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The Star Pride Cruise Liner alongside berth Number Two in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with the Dublin Port Pilot Boat 'Liffey' off her starboard bow
Yachts competing in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing have been asked to avoid the Cruise Ship 'Star Pride' manoeuvring around number 2 berth and leaving the harbour at 6 pm tonight before Dublin Bay racing. In a communication to…
Royal Irish yacht D Tox (McSwiney, O’Rafferty, McStay & Sherry) competed in Tuesday's DBSC Combined Cruisers race
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers: 1. Jalapeno, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Sea Jade, 2. George 3, 3. Jay-Z Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Icicle B211 One Design: 1. Billy…
Dun Laoghaire Dingle overall winner Paul O'Higgins (right), skipper of the defending champion yacht JPK10.80 Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is presented with the The Volvo D2D Race Trophy by Billy Naughton of Volvo (Billy Naughton Motors) Tralee. Scroll down for photo gallery
June 2019's edition of the Volvo D2D was a step-up for the event in so many ways and had a number of significant firsts writes Race Chairman Adam Winkelmann.  Windfall - the biggest yacht to ever compete set a new record…
The Sunfast 32, Bad Company (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy) was the IRC winner of RCYC's Round the Island Race in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for a photo gallery
First overall in Saturday's Royal Cork Yacht Club's annual Round the Island Race in Cork Harbour was the Sunfast 32, Bad Company (Desmond/Ivers/Deasy).  The RCYC race was part of the North Sails Open League and had a finish at the Naval Base at…
Jalapeno (Barrington, Despard & O’Sullivan) from the National Yacht Club was the winner of DBSC's Bloomsday 2019 race for Cruiser 1 (IRC) and J109 divisions
Race 1 Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Gringo Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Powder Monkey Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. White Mischief 31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2.…
Flying Fifteen Pair David Gorman and Chris Doorly were Afloat.ie Sailors Of The Month for September 2015
A 16-boat Flying Fifteen fleet had an interesting course that made use of the temporary replacement of Harbour mark and took us to a new mark that we haven’t visited for quite some time: Island. The race proceeding commences in…
There was a a 100% turnout of all twelve DBSC Beneteau 31.7s
Despite 11 DBSC boats competing in this week's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, there was a fantastic turnout of 120 boats this evening, for Thursday night's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay including a 100% turnout of all twelve Beneteau 31.7s. Results are…
RYANI Says Volunteers Are Helping To Sustain Sailing & Boating Clubs Across Northern Ireland
More than 960 volunteers are helping to sustain sailing and boating across Northern Ireland each year, according to the RYA Northern Ireland. In 2017, over 91,000 people took part in a sailing or boating activity. And with 9,600 club members,…
Ronan Wallace was the winner of the first race in the DBSC Laser Standard division. Results below
Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Grasshopper 2, 2. Papytoo, 3. Pamafe Combined Cruisers Tuesday Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. D-Tox Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Sea Jade Ruffian: 1. Diane II, 2. Ruff Justice, 3. Ruff Diamond B211 One…
Niall Dowling's Per Elisa with pink spinnaker
The fifteenth edition of the revived Quarter Ton Cup got underway yesterday, and for the 19-strong fleet it was a tough opener. Light winds of around 8 knots whispered into the sails, creating a game of tactics for the sailors.…
Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny in Dun Laoghaire ahead of tomorrow's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race
Former Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year, Conor Fogerty arrived onto the dock in Dun Laoghaire from Les Sables de Olinges with “Raw”, a fresh out of the box, foiling Beneteau Figaro 3, Ireland’s first IRC foiling Figaro keelboat. Afloat…
March, 2018. Who would believe this boat could ever sail again?
When photos circulated of the mangled remains of the 1907-built Howth 17 Rosemary in the wreckage of her storage shed on Howth’s East Pier after Storm Emma in March 2018, many unacquainted with the spirit of this 1897-founded class thought…
Sean Craig was third overall at a Barcelona Masters warm up event
Royal St. George's Sean Craig has finished third at the BDO Barcelona Masters Laser Radial Regatta today, a warm-up event for the European Masters in Roses, Spain next weekend. The 60-boat event began with a windy and wavy first day, a…
The six man Dux crew are Class Three ICRA Champions
Howth Yacht Club X302 campaigner Dux has won the Divison Three title of the ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay. The Anthony Gore-Grimes skippered entry took the lead in the biggest class of the Royal St. George YC Championships after…
The nine-man Joker II crew on their way to a fourth consecutive ICRA Class One victory on Dublin Bay
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's John Maybury has made it four in a row at the ICRA National Championships this afternoon having sailed a superb seven-race series in which the J109 corinthian skipper and eight-man crew – that included 2004 Olympian Killian Collin…
Windfall berthed in Dun Laoghaire Marina. The superyacht, that is longer than the Revenue Customs Cutter she is berthed alongside, competes in the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle race this Wednesday
The largest boat entered for Wednesday's Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run by the National Yacht Club has arrived into the marina at Dun Laoghaire, dwarfing all others in the 43-boat fleet now assembling at the Dublin suburb. Skipper Mick Cotter is looking…
David Mulvin's Flying Fifteen Ignis Caput II
Race 1 SB20: 1. Sea Biscuit Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic, 3. Ignis Caput II IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Diane, 3. Sapphire Race 2 Flying 15: 1. As Good as it Gets, 2. Ffrenetic,…
Andrew Craig's Chimaera was the winner of tonight's DBSC Thursday night race
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Rockabill, 2. Wow Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Juggerknot 2, 3. Chimaera Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Black Velvet, 2. Boomerang, 3. Juggerknot 2 Cruiser 1 J109: 1.…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) who had cancelled its racing programme this Saturday at the request of the organisers of this weekend's ICRA championships on Dublin Bay now say that there is now a possibility of running some DBSC racing from one of…
The First 285 Pamafe (Gerald Costello of the RIYC) was the DBSC Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo race winner
DBSC Results for 04/06/2019 Race 1 Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda Sportsboat: 1. Jay-Z, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Sea Jade B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Isolde B211 Echo: 1. Isolde, 2. Ventuno, 3.…

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