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23 Feb, 2024 | 1 min read
Round 8 of the National Yacht Club’s popular table quiz took place on Wednesday evening (21 February), when 20 teams took to the tables to battle it out under the watchful eye of the Quizmaster. The theme of the evening was ‘no change’: the Corner Boys were rowdy, T.B.M. were nearly-men, the Celtic Boys were also-rans, ….. and Wizard won!
An exceptional season for the reigning Brains of the Bay champions continued when Wizard scored 45 out of an available 50 points – a strike rate of 90%! Not surprisingly, Wizard strengthen their lead on the overall Leaderboard with three rounds to go, but retention of their title is not yet guaranteed, with the Corner Boys, T.B.M. and Enchantress (remember them?) all still in with mathematical possibilities of lifting the coveted trophy.
We reconvene on Wednesday, 6th March at 8.00pm sharp! All welcome.
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The National Yacht Club bid a spectacular farewell to their Head Chef, Cormac Healy, on Saturday 3rd February in an evening filled with great food, music, and heartfelt tributes. The event brought together swimmers, club members, the Healy family, and special guests for a night of celebration, marking the end of Cormac's illustrious 29 years at the club.
The farewell party was a fitting tribute to Cormac's contribution to the Clubs high standard of catering and to the club itself. Attendees were advised that normal formalities would be suspended by Master of Ceremonies Ian Meldon suitably attired in a dry robe, swim hat and goggles fresh from his daily visit to the Forty Foot. This meant that any and all contributions were limited to the 3 minutes as allowed by the relocated kitchen timer. Following a brief welcome by Commodore Peter Sherry, Cormac's excellent Kitchen team led by Brian Fox then treated everyone to a wonderful meal.
The evening wasn't just about the food; it was a perfect blend of entertainment and camaraderie. The Brook Singers regaled the audience with melodic tunes, creating an atmosphere of fun and nostalgia. Mystery and excitement filled the air with the appearance of the Café Orchestra Band which added an element of delight to the night.
The event was graced by the presence of long-time managers Padraic Conneely and Tim O'Brien, who together with John O'Grady represented three decades of commitment and excellent management at the National Yacht Club.
The party was a true representation of the club's spirit, where members, swimmers, and the Healy family all joined together to create a night to remember. Laughter, applause, and "brief" heartfelt speeches echoed through the evening culminating with Club Manager John O'Grady showcasing his talents with a wonderful rendition of "There is an Isle" in the small wee hours.
As Cormac embarks on a new chapter in his life, the members of the National Yacht Club expressed their deepest appreciation for his wonderful contribution. The farewell party was a fitting send-off for his 29 years of superb food and unwavering commitment to the Club.
What do The Corner Boys and The Salopettes have in common? They have both come second to Wizard twice this season! Whether the comparison is to Manchester City, or Willie Mullins, or Ronnie O’Sullivan, it is clear that team Wizard have the quiz edge over the rest of the field. So far!
On Wednesday night, 7 February, Wizard won the 7th instalment of the NYC quiz series 2023/24, chalking up their 4th success of season with a deserved win over The Corner Boys by a single point. Tsuquizmi shone in 3rd with T.B.M. continuing their consistent run by finishing 4th. Wizard have now moved to the overall lead with 4 quizzes remaining.
The Quizmaster has been asked to search for Wizard’s kryptonite –a reflection of the fact that the team must have superpowers. Has anyone got Lex Luthor’s phone number?
The quiz will resume on Wednesday, the 21st February, at 8.00pm sharp. See you all there.