The Mirror Book: Mirror Sailing from
Start to Finish
Foreword written by our very own
Mirror expert Dave Wade.
The Mirror dinghy was a significant factor
in the boom of dinghy sailing in the 1960s, introducing thousands to the
delights of sailing. While sailing has come a long way since then and
there have been a lot of far more exotic craft launched, the Mirror
remains a fantastic boat in which to learn to sail and to compete at the
With this second edition, The Mirror Book
has been bought into the Start to Finish series format alongside such
revered books as The Laser Book and The Topper Book, The Catamaran Book
and The Foiling Dinghy Book. Like these titles, this book tells you
everything you need to know about sailing the Mirror (whether it be the
original gaff-rigged boat or has the newer Bermuda rig).
Written for both those starting out through
to those striving to win a championship, the book is packed with
practical advice and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. It
covers: setting up the Mirror and early sailing experiences; developing
skills on all points of sailing and with the spinnaker; racing &
masterclasses to become a championship winner. Over 180 photographs show
you exactly how it's done, and 72 diagrams illustrate key boat parts,
the different points of sailing and complex on-the-water scenarios with
It is written by Peter Aitken, formerly the
UK National Mirror Coach, who has coached teams to win world
championships in the Mirror, Cadet and 420 classes, and Tim Davison, a
successful racer and author of countless books on sailing.
The UK Mirror Class Association have
contributed to this update and it is endorsed by Dave Wade, double
Mirror National Champion, who says: "Armed with this book, your
understanding of Mirror sailing techniques will grow, and your results
will improve. I thoroughly recommend it."