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DBSC Mermaid Class Celebrates Class Prizgiving at National Yacht Club

28th February 2022
Lynn Kerin accepts the Loving Cup on behalf of her children Tom and Eva, husband Andrew and father Jonathan O’Rourke at the DBSC Mermaid prizegiving from Class Captain Paul Smith
Lynn Kerin accepts the Loving Cup on behalf of her children Tom and Eva, husband Andrew and father Jonathan O’Rourke at the DBSC Mermaid prizegiving from Class Captain Paul Smith

Having sailed in combined races with Squibs in the 2021 season, the DBSC Mermaid Class had its prizegiving with the Squib class in the National Yacht Club last Friday, 25th February.

The 17ft clinker-built dinghy designed by J. B. Kearney for Dublin Bay Sailing Club ninety years ago expects an increase in the fleet for 2022.

The class sends its best wishes to Dan Brennan skipper of Mermaid 'Aideen' who was knocked off his bike and seriously injured in January.

A lifeboat pennant for a combined Mermaid / Squib handicap race in aid of the RNLI was won by Squib Periquin, Noel Colclough and Rupert Westrup.

Squib Periquin, Noel Colclough an Rupert Westrup.Noel Colclough and Rupert Westrup (Squib “Periquin”) who won the Lifeboat Pennant with Mermaid Class Captain Paul Smith

St. John Bannon and Class Captain Paul Smith with The Intrepid TrophySt. John Bannon and Class Captain Paul Smith with The Intrepid Trophy

Lynn Kerin accepts the Loving Cup on behalf of her children Tom and Eva, husband Andrew and father Jonathan O’RourkeLynn Kerin accepts the Loving Cup on behalf of her children Tom and Eva, husband Andrew and father Jonathan O’Rourke
Geraldine O’Neill accepts the Captain’s Prize from Captain Paul SmithGeraldine O’Neill accepts the Captain’s Prize from Captain Paul Smith

Pat Mangan and Paul Smtih with the Mermaid PennantPat Mangan and Paul Smtih with the Mermaid Pennant

2021 Mermaid Prizewinners:

  • Intrepid Trophy (single handed race) Endeavour, St. John Bannon
  • Meg Mug (round Dalkey Island) Endeavour, Roger Bannon
  • Loving Cup (crew all from one family) Aideen, Jonathan O’Rourke with, Tom Eva and Andrew Kerin
  • Alanna Cup (combined handicap races) Jill, Pat Mangan and Paul Smith
  • May Cup Aideen, Dan Brennan and Brendan Martin
  • September Cup Lively Lady, Geraldine O’Neill and Mick Hanney
  • Mermaid Pennant Jill, Pat Mangan and Paul Smith
  • Captain’s Prize Lively Lady, Geraldine O’Neill and Mick Hanney
Published in Mermaid, DBSC, National YC
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