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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) both of the Royal Irish Yacht Club completes her gybe at the outfall mark on Dublin Bay in today's first race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot. Scroll down for photo gallery below.
Turkey Shoot
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's popular Turkey Shoot Series got off to a breezy start on Dublin Bay this morning for an all–star cast of sailing cruisers that includes last year's winner, the triple ICRA Champion Joker II (John Maybury) and…
(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/Afloat.ie (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
W M Nixon
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
Laser dinghies compete in Royal St. George's Final Fling event inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
‘The Final Fling is Flung’ commented one competitor as he painfully dragged his boat up the slipway in Dun Laoghaire. Strong north-easterly’s greeted the fleet on Sunday afternoon. With a healthy entry of 22 boats, from four different dinghy fleets…
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Book Review
Dublin City is extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding which could cost at least €340 million in insurance claims alone, according to a new book, Dublin Bay – Nature and History (The Collins Press, price €24.99). Richard Nairn, one of three…
Breezy sailing for J109s at last year's DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
Rathfarnham Ford will continue its support of the country's biggest winter yacht racing when Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Turkey Shoot Series resumes next month. A series of seven races will be held on Sunday mornings from 5th November to 17th…
The racing will showcase dinghy racing that takes place on Dublin Bay run by DBSC every Tuesday evening during the summer
RStGYC
An end of Season race for all Dublin Bay Dinghies fleets is taking place on Saturday, 21st October. To be called the 'Final Fling 2017',  the new fixture is supported by DBSC and hosted by Royal St. George Yacht Club. …
Eimear Fleming, marking a fourth generation of IDRA14 sailors. Her great grandfather, Charlie Sargent, was involved in the formation of the Irish Dinghy Racing Association, now Irish Sailing, her grandfather, Charles Sargent, current Commodore of the IDRA14 class, and her mother,Vanya Sargent, a regular crew on IDRA14s
DBSC
IDRA14’s, Vagos and Finns from the DBSC, Fireflies from the universities, Magno’s and Pico’s from the INSS, and Waszp’s toing and froing from the National YC – Dun Laoghaire harbour on Saturday represented all that is good and healthy about…
In the final races of the DBSC season today, Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor) was the clear winner of the SB20 class on Dublin Bay
DBSC
B21S - 1. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. CHINOOK (A BRADLEY), 3. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY) B21S - 1. VENTUNO…
DBSC racers will have two races this Saturday – with some special prizes –  to mark the end of the Summer season
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club is gearing up for Saturday's End of Season Race Day. Two races will mark the conclusion of the 2017 Summer season and racing will start approximately one hour earlier than usual.  The following SI amendments been put in place: …
Tony Fox's A35 Gringo from the National Yacht Club is today's DBSC Cruisers One winner
DBSC
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 3. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al RUFFIAN 23 - 1.…
Race two winners in the DBSC Flying Fifteen series Niall and Nikki Meagher
Flying Fifteen
Two great close Flying Fifteen races were held on Saturday on Dublin Bay where a surprisingly strong northerly wind made it a tough day on the water for the 18–strong fleet competing in the DBSC series.  In Race 1 the…
International 12 competition inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RStGYC
The International 12 foot and DBSC 12 foot dinghy Irish championships were scheduled, as reported earlier on Afloat.ie, for Dun Laoghaire for the weekend of 10th September 2017. However, the weather forecast was very poor, so, the Royal St. George…
Lively Lady (Derek Martin) in Cruisers Zero
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Attitude (Milner Sugars Owens)  BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) CRUISERS 0…
Mark Mansfield has joined UK Sailmakers Ireland as a racing consultant
Marine Trade
The new owners of Cork Harbour based UK Sailmakers Ireland have appointed Mark Mansfield as an agent and racing consultant to their Crosshaven loft. Mansfield is a Royal Cork Yacht Club stalwart at the top end of sailing for many years — this season…
The 2017 SB20 Nationals are being held in Howth Yacht Club
SB20
Recently crowned Corinthian SB20 World Champions Michael O'Connor, Davey Taylor and Edward Cook are eyeing the Irish National title in Howth Yacht Club next weekend as the class surges ahead of the European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) was a DBSC Beneteau 31.7 race winner
DBSC
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)  CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George…

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