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The Dublin Bay Water Wag club held 22 Wednesday races throughout the season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with 37 Water Wags competing on average every week in 2023
The Water Wags, a local sailing class on Dublin Bay, had a successful season in 2023 despite the extreme weather conditions that they faced. The club's activities kicked off with a coaching and training weekend at the National Yacht Club…
Jennifer and Tom Hudson as seen from Carnadoe Bridge, on the west side of Lough Boderg, while racing their Dublin Bay Water Wag Penelope in a 1991 North Shannon Regatta
The sailing and boating scene in Ireland has lost one of its most versatile and interesting participants with the death of Tom Hudson of Dun Laoghaire and Royal St George Yacht Club at the age of 90. Most recently, he…
Number 52 Puffin, Seán & Heather Craig were Candlestick Trophy winners in the last race of the 2023 DBSC season for Water Wag dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three-round windward/leeward course for the last DBSC Water Wags race of the 2023 season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday evening, September 20th. The 26-boat fleet was racing for…
A rose-tinted view? The setting sun – enhanced by the recent incursion of Sahara dust – adds romance for three Howth 17s in the final evening race of their 125th season in 2023, with current champion Sheila (Dave Mulligan) in foreground. But the sun is definitely not setting in a more general way on such historic local classes in Ireland, as they’re thriving with a new surge of interest
They’ve been part of our sailing furniture for so long that you could be forgiven for thinking Ireland’s historic local classes might just quietly fade away through being barely noticed. But you’d be very much mistaken. 2023 has been a…
The scene at the start of the 19-boat DBSC Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Nineteen boats participated in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag dinghy race held on the windy evening of Wednesday, September 13th. Racing was held under DBSC Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly, who set up a three-round windward/leeward course in…
All 21 Water Wags got off to a clear start in a balmy 7-10kt SSE breeze in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the Wednesday, September 6th race
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a 3-round windward/leeward course for the Water Wags race on, Wednesday, September 6th. All 21 boats got off to a clear start in a balmy 7-10kt SSE breeze in Dun Laoghaire…
The start of the DBSC Water Wag Captain’s Prize Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Adam Winkelmann and Doug Smith, sailing Water Wag No. 46 Mademoiselle, clinched a late win in the beat to the finish of Wednesday evening's DBSC Water Wag Captain’s Prize Race.  Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three-round windward/leeward course, and…
Sean and Heather Craig's Water Wag 'Puffin' leads the DBSC AIB Summer Series with 33 points
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer Chris Moore was forced to cancel Wednesday night's weekly Water Wag racing due to a lack of wind on the Dun Laoghaire Harbour race course.  Racing continues next Wednesday, with just four races left to…
Seán and Heather Craig’s Puffin (52) from the Royal St. George Yacht Club just pipped clubmates Tim and Gillian Pearson’s Little Tern on the finish line in the DBSC Water Wags race on Wednesday, August 16th at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three-round windward leeward course for the Water Wags race on Wednesday, August 16th. Twenty-three boats competed in a 5-7kt SE breeze inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Seán and Heather Craig’s Puffin from…
Tim Pearson and Gillian Pearson take the gun in Wednesday's (August 9th) Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Royal St. George's Tim and Gillian Pearson sailing Little Tern took the gun out of 18 starters in a nice 6 to 8 breeze in Wednesday night's DBSC Water Wag race staged inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  Overall, Puffin, sailed by…
Guy Kilroy's Water Wag  Number 38 Swift lies second overall in the DBSC Summer Series at Dun Laoghaire
A 2,1 scored in Wednesday night's DBSC Water Wag races in Dun Laoghaire Harbour has put Royal St. George's Sean and Heather Craig in Puffin 14 points clear at the top of the Summer Series.  Second overall is Guy Kilroy's…
Royal St. George Water Wag race winners Seán and Heather Craig cross the line in Puffin
Royal St. George's Seán and Heather Craig – the winners of this month's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Water Wag Regatta – were in top form again on Wednesday evening when they sailed Puffin to victory in Dublin Bay Sailing Club…
The start of the first DBSC race for the Water Wags in a west north west breeze at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a two-round windward-leeward course for the first of two races for the DBSC Water Wags on Wednesday evening, July 12th. The 23-boat fleet got off to a clear start in…
Royal St. George's Sean Craig and Heather King sailing Water Wag Puffin (Number 52) were the overall class winners at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Royal St. George's Sean Craig and Heather King sailing number 52 Puffin continued their winning form from Friday in the Water Wag class of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and completed the series with five wins from eight races to be easy winners with a…
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather King sailing Water Wag Puffin (Number 52) in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Royal St. George's Sean and Heather King sailing Puffin have three wins from three races in the Water Wag class of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the husband and wife duo are six points clear…
Race winner Water Wag number 41 (Annalise Murphy) races neck and neck downwind at dun Laoghaire Harbour ' />
Olympian Annalise Murphy and her crew were the winners of a breezy Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening. Dublin Bay Sailing Club race officer Tadhg Donnelly set a three-round windward/leeward course for the Water Wags in a westerly 14-22 knot breeze.…