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Aptly Named 'Wild Wind' Wins Mermaid National Championships 2015
The changeable conditions continued for the Mermaid National Championships which concluded on Friday at Foynes Yacht Club.  The championship began last Sunday in a challenging 20-25kts with strong gusts, rough seas and spring tides. The mixed weather conditions meant the…
Mermaid National Championships 2015 Reaches Half Way Point At Foynes
#mermaid – Racing in the Mermaid National Championships got underway earlier this week & has been greeted by extremely mixed conditions. 'Mermaid Week' traditionally begins with a practice race on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend with the…
Blustery Start to Mermaid Week at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary
#mermaid – Mermaid Week got off to a blustery start at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary on Saturday. The first race in the classic clinker dinghy class was won by Paddy Dillon's Wildwind, second was Jim Cathy's Vee…
Boylan Aiming to Retain Mermaid Crown at Rush
#mermaid – After falling victim to squally conditions at Rogerstown and with only part of the scheduled sailed to date the pressure is on to complete the Mermaid championship at Rush Sailing Club today. The championships finally got off to a…
Rush Mermaid Championships Hit By Strong Winds
#mermaid – Strong winds gusting to 35–knots forced the cancellation of the first race of the Mermaid Sailing Association National Championships 2014 at Rush Sailing Club yesterday.The annual event for the three man dinghy class, which typically starts with the…
Mermaids Heading for Foynes & Shannon Estuary's Irish Coffee Festival
#foynes – At Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary this coming bank holiday weekend the Munster Mermaid championships will take place writes Gerry Ryan of Foynes Yacht Club This event will be run over two days, Saturday and Sunday,…
Boylan Crowned Mermaid Champion in Dramatic Final Day
#mermaid – After a dramatic day when robust conditions proved challenging for everyone, a new name appears on the coveted Mermaid Trophy. Mark Boylan, ably crewed by Niall Collins and Aileen Boylan in "This Is It" from Skerries Sailing Club,…
Carthy's Vee Makes Moves on Fifth Mermaid Title
#mermaid – The fifth race of the Mermaid Championships in Oranmore did not disappoint in turning the leaderboard on its head.The stronger breezes had the anticipated effect of bringing the usual heavy air suspects to the fore. Jim Carthy and…
Mermaid Championship Frustrated By Lack of Wind on Galway Bay
#mermaid – Mermaids in Galway were frustrated by the complete absence of any wind whatsoever resulting cancellation of the eagerly anticipated fifth race yesterday. The decision taken was to postpone and make up the lost race on Friday as the…
Mermaids Expect Tight Finish to Galway Championship After Discard
#mermaid – The fouth race of the Mermaid Championship being held in Oranmore in Galway, has extended the list of potential contenders with fresh faces making their mark at the top of the fleet. Paul Smith in "Jill" ever the…
Dublin Bay Mermaid Dinghy Title to be Decided on Galway Bay
#mermaid – Galway Bay Sailing Club is hosting its second major National Championships within weeks. The SB20's sailing from Galway harbour experienced unusually light conditions with very tight racing but struggled to complete 6 races of a planned 9 race…
Munster Mermaid Title Fought at Foynes
The Munster Mermaid Championships sponsored by Ocean Crest Marine were hosted by Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon estuary and a spectacular two days racing took place writes Gerry Ryan.The officer of the day, Alan McEneff had a considerable job…
Mermaid Championship Success for National Yacht Club's 'Tiller Girl'
#mermaid – The National Yacht Club's Jonathan O'Rourke with Carol Cronin and Alan O'Rourke in Mermaid No. 77 Tiller Girl have sailed to victory at the 2012 Mermaid National Championships in Skerries Sailing Club at the weekend. Last week's 40 boat regatta was sailed…
Three New Dublin Bay Mermaid Dinghies Join the Clinker Fleet
#mermaid – Saturday 7th July last was an historic day at Rush Sailing Club with the launch of three new Dublin Bay Mermaids. Three members built the boats over the past two years: brothers Enda and Anthony (Ants) Weldon and…
Local Trio Lead 80th Anniversary Mermaid Nationals off Skerries
#mermaid – One of the biggest Irish one design dinghy fleets of the 2012 season has gathered in North Dublin this week to celebrate an important birthday both for the class and Irish sailing. The 80th Anniversary Mermaid Championships in…
Mermaids Celebrate 80th Birthday at Skerries 'Mermaid Week'
#mermaid – As readers know from our coverage of Thumbalina (the voyaging Dublin Bay Mermaid) the Mermaid National Championships “Mermaid Week” is being hosted by Skerries Sailing Club  from August 4th to 10th, 2012. It is a very special class…

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