The much-loved dinghy with the very distinctive red sails is back with a vengeance after a recent global makeover.
As well as being ideal for those new to sailing, there are many young sailors who are too small or inexperienced to make the jump straight from say an Oppy to a Laser or 420. This is a major reason why the British have recognised the Mirror as a Royal Yachting Association Pathway Training Class which provides a direct route to Youth and Open Olympic training programs.
Whilst it has the benefit of a full suite of sails anyone can sail it, but it takes a very good sailor to sail it well. It is a unique class with young skippers taking on the adults who often sail with their own kids.