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North Clients Sweep All Three Podium Places

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North Sails would like to congratulate Darragh McCormack on his win at the Mermaid Munster Championships last weekend at Foynes Yacht Club, Ireland. Darragh dominated the racing by taking four straight bullets in the small but competitive fleet.

The top three boats were all fully powered by North Sails and it was great to see so many North Sails making their way into the class. Nigel Young, One Design Expert and founder of North Sails Ireland, was very happy to accept Darragh’s invitation to sail with him to have a look at the sails and offer any tuning tips. We talked to Nigel after the regatta:

”I was delighted to sail my first competitive “work outing” with my own son, Jack Young, as part of the crew. This was his first time bag launching the spinnaker and handling a regular spinnaker pole – he comes from the one string A-sail school of spinnakers! All in all, the Father and Son crewing duo could not slow Darragh down and he went on to take his fourth straight Munster tittle in the Mermaid Class with the picket fence score line as my American friends would say… 1,1,1,1!”

Congratulations to sail no.135 ‘Cara 2’ who finished in second place – Frankie Browne snr, Frankie Browne jnr and Brendan Dunne and to no.119 ‘Three Chevrons’ taking third – Vincent McCormack, Michael Lynch and Roisin McCormack.

Both Nigel and his son, Jack, look forward to their next Mermaid outing!

© Ted Kelly
© Ted Kelly
© Ted Kelly
© Ted Kelly


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Mermaid Munster Championships headshot
Nigel Young

Myrtleville, Ireland

Nigel started Sailmaking in 1981 in Cowes on the IOW. In 1990, he ran HOOD Sails OD production in Lymington. In 1995, he joined North Sails, as part of the North-Diamond Sails merger. Nigel ran North Sails OD in the...

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