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Dun Laoghaire Prepares for ISAF World Sailing Conference
#isaf – The small print for world sailing comes under scrutiny this November in Dun Laoghaire when the town and four yacht clubs welcome back the world sailing body back to the Irish east coast for the second time this…
Dun Laoghaire Architecture Tour from the Sea
#SAIL-TOUR– Under a ticket lottery scheme there is an opportunity to view the architecture along the Dun Laoghaire coastline by taking a tour on board Go Sailing's 54ft luxury yacht, as part of the annual Open House Dublin weekend (5-7…
Shackleton Endurance Exhibition – ‘Triumph Against All Odds’
#SHACKLETON – A new exhibition telling the remarkable story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917, was officially launched by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore earlier this week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Among those attending the launch of Shackleton Endurance…
Royal Irish YC 'September Series' Celebrates Inaugural Success
#riyc – Two quarter tonners from the host club were first and second in the inaugural staging of the Royal Irish Yacht Club's September series yesterday on Dublin Bay. (RESULTS BELOW) The Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) extended the Dublin…
MOD70 Update. Goodbye Dun Laoghaire, Hello Fastnet Rock
No sooner had Dun Laoghaire waved goodbye to the visiting French Trimarans yesterday afternoon than the MOD70s were approaching the Fastnet Rock off the south west coast this morning. Yann Guichard's Spindrift racing holds a very small lead on the…
Dun Laoghaire Says Farewell to the MOD70s
#mod70–Dun Laoghaire, Ireland bid a brisk, breezy farewell to the MOD70 European Tour fleet with Sébastien Josse's crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild collecting the maximum 3 bonus points from the prologue circuit and leading the fleet out on to…
MOD70s Thrill Dublin Bay with City Races
#mod70 – After six City Races it took one exciting Speed Match tie-break finale, a short out-and -back reaching sprint, to decide the overall winner of the Dun Laoghaire City Races. From two days of tight competition in a great…
MOD70 is 'No Ordinary Sailing Boat'
#MOD70 - The Irish Times' Simon Tierney goes for the ride of his life on board one of the super-fast yachts sailing in Dun Laoghaire this weekend on the MOD70 European Tour. Tierney reports from Brest in France on his…
MOD70 Makes Successful Racing Debut on Dublin Bay
#mod70 – The National Yacht Club rolled out the red carpet for its MOD70 European tour visitors this afternoon with the Irish London Olympic sailing team making its presence felt on and off the water. The MOD70s are the latest…
Giant Trimaran Fleet Arrive in Dun Laoghaire
#mod70 – Like giant exotic creatures from another planet the MOD70 Trimaran fleet arrived in Dun Laoghaire overnight after their first leg from Kiel in Germany. With one colourful hull suspended in air even early morning joggers on Dun Laoghaire's…
MOD 70 Fleet Just 500 Miles from Dun Laoghaire But Facing Light Headwinds
The leader of the MOD 70s is 500 miles from Dun Laoghaire after passing the half way point on the 1238 miles stage from Kiel to Dublin this afternoon. The five boat fleet remains very closely matched, all making very…
US Navy Dock Landing Ship Departs Dublin Bay’s Shipping Scene
#US NAVYSHIP DEPARTS – At lunchtime the United States Navy dock-landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) departed Dublin Port, after her visit for American Football Week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Waiting out in Dublin Bay was the Irish Naval Service 'flagship'…
MOD70 European Tour Comes to Dun Laoghaire Next Month
#DUN LAOGHAIRE NEWS - Dun Laoghaire will play host to sailing’s most exciting new global championship series when the MOD70 European Tour visits from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 September. Ireland has hosted many of the world’s top sailing events…
Bob Geldof Presents New Junior Sailing Award in Dun Laoghaire
#DMYC – A new annual award to recognise the outstanding contribution by junior sailors was launched yesterday by Sir Bob Geldof at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DYMC). The DMYC Bob Geldof Spirit of Sailing Memorial Award is named…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Master Resigns After a Year
#harbourmaster – Dun Laoghaire Harbour master Frank Allen has resigned just a year after taking over the state job. Dun Laoghaire harbour Company (DLHC) confirmed Captain Allen left the post yesterday according to a report by Barry O'Halloran in this…
Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta Results
#riyc – Yesterday's Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta results are all downloadable here class by class. The download is a zip file of word docs below.

Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore. 

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

 

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