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Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Spring Chicken series got off to a dramatic start on Sunday when a 1720 sportsboat was rescued from the surf in the north-west of Dublin Bay. 20–knot winds and big seas made for a testing first race for the 46–boat fleet.

A 1720 sportsboat competitor was involved in a man overboard incident that ended up with the yacht also getting into difficulties. The Dun Laoghaire lifeboat was standing by to assist but the crewman was recovered from the water and the boat towed out of the surf by a DBSC committee vessel without the need for the lifeboat. A DBSC spokesman said the club was very grateful for the RNLI assistance offered.

First race results will be issued later in the week

Published in DBSC

Sailing offshore? The National Yacht Club is staging an 'Introduction to Offshore Racing' evening next Saturday 7th April 2011 at 19.30 and a line up of speakers inlcudes Maurice 'Prof' O’Connell on winning the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Mick Liddy on how to prepare for offshore sailing. Former National Yacht Club commodore Peter Ryan will give tips on ISORA racing in the Irish Sea.

Whether you are a Round Ireland expert or an offshore newbie the Dun Laoghaire club stresses it is an informal night but a 'unique one' both for offshore sailing fans and those who might be considering going offshore for the first time this season.

 

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Plans are being made to commemorate Dublin Bay’s self-appointed guardian, the late Sean Loftus. Clontarf Ward Councillor Damian O’Farrell (Ind) tabled a motion at this week’s area committee meeting calling for a suitable memorial to be put in place to honour the dedicated environmentalist who resided in Clontarf until his death on July 10. More from the Dublin People newspaper HERE. What should this memorial be.  We'd like your views in our comment box below?
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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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