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Water Wag Dinghy News & Regatta Results
Happy times – Molly and Erskine Childers cruising Asgard in the Baltic in 1910. His short life of 52 years from 1870 until his execution in Dublin on November 24th 1922 was one of increasing seriousness, and this is one of the very few photos which show him with even the hint of a smile
The gaunt but serene Erskine Childers (52) died an hour after dawn on November 24th 1922 in Beggars Bush Barracks in Dublin. He had been captured as an armed opponent of the new Irish Free State Government’s policy of implementing…
Cut and thrust of historic Water Wag racing against the background of the “noble granite” of Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier. The harbour now has monumental status with a history dating back more than two hundred years, and for much more than half of that time, the Water Wags have been a regular feature of its sailing scene
It could be argued that the progress of the Dublin Bay Water Wag Class has been unstoppable since its foundation in 1887 by Ben Middleton and his friends as the world’s first One-Design fleet. There may have been times in…
The start of the final Water Wag race of the 2022 season for the Candelight Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The DBSC Water Wag dinghy fleet raced their last race of the season on Wednesday for the Candlelight Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a course of three rounds, four beats in winds of eight-ten knots…
Vincent Delany in Water Wag Number 3 Pansy takes the gun for the Captain's Prize Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There was a bumper turnout of 32 Water Wags for Wednesday night's DBSC Captain’s Prize race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. After a general recall, Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly lengthened the start line for one of the biggest…
Water Wag women at the Helm Regatta - This group photo shows all the competing Water Wag women sailors plus women on the DBSC committee boat, taken in the National Yacht Club after Wednesday night racing. Pictured also back left is DBSC MacLir Committee Boat driver Ian Meldon who joined the photo! 
A strong turnout of Water Wags on Wednesday night in Dun Laoghaire Harbour counted for the National Yacht Club's Women at the Helm regatta as well as regular Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) points.  19 Wag dinghies entered 'WATH', all helmed…
Light airs for the 23-boat Dublin Bay Water Wag dinghy fleet race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The 23-boat Dublin Bay Water Wag dinghy fleet had one light air race on Wednesday evening (August 17th) in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. DBSC Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a course of three rounds (four beats) in a six-knot breeze from…
Guy Kilroy no. 38 (Swift), who was in fourth place at the third weather mark, pipped Adam Winkelmann no. 46 (Mademoiselle), followed by Hugh Delap no. 21 (Jacqueline) on the line as the video below shows
In a tight finish to Wednesday's single DBSC Water Wag dinghy race inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Guy Kilroy executed a race-winning move at the favoured end of the finish line to take the gun.  Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a course…
The DBSC Water Wag evening race start at Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday, July 20
Laura and William Prentice sailing Tortoise were the winners of Wednesday night's DBSC Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The wind was 10 to 13 northwesterly on the Harbour course. Race Officer Harry Gallagher set three rounds (four beats) for the 26-boat fleet.…
John O'Driscoll's Moosmie was the winner of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) single Water Wag dinghy race on Wednesday evening in trying conditions inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Following a postponement for 15 minutes, Race Officer Ian Mathews started the race…
A file image of a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Water Wag race
Water Wag dinghy racing in tonight's DBSC Wednesday League at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to strong winds. Westerly winds are forecast to gust to 25 mph.
Vincent Delany and Emma Webb of the Royal St. George Yacht Club in number 3 Pansy leading on the downwind leg in Dun Laoghaire from eventual RSTGYC Regatta race winner number 45 Mariposa sailed by Cathy Mac Aleavey and Con Murphy of the National Yacht Club
Wednesday night's regular Water Wag races also served as the fleet Frank Keane BMW George Regatta races at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  A 26-boat fleet sailed one light airs in-harbour Jubilee Cup race won by Wag number 45 Mariposa sailed by Cathy…
The Water Wag's Con Murphy (left) with RIYC Commodore Jerry Dowling and Drumshanbo Gin RIYC Water Wag Regatta prizewinners Bairbre Stewart and Pam McKay
The Water Wag Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta race prize was won on Wednesday night by the club's Bairbre Stewart and Pam McKay in light airs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The prize was presented by club Commodore Jerry Dowling to…
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in last night's DBSC Water Wag Race at dun Laoghaire Harbour which also counted as the clinker class's 2022 NYC Regatta
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig were first race winners in Wednesday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, a result that also put them in the frame for overall NYC Water Wag Regatta honours.  Race…
A file photo of DBSC Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
This evening’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag dinghy racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is cancelled due to the forecast of winds gusting up to 30 knots until 9 pm. Live Dublin Bay webcams on this link here
With all of Leinster to give them a lee, the Shannon One Designs racing the Clinkerfest at Lough Ree enjoyed perfect conditions while Ireland’s sea coasts were getting a battering
When the weather patterns conspire to provide wet or rugged sailing on Ireland’s sea coasts, the shrewd mariner heads for the inland sea that is Lough Ree, which has been geographically measured with some elegant 19th Century science as being…
27 Water Wags turned out for June 1 DBSC racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There was a fine turnout of 27 Dublin Bay Water Wag dinghies for Wednesday evening racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. DBSC Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly ran two races, each had two rounds (three beats) in a light souther-easterly breeze of 5-11 knots.…

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