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National Yacht Club Under 30s to Host Solo Sailor Q&A with Tom Dolan
After its successful match racing webinar earlier this season, the National Yacht Club’s Under 25 and under 30 sections are now moving offshore for their next online session. The NYCs very own Tom Dolan, who achieved the best ever Irish…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Christmas Market 2020
Royal Irish Yacht Club members in Dun Laoghaire Harbour can look forward to a 'Christmas Wrapped', the club's 2020 Christmas Market subject to the relevant COVID restrictions next month. The Market aims to run on 6th, 13th and 20th December…
Kevin Byrne's Starlet was the winner of Tuesday's Thursdays and Saturday's IRC
Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George Yacht Club J97 Windjammer that has performed on both inshore and offshore circuits this season was the winner of the best yacht on handicap and has lifted Dublin Bay Sailing Club's premier Waterhouse Shield award. The overall results…
Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the Thursday IRC winner in DBSC Cruisers One division
The Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) took the lion’s share of IRC prizes at the recent Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving for the 2020 AIB sponsored season with wins in Cruisers Zero, One divisions and two of the club's…
Only a month to the shortest day of the year, yet late November at Howth produces hyper-strong sunshine with a sky so blue they haven't got a name for it yet
November sunshine plays tricks with how we see things. Maybe it's because it's so rare. But at the weekend at Howth – with just a month to go to the shortest day of the year – a special coaching course…
Class Two competitor Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer was a DBSC Premier Award winner
This year, for one of the first times in a proud history stretching back to 1884, there was no gala event for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual prizegiving but as most Dun Laoghaire Harbour observers will attest, most of the…
The National Yacht Club today. At the heart of the modern complex is the building constructed as the Kingstown Royal Harbour Boat Club 150 years ago
Most yacht and sailing clubs begin with a group of like-minded friends sailing and racing - sometimes together, sometimes against each other - until activity reaches such a level that some sort of organisation is required, and in time it's…
Tight racing in the DBSC Beneteau 211 class
Dun Laoghaire's Beneteau 211 class has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Premier George Arthur Newsom Cup for the first time. The Cup is awarded to the boat which performs best compared to all One Design classes in Dublin Bay.…
Royal St George Now Taking Orders for Deluxe Christmas Hampers
The Royal St George Yacht Club is now taking orders for its deluxe Christmas hampers. Members can surprise their loved ones and friends this Christmas with a fantastic gift from their club, featuring a selection of preserves from Wexford Home…
The cover of DBSC's 2020 yearbook
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) will hold a virtual event next Thursday, 12th November 2020 at 19.30hrs to welcome its exciting new sponsorship with AIB Private Banking. As Afloat previously reported, Ireland's largest yacht racing club is hosting the live panel discussion…
Royal St George’s Annual Table Quiz For RNLI Zooms Ahead Online Next Tuesday Night
Some places remain for the Royal St George Yacht Club’s annual table quiz fundraiser for Dun Laogahire RNLI — this year taking place remotely via Zoom, and open to both club members and the public. Join quizmaster Sarah Mullen-Rackow and…
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…

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