Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Shannon Estuary and River
Dempsey Declared Mermaid Champion with Race to Spare
Shannon Estuary
Jim Dempsey from Skerries with crew Scott Flanagan and Cian O'Regan won Mermaid week in Paul Winters' No. 183 Wannago (based on provisional results).  Dempsey was 2nd in today's Race 5, sailed in shifty 7-10 knot westerly breeze at Foynes on the…
'Wannago' Leads in Foynes After Four Races
Shannon Estuary
Skerries sailor Jim Dempsey, sailing his clubmate Paul Winters' Wannago, totally dominated today's Race 4 at Mermaid Week in Foynes.  He led the 30 boat fleet the whole way around, with a constant battle and place swapping for 2nd place between…
Dempsey's 'Wannago' Consolidates Lead in Mermaids
Shannon Estuary
There was a stiff NW breeze with gusts on the Lower Shannon today, where Mermaids sailed the third Championship race of Mermaid Week. The early part of the race saw a tussle for first among Paddy Dillon (131 Wild Wind),…
Racing Continues Apace at Mermaid Week
Shannon Estuary
Race 3 of the National Mermaid Championship starts today at 15:00, followed by the annual 'crew' race.  Five times champion Derek Joyce in 187 Zuleika has a major challenge to stay in the running and really needs a win to…
Zuleika Dominates Second Race of Mermaid Week
Shannon Estuary
Yesterday (Monday), Foynes lived up to it's reputation as being a tricky place in which to sail.  A strong ebbing tide and shifty 8-10 knot breeze dominated racing in the 33 strong Mermaid fleet in Race 2 of the National Championship.…
Carthy Wins Opening Race of Mermaid Week
Shannon Estuary
After a two hour postponement the slack winds filled in for a Race Officer Liam Dinneen allowing him to run today's first race of Mermaid week in near perfect conditions with NW 9 knots and sunshine.  There are thirty three…
Mermaid Week Starts Today in Foynes
Shannon Estuary
Mermaid Week starts today at Foynes Yacht Club, with sailing on the Shannon Estuary. There is more than 35 boats expected from Skerries, Rush, Clontarf, Dublin Bay, Wexford, Sligo and of course a large contingent of local boats. This is…
Foynes Prepares to Stage Mermaid Week
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary is hosting the National Mermaid Championships, which will commence on Saturday, July 31, and which will be taking place for a full week at Cooleen Point. Quite an amount of preparation and organisation…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
nyc sidebutton flag

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating