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Tuesday night DBSC Laser racing at Dun Laoghaire
Laser
DBSC Laser fleet travelled north to Ballyholme last weekend for the Laser Masters (report here) and there were great results all round for the Bay's fastest growing class. Theo Lyttle of the Royal St. George Yacht Club finished an impressive…
Ladies who Laser are on the increase on Dublin Bay
Laser
DBSC Laser fleet, the fastest growing fleet in Dublin Bay, has seen a marked increase in 'Ladies who Laser' this year. Shirley Gilmore from the Royal St George YC writes that she is leading the charge and has recently taken up…
25 Flying Fifteens are expected to contest the East Coast Championships at DMYC this weekend
Flying Fifteen
After a long absence this coming weekend the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships are being hosted by the DMYC and club fleet captain and organiser Neil Colin is expecting a large turnout of about 25 boats. With great numbers out…
After three races, Alert Packaging (above) holds a slender one point lead overall from Venuesworld and Sin Bin in joint second
SB20
The DBSC SB20 fleet were treated to tropical conditions last night on Dublin Bay with blazing sunshine and a warm breeze greeting the competitors. OOD Jack Roy and his team had their work cut out for them as the wind…
Ken Lawless and Sybil McCormacks’ Cartoon from the Royal Irish YC will defend their ICRA Class 3 title next month in Cork Harbour
ICRA
All four major title-holders from last year’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) national championships will be in action in a fortnight when a fleet of over 60 boats from around Ireland will gather at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven…
 Lively Lady (Derek Martin) was a Cruisers Zero winner in tonight's DBSC race on Dublin Bay
DBSC
After two consecutive Thursday night cancellations, tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race was sailed in a warm breeze off Dun Laoghaire. Top three results for Thursday, 25 May in each class are below.  B21S - 1. CAPILANO (S STORAN), 2.…
The King George IV monument gets a make–over at Dun Laoghaire ahead of the Bicentenary opening ceremony at 14:30 on Wed 31st May 2017
Dublin Bay
Two hundred years after the foundation stone was laid to build Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the President Michael D Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, will officiate at the Bicentenary opening ceremony at 14:30 on Wed 31st May 2017, at the…
Despite some frustrations for the Fireballers this was a very pleasant evening’s racing in warm pleasant conditions
Fireball
While Tuesday was a warm blustery day by the time Fireballers descended on the waterfront clubs the breeze was fading. Early birds Frank Miller and Ed Butler sailed to the harbour mouth to be greeted by 180 degree shifts and…
ISORA Competitor Rockabill VI, a JPK 10.80, skippered by Paul O'Higgins, was the winner of the third race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
ISORA
Once the ISORA fleet completes its fourth race to Arklow on Saturday, organisers have cooked up a novel and unique race five in the Averycrest sponsored series. Originally, it had been intended that ISORA would join with Howth Yacht Club…
The size and variety of the Morbihan Festival fleet continued to amaze at todays picnic, but the style of the boats wasn’t quite matched by the style of the crews on the beach
Historic Boats
When you’ve an inland sea well filled with islands, the tides running between them are bound to be quite strong from time to time writes W M Nixon. After the second day of the Morbihan Festival of Sail, the veteran…
Golden Girl Carmel Winkelmann with Jack Roy, President Irish Sailing Association, at the National YC dinner on Saturday night celebrating 50 Years of the Junior Section, of which Carmel was founding secretary
National YC
Fifty years of enthusiastic service to Irish and international sailing were celebrated in the National Yacht Club at the weekend with a two day event to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Junior Sailing Section in the club writes W…
Welsh offshore champion Stephen Tudor in J109 Sgrech is one of a handful of boats still expected to enter the 2017 D2D race to bring a total entry to 45 boats. See comment from Stephen Tudor below.
Dun Laoghaire Dingle
The interest and resulting entry for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle D2D Race has exceeded all our expectations, writes race organiser Adam Winkelmann. We now have 39 confirmed entries and expect to have close to 45 boats on the…
Howth Autumn League Extends Sponsorship Deal With MSL Park Motors
Howth YC
#AutumnLeague - Howth Yacht Club has extended its three-year partnership with MSL Park Motors Mercedes-Benz to sponsor the club’s Autumn League for a fourth season in 2017. “We are absolutely thrilled with this announcement and are very thankful to Dean…
J109 Storm, a former ICRA class one champion
ICRA
As this Friday's entry deadline looms for the ICRA National Championships on June 9, Royal Cork Yacht Club organisers say they will finalise racing divisions closer to the start of the event and will endeavour to make the splits as…
Flag raisers– (from left) Ian Diamond, An Taisce, Gavin Deane of Royal Cork and Senator Gerry Buttimer raise Royal Cork Marina's Blue Flag in Crosshaven yesterday
Irish Marinas
Seven Irish Marinas were awarded Blue Flags yesterday at the annual awards scheme hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Royal Cork's own marina was one of the seven facilities to receive an award. Greencastle Marina in County Donegal raises the…
Greystones Sailing Club's Another Adventure (Daragh Cafferkey) is one of 32 ISORA boats racing to the County Wicklow port of Arklow this weekend
ISORA
Saturday's fourth ISORA race of the season starts from Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin and finishes in Arklow, County Wicklow. The 60–mile race will be the first ISORA visit to Arklow for many years and Arklow Sailing Club, as previously reported…
“Don’t look now, but I think we’re being followed.......” The Howth 17 Aura of 1898 vintage in company with a French sail training ship of a much more ancient design, but probably much newer vintage
Historic Boats
When you’ve 1400 sailing boats gently milling about, all in seemingly amiable confusion but with lots of warm sunshine, it’s an achievement to avoid a collision, and it’s a real breakthrough when you can recognise another participant writes W M…
Definitely not Glyndebourne style....In fact, these Dublin Bay Water Wags spotted on a beach in the Morbihan would probably be very offended at the suggestion that this is a picnic. They’re serious Picnic People in the Water Wags, and they’d regard this informal gathering as no more than a quick lunch stop. Photo: Judith Malcolm
Water Wag
It’s probably more than a little sacrilegious to suggest that, as some of the rituals of a global religion are built around The Last Supper, then it’s not at all unreasonable for the world’s oldest One-Design sailing class to have…
Up, up and away....Roddy Cooper’s Carrickfergus-built Howth 17 Leila of 1898 vintage takes to the skies at the Morbihan
Historic Boats
Howth 17 sailors are nothing if not optimists writes W M Nixon. They need to be, sailing a fleet in which the five oldest boats date back to 1898. Yet as reported on Saturday, everything was going fine with all…
A view from the 2013 Wayfarer Nationals at East Down Yacht Club
Wayfarer
#Wayfarer - The National Yacht Club is offering to members a special charter for its four club Wayfarers during the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta this July. The NYC will be the host club for the Wayfarer class hosting its Irish…

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