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Rush Sailing Club's Ruigrok is Early Leader at Mermaid National Championships

4th August 2023
Mermaid Endeavour leads the National Championships at Skerries Sailing Club
Mermaid Endeavour leads the National Championships at Skerries Sailing Club Credit: via Facebook

After two races sailed, it's tight at the top of the leaderboard at the Mermaid National Championships at Skerries Sailing Club.

First race winner Alan Ruigrok of Rush Sailing Club leads the 25-boat clinker fleet but is on the same five points as defending champion Darragh McCormack of Foynes Yacht Club. 

Ruigrok's clubmate Paddy Dillon is one point off the lead in third place.

Under Race Officer Liam Dinneen, racing is scheduled to continue this weekend with First Gun on Saturday at 13.00hrs.

Results are here

Published in Mermaid Team

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