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Call for Dun Laoghaire West Pier Junior Section 60 Year Anniversary Reunion

25th February 2019
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The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire - before juniors or junior sections were part of the waterfront yacht club scene The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire - before juniors or junior sections were part of the waterfront yacht club scene

Remember all those happy summer days and friendships made at the DBSC Junior Section at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire? Seeing that it is 60 years ago when it all started in that summer of 1959, a group of Dublin Bay sailors have decided that is time for a class reunion!

The reunion will be held on Friday 12th April 2019 at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

Jimmy Mooney George Craig H Thompson Sean Hooper Terry RocheJimmy Mooney, George Craig, H Thompson, Sean Hooper and Terry Roche

The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire - before juniors or junior sections were part of the waterfront yacht club scene. It started circa 1959 based at the West Pier.

"The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire"

Now, sixty years later, much like the Fireball class reunion held in 2016 the West Pier Reunion group are trying to get the database of people together and while they have a good list already (some 250 names, download below), organiser Ciara Dowling is seeking assistance in tracing some of the original juniors.  'We are still missing people and a lot of contacts it would be great if Afloat readers could go through the attached list and send details to Ciara at [email protected] before 4th March 2019.

Peter Dobbs holding 12 footer Cora with Vincent Delany on the slipway Peter Dobbs holding 12 footer Cora with Vincent Delany on the slipway

Owen Delany Paddy Breen Noelle Breen launch 12 footer CoraOwen Delany, Paddy Breen and Noelle Breen launch 12 footer Cora

Mr Smalldridge Sean Hooper Geoirge Craig Billy MooneyMr Smalldridge, Sean Hooper, George Craig and Billy Mooney

Lynda MacFarlane Heather Rogerson Brian MacManus Des Thorpe Colin McMullen Sep 1967Lynda MacFarlane, Heather Rogerson, Brian MacManus, Des Thorpe and Colin McMullen

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