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No Wind for Water Wag Racing

25th May 2018
Windless Water Wags in Dun Laoghaire Harbour Windless Water Wags in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

What a shame! The Water Wags, the largest one-design fleet in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay have lost three out of their last five races, due to inclement weather.

On 23 May the problem was, that the valiant Race Officers could not find what direction the wind was coming from; because as soon as they laid a course, what wind there was, quickly turned around and came from a different direction.

Thus it was that about 25 enthusiastic Water Wags had to row their lovely classic wooden vessels home after about three-quarters of an hour on the water.

They will endeavour to race again next week, weather permitting.

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Vincent Delany

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Vincent Delany

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Sailing historian Vincent Delany is a member of the Association of Yachting Historians, and an active sailor in Water Wag, SOD and Squib classes. He has written a thesis on 'Yachting and yachtsmen on the River Shannon 1830-1930.' He has lectured on the history of The Water Wag Club, Royal St.George Yacht Club, and the Killinure Yacht Club, He has written two sailing books 'The Water Wags 1887-2012' and 'The International 12 foot class in Ireland' both of which are available from blurb.com

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