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Used every Tuesday and Saturday the current DBSC hut was built by DMYC member Denis Nolan who also constructed the flag hoist. Due to Winter storms the hut base has been washed away from the back of the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire Harbour did not emerge unscathed from the winter storms and neither did the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) starting hut on the back of the town's West Pier. The concrete walled plinth which has been supporting the West Pier Hut since…
The 12 foot class have decided to compete at CORK 300 in the year 2020 at Royal Cork Yacht Club as a demonstration fleet in the Currabinny River
A huge group of over thirty 12 Foot Dinghy enthusiasts turned up at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on 6th April for the 94th AGM of the ‘Irish International 12 foot Dinghy Class’ or ‘Cumann Báid Dhá Chosa Déag…
Just four weeks after they’d had a highly competitive Team Championship in dinghies at Kilrush, Ireland’s universities found themselves in competition again in J/80s sportsboats at Howth to select the national representatives for the Student Yachting Worlds in France
Howth Yacht Club’s useful flotilla of J/80s provided all the right sail-handling and sportsboat challenges for the university teams competing at the weekend for the right to represent Ireland in the Student Yachting Worlds in France in the Autumn writes…
Race ready. Howth YC’s flotilla of J/80s will be in action this weekend to select the Irish crew for the Student Yachting Worlds 2018
It will be J Boats every which way at Howth this weekend with events of national standing for both the J/24s and Howth YC’s training flotilla of J/80s writes W M Nixon. Once again the J/80s are being utilised to…
Ruth II, an impressive Oyster 625, is berthed at Dun Laoghaire Marina having arrived on her maiden sail from Ipswich
The National Yacht Club recently welcomed Liam Shanahan Jnr's new yacht, Ruth II, an impressive Oyster 625, into her home port of Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. The Irish Sailor of the Year 2015, an ISORA Champion, delivered the Rob Humphrey's…
Dublin's National Yacht Club and Monte Real Club de Yates establish links –  Óscar Calero Escobar Manager of Monte Real Yacht Club, César Casqueiro (Secretary) H.E.D. José Maria Rodriguez Coso Ambassador of Spain to Ireland, Teresa Gancedo Nieto (Spanish Tourist Office Dublin) Ronan Beirne NYC Commodore) and Genoveva Pereiro (Vice Commodore Monte Real Yacht Club). Scroll down for more photos of the evening
Dun Laoghaire's National Yacht Club hosted a welcome dinner for visiting officers of the Monte Real Club de Yates in Bayona, Galicia, North West Spain with whom the National Yacht Club, the Irish sailing club of the year, has a…
Ladies who attended various Sail Cork courses at the RCYC evening for the Cork Harbour Sailing School
Cork Harbour's 'Women on the Water' were out in force for the SailCork annual dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early March. The Cork Harbour Sailing School presents its students who attend winter navigation courses with their certificates…
Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is preparing to roll out its new sailing school initiative in the coming weeks as the spring season catches the breeze. Quest Sailing has been devised with the intention of bringing “new blood into the…
The Irish J/80 Championships will be run over three days and as part of the ‘Sportsboat Cup’ which incorporates racing for other one-design keelboat divisions, including 1720s and SB20s
This year’s inaugural J/80 Irish National Championships will run back-to-back with Howth Yacht Club's Wave Regatta, Ireland’s largest keelboat sailing regatta this year. Some convenient scheduling at HYC means that the Irish Championships take place at the North Dublin club…
DBSC Committee Vessel Freebird
A weather–hit DBSC Spring Chicken Series will sail an extra weekend between Saint Patrick's weekend and Easter in order to complete the series. Total calm last Sunday was 'not forecast or expected' which means only three races have been sailed…
James McCann and Harry Whitaker sailing a 420 dinghy win €700 as a first prize.  See full photo gallery below
The fourth running of the Horizon Energy PY 1000 at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven today saw James McCann and Harry Whitaker sailing a 420 dinghy win €700 first prize writes Bob Bateman. Racing on the Owenabue river opposite the RCYC clubhouse, there…
Crazy. Howth Sound at Friday lunchtime, with the East Pier battered at high water at the height of Storm Emma, and the roof of the shed on right sheltering the seven historic Howth 17s beginning to cave in under those monster breakers
In Howth, sailing life goes on after the destructive shock of Storm Emma on Friday, with its Force 12 onshore east to northeast winds, and the serious damage to the roof of the end-of-pier shed in which the classic gaff-rigged…
Racing has been cancelled in tomorrow's DBSC Spring Chicken Series due to Storm Emma. Winds are set to moderate later tomorrow
A sea state post Storm Emma has been judged to be not suitable for sailing and led to the cancellation of tomorrow's popular Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series.  Easterly winds, that brought wild conditions to many Dublin Bay harbours…
It may look like the end of the line for the 1907-built Howth 17 Rosemary, but the class’s spirit of renewal should never be under-estimated
Following today’s devastating damage in northeasterly storms at high water to the shed towards the end of the East Pier in Howth where seven of the 1898-founded Howth 17s are in winter storage, the members of Howth YC are keeping…
Winter nor’east gales will often send waves breaking over the eastern part of Howth’s East Pier, but wave damage to the buildings at the pier’s west end is very unusual
The Howth 17 class – founded 1898 and the world’s oldest continuously sailing one design keelboat class - have endured a severe body blow after last night’s uniquely severe Force 12 northeast gales wrecked the roof of the shed in…
The Shanahan family and crew of the J109 Ruth at Saturday's  NYC awards ceremony. Ben Shanahan (pictured front row with trophy) was awarded the new Martin Crotty Cup. This new award is for a young NYC member who has shown exceptional sailing endeavour. Scroll down for more prizewinners
Eleven accolades for outstanding achievement by its members were presented at the National Yacht Club’s annual Sailing Awards Dinner on Saturday. In a packed club house on the East Pier, Commodore Ronan Beirne saluted the top achievements across a range of sailing…
J109 Joker II was Sunday's race winner on Dublin Bay
In John Maybury's absence, Maurice O'Connell, from one of the DBSC Spring Chicken sponsors North Sails Ireland, helmed his J109 Joker II to a race win in the second race of the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored six week series. Another J109,…
National Yacht Club To Host Sailing Awards Dinner Next Weekend
#NYC - Eleven accolades for outstanding achievement by its members will be presented at the National Yacht Club’s annual Sailing Awards Dinner next Saturday 24 February. Among those to be recognised on the evening are Anne and Michael Madsen, who…
Paul O’Higgins's Rockabill VI is an early entry in the inaugural Wave Regatta
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Winner, a top Dublin Bay J109 as well as a leading overseas entry hve sign up for Howth Yacht Club's June Bank Holiday Wave Regatta.  As entries for the inaugural event continue to build,…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (left) with Derek McCauley of Carroll McCauley Campervans making plans for the accommodation village that will be on site for the duration of the Wave Regatta 2018 over the June Bank-Holiday weekend
With just under four months to go before the inaugural Wave Regatta at Howth Yacht Club, organisers have announced details of the facilities available to visiting sailors and their friends over the June Bank-Holiday weekend. For the most dedicated crews…

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