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Vincent Delany

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

Water Wags – The World's Oldest Dinghy Class – Celebrate 129th Season
#On the training evening of Wednesday 22nd April, the weather was bright, the temperature was warm, and Class Captain, David MacFarlane organised an evening of coaching. The plan was to swap crews around so that the less experience helmsmen could…
Water Wags Compete For North Shannon Yacht Club Regatta Honours on Lough Boderg
#waterwags – The annual North Shannon Yacht Club Regatta at Annagh on Lough Boderg took place on the weekend of 11th and 12th. October with twelve Water Wags competing.They were:2, Tomboy, Michael and Joan Geoghegan. Congratulations after almost five years!3,…
National YC & RSt.GYC to the Fore at Water Wag J.H. Stephens Tankard Event
#waterwag – Following a day with winds of force 5 it was a surprise to arrive in Dun Laoghaire to find almost no wind at all. Our valiant Committee boat team of Tom, David T, and Tuffet laid a windward-leeward…
Water Wags Join Battle of Clontarf Celebrations On Water
#waterwags – In celebration of the 1000 years since Brian Boru the High King of Ireland fought against an alliance of Irish and Viking troops, Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club decided to organise a special event to celebrate such an…
Almost Dead Heat in Royal Irish Yacht Club 22–Boat Water Wag Race
#waterwags – The Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta on Wednesday 21st May was earlier than usual. 22 Water Wags turned up to compete in the regatta race of 5 laps of a windward leeward course. Tom Hudson, race officer, decided…
Water Wag Dinghy Season Starts With Record Turnout
#waterwags – The enthusiasm of the Water Wags for the first race of the season was unrivalled in 128th season of Water Wag racing, with 17 boats turning up for the first race on Wednesday 30th. April racing for prizes…
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