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Dillon grabs Mermaid on penultimate day

7th August 2009
Dillon grabs Mermaid on penultimate day
Paddy Dillon, sailing No. 131 Wild Wind (formerly Paula) is now certain to win the Mermaid Trophy. With a first, three seconds and a third in the first five races, Paddy and his crew Johnny Dillon and Rory Grimes don’t even have to sail tomorrow to win the Championship. 

Paddy, from Rush Sailing Club, has truly served his apprenticeship, having crewed for the venerable multiple champion Jim Carthy in No. 123 Vee for many years and having won the Crew Race on a number of occasions. Paddy announced his intention last year by coming 5th at Mermaid Week in Rush.

Two Skerries boats, No. 189 Azeezy is in second place and No. 36 Elizabeth in third. Both will be fighting for second place overall in the final race tomorrow.

Eoin Butterly retains the Crew Race title, having won last year in Rush. Eoin, from Rush Sailing Club, was sailing Anthony Carthy’s No. 188 Innocence crewed by owner Anthony Carthy and Margeurite Carthy.

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