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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
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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