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The 70th Annual Gold Cup Match-Racing Worlds in Bermuda is being raced in the GRP-built version of a classic 1936 boat, the International One Design
Global sailing's focus of attention this week is on Bermuda, where the 70th Annual Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship is underway with GBR's Ian Williams the defending title-holder against fifteen other top drivers, Williams having…
Thanks to the use of a long-jib crane, the National Yacht Club boat-deck storage space is optimised for winter lay-up of members’ boats
After a delay due to a doubtful weather forecast for Saturday, the National Yacht Club's annual winter lift-out of cruisers was completed on Sunday in near perfect conditions. The day-long operation  sees a mobile crane with an extended jib visit…
The sun sets on a safe, efficient and COVID-19 compliant Lift Out 2020 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
The Royal St George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour completed its winter lift-out of sailing cruisers on Saturday (October 24), some 4 months and 17 days since the boats were lifted in for the heavily delayed COVID season. The…
Tom Dolan will outline his own approaches to sport psychology in the DBSC evening
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) will launch its AIB sponsorship with a sailing psychology evening featuring some of the country's top sailors online. RTÉ's Fergal Keane from Seascapes will host a live chat with top professional sailors Tom Dolan, Annalise…
ISORA Champion Rockabill VI competing in the 2017 Turkey Shoot Series. The 2020 Series has been postponed due to the pandemic
The 20th edition of the popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series due to start in November has been postponed due to the Level Five COVID-19 lockdown beginning tonight but organisers hope there may still be a chance of…
File image of the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Summer dinghy parking at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire ended this past Sunday 11 October, and all dinghies were expected to be removed by that date to facilitate the club’s annual lift-out. A limited number of…
Breezy conditions for a DBSC Turkey Shoot race on Dublin Bay
The Notice of Race has been published for November's eight-race DBSC Turkey Shoot that is sponsored by the club's new title sponsor, AIB. Running each Sunday from the 1st November to 20th December and hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club, 2020 is the…
Suzanne McGarry with past and outgoing Laser class captains Sean Craig (left), Gavan Murphy and Ross O’Leary (right)
It’s no secret that the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Laser fleet is in good shape. Anybody strolling the piers or looking out on club forecourts will have seen that for themselves. DBSC (Dublin Bay Sailing Club) in 2020 drew a huge…
Howth teenager Eve McMahon is in 24th place at the Laser Europeans
Annalise Murphy has dropped five places to 15th overall in the 107-boat fleet of  Women's Laser Radial European Championships after the second day of racing on Gdansk Bay in Poland.  Howth's Eve McMahon is in 24th and clubmate Aoife Hopkins…
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Royal St. George Yacht Club sailor Tom Higgins from Dun Laoghaire Harbour has finished the opening day of racing in the Men's Laser Radial fleet of the European Championships second place overall. The Polish-based championship in Gdansk is led by…
Ireland's Annalise Murphy lies in the top ten of the Radial Europeans in Poland
The first day of competition at the Laser Senior European Championship in Gdansk, Poland sees the National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy finishing  in ninth place overall. Fresh from victory at Italian Olympic Week, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist is a…
Yachts racing around DBSC's Pier Mark
There will be no further Dublin Bay Sailing Club Summer Series racing due to the continuing Government Level 3 restrictions and Irish Sailing guidelines. At the start of the partial lockdown in the capital, it had been hoped that Dublin…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club entry Ventunowas fourth in this year's Beneteau 21 championships on Dublin Bay
The Beneteau 21 Class Championships 2020 sailed on Dublin Bay despite the odds over two Saturdays in September writes the class Honorary Treasurer, Jimmy Fischer 21ft boats are no stranger to Dublin Bay, indeed we are seeing a rise of the…
Farewell Presentation to Tim O’Brien by (L to R) Rear Commodore Chris Doorly, Vice Commodore, Conor O’Regan and Commodore Martin McCarthy
National Yacht Club flag officers have presented former manager Tim O'Brien with a 3-D map of Dublin Bay as a thank you for the contribution he made to the East Pier Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Commodore Martin McCarthy made the socially…
Racing in the first week of the AIB Autumn Series
Royal Cork Yacht Club has cancelled its 50-boat AIB Autumn Series 2020 due to "Irish Sailing guidelines that stipulate that all local, regional and national events should cease under level 3 Covid-19 restrictions". The Cork Harbour cruiser-racer league that enjoyed a…
Howth Harbour from the north. The new quay wall will be constructed on the west side of the Middle Pier (just right of the centre of photo) to create an extra 135 metres of berthing space.
"Getting the builders in" is a challenging prospect on land at the best of times. Add in the sea, and it's then a challenge-plus. Thus when you're working on and in the waterfront to implement a project within a busy…
Racing in last weekend's first day of the RCYC Autumn Series last Sunday
Sunday 9 am:  Racing today in Royal Cork's AIB Autumn Series in Cork Harbour has been abandoned. 'N' over 'A' was hoisted on the club flagpole this morning indicating the second day of the series has fallen to strong winds. As…
 The spirit of September 2020, as the Water Wags have their last race of the season in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the evening of Wednesday, September 16th. Tim & Marcus Pearson's Little Tern gets to the finish line just ahead of Ian & Judith Malcolm's Barbara, with Martin & Triona Byrne's Hild making in on port to finish third
Thank you, September. You did your best to provide us with good sailing as ingenious moves were implemented to run modified pandemic-compliant events which gave proper meaning to the season, and to our sailing traditions. It was neither your fault…
SailCork Navigation Courses Are Moving Online This Autumn & Winter
SailCork’s regular navigation courses are moving from the usual environs of the Royal Cork’s clubhouse to the online realm this autumn and winter. Directed by Eddie English, the RYA Online Plus navigation courses use a mix of videos, presentations, group…
Mac Lir, one of DBSC’s race management vessels
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s final Saturday race of the truncated summer season remains a possibility if the capital is lifted out of Level 3 coronavirus restrictions on Friday 9 October. Earlier today (Thursday 1 October), Irish Sailing provided an update…

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