The Ireland Trophy is awarded biennially to the International Mirror Class Association 1st Boat in Pre-Worlds.
Previous International Mirror Class Association 1st Boat in Pre-Worlds winners
|2011||Albany, WA||Australia||Paul Taylor||Austin Taylor||AUS|
|2009||Pwllheli, Wales||UK||Ross Kearney||Katy Jones||IRL|
|2007||Port Elizabeth||South Africa||Anna Mackenzie||Holly Scott||GBR|
|2005||Ostersund||Sweden||Rob Struckett||Inge-Lisa Hansen||GBR|
|2003||Hobart, Tasmania||Australia||Stuart Bithell||Holly Scott||GBR|
|2001||Howth||Ireland||Michael Hill||Simon Martin||IRL|
|1999||Saldahna Bay||South Africa||Per Bäcklund||Magnus Andermo||SWE|
|1997||Kingston, Ontario||Canada||Jerbil Owens||Rebecca Killian||IRL|
|1995||Milford Haven||Wales||Mel Collins||Stefan Hyde||IRL|
|1991||Hoorn||Holland||Dave Gebhard||Jethro Gebhard||GBR|
|1987||Sligo||Ireland||David Graney||Laurence Barrington||AUS|
|1983||Mumbles, Wales||UK||David Derby||Chris Bishop||GBR|
About The Ireland Trophy
Presented by the Mirror Class Association of Ireland.
The Tuatha De Danaan having lost their kingship of Ireland to the Gaels elected a new king. He was Bov Deareg and his rival for the kingship had four beautiful children three boys and Fiachra, Aodh and Conn and one daughter Fionnuala. Their mother, Aev died and Lir deciding that his children needed a mother married Aoife sister of Aev. She however became jealous of the children’s beauty and took the children to lough Derravaragh, the lake of Oaks and cast a magic spell to turn
them into swans.
“For three hundred years you will remain on the Lake of Oaks; for three hundred years you will go to the Isle of Maoile between Ireland and Scotland: and for three hundred years you will remain at Innes Gluaire, on the wild north coast of Ireland. You will not get human form again until the end of this time when you will hear a bell chiming in honour of God, three times each day. It is with flocks of birds now your cries will be heard forever”