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Frostbite Mug Winner, Hugh O’Connor, Laser Radials, with Frostbites Director, Neil Colin
With wind speeds of 37 knots being recorded off the end of the East Pier at lunchtime on Saturday (on a handheld anemometer) and Storm Brendan blowing hooligans today, the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites of Sunday 12th January could be said…
Michael Ennis (L) and Josh Porter pick up their Frostbite Mugs for Race 2 in the DMYC PY Frostbite dinghy fleet
The second half of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series gut underway yesterday in what were almost balmy conditions for the 5th of January. From the middle of the week, this author’s favourite weather website XCWeather was suggesting…
Dun Laoghaire Frostbiting Radials fan out downwind
Laser Radials competing in the DMYC Frostbites are now the largest club Laser fleet in Ireland and look likely to surpass last winter’s 37 boat entry, with weekly turnouts in the mid-20s. Not bad, given there were just one or…
Sean Craig (L) – Laser Radials, Series 1 – 2nd Place (with DMYC Frostbite Coordinator, Neil Colin).
Series 1 of the DMYC-hosted Frostbites closed with a marathon race, in relative terms, yesterday with a modest turnout of 44 boats, a wind that fluctuated between 170 and 180º with a high of just over 10 knots and some…
DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Cancelled Due to Gale Warning
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) has made an early decision to cancel its Sunday afternoon dinghy frostbite series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Met Eireann say South to southwest winds will reach gale force later today on all Irish coasts…
Phelan & Leddy (RS 400) chase down the Fireballs
Fifty-eight boats took to the water for the first Frostbite Sunday of December, which for a lot of people is the trigger for the countdown to Christmas, writes Cormac Bradley. From Friday afternoon this column’s favoured web-based weather forecasting site…
Laser Radial mug winner Conor Gorman with DMYC Commodore Frank Guilfoyle
A misty, almost windless start to the day left frostbiters wondering if they would get afloat all at the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites. Earlier DBSC Turkey Shoot Keelboat racing was cancelled on Sunday morning with north-westerly zephyrs peaking at two knots.…
DMYC Frostbite mug winner Louise McKenna with club Commodore Frank Guilfoyle
For the third weekend of the DMYC Frostbites series, an early call was made that the fleet would race outside the harbour. The move was warmly welcomed by competitors as the wind inside the harbour was quite fragmented. Outside the…
Laser Radials reach a weather mark at the DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
XCWeather was promising 8/9 knots of breeze for the critical part of Sunday afternoon and at 09:00 the breeze looked good as the keelboats went out for their DBSC Turkey Shoot! Three hours later as I came back down to…
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram in their Fireball dinghy
The opening round of the 2019/2020 Frostbites, hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was sailed in sunshine and air temperatures that were around the 9 - 11º mark in a westerly wind that fluctuated a little during the…
Busy Frostbite mark rounding at the DMYC Frostbites in 2018. Another bumper fleet is expected this year starting on November 3rd
After a Bumper DMYC Dinghy Frostbite on Dublin Bay last year with approximately 70 Lasers spread over three rig sizes and approximately 40 various Portsmouth Yardsticks  (PY) taking part, the DMYC has set its stall out again to replicate the…
Leslie Parnell's Beneteau First 34.7 'Black Velvet' was the DMYC Kish Race winner today
Leslie Parnell's Beneteau First 34.7 'Black Velvet' is the 2019 winner of a shortened DMYC Kish Race on Dublin Bay today, the “last major” in the Bay summer season. Second was the National Yacht Club J109 Jalapeno (William Despard) with Greystones Champion…
The Kish Race is postponed this Sunday til first gun at 10.55 to facilitate the Rugby
While last year it was the threat of a gale warning decreased numbers, this year, it is an unfortunate clash with the opening Irish match at the Rugby World Cup. Accordingly, the DMYC has postponed the first gun to 10.55…
DMYC Kish race - Starting at the town's West Pier and racing to the Kish and back, the race is a distance of approximately 30 km
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) has published the Notice of Race for the 2019 Edition of its annual Kish Race. The round Kish and back race will take place on Sunday 22nd with the first gun at10.25 a.m. Starting…
Wicklow sailor Shane MacCarthy (left) was third overall in the Spring Solo event in Medemblik
Greystones Solo dinghy sailor Shane MacCarthy took third overall in the Spring Cup OK Solo 2019 in Holland last weekend. GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy is known for his exploits across a number of sailing classes, including the Fireball dinghy, but perhaps less known is his Solo…
 Busy Frostbite mark rounding at the DMYC Frostbites
Is it still the Annalise effect, now morphing perhaps into the Finn Lynch effect? Is it the Laser Master Worlds effect from last September on Dublin Bay writes Sean Craig? Is it the emergence of the Radial rig as what…
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