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100 Enter DMYC's King of the Bay Challenge Tomorrow
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The DMYC say a late surge in entries means nearly 100 boats will race for their King of the Bay Challenge tomorrow, offering the cruisers a semi–coastal race and the dinghies a combination of a pursuit race and a standard…
Sailing in Dublin club yachts include a Ruffian keelboat
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In a year when sailing will share the limelight with the other sports in the Olympics, the more leisurely and local aspects of the sport received some well-deserved coverage when RTE journalist Marie Louise O'Donnell was recently invited to try…
ICRA Date Clash Prompts New 'King of the Bay' Idea for DMYC Regatta
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Radical new ideas are coming to the fore for next month's Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) regatta. The Notice of Race just published outlines a “King of the Bay Challenge” open event. (Downloadable below). In a change from the format over…
The new Dublin Bay 'rock' pictured off Dalkey this week
Dublin Bay
Last season Dublin Bay sailors hit rocks off Dalkey Island prompting Dublin Bay Sailing Club, the largest leisure users of the bay, to issue a warning over the hazard. Known locally as 'Leac Buidhe', the rocks in Muglins Sound gave some sailors…
The Sailability programme in Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay
Four Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs have come together to launch the Dún Laoghaire Sailability Programme 2016 for Children aged 8-17 with physical and sensorial disabilities The DMYC, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Royal St George Yacht Club have…
In 2015 the SID saw the successful introduction of a new cruising yacht 'Silver Wind' a Sun Odyssey 35
Dublin Bay
The Sailing In Dublin (SID) Club AGM was held in the National Yacht Club on Thursday 7th April. There were presentations from the Club Chairperson Aine Kennedy and other club officers covering last year’s activities and plans for 2016.  In…
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#DublinBay - An independent expert commissioned to evaluate local concerns over the new sea wall in Clontarf has recommended its height be reduced by at least 10 centimetres. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, fears had grown among residents in the…
Dublin Bay
Today's in harbour dinghy frostbite series run by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) was cancelled due to strong winds. Southerly winds, averaging 24kts, gusted to 32kts at race time.
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Despite the modest seascape of the above photograph today's Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire have been cancelled writes Cormac Bradley. The weather station adjacent to where this photo was taken was recording 18 knots of wind with a highest gust of…
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The early morning forecast told the waking masses that snow had fallen on high ground overnight and on coming ashore after two races, the hills behind Dun Laoghaire had a light dusting of the white stuff.But for the Fireballs racing…
Dublin Bay
As the rest of the country deals with the fall out of the flooding, the south east got the best of the measured total sunshine hours yesterday (in hours). 
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The Dublin Bay weather buoy is reporting gusts of 60 knots, not far off hurricane strength as Storm Frank intensifies over the Capital's waters this afternoon. Hurriance strength is usually taken to mean winds of greather than or equal to 64…
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#DunLaoghaire – Users of Dun Laoghaire Harbour can make submissions in support of the proposed amendments to the draft Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCoCo) Development Plan 2016-2022 before the closing date of 5pm on Tuesday 22 December. Campaigners against the proposed cruise…
Dublin Bay
As Dun Laoghaire residents await An Bord Pleanála's decision on the controversial cruise liner berth proposed for the town's harbour, local banker Paddy Shanahan took a look at the books of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) – and finds…
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#Kish50HSSgone - An exhibition in Dun Laoghaire celebrating the Kish Lighthouse 50th anniversary on Dublin Bay is currently on display, however the Stena Line HSS service to Holyhead which was withdrawn only last year has been outlived by the iconic…
Dublin Bay
#DMYC - The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club has a busy winter clubhouse programme ahead despite a slow start to the Sunday Frostbite series. The flat calms and full-blown gales that have played havoc with the weekend sailing schedules as…

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