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Monkstown Bay Sailing Club ‘Dash for Cash’ Dinghy Race Has €300 First Prize

16th May 2024
The 2024 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will hold their annual ‘Dash for Cash’ race on Saturday afternoon
The 2024 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will hold their annual ‘Dash for Cash’ race on Saturday afternoon Credit: Bob Bateman

Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will hold their annual ‘Dash for Cash’ race on Saturday afternoon with First Gun at 2 p.m.

It is a dinghy pursuit race with €300 cash first prize, €100 for second place, and €100 for the first-place Under-18 Helm.

“It promises to be a great day out,” says club Sailing Secretary Ewen Barry. “Entries, costing €10 per boat prior to midnight Friday, must be completed online at the MBSC website prior to the event.”

The ‘Dash’ is open to all clubs, and Monkstown Marina is providing free berthage for support boats bringing sailors from other harbour clubs to compete. There will be a prizegiving and BBQ at the MBSC clubhouse.

Evening league racing

Evening league racing is underway at the club for May. Eleven boats have entered Class 1 – Lasers, 505s and a Fireball. After two races sailed, the leader is Colin Johns, sailing a Laser 7, having won both races. Davy

O’Connell is second, and John Moynihan is third. Both are long-time club members and Laser experts. They also race Laser 7s.

Class 2 has three entries - two Fevas and a Laser 4. Harry Coole and George Creighton are racing an RS Feva XL and share top place with Ethel Bateman who is sailing the Laser. The two boats are on five points overall.

Tom MacSweeney

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Tom MacSweeney writes a column for He is former RTE Marine Correspondent/Presenter of Seascapes and now has a monthly Podcast on the Community Radio Network and Podcast services

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