Set sail for Maylands

Maylands Yacht Club Vice Commodore Nick Holthouse sailing a mirror with children Lilly and Dylan. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d407183
Maylands Yacht Club Vice Commodore Nick Holthouse sailing a mirror with children Lilly and Dylan. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d407183

The championship features mirror dinghy, which are 3.3m-long sailing dinghies sailed by two people, a skipper and crewmember and have three sails ” the mainsail, jib and spinnaker.

Maylands Yacht Club (MYC) commodore Les Mack said the club was excited by the prospect of hosting the first heat of the Mirror State Championships.

‘It will be a spectacular event for this part of the river where the public will be very close to the action,’ he said.

‘MYC is committed to contributing to the development of sailing in the community.

‘Mirrors are ideal boats for parent/child combinations.

‘They can take people from novice sailor to State and National competitors and are perfect for just mucking around on.’

The Maylands Yacht Club race every Sunday during the summer from October to April.

The club currently races Lasers, Mirrors, Minnows, Hartleys and Open Class dinghies.