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The Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club hosts the first of the four waterfront clubs’ 1-day regattas on Saturday 8th June
While some major regattas of a national and international variety are scheduled for Dun Laoghaire later in the “summer”, the local regatta scene gets underway in two weeks when the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club hosts the first of the…
Irish Fireball dinghies taking part in a day-long coaching session with Thomas Chaix at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Eight Fireballs took part in a day-long coaching session with Thomas Chaix at the DMYC in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday (May 19th). With extremely light winds forecast the fleet were pleasantly surprised by a decent 8 knots of breeze…
The spirit of Dublin Bay. Senior Skipper Tim Goodbody helming his very successful family-owned J/109 White Mischief
There’s something special about a large organisation which is so attuned to the needs of the many services it quietly provides that it can - naturally and confidently and without fuss - move into action each year in a distinctly…
The annual lift-in of boats at the National Yacht Club (green crane in the foreground) and Royal St. George (red crane in the background) took place in perfect weather conditions on Saturday, April 13th ahead of the 2024 Dublin Bay Sailing Club summer season
Saturday’s (April 13th) Lift-in of yachts and boats at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in gusty westerly winds and sunny conditions marked the opening of the 2024 summer sailing season on the capital's waters of Dublin Bay.  In the harbour, the National Yacht Club and neighbouring Royal…
The late DMYC sailor Ivor Davies from County Wexford
Tributes have been paid to former Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) sailor Ivor Davies who has died in Rosslare, Co Wexford. Davies was a familiar face and voice in Dublin Bay when sailing, principally with the late Arthur Reynolds.…
Light conditions during Race 1 of the Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites, the penultimate race of the 2023/24 Series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The last Sunday of the DMYC Viking Marine sponsored Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay arrived with a forecast of contrasting conditions, blustery winds for the morning, followed by winds of between 5 and 7 knots during the…
Darren Griffin in the ILCA 6 class, at the finish line of the St Patrick’s Day Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Viking Marine DMYC St Patrick’s Day Frostbites saw the lowest turnout of boats in Series 2 thus far, twenty-nine, due probably to a combination of factors – the day that was in it when family activity might be a…
Gavan Murphy (ILCA 7) working hard to maintain his advantage on the water
Despite a horrible forecast of wind which caused Howth’s Round the Island Race to be cancelled (on the Saturday) and huge seas in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, the DMYC dinghy Frostbites, sponsored by Viking Marine took place on Sunday afternoon…
Fireballs at the top mark by Alyson Orr - Neil Colin & Margaret Casey (14775) hold off Pat McGoldrick & Paul ter Horst (14790) at the top mark while Owen Sinnott & Grattan Donnelly (14865) chase the pair of them
After a week that saw snowfall over large parts of Dublin and further afield on Friday, Sunday was, by comparison, a pleasant spring day with sunshine and a gentler breeze than the previous Sunday. The forecast had been a mixed…
At the unveiling of a seat in memory of Arthur Reynolds at the DMYC - DMYC Commodore Ian Cutliffe, Cian Siggins, Jeff Brownlee and Fintan Reynolds, son of the late sailor, journalist and publisher Arthur Reynolds
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) paid tribute to one of its earliest members when it unveiled a bench in memory of former Dublin Bay sailor and marine journalist Arthur Reynolds at the weekend. DMYC commodore Ian Cutliffe and members…
The forecast suggested a North Easterly breeze for the Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Sunday’s Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour were a test for organisers and competitors alike. The forecast suggested a North Easterly breeze, produced on the day, though it was from an ENE direction. Wind strength had been predicted…
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…