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New Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club IDRA 14 Clinker Dinghy Nears Completion

22nd February 2016
Riveting on Clontarf's new wooden IDRA 14 dinghy has recently been completed. See Video below Riveting on Clontarf's new wooden IDRA 14 dinghy has recently been completed. See Video below

As the venerable IDRA 14 dinghy prepares for its 70th anniversary year, a launch date has been announced for the new addition to the clinker fleet, being built in Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, the first in over 35 years.

Fourteen Number 166 will be named on 25th of June with a celebratory drinks reception in the Dublin Bay clubhouse, marking over a year in build under the guidance of Ronan Melling. 

Riveting on the new wooden dinghy has recently been completed, floorbearers in place, spinny chute in place, foredeck on - and the construction team ready now to put the deck on and close up the boat!

The build team are looking for a name for the new boat. The new name will continue the IDRA 14 tradition of bearing a name beginning with the letter 'C' to denote her home port of Clontarf.  Leave your suggestion in the comment box below.

Published in IDRA 14, Historic Boats Team

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About IDRA 14s

The Irish Dinghy Racing Association One Design or IDRA14 class is known for its convivial class association and affordable racing and great team spirit.


The IDRA14 class is 75 years old in 2021 with some original boats still racing but also entirely up to date with fibreglass boats, trapezes and spinnakers.


The races in summer and winter from three Dublin sailing clubs.


There are currently IDRA 14’s racing in Clontarf (CYBC), Sutton (SDC) and Dun Laoghaire (DMYC and RStGYC).


Boats are available in fibreglass and timber from approximately €1,500 ready to sail.


The IDRA 14s are working on plans to celebrate their 75th Anniversary in 2021.