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New Lease of Life for Reopened Maritime Museum
Dublin Bay
#MARITIME MUSEUM REOPENING – It is good to report positive news, particularly the much awaited reopening of the Maritime Institute of Ireland's maritime museum in Dun Laoghaire, which is to take place today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since 2006, the museum…
Exciting Racing for Cruisers but 20-knot Gust Scrubs Dinghies
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY – Although over 40 Dublin Bay Cruisers got some specacular downwind sailing in yesterday morning in the penultimate round of the Dublin Bay Spring Chicken Series the strong north westerlies put paid to yesterday afternoon's DMYC Frostbite racing.…
Dun Laoghaire Moth Sailor on a Wing and a Prayer
Dublin Bay
#MOTH – Progress towards establishing a Moth class in Dun Laoghaire continues with news that two of the high flying craft are entered in to the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) summer series. Promoted by Dublin sailor John Chambers…
Ryan Team Out in Front at Dun Laoghaire Frostbite
Dublin Bay
#FROSTBITE – Frank Hamilton and Jennifer Byrne had a great turn of speed in their IDRA 14 dinghy getting on all the tricky harbour shifts and even beating the two RS200s to the finish line last Sunday at the DMYC…
Harbour2Harbour Dublin Bay Walk Coming Soon
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - The annual St Patrick's Day Harbour2Harbour Walk in aid of mental health charity Aware is just a few weeks away. The 16.2 mile walk around Dublin Bay begins at 10.30am on Saturday 17 March, taking around…
Dun Laoghaire's Maritime Museum to Re-Open
Dublin Bay
#MARITIME MUSEUM-The much awaited re-opening of the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin is to take place in April, writes Jehan Ashmore. The museum which is near to Dun Laoghaire Harbour's East Pier, is to reopen on Tuesday 3rd…
Butler and Oram Lead Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbites
Dublin Bay
The second half of DMYC’s Frostbite series was initiated on Sunday, 8th January, when amongst others, 12 Fireballs, contested the first race of Series 2. While they may not have had things entirely their own way on the water at…
Dun Laoghaire Earmarked For Stop on First MOD70 Euro Tour
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - The inaugural European Tour for the MOD70 trimaran class is set to come to Dublin next summer, pending agreement with the relative authorities in January. The Irish Times reports that the National Yacht Club is at…
Portrait of R.M.S. Leinster Survivor to be Unveiled
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS-Tom Connolly, a survivor from R.M.S. Leinster which was torpedoed off the Kish Bank in 1918, will be remembered when his portrait is unveiled on 31 December. The unveiling is to take place in the Dun Laoghaire Club,…
DCC Rejects Clontarf Flood Defence Plan
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - Dublin City Councillors have unanimously rejected controversial plans for flood defences in Clontarf. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, councillors were set to vote last night on whether to give the green light to the scheme, which…
DCC Votes Tonight on Clontarf Flood Defences
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY NEWS - BreakingNews.ie reports that Dublin City Councillors will vote tonight on whether to give the green light to the controversial flood defence plan for Clontarf. Thousands of people have held protests in the north Dublin suburb over…
Dun Laoghaire Yacht Club 2012 Regatta Dates
Dublin Bay
#REGATTA–The four Dun Laoghaire waterfront Yacht Clubs have released their sailing regatta dates for 2012. In spite of many other racing fixtures on the bay the waterfront regattas remain a traditional favourite starting with the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club…
Miller and Donnelly Win Fireball Frostbite Race
Dublin Bay
#FROSTBITE–Frank Miller and Grattan Donnelly were the winners of the single Fireball dinghy race this afternoon in perfect conditions after last night's gale at the DMYC Frostbite series in Dun Laoghaire harbour. The handicap dinghy PY winners were Colin Galavan…
Sailing Body Joins Clontarf Flood Defence Protests
Dublin Bay
#DUBLIN BAY – The Irish Sailing Association has urged Dublin City Council to defer next week's vote on flood defences at Clontarf promenade. The sailing body has written to Dublin City manager John Tiernan arguing that the Council did not…
Plenty of Winners at DMYC's 'Frostbite' Double Race Day
Dublin Bay
The 'Frostbites' tag was something of an oxymoron yesterday in Dun Laoghaire with temperatres in the teens for a double header sailing day at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club dinghy Frostbites series.  In the PYs first race RS sailors…
Artist's Impression Shows Future for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#DUN LAOGHAIRE – An artist's impression of a regenerated Dun Laoghaire harbour showing two new harbour marinas, berthing for tall ships, a dramatic canopy building on the Carlisle pier plus extensive development of the waterfront in front of the yacht…

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