Wild Wind indeed… couldn’t be more aptly named to win the Munster Mermaid Championship in wild conditions for the final race. It was a hardy bunch of sailors that took to the water today! Congrats to Paddy Dillon & crew from Rush Sailing Club on Wild Wind. Well done to Darragh McCormack on Innocence in 2nd place & Jim Carthy on Vee in 3rd.
Race 3 Results
1. 131 Wild Wind
2. 188 Innocence
3. 123 Vee
4. 46 Argo
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Tough first day at the Munster Mermaid Championships in a very blustery 20-25kts SE. A few casualties in race 1 (boats, not people ) & only survival of the fittest for race 2… Looks like a two horse race tomorrow between 188 Innocence and 131 Wild Wind.
Race 1 top 5
1. 188 Innocence
2. 131 Wild Wind
3. 186 Gentoo
4. 123 Vee
5. 119 Three Chevrons
Race 2 four finished
1. 131 Wild Wind
2. 188 Innocence
3. 123 Vee
4. 135 Cara II
The Mermaid Munster Championship is on this June Bank Holiday and we’d love to see you there! As the first championship event of the year it’s shaping up to have a great turn out and Foynes Yacht Club are pulling out all the stops!
There will be two races on Saturday 30th of May and 1 race on Sunday the 31st. First gun is 1pm both days. The full notice of race can be viewed on the Facebook group. Entry fee is €40. There will be food served in the club both days and live music on the Saturday night. Foynes Coffee Festival will have fireworks, live music, a food market, acrobats, parades, a carnival and more on that same weekend!
If anyone is short crew please drop Darragh Mc Cormack, the Mermaid Class Captain in Foynes a call or text on 086 3606420.
If you are planning on attending the event but haven’t told anyone yet can you please get in touch with Darragh or E-Mail email@example.com so we have an idea of numbers.
Looking forward to seeing you!
The MSA Committee
A prize giving evening will take place at Rush Sailing Club on Sat 21st Feb. Prizes will be presented to all winners from 2014 and a Steak or Seafood meal with Desert will be served on the night it is estimated that the cost will be €22-€23 per person.
We look forward to seeing you all on the night as it would be a good opportunity to get a bit of a buzz going for the new sailing season.
The Annual General Meeting of Mermaid Sailing Association will take place on Thursday 4th December at Rush sailing club at 20:00. We are hoping for a big turnout and looking forward to seeing you all there.
The Officer of the Day called off racing for a second day in a row due to strong winds with gusts of over 30 knots. All we can do is hope that tomorrow will be a bit better and we can start racing.
Racing was cancelled on day one of the national championships at Rush Sailing club due strong winds and gusty conditions. We are hoping to get 2 races run tomorrow but the forecast at the moment is for more of the same so it is likely that there will be no sailing either tomorrow but fingers crossed.
The Munster championships took place over the weekend at Foynes Yacht Club and turned out to be a great success with 14 boats competing.
We had 2 races on Saturday which was sunny with light breezes for the first race which saw Jim Carthy take the honours from Vincent McCormack in second and Enda Weldon coming in third.
The wind picked up slightly for race 2 which again saw Jim Carthy in first with Frankie Brown second and Enda Weldon in third.
We had one race on Sunday in fairly strong gusty conditions and once again Jim Carthy did the business to make it 3 straight wins with Frankie Brown in Second and Brian McNally finishing third.
Full Results Here
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The Munster Mermaid Championship will take place at Foynes Yacht Club on the June bank holiday weekend. As usual it will coincide with the Irish Coffee Festival which means that there will be a full range of entertainment for all ages. Racing will take place on Sat 31st May and Sun 1st June. There will also be an in Port race held on the Sunday. We hope to see a big turnout for this event to kick off the inter club racing season. See you all there………..
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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