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Dublin Bay Mermaid 188 ‘Innocence’ helmed by Darragh McCormack with crew Cathal McMahon and Mark McCormack, pictured here sailing at the 2016 Mermaid Munster Championship at Foynes Yacht Club, which they won overall
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#Mermaids - The Dublin Bay Mermaid ‘Champions in the Spotlight’ series — in which MSA Captain Roisin McCormack profiles the class’ three reigning National Champions (National, Leinster and Munster) — comes to a close this week with current Munster Champion…
 Gold ISA medals awarded to overall 2016 National Champions 189 Azeezy
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This year marked the third consecutive year that the Mermaid Sailing Association held a stand-alone Prizegiving Dinner event to properly acknowledge the winners of the sailing season just gone. Now normally held around February time, this event gives a fantastic…
Derek Joyce (right) of 187 Zuleika, claiming his Leinster title pictured with his crew James Sinnott and Cillian Joyce and Michael Conway of Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club
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Following on from last week’s article which kicked off the Mermaid Dinghy Sailing series, ‘Champions in the Spotlight’, this week Roisin McCormack has been chatting to Derek Joyce who sails his Mermaid 187 Zuleika out of Wexford. A long time…
Mermaid skipper Sam Shiels of Skerries Sailing Club holds aloft his National Champion trophy with crew Con Bissett and Eoin Boylan at the 2016 prizegiving
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As anyone involved in Dublin Bay Mermaid racing knows it’s no easy feat to claim a Championship title. Many have been sailing for years, edging ever closer but not having quite gotten there yet, so, with an excellent sailing season…
Mermaid dinghies racing under spinnaker
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The 2017 racing calendar for the Dublin Bay Mermaid fleet has been announced. Outside of regular club racing which runs from May - October, there will be 5 main racing events encompassing the Munster Championship, Leinster Championship, Skerries Regatta, the…
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Year Name of Boat Skipper/Owner Club 1953 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1954 Nereid Ronnie Kay NYC 1955 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1956 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1957 Ferdia II Brian Dowling CY&BC 1958 Milk Wood Barney Heron…
Skerries Sailing Club looking very trim, as befits the new SuperValu TidyTown status, with GP 14s preparing to go out to the race area
Coastal Notes
Anyone involved in assessing national sailing contests such as the Mitsubishi Motors “Club of the Year” or the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” awards will be able to tell you it’s much better to do such work by stealth if…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Rush Regatta Winners - 119, Three Chevrons from Foynes Yacht Club helmed by Vincent Mc Cormack with crew Roisin Mc Cormack and Michael Lynch pictured here with Brenda McGuinness, Commodore at Rush Sailing Club
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The annual Rush Regatta took place this weekend at Rush Sailing Club with 2 races planned for both Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of September. A very wet and windy Saturday morning saw 14 boats entered, busy rigging…
The Kestrel circumnavigated Dalkey Island in Aideen and flew away safely when back ashore in the National Yacht Club
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As Dublin Bay Mermaid Week starts in Howth Yacht Club tomorrow, a Kestrel that landed in Dan Brennan's Mermaid, Aideen, writes about her experience at the front end of the Dun Laoghaire Fleet's special races around Dalkey Island on Sunday. Interviewed after…
Jonathan O’Rourke’s top Mermaid class Tiller Girl from the National YC will be racing the Mermaid Nationals 2016 as part of the Howth Classic One Design Regatta from August 4th to 7th.
Historic Boats
For many years now the 1898-founded Howth 17s have spun quite an event out of their annual “National Championship” writes W M Nixon. It may only be a weekend series for a vintage one-design class at its home port, but…
Skerries regatta Mermaid fleet
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This weekend saw a fantastic turnout of 18 Mermaids for the annual Skerries Regatta hosted by Skerries Sailing Club. The event which took place over Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of July gave the Dublin Bay Mermaid participants…
Scroll down for Mermaid Munster Championship Gallery by Tony Quinlivan
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The Munster Mermaid Championdships at Foynes Yacht Club combined some fine championship conditions and tight racing on the Shannon Estuary. Read our weekend reports here and scroll down below for a photo gallery. _psEmbed("http://photogallery.afloat.ie");
Not all plain sailing on the second day of the Munster Mermaid Championships on the Shannon Estuary
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Day two of the Munster Mermaid Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to an overcast day however the forecasted sunshine broke through around 1100hrs and to the delight of the sailors brought with it plenty of wind. A south easterly…
A great day for skippers to improve their manoeuvring, tight racing all round
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Champagne sailing conditions have often been bantered about in sailing reports but at Foynes Yacht Club for the Dublin Bay Mermaid Munster Championships this weekend you would think you were sailing in the Algarve! Sailors were greeted this morning with…
The new Mermaid logo
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The Dublin Bay Mermaids have been busy overhauling and freshening up the class image over the past few months. This work involves rebuilding the official website, launching a public Facebook page and Twitter account and creating an official brand for…

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