A boat designed to improve on the already successful Cheinz concept. The boat performed very well, showing exceptional upwind performance as well as maintaining the downwind speed of the Cheinz.
Tacking ability at the top end of the rigs was also very good showing the new appendages are working as well as expected.
The new deck layout features a removable plastic lid and repositioned winch.
Using elements of the theme of chined hulls, there are also some touches of a slightly different approach to the underwater lines.
I have used an elliptical theme for sections 20-50% back to soften the effect of circular sections used on the current crop of designs.
It still has those on the entry sections but then they transition to the elliptical type to create an easily driven hull.
Wetted area is still on the low side, and the chines minimize windage in heavier breezes, and add some “bite” when sailing to windward.
Soren Andresen (Denmark), has just won both the Danish and Finnish IOM Championships in recent weeks sailing his Mirage Maxim against good fleets.
French IOM Championships - Tied for 3rd
Guillermo Beltri won the Spanish Championships & Paul Jones won the NSW GP Round 3 by large margins
Nordic IOM Championships; 1st Place Soren Andresen (Denmark), sailing his new Mojo in it's first regatta.
On the Australian scene Paul Jones won Rd 2 of the GP Series at Lake MacQuarie with his Mojo. More than 20 points clear of second place.
Central Qld Championships - First place Mirage Mojo sailed by Paul Jones
NSW GP Rd 1 at Kogarah Bay March 28th/29th - First Place Mirage Mojo sailed by Paul Jones Fifth place Mirage Mojo sailed by Greg Torpy.
(First time sailed).
2015 Australian Nationals held in March.
First place Mirage Mantra.A new design from Mirage.
The boat was sailed for the first time in the first race and went on to win the event in conditions that varied from light breeze to strong winds. Well done Dave Turton!.