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The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
W M Nixon
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram comfortably won today's DMYC Frostbite Fireball race
Fireball
The 2016/17 Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Frostbites got off to a blustery start this afternoon in Dun Laoghaire. The weather station adjacent to my observation point had the various weather parameters as follows; Wind Direction - 345˚, Wind 19.6…
A Royal St. George YC 1720 tackles the breezy conditions in this morning's DBSC Turkey Shoot first race
Turkey Shoot
Over 40 boats turned out for a blustery start in today's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot sailing series on Dublin Bay. The combined cruiser fleet faced a north–westerly breeze gusting to over 20–knots for the first of six Sunday…
The moment when a nation held its breath. Annalise Murphy in her Laser Radial approaches the finish line to clinch the Silver Medal in the Olympic Games at Rio, Tuesday August 16th 2016
W M Nixon
It’s indicative of the pace of Irish sailing in 2016 that for anyone taking an overview, it takes a bit of an effort to remember what the weather was like for much of our spring, summer and autumn. Admittedly, here…
At the National Yacht Club's fish supper in aid of the RNLI are from from right to left are Rita O'Reilly, Ken Robinson, Pamela Bell and Emma Robinson
National YC
Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat hosted a fundraising Fish Supper at the National Yacht Club last Friday where €1,000 was raised. The RNLI Fish Supper initiative, is an annual charity fundraising event to support the RNLI's lifesaving work. 
The restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle, currently based in southern Brittany, would be a star turn in the Classic Yachts section in next year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta if she could be persuaded to return for the celebration of the Bicentenary of Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2017.
W M Nixon
It could be argued that Dun Laoghaire Harbour has never been completely finished writes W M Nixon. To varying degrees, it has always been Work in Progress. Construction started in 1817, yet it was maybe all of twenty or even…
Flying fifteen Western winners Ian Smyth (left) with LDYC Commodore David Meredith (centre) and Brian McKee
Flying Fifteen
This weekend's Flying Ffifteen Western Championships was hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club in varied shifty conditions. Racing could not have been much closer as after six races one point separated the first three boats with Brian McKee & Ian…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
The Archambault 35 Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Wicklow is one of 54 boats competing in the Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) series
ISORA
Offshore sailing body ISORA that goes from strength to strength on the Irish Sea, with 54 boats racing in 2016, is surveying competitors in an on-line questionnaire for competitors (past, present and future) to make sure it is 'providing the…
Adelie, the 2015 winner of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay, also competed in the 2016 Round Ireland Race, pictured here prior to the Wicklow start last June
Turkey Shoot
The Royal Irish Yacht Club is hosting this year's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Sailing Series from Sunday 6th November to Sunday December 18th.  Entry forms and the NOR is downloadable below. A series of seven races to be…
 Sailing should be fun….49er President Marcus Spillane and ISA Coach Rory Fitzpatrick showing what a 49er can do
W M Nixon
Is it a bird, is it a plane? The International 49er Skiff is twenty years old in 2016, and it has been part of the Olympics since 2000. Yet for most sailors it is still as modern and bewildering as…
 DBSC Class Captain James Gorman steps down after a successful two year term on Friday
SB20
Following its lively Southern championships at the weekend, the SB20 Ireland AGM takes this Friday October 7th 2016 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The meeting will be boosted by an influx of new blood into the class as it…
Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men and Their Monkey sailed by Darragh Sheridan, Shane Murphy and John Phelan
SB20
Dave Barry, Dan O'Connell and Jimmy Dowling sailing Lia are the SB20 2016 Southern Champions following four wins from six races at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men…
Royal St. George Yacht Club Pair Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella counted five straight race wins
Fireball
Royal St. George Yacht Club Pair Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella counted five straight race wins to be winners of the 11-boat Fireball Leinster Championships at the National Yacht Club today. The host club's Noel Butler and Stephen Oram were…
Charles Apthorp and Alan Green were convincing winners of the Flying Fifteen East Coasts at the National YC
Flying Fifteen
With three three race wins on Saturday Charles Apthorp and Alan Green were always going to be hard to stop for overall honours today at the Mitsubishi Motors Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships at the National Yacht Club. In the…
A buoyant Flying Fifteen fleet on Dublin Bay
Flying Fifteen
This coming weekend the Mitsubishi Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships are being hosted by the National Yacht Club and local fleet captain Joe Coughlan is hoping to have up to thirty entries. With great numbers out in Dublin Bay all…

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