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Historic 12–foot Dinghy Class To Hold Championships at the Royal St George Yacht Club

20th August 2018
The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire

The historic 12-foot class will hold its fourth championship of recent years in Dun Laoghaire for both International 12 foot Dinghies and Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 footers.

Racing will take place in Dun Laoghaire hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club on Sunday 26th August.

The 12 foot class has a long history in Ireland. they were designed in 1913 by George Cockshott, The class in Ireland arrived in 1923 when 15 boats were built by James Pluck of Cobh.

The first face was at the Cork Harbour Motor Boat Club on the day when the clubhouse was opened. (now the Royal Cork Yacht Club).

Fleets developed in Kinsale, Seapoint (Dublin), Howth, Sutton, Kilbarrack, Malahide, Clontarf, and Baltimore.

For more information, contact Vincent Delany at 0868575374.

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Sailing historian Vincent Delany is a member of the Association of Yachting Historians, and an active sailor in Water Wag, SOD and Squib classes. He has written a thesis on 'Yachting and yachtsmen on the River Shannon 1830-1930.' He has lectured on the history of The Water Wag Club, Royal St.George Yacht Club, and the Killinure Yacht Club, He has written two sailing books 'The Water Wags 1887-2012' and 'The International 12 foot class in Ireland' both of which are available from blurb.com

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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

  • Marina type berthage for larger boats

  • 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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