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Dun Laoghaire's regatta site is revealed in this drone footage. Scroll down for video
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Dun Laoghaire harbour and marina looks great in the summer sunshine but most of all this latest drone footage to promote a Global CoderDojo Conference in October reveals Dun Laoghaire's compact and very complete regatta site with the close proximity of…
The Poolbeg incinerator under construction faces fresh opposition after US firm behind the Dublin project did not meet emissions standards at Canadian plant
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#ConcernsIncinerator - Concerns have been raised over development of Dublin’s Poolbeg incinerator by US waste firm Covanta, writes The Irish Times, following the failure of emissions tests by a Canadian plant built by the company. Covanta last May had to…
Dun Laoghaire's proud tricolour was stolen last night but quickly recovered
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The giant Irish flag 'stolen' from its prominent position on Dun Laoghaire's East pier has been recovered. The tricolour went missing last night from the flag pole at 7pm.  Afloat.ie sources tell us that it is now back with its…
Ger Dempsey's SB20 competing in today's Teng Tools Royal Irish Regatta. Scroll down for photo gallery
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27 classes competed in today's Teng Tools sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta on Dublin Bay. Having just finished the Round Ireland Race on Thursday, the club's own JPK1080 Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) was back on the water again, winning…
Artist's impression of the proposed Dublin Bay bypass as a span across Sandymount towards the M50
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#DublinBay - A motorway across Dublin Bay? City councillors are opposed, but State policy may make its construction inevitable, as Louisa McGrath writes in the Dublin Inquirer. Proposals for a new stretch of high-capacity road running across or under Sandymount…
The IDRA 14 Starfish sailed by Alan Carr of Sutton is the DMYC's Pursuit Race Winner in today's King of the Bay Challenge. Results below. Photo Gallery by Joe Fallon below.
Dublin Bay
DMYC has published the prizewinners of the first King of the Bay Challenge run as part of its annual regatta off Dun Laoghaire today.  The Gods looked favourably on the bay in the earlier part of the day with sunshine…
100 Enter DMYC's King of the Bay Challenge Tomorrow
Dublin Bay
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
Dublin Bay
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
Dublin Bay
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…
Dublin Bay
#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.
Dublin Bay
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…
Dublin Bay
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…

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