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Dublin Bay Mermaid Sailing News & Regatta Results
Mermaid skipper Sam Shiels of Skerries Sailing Club holds aloft his National Champion trophy with crew Con Bissett and Eoin Boylan at the 2016 prizegiving
As anyone involved in Dublin Bay Mermaid racing knows it’s no easy feat to claim a Championship title. Many have been sailing for years, edging ever closer but not having quite gotten there yet, so, with an excellent sailing season…
Mermaid dinghies racing under spinnaker
The 2017 racing calendar for the Dublin Bay Mermaid fleet has been announced. Outside of regular club racing which runs from May - October, there will be 5 main racing events encompassing the Munster Championship, Leinster Championship, Skerries Regatta, the…
Year Name of Boat Skipper/Owner Club 1953 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1954 Nereid Ronnie Kay NYC 1955 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1956 Elf Neville Maguire RORC  etc. 1957 Ferdia II Brian Dowling CY&BC 1958 Milk Wood Barney Heron…
Skerries Sailing Club looking very trim, as befits the new SuperValu TidyTown status, with GP 14s preparing to go out to the race area
Anyone involved in assessing national sailing contests such as the Mitsubishi Motors “Club of the Year” or the “Sailor of the Month” awards will be able to tell you it’s much better to do such work by stealth if…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Rush Regatta Winners - 119, Three Chevrons from Foynes Yacht Club helmed by Vincent Mc Cormack with crew Roisin Mc Cormack and Michael Lynch pictured here with Brenda McGuinness, Commodore at Rush Sailing Club
The annual Rush Regatta took place this weekend at Rush Sailing Club with 2 races planned for both Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of September. A very wet and windy Saturday morning saw 14 boats entered, busy rigging…
The Kestrel circumnavigated Dalkey Island in Aideen and flew away safely when back ashore in the National Yacht Club
As Dublin Bay Mermaid Week starts in Howth Yacht Club tomorrow, a Kestrel that landed in Dan Brennan's Mermaid, Aideen, writes about her experience at the front end of the Dun Laoghaire Fleet's special races around Dalkey Island on Sunday. Interviewed after…
Jonathan O’Rourke’s top Mermaid class Tiller Girl from the National YC will be racing the Mermaid Nationals 2016 as part of the Howth Classic One Design Regatta from August 4th to 7th.
For many years now the 1898-founded Howth 17s have spun quite an event out of their annual “National Championship” writes W M Nixon. It may only be a weekend series for a vintage one-design class at its home port, but…
Skerries regatta Mermaid fleet
This weekend saw a fantastic turnout of 18 Mermaids for the annual Skerries Regatta hosted by Skerries Sailing Club. The event which took place over Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of July gave the Dublin Bay Mermaid participants…
Scroll down for Mermaid Munster Championship Gallery by Tony Quinlivan
The Munster Mermaid Championdships at Foynes Yacht Club combined some fine championship conditions and tight racing on the Shannon Estuary. Read our weekend reports here and scroll down below for a photo gallery. _psEmbed("");
Not all plain sailing on the second day of the Munster Mermaid Championships on the Shannon Estuary
Day two of the Munster Mermaid Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to an overcast day however the forecasted sunshine broke through around 1100hrs and to the delight of the sailors brought with it plenty of wind. A south easterly…
A great day for skippers to improve their manoeuvring, tight racing all round
Champagne sailing conditions have often been bantered about in sailing reports but at Foynes Yacht Club for the Dublin Bay Mermaid Munster Championships this weekend you would think you were sailing in the Algarve! Sailors were greeted this morning with…
The new Mermaid logo
The Dublin Bay Mermaids have been busy overhauling and freshening up the class image over the past few months. This work involves rebuilding the official website, launching a public Facebook page and Twitter account and creating an official brand for…
Mermaid sailors are heading for Howth Yacht Club this August
The Dublin Bay Mermaid Sailing Association hosts its 2016 Championships from Thursday 4th August to Sunday 7th August at Howth Yacht Club. Racing on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th in the 17–foot clinker class will be in conjunction with the Howth…
#Mermaid - Following new Mermaid Sailing Association (MSA) president Des Deane's call for participation, over 40 members packed the downstairs bar of Skerries Sailing Club on Friday 27 November for an "extremely productive" AGM. A focus on the quality of…
#Mermaid - Reversing the "terminal decline" of the once preeminent Mermaid class is the aim of the 64th Mermaid Sailing Association AGM at Skerries Sailing Club this month. MSA secretary Des Deane has circulated details of the meeting at 8pm…

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