saxton and Sophie Ainsworth who have
both been selected for Team GB at this year's Olympics in Rio. Ian Walker,
winner of the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, double Olympic silver
medallist and double Mirror European Champion, is also a member of the Club and
is a former winner of the Mirror Nationals when they were held at Itchenor in
The 2012 event attracted
over 70 entrants, with an impressive selection of junior and adult sailors
attending from across the UK. The event also boasted a fantastic turn out of
many of Itchenor's own younger Mirror sailors, which the club is keen to repeat
in this year's championships.
Commodore of Itchenor
Sailing Club, Charles Hyatt comments: "We are delighted to host the 2016
Mirror Class National Championships. Itchenor has a very strong heritage in
Mirror sailing and the largest racing fleet in the UK, with many of our most
successful sailors progressing through junior Mirror racing at ISC. We look
forward to welcoming competitors of all ages for high quality racing and a
great social programme!"
Registration to the 2016
Mirror National Championship is now open and participants can enter via
For more information click here.