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#frostibtes –Strong and gusty westerly winds gusting to over 30–knots at times put paid to both cruiser racing and dinghy competitions from Dun Laoghaire today writes Cormac Bradley. First to be scrubbed was Rathfarnham Ford's DBSC's Turkey Shoot series for…
#PolarPlunge - Near freezing temperatures didn't stop a troupe of hardy gardaí from leaping into the drink at the famous Forty Foot in Sandycove for their annual Polar Plunge yesterday (6 December). As the Irish Independent reports, the 150-strong group…
#urbanbeach – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) has welcomed the award of planning permission for its proposal for a floating swimming pool and urban beach at the historic East Pier of the Harbour. Permission was granted by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown…
#DunLaoghaire - Plans for an 'urban beach' at Dun Laoghaire's waterfront first mooted more than a year ago have been given the green light by planning authorities, according to the Irish Independent. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the €2.5 million…
#SuspectedWrecks – According to the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) they suspect a buried timber wreck lies close to the entrance of Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. In recent days the GSI's South African built research vessel RV Keary,…
#FortyFoot - It's grim news for the Forty Foot's swimming club as members agreed this week to put its future up to vote. The Irish Times reports on Thursday night's (27 November) extraordinary general meeting held in the wake of…
#FortyFoot - The Sandycove Bathers' Association will hold an EGM this Thursday 27 November on its future at the famous Forty Foot after its insurer withdrew cover. According to The Irish Times this morning, the club announced in a letter…
#suttondinghyclub – With over two hundred in attendance, the black-tie Gala Dinner last Saturday (November 15th) marking Sutton Dinghy Club's 75 years of sailing in Sutton Creek was a Who's Who of many of Ireland's top sailors. The event, staged…

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