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Royal St. George Yacht Club (RSt.GYC), Dun Laoghaire News and Updates
The spirit of Dun Laoghaire. J/109s giving it all they’ve got on Dublin Bay. For 2017’s festive Dun Laoghaire Regatta event from July 6th to 9th, the J/109s have very sensibly decided to opt for participation in the open division, adding the interest of racing against boats of other types while being secure in the knowledge that their own stand-alone National One Design Championship (2016 edition pictured above) will be held later in the year. If their “most serious series” is thus planned to be at another place and another time, why not allow them to finish at least one VDLR race within Dun Laoghaire Harbour?
For the summer of 2017 at least, it looks as though Dun Laoghaire Harbour is going to remain free of the threat of the installation of a new liner berth. W M Nixon reckons this provides a unique opportunity for…
SB20s will compete at July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta that launches today
The 2017 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) which is now established as the biggest sailing event in Ireland was launched this evening at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. This biennial fixture which is organised by the four Dun Laoghaire…
Busy men. Mark Mansfield on the wheel and Maurice “Prof” O’Connell optimising the trim on Dave Cullen’s J/109 Euro Car Parks at the start of the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016, in which they won their class - the only Irish boat to do so. While the boat - in her other life, she’s the Kelly family’s Storm - has been an ICRA “Boat of the Year” in past seasons, at last weekend’s ICRA National Conference in Limerick, Mark Mansfield was present to collect the “Boat of the Year” award on behalf of John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2, his regular mount. And the Prof was there to tell us about winning the Melges 24 Worlds in Conor Clarke’s Melges 24 Embarr
On the other hand, ICRA could equally mean 'Ireland’s Cool Runnings Assembly'. In the week in which the Travelling Community was granted Ethnic Minority Status, W M Nixon finds himself among two groups which might be equally deserving of such…
Nick Dwyer onboard his yacht VAL
A Dun Laoghaire sailor said he encountered 'waves the size of buildings' as he awaited rescue on their broken yacht off the coast of Sydney.   Former Royal St. George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer and Frenchwoman Barbara Heftman arrived…
Up to ten Irish boats may contest the RS Feva World Championships in Holland this July
Many Irish RS Feva youth sailors have travelled to World Championships over the years and it has been a great experience for many, giving teenagers their first taste of dinghy world championship competition. International fleet sizes tend to be around the…
Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the outstanding trophy winner for the season
The Dun Laoghaire Glen class held their annual dinner and prize giving in the newly refurbished dining room of the Royal St George Yacht Club last Saturday. Once again Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce was the outstanding trophy winner for the season.…
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The Annual Conference of the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA), an absorbing all-day affair in Limerick this Saturday (March 4th), has an intriguing agenda writes W M Nixon. But for many sailors from all over Ireland and the other side of…
This famous 1834 aquatint by J Lyons of a schooner from Bermuda sailing in the Caribbean shows that the straightforward Bermudan rig was already old hat when it caught on elsewhere in the 20th Century
The 35th staging of international races for the 176-year-old America’s Cup is rising rapidly up the agenda. The opening jousts for challengers begin on 26th May 2017 at the first-time-selected venue of Bermuda, and the cup series itself starts there…
Firefly practice for Saint Andrews College, Dublin ahead of the Leinster Schools Team Racing event in Dun Laoghaire
Although the Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships may have been postponed at the weekend, it did not stop Dublin's Saint Andrews College from putting in a busy practice session in the Royal St. George Yacht Club Fireflies dinghies on Saturday…
DBSC summer racing on Dublin Bay begins on Tuesday, April 25th
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), the country's largest yacht racing organisation, is well advanced with plans for its Summer season in just over two months time. There are some major changes to the Sherry Fitzgerald–sponsored programme this year with the…
The J109 Indecision is a competitor in the DBSC Spring Chicken series.
Unsuitable wind conditions disrupted this morning's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series for a second week in a row. While last week's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored racing was scrubbbed because of no wind, this morning's round–the–cans race was forced off…
Ex–Topper sailors Edie Thorup and Emma Keane from Blessington Sailing Club, participants in the RS200 Training Camp at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
The RS 200 fleet enjoyed great conditions at the Royal St George YC at the weekend. Olympian Saskia Tidey – just back from racing at Miami Olympic Classes Regatta –  gave an intensive weekend's coaching. Tidey, now the team GBR 49erFX…
Jack O’Keeffe leads a race of Drascombes around the Fastnet Rock
With some visionary thinking by Cathy MacAleavey in her capacity as chief of the sub-committee organising the Classics, Traditional and Old Gaffers section of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta & Harbour Bicentenary Festival from June 6th to 9th, the scope…
The 2018 Laser dinghy Masters World Championship will be sailed off Dun Laoghaire. Pictured at today's launch are Shane Ross T.D. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport with Annalise Murphy, 2017 Olympic Silver Medalist in the Laser class at the Rio Game, (who will act as event ambassador) and Paul Keeley, Director of Business Development with Failte Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Harbour will host its second major world sailing championships within three years when the 2018 Laser dinghy Masters World Championship set sail on Dublin Bay. The estimated 400–boat event – open to men and women aged 35 and…
Eight new RS200s have arrived over the winter into Cork Harbour
The Irish RS200 class association has announced Olympian Saskia Tidey has agreed to coach the Irish fleet for an ISA-supported class training weekend on Feb 4/5 at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Saskia competed for Ireland…
A Royal St. George YC 1720 tackles the breezy conditions in this morning's DBSC Turkey Shoot first race
Over 40 boats turned out for a blustery start in today's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot sailing series on Dublin Bay. The combined cruiser fleet faced a north–westerly breeze gusting to over 20–knots for the first of six Sunday…

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