The national championships will take place this year at Rush Sailing Club from 8th to 15th August.
This year’s event will be held one week later than usual, this is due to the tides not being suitable for sailing on the previous week.
It promises to be another great event, we are hoping for a big turnout with some great racing throughout the fleet and if last year is anything to go by we are in for a treat.
Planning for the event is well under way at Rush Sailing Club and we expect a great week both on and off the water.
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This years AGM will take place by kind permission at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club on Wed 29th January at 20.00.
We hope to see you all there.
Among the topics up for discussion are……
Venue for Mermaid week 2014 and 2015
Rule changes Re: Sail Cloth weight and Rudder dimensions
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Mark Boylan (Skerries Sailing Club) follows in his grandfathers footsteps as he wins the coveted Mermaid in Galway. Mark, his sister Aileen and Niall Collins sailed remarkably in Joe Boylan’s boat This is It to win race 6 and 7 today, securing the overall championship. Joe, 5 times champion, last won in Zeila in 1981 (Zeila was sailed by Marks Uncle, Aidan in this years championships).Joe won 4 times in Zeila and once in Akita.
This years championship saw a slightly new format where there were 7 races rather than the normal 6. Going into race 7 Jim Carthy (Rush Sailing Club) in Vee was ahead by 0.25 points. But Mark ensured his win by winning race 7 with Jim in 4th. Jim finished 2nd overall. In third place was Paul Smith in Jill (Royal irish Yacht Club). Paul has had his best ever championship with a 1st and a 2nd on day 1 of the championship. Paul sailed very consistently all week to secure 3rd place.
Racing today has been cancelled due to lack of wind. There will be 1 race tomorrow and 2 races on Friday.
The August bank holiday weekend is upon us and that can mean only one thing, Yes! it’s the start of Mermaid Week.
This year all roads lead to Galway for a week of sailing and fun in the sun we hope.
Going by the results of the regattas so far this year it is very difficult to predict a winner, and any number of boats are in with a shout.
It all kicks off on Saturday 3rd Aug with the practice race first gun at 17.30.
The serious stuff starts on Sunday 4th with 2 races being run. The Race1 is scheduled for 14.30 with Race2 immediately afterwards.
The rest of the week there will be one race per day with the start times as follows.
Race3 Monday 5th…15.00
Race4 Tuesday 6th…14.30
Race5 Wedensday 7th…15.00
Race6 Thursday 8th…15.30
Race7 Friday 9th…11.30
The Crew Race is scheduled for Tusday after the championchip race.
Full details can be found in the Sailing Instructions.
I would like to wish everyone the best of luck for the week and fair sailing.
There was a great turn out of 22 boats for the Skerries Regatta last weekend 27th and 28th July.
All types of conditions from no wind to near capsizes, Jim Carthy took the overall regatta with Sam Shiels and Shay O Toole second and third respectively.
Full Results Here.
Notice of race for National Championships 2013 including Entry Form Click Here to download.
Sailing Instructions for National Championships 2013 Click Here to download.
Summer 2013 Newsletter Click Here.
This years championships will be held in Galway Bay Sailing Club from 3rd to 9th August. Galway Bay Sailing Club is based in Renville Oranmore, approximately 10 kM from Galway City. It has been a while since the championships was held in Galway and we are really looking forward to a great event in this beautiful part of the world. Once again we are hoping for big numbers to come along and have some fun and of course some serious sailing. Keep an eye on this page and I will post more details of the event as I get them.
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