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Water Wag racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Bloomsday 2021
26 Water Wag dinghies turned out last night for two Bloomsday races inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay. Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly ran two races for the fleet that included an on the water tribute…
Howth Yacht Club ILCA 6 sailor Eve McMahon
Leaving out the first two races of the ILCA 6 U21 European Championship & Open European Trophy 2021 in which she added more than 80 points, Howth Yacht Club sailor Eve McMahon later became the best of the sailors in the remaining…
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club
17–year–old Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club lies 15 points off the podium going into the final day of racing at the 2021 EurILCA Under 21 European Championships and Open European Trophy in Tivat, Montenegro. The Dublin Paris 2024 campaigner had…
Tuesday evening DBSC races started with an on the water tribute to the late Carmel Winkelmann, the long-standing DBSC member who died at the weekend aged 93. DBSC Flag Officers are preparing for a minute's silence on all boats in the fleet before racing commences on each race day this week. There will be an additional sound signal made five minutes before the first warning signal for the first class each day. The DBSC burgee will be dipped and a minute's silence will be observed in Carmel's honour.
Dublin Bay sailor Damian Maloney won both of Tuesday's Laser Standard races. Gary O'Hare was second with Gavan Murphy third in the first race. Gary O'Hare was also runner up in the second race with Chris Arrowsmith third. The evening…
Long Standing DBSC Member Carmel Winkelmann
Tuesday night marks the start of a week-long tribute to long-standing Dublin Bay Sailing Club member Carmel Winkelmann who passed away on Saturday, 12th June.  DBSC Flag Officers are preparing for a minute's silence on all boats in the fleet before racing commences…
From 1897, Droleens used to be regular attendees at the Kingstown Township Regatta (The predecessor of today's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta), and sailed up from Bray across beautiful Killiney Bay in order to compete
The Royal St George Yacht Club have agreed to hold the Irish 12 Foot Championships in 2021. In a remarkable development, The Bray Droleen 12 Foot Class will join the International 12 Foot Dinghies and their sisters the Dublin Bay…
Mixed Howth fleet at the back of the island – classic Lambay Race boat variety on Lambay's north coast, with Stephen Harris's First 40.7 Tiger nearest camera
With official club racing only permissible since last Monday, June 7th, and many fit-out schedules delayed through May's atrocious weather, the realists had been hoping for a turnout of maybe around 40 boats for Howth YC's opening major event of…
Royal Cork Admiral Colin Morehead welcomes home Nieulargo, the 2021 D2D Race winners at Crosshaven
The Weather Gods were smiling on the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Monday evening in Cork Harbour as members gave a triumphant welcome home to the Murphy family's Nieulargo, the overall winner of last week's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race. Denis…
Reduced Depths at the Entrance to Howth Harbour & Marina
A new Notice to Mariners (2562/21) provides information on reduced depths at the entrance to Howth Harbour and Marina and was issued today (14/06/2021) by the UK Hydrographic Office. The notice was circulated by Harbour Master Harold McLoughlin at the…
Racing at the Royal St. George Yacht Club hosted MGM Boats Irish Laser Masters 2021 off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In spite of two days of incredibly varying conditions, there were no major surprises at the winners' enclosure in this year’s MGM Boats Irish Laser Masters Nationals hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Dublin Bay served up its…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy presenting Carmel Winkelmann with the President’s Award for 2017, one of many tokens of appreciation she received in a long life of cheerful and effective service to sailing
It is with the greatest possible regret that we record the death of Carmel Winkelmann of Dun Laoghaire, whose long and good-humoured contribution to sailing in Ireland - and its development in many areas of specialised interest - was to…
Paddy Maguire's Gwili II from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was third in the DBSC Sigma 33/Cruisers 2 race
Tony Fox's IMX 38 Gringo from the National Yacht Club beat club mates John and Brian Hall's J109 Something Else in the Cruisers One IRC division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Saturday racing. Racing for classes in Seapoint Bay in the…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing has resumed
Cruiser racing has returned with a strong turn-out at the RCYC in Crosshaven for the start of evening racing..Eighteen boats came to the start line for the first Thursday evening cruiser league race. Despite rain, mist and fog, which had…
After a number of training races, which were very well attended and received, Mother Nature and Race Officer Jack Roy’s Team conspired most favourably to give the Flying Fifteens a good workout in a brisk breeze last night. Throughout the…
Beneteau 211 racing on Dublin Bay. Last night's first B211 DBSC Thursday night race was won by Chinook
102 yachts started on a windy evening on Dublin Bay last night for the first Thursday race proper of the 2021 DBSC summer season. Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109, White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club were Cruiser One…
Lasers dinghies racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the first night of DBSC racing of the 2021 season after COVID restrictions were lifted and competition returned
Damian Moloney won both of Tuesday night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) in-harbour Laser dinghy races, the first of the 2021 season. Ten-knot southerly winds greeted the DBSC fleet that resumed Dun Laoghaire competition following almost a month of training…

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