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180 Turn Out for Frank Keane BMW Royal St. George Regatta

5th July 2014

#rsgyc – Today's Frank Keane BMW Royal St. George Regatta will enjoy their biggest entry on record in the 176–year history of the event, according to the Dun Laoghaire club. Almost 180 competitors have registered already and more entries are expected today.

This is some achievement with many more possible entries committed to the Round Ireland Race and /or Cork Week. Nevertheless this number of entries shows there is a commitment to Club Regattas in Dublin Bay and the tradition of sailing in the Dun Laoghaire Club Regatta is alive and well, says RSt\GYC, the country's biggest yacht club with 1,200 members.

Event Chairman, Martin Byrne reported that the perceived 'congestion' of events has not effected the traditional & historic events like the Dublin Bay Club Regattas where Club sailors and boat owners just want to participate and enjoy the occasion. "Our Regatta Day represents everything that we are as a Club - sailing first then family & community next", Byrne said.

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The Royal St George Yacht Club was founded in Dun Laoghaire (then Kingstown) Harbour in 1838 by a small number of like-minded individuals who liked to go rowing and sailing together. The club gradually gathered pace and has become, with the passage of time and the unstinting efforts of its Flag Officers, committees and members, a world-class yacht club.

Today, the ‘George’, as it is known by everyone, maybe one of the world’s oldest sailing clubs, but it has a very contemporary friendly outlook that is in touch with the demands of today and offers world-class facilities for all forms of water sports including:

  • A vibrant junior section
  • Dry sailing for small keelboats on an extensive hard standing
  • Marina style berthage for larger boats on the club pontoon
  • Parking for a large range of dinghies
  • Own fleet of boats for members use (1720’s, J 80’s, SUP’s, Coastal Rowing boats, Ribs, Optimists etc)

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