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Cold & Blustery at Fireball DMYC Frostbites
For the first Sunday of March it was cold and blustery and the racing scene in Dun Laoghaire, for the Fireballs at least, was conspicuous by the absence of Noel Butler, Stephen Oram or their Fireball, 15061 writes Cormac Bradley.…
Winds gusted to over 50mph at Dun Laoghaire
Strong westerly winds gusting to over 50mph off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning led to the cancellation of both the DBSC Spring Chicken Series for sailing cruisers and this afternoon's DMYC dinghy Frostbites series.  As the popular Spring Chicken event…
Louis Smyth at the helm of his Fireball dinghy during Sunday's DMYC Frostbites which saw two excellent races
Sunday's DMYC Frostbites saw two excellent Fireball races in lively conditions in Dun Laoghaire harbour. According to the DLH weather site the wind was mostly westerly about 10-12 knots but gusting at times more than 20 knots. In both races…
Fireball Cariosa Power & Marie Barry from the DMYC are Frostbite 2017 competitors
The fat lady hadn’t sung……….or the sailing equivalent! In truth, that storyline is only one of a number of possible headlines that I contemplated before writing this Fireball report writes Cormac Bradley.  Last week I wrote of the vagaries of…
Yachts racing off Dun Laoghaire by John Ryan. The maritime painting hangs in the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay
Irish Marine Artist Pete Hogan will give a personal history of marine painting in Ireland with an emphasis, he says, on 'yots'.  The Round the world sailor, artist and author will speak at the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club on the…
Accurate Forecast Puts off Fireball Participation at DMYC?
Yesterday’s diminished Fireball fleet in DMYC’s Frostbite Series may have been a consequence of the actual weather mirroring the forecast writes Cormac Bradley. XCWeather had been predicting winds of 17 knots with gusts up to 28 knots from a WNW…
Competitors were greeted with a mirror-like seascape inside Dun Laoghaire harbour
Considering the time of year, it is rather surprising that we have got to the end of Series 1 of the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club’s Frostbites without a cancellation……….until the last Sunday, writes Cormac Bradley. Competitors were greeted with…
Fireballs are getting great conditions in South Africa for the World Championships
The penultimate Sunday of Series 1 of the DMYC’s Frostbite Series 2016/17 saw a mirror-like appearance on the inner reaches of Dun Laoghaire harbour and the light air nature of the day was confirmed as the” keelers”, sailing their Turkey…
The Fireball season prizegiving was held at the National Yacht Club on Friday night. See photo gallery courtesy of Frank Miller below.
Ten Fireballs answered the starter’s call on Sunday afternoon with none of them showing any adverse signs from the season’s prize-giving at the National Yacht Club on the preceding Friday night. However, one individual did say that he wasn’t at…
The J109 Jalapeno set a course record in reaching the Kish lighthouse in 51 minutes in today's DMYC race from Dun Laoghaire
Today's winner of the DMYC Kish race from Dun Laoghaire harbour reached the lighthouse on the edge of Dublin Bay in approximately 51–minutes. The J109 Jalapeno may have completed what organisers believe is a course record in the blustery westerly conditions…
Today's DMYC 'Kish' race was held in blustery conditions. Scroll down for photo gallery below
A fine fleet of mixed sailing cruisers braved south–westerly winds gusting to gale force on Dublin Bay today for the ten–mile Round Kish Lighthouse Race. The DMYC race started at 11am and included many Dublin Bay boats but also visitors…
There is a 26 boat fleet assembled for the DMYK Kish race
The DMYC in Dun Laoghaire are reminding sailors that online entry for its Kish race on Dublin Bay closes tomorrow at 19.00 on 24th September. Looking at the weekend forecast – sailing tomorrow may will be for the heavy weather…
The Kish Light on Dublin Bay is the turning mark for the DMYC race on September 25th
The DMYC will hold its annual Dun laoghaire to Kish lighthouse (and back) race on Sunday 25th September. The DMYC have been staging this race since the early 1980’s when it was a single–handed affair and over more recent years…
The IDRA 14 Starfish sailed by Alan Carr of Sutton is the DMYC's Pursuit Race Winner in today's King of the Bay Challenge. Results below. Photo Gallery by Joe Fallon below.
DMYC has published the prizewinners of the first King of the Bay Challenge run as part of its annual regatta off Dun Laoghaire today.  The Gods looked favourably on the bay in the earlier part of the day with sunshine…
100 Enter DMYC's King of the Bay Challenge Tomorrow
The DMYC say a late surge in entries means nearly 100 boats will race for their King of the Bay Challenge tomorrow, offering the cruisers a semi–coastal race and the dinghies a combination of a pursuit race and a standard…
Fireball's Penultimate Sunday – Another Two Races At DMYC Frostbites
#fireball - The second last Sunday of the 2014/15 Frostbite Series saw a modest turnout of 5 Fireballs who were treated to two races in sunshine conditions, good breeze and an air temperature that rose as the afternoon went on,…

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