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Aeros at the leeward mark -  Stephen Oram (Aero 3288) and Paul Phelan (Aero 4230) take a direct route to the leeward mark, while ILCA 6 189319 (Glen Fisher) takes a more circuitous route at the DMYC Viking Marine-Sponsored Frostbites
Races 13 & 14 of the Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour saw a change of Race Officer, with DMYC Commodore Ian Cutliffe taking over the reins of race management from Cormac Bradley, who had the day off. A…
Roy McKay leads a group of ILCA 7s around the weather mark at the Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
After an adverse weather-enforced hiatus of three Sundays without sailing, a reduced Frostbite fleet took to the waters of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to resume activity in the Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. While the forecast…
Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Dinghy Frostbite Series has been cancelled for a third week in a row due to strong winds on Dublin Bay. "Winds were forecast at 17/18 knots but gusting to 32 knots from a SSW direction",…
Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Dinghy Frostbite Series has been cancelled for a second week due to strong winds on Dublin Bay. "The Dublin Bay Buoy was showing 31 knots gusting 39 when we called it, and the forecast was…
Tight racing among the ILCA 6s at Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbite Series
As this correspondent had the day off from Race Officer duties, ably replaced by Brendan Duffy (Ruffian 23s), this report is based on “word of mouth” accounts garnered from people who were on the water. As per the forecast, the…
Noel Butler in the RSAero broke away from his classmates as the first PY race progressed in the 2024 Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Series 2 of the Viking Marine sponsored Frostbites, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, was sailed under glorious conditions for January – 6-8 knots of a breeze that stayed pretty stable throughout the afternoon and air temperatures that peaked…
The challenge in the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites Series PY class is to take a race from the dominant RS Aero group
With the days getting longer, the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club Viking Marine Sponsored Dinghy Frostbites Series resumes on Sunday, 7th, January, with 12 Sundays of racing in Series 2 until the end of March. Entries are open for any…
A tight weather mark rounding for Alastair Court & Gordon Syme (hidden) and Frank Miller & Caroul (14990), with Owen Sinnott & Grattan Donnelly (14865) ready to take advantage of any mistakes
Series 1 of the DMYC’s Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites concluded on Sunday in variable wind conditions that saw as much as 16 knots on the course at times, and boats stalled due to a lack of wind at other times. However,…
The Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series at Dun Laoghaire has been cancelled due to westerly winds
Based on a weather forecast of westerly winds gusting to over 40 knots, DMYC has cancelled this afternoon's Viking Marine Dinghy Frostbite racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. It is the second cancellation of racing for the 50-boat fleet since the…
Mary Chambers (ILCA6s) receives her DMYC Frostbite Mug for Race 9 of the Series from organiser Neil Colin
Having enjoyed the biggest fleet of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites on the last Sunday of November with 50+ entries, the first Sunday of December registered the smallest fleet of the series thus far with only forty boats on the…
Theo Lyttle, ILCA7 Frostbite Mug winner
For the fourth round of the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, there were no surprises with the strength of the wind. From early in the week, the projected windspeed was in single figures, and there was little…
The Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series at the same venue has been cancelled due to westerly winds
Although Sunday morning's third race of the AIB-sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot racing for cruiser-racers went ahead off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, this afternoon's Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC dinghy Frostbite Series at the same venue has been cancelled due to westerly winds in…
ILCA racing before Storm Debi at the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday afternoon (November 12th)
Last Sunday, the dominant weather feature in the week leading up to the opening Sunday of the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbites had been Storm Ciaran. For Sunday past, the weather forecast was dominated by the prospect of Storm Debi, which…
The start from Dun Laoghaire in 1888 of a Royal Alfred Yacht Club cross-channel race to Holyhead, where the finish would be co-ordinated by the Royal Mersey YC or the Royal Dee YC. This weekend sees two prize-givings in Dun Laoghaire with direct links to this 1888 event. The Royal Alfred YC is now merged into Dublin Bay SC, whose annual trophy distribution took place last night (Friday) in the National Maritime Museum. And tonight (Saturday) the Irish Sea Offshore Racing – formed in 1972 in a direct line of organisational descent from the early cross-channel inter-club co-operations shown above – will be holding its annual prize-giving dinner in the National YC in Dun Laoghaire
It’s prize-giving time down beside the Old Granite Pond. Last night (Friday), Commodore Eddie Totterdell presided over Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s annual re-distribution of their enormous cache of trophies in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. And tonight (Saturday),…
Alastair Court & Gordon Syme (15167) are racing a fireball dinghy at the 2023 Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Despite the forecasts of the early part of the week, that Storm Ciaran was going to be the dominant weather system for the week, by the time the weekend arrived the numbers on XCWeather had dropped significantly and while Saturday,…
File image of ILCA dinghies racing in the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) is looking forward to the kick-off of this winter’s dinghy Frostbite Series sponsored by Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire this Sunday afternoon (5 November), with the wind forecast to provide a challenging afternoon.…