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Adrian Thompson Open class race yacht

(REF: 18000)


  • Designer: Thompson, Adrian
  • Builder: Adrian Thompson
  • Year: 1982
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Length on deck: 32'4"
  • Beam: 8'7"
  • Draft: 6'7"

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Alices Mirror needs no introduction to those who have been on the short handed race circuit over the last 25 years.  Designed and built in 1982 by the legendary Adrian Thompson of ‘Paragon’ and Team Philips’ fame.  This Iconic shorthanded racing yacht has been subject to a recent comprehensive refit to a very high standard and is absolutely ready for her next sailing adventure

Adrian Thompson Open class race yacht

LOA                                        32’4”

Beam                                    8’7”

Draft                                      6’7”



Adrian Thompson


Adrian Thompson




Constructed using cold moulded 3.5mm diagonal layers of mahogany glued with SP epoxy resin.  Longitudinal spruce stringers on the hull and deck for rigidity.


Laminated spruce ring frames and 60cm centres throughout the length of the hull.  Bulkheads and interior joinery are designed and constructed to stiffen the hull and add strength.


Spade rudder with tiller steering  and deep fin keel.


Integral self draining cockpit with deep thwarts.  Coachroof is an integral raised part of the deck, moulded as one for strength.  Aluminium framed portholes.



Double spreader fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a custom built Selden aluminium keel stepped mast. Mast and boom new in 2008.  Rig is supported on an alloy space frame built into the boat.  Vertical compression posts welded to struts on the outboard end to take the chainplates.

Selden aluminium slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel rod rigging replaced in 2008.

Large sail wardrobe.

3 pairs of Lewmar self tailing winches around the cockpit.

Mainsail          Quantum         2008

Headsail          Quantum         2008

No.3 jib            Quantum         2008

No.4 jib

Storm jib

4 spinnakers



Beta 13.5hp 2 cyl diesel installed new in 2000.

Stainless steel shaft to 2 blade folding propeller gives 7 knots max speed.  1.2lt/hr consumption at cruising speed.

32lt fuel tank.



Steps down from the companionway over the engine box.

Sparse interior designed primarily for racing but sympathetically converted to make the yacht more comfortable as a fast cruiser.  2 full length quarter berths stretching under the cockpit thwarts with foam mattresses.

Forward of the berths is a sliding centreline concave seat to allow crew to work at the galley and chart desk.

Chart desk to starboard with sliding draw under and electronics above.  Galley to port with single burner gimballed meths stove and a plastic sink.  Large storage area forward for sails, warps etc.



VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Echo sounder

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
5.00m of chain
50.00m of warp
New winches and deck hardware in the recent re-fit.
Carbon pole 2008

Safety Equipment


2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)


These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.