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Endeavour current lead at Mermaid Nationals

4th August 2009
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Endeavour current lead at Mermaid Nationals
As things stand today (4 August 2009), Roger Bannon in Endeavour is defending his slender lead over Paddy Dillon, sailing no. 131 Wild Wind, in the 2009 Mermaid National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club. Bannon is a five-time winner of the trophy so Dillon has his work cut out for him.

Only two others have won the Mermaid five times: Derk Joyce in Zuleika and Harry Grimes in Jessie and Nichapando. If Roger makes this his sixth win (first was Dixie in 1983, then Endeavour in 1985, 1986, 1988 and 2003), he will be the most successful Mermaid sailor of all time. Roger's crew this week are his daughter Emily and Bobby Collins.

Paddy Dillon, of Rush, Co. Dublin, was formerly long-term crew for Jim Carty in Vee, and is hotly pursuing his first Championship win. He's sailing his newly-acquired Wild Wind which won three times as Paula in the late 60s and early 70s when Leslie Downes had the helm. Crew for Dillon are his brother Johnny and Rory Grimes.

Current results here  

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