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A view south on Dublin Bay showing waves breaking at Sandycove Point in strong easterly winds
The strong easterly winds that cancelled Sunday morning's AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series have also led to the cancellation of this afternoon's in-harbour racing of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series at Dun Laoghaire.  The strong winds produced a big…
Tight racing in the Fireballs – Frank Miller & Neil Cramer (14915/White spinnaker), lead away from Louise McKenna & Hermine O’Keeffe (15016/ blue spinnaker/partially hidden), Alastair Court & Gordon Syme (15167/blue spinnaker), Owen Sinnott & Grattan Donnelly (14865/Red spinnaker), Cariosa Power & Marie Barry (14854/red spinnaker) and Paul & Morris ter Horst (14790).
After a single race Sunday two weeks ago and no races a week ago, there was some pressure, possibly self-inflicted, to get racing this past Sunday in the Viking Marine, DMYC hosted Frostbites. As usual, the assessment of what might…
Miller/Cramer lead Court/Syme at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Fireballs are having a hot time of it at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. At the first outing on November 6th, competitors faced challenging conditions with extreme gusts in the high twenties coming from unexpected…
The late Ben Mulligan (right) in his Flying Fifteen 'Enfant de Marie' with Cormac Bradley

Ben Mulligan

22nd November 2022 Flying Fifteen
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;” Mark Anthony’s speech on the death of Julius CaesarFrom Shakespeare’s play…
Big clouds over Dublin Bay - the keelboats raced on Sunday morning but gusty westerly winds forced the cancellation of the DMYC Frostbites on for dinghies at Dun Laoghaire on Sunday afternoon
An adverse weather forecast cancelled the third round of the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday afternoon.  The keelboats raced to Dalkey Island on Dublin Bay on Sunday morning in the third race of…
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Flying Fifteen fleet competed in 69 races sailed in the 2022 season
The Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteen fleet held their AGM last night, chaired by the outgoing Captain, Jill Fleming and attended by seventeen members with representation from the three Dun Laoghaire clubs which have “Fifteens” on their decks, the National Yacht…
Noel Butler leads the PY fleet of the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbite racing
From mid-week, the prospects for the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbite racing this past Sunday were a source of discussion between Regatta Director Neil Colin and Race Officer Cormac Bradley as XCWeather was suggesting winds in the high teens with gusts…
Neil Colin and Margaret Casey were PY class winners of Race one of the Viking Marine Dinghy Frostbites at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club
On the Wednesday evening before the start of the 2022/23 Frostbites, sponsored by Viking Marine and hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club, a cursory check of the forecast for the weekend suggested that the opening Sunday might not happen.…
The late Ben Mulligan, DMYC sailing secretary and Flying Fifteen sailor regrets to record the death of Dun Laoghaire sailor Ben Mulligan. A successful helmsman in many forms of yacht racing over a lifetime of sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, he was the skipper of the top Flying Fifteen 'Enfant…
DMYC Frostbite 2022- 95 entries is rapidly closing on the cap of 130 set by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour organisers
DMYC has announced that with ten days to the commencement of its annual winter Viking Marine sponsored Frostbite Series, the biggest mixed dinghy event in the country, it has received 95 entries, rapidly closing on the cap of 130 set…
The 2022/3 Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series format will follow the recent successful years, aiming to run at least two triangles or windward-leeward races in the harbour, starting at 2 pm
The DMYC has announced its annual Viking Marine Dun Laoghaire Harbour Frostbite Series next month and already reached 75 out of a capped potential of 130 entries. "The “real” sailing season is scheduled to commence on 6th November next, running through…
Outbound to the Kish light on Dublin Bay - Colm Duggan's Viking was the top Shipman 28 competitor in 12th place in the 56-boat for the annual Kish Race at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on Dublin Bay
Chris Power Smith's well-proven J122, Aurelia, took the overall win in Sunday's fine turnout for the Leinster Boats sponsored annual Kish Race at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.  The Royal St.George offshore exponent ended up with a three-minute winning…
The Dublin Bay 21 Garavogue (number 4) is one of three competing in the 28km annual Kish Race
Barry Cunningham's new fast Cape 31 'Blast' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club will no doubt cut a dash in Sunday's Leinster Boats sponsored DMYC Kish Race on Dublin Bay.  With entries approaching 45 boats, organisers are hoping for good weather…
This year's DMYC Kish Race on Dublin Bay will incorporate the Cruiser 3 Championships.  Starting in the vicinity of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and racing to the Kish lighthouse and back, it is a distance of approximately 28 km. It is hoped that weather…
Paddy Boyd is the 2023 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Event Director
Ireland's biggest sailing regatta has appointed a new Event Director for its next edition. Highly regarded international sailor and administrator Paddy Boyd has taken over the running of the 2023 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. The Dublin Bay sailor is tasked…
Ruffian 23 Irish championship winner Bandit
Defending champions Brian Cullen and Ann Kirwan's Bandit won the Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships by three points after seven races sailed off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday. Cullen and Kirwan rotate the helm position each championship, so Bandit defended…

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