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Message in a Bottle Washes Ashore at Loop Head
When Adam Flannery joined his family on holiday to Kilbaha, Co Clare this summer, little did he know that he would be assisting in a school science project that began some 6,000km away. Yet that's exactly what happened when the…
'Battle' Leads Foynes September Series
The September Series of racing continued at Foynes Yacht Club last Sunday, where a record entry of craft 'took to the water' in their respective classes. In class 1 Battle stands as the leader so far, closely followed by Hello…
Tricky Conditions for Shannon Estuary Cappa Race
On Saturday last with the weather favourable, members of Foynes Yacht Club raced in the annual Cappa fixture, which has been on the sailing calendar for a considerable time. Unfortunately, the Glin Castle race was cancelled beyond Foynes Yacht Club…
Foynes to Stage Glin Castle and Cappa Race
This coming weekend an action-packed programme of events will take place at Foynes Yacht Club On Saturday, the Glin Castle race will take place, and on Sunday the Cappa race is also pencilled in the the sailing schedule (weather permitting).The…
New Workboat For Shannon Estuary
Delivery of the vessel from Mooney Boats in Killybegs was down along the West Coast of Ireland, up the Shannon estuary and through the twin locks at Ardnacrusha, to its new work place on the Lower Shannon. The Inis Muilinn…
Dempsey Confirmed Winner with Race to Spare
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 Thursday's Race 5, sailed in shifty 7-10 knot westerly breeze at Foynes…
Dempsey Declared Mermaid Champion with Race to Spare
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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