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Fireball dinghies converge on a weather mark at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites Series in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Race Management Team from DMYC and the weather combined to get another two races completed in the Viking Marine-sponsored Series 2 Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday. Winds were in the range 7 – 15 knots from the…
ILCA 7 racers enjoy close company at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The critical aspect of last Sunday’s DMYC Frostbites, sponsored by Viking Marine, was the air temperature rather than the wind strength. True, there had been a severe wind warning as late at 13:00 on the Saturday, with Severe Gale Force…
Gybe mark action at the Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour; Dwyer (Aero 3433), Harris (Aero 1067), Team ter Horst (FB 14790), Team Long (IDRA 161), Fisher & Keegan (FB 14676)
The weather forecasts during the week leading up to Round two of the post-Christmas DMYC Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire, sponsored by Viking Marine, might have led one to believe that racing would not be possible. Indeed, on Thursday and Friday,…
Racing on New Year's Day in the Viking Marine Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club will still accept entries from any dinghy sailors for its post-Christmas Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites Series, which runs until the end of March.  The second part of the PY and ILCA series, which began on New Year's…
Sarah Dwyer (3433) leads Roy Van Maanen around the weather mark
The opening race of the post-Christmas Series 2 of the Viking Marine-sponsored, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club hosted dinghy Frostbites got off to a quiet start on Sunday 1st January 2023. Quiet; a) because of a much-reduced fleet size and…
The intention of the Viking Marine DMYC Christmas Cracker dinghy event is to generate a bit of a spectacle and generate some funds for the RNLI
A modest fleet of 20 boats sailed the Viking Marine sponsored DMYC hosted Christmas Cracker yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27th) made up of a mix of Aeros, ILCA 7s, 6s and 4s, Fireballs, an RS400 and a 49er that joined in…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2023 sets sail (from left to right) John Ryan, Dealer Principal, Spirit Volvo, Don O'Dowd, Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2023 Chair, and Alan Moore, Managing Director Spirit Motor Group 
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's combined waterfront yachts clubs have announced the continued title sponsorship by Volvo Car Ireland of next July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta and published the Notice of Race (NOR) for Ireland's top sailing event in 2023. Ireland's largest regatta will take place from…
Stephen Oram (3288) and Roy Van Mannen (3288) – at the head of the Aero fleet. In the Aeros, Noel Butler has a two-point advantage on Roy Van Mannen with Stephen Oram a further two points adrift in third after Series One of the DMYC Viking Marine Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In a week that saw the lowest overnight temperatures in 10 years in most parts of Ireland, the last weekend of the pre-Christmas Series 1 of the Viking Marine-sponsored DMYC Frostbites came to a mild, wet and windy end yesterday,…
With Sunday, December 17th Viking Marine Frostbite racing cancelled at Dun Laoghaire, DMYC now looks forward to its Christmas Cracker on December 27th
Sunday's Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to too much wind forecast. "We were hoping to see a drop in wind for tomorrow afternoon in the Harbour, but now all forecasts suggest otherwise;…
The DMYC says it plans to place the course marks for its Christmas Cracker racing as far inshore as possible to maximise the spectator value at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on December 27th
As Afloat reported previously, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) intends to run its Viking Marine Christmas Cracker dinghy event on December 27th, building on the success of this unique event, first held on the same date last year, with the kind…
Three Fireballs chase Stephen Oram in the Aero – from left to right; Owen Sinnott & Grattan Donnelly (14865), Cariosa Power and Marie Barry (14854) and Paul & Morris ter Horst (14790)
DMYCFor the first time this season, the Viking Marine-sponsored Frostbites, hosted by the DMYC, lived up to their name as yesterday’s racing was held in very low temperatures, only a couple of degrees above zero. And, accordingly, the speculation from…
Brian and Charlie O’Neil rounding Mark C (Boyd Memorial) during the 2021 Christmas Cracker
Building on the success of the Christmas Cracker last year, Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club (DMYC) is proposing to repeat the race for 2022 at 1pm on Tuesday 27 December. Afloat.ie understands that permission has been granted to run the…
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…