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The new chart showing the 2019 DBSC Mark locations including the optional positions for Harbour and Zebra marks close to the new anchorage for cruise liners off Dun Laoghaire's Harbour Mouth
A Dublin Bay risk assessment carried out by Dublin Port Company has led to the removal of some of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) yacht racing marks and the upgrading of others. Some courses in next month's busy DBSC summer…
ICRA Event Chairman Ian Simington (left) with Ronan Adams, David Bolger, Brendan Foley, Derek Ryan and Gina Luizzi
With four days to go on discounted early entries to the ICRA National Championships, a strong fleet representing fifteen clubs and all four provinces have already entered the June Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.…
INSS Spring Chicken winners from left to right: Kylie McMillan, Kenneth Rumball, Stephen Oram, Conor Kinsella, Lucy Dowling and Alexander Rumball.
With winds gusting to 40–knots from the northwest on Dublin Bay this morning, there was little prospect of a final race in the six-race DBSC Spring Chicken series, especially as a flooding tide created a rough sea state for the…
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s detailed proposal for key dredging areas and spoil infill at Howth Harbour
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has updated local Fingal councillors on its proposals for the dredging of Howth Harbour. On his Facebook page, Cllr Cian O’Callaghan says the meeting with the department and the Howth Harbour Master…
Annalise Murphy to Headline Fundraiser for Afloat.ie Sailors of the Year Dickson & Waddilove
On Tuesday 19th March Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy will be doing a very special talk about her Olympic success when she headlines a fundraising event for Olympic campaigners and 49er sailing hopefuls Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove. The fundraiser…
The 1720 Wolfe is second overall in the Spring Chicken Series with one race left to sail
Forecasted strong westerly winds threaten the final race of Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.  As reported earlier, the overall lead is currently held by the Irish National Sailing School's 1720 sportsboat but race organiser Fintan Cairns says he "hopes we…
The INSS 1720 has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
Two 1720 sportsboats lead the DBSC Spring Chicken Series into the final round of the six-race series this Sunday. Results published by organisers today (downloadable below) reveal the Irish National Sailing School 1720 leads overall on 25 points, some 11 points ahead…
Darragh Sheridan crossing the finish - note the relieved smile and the next placed boats a leg behind (passing the Island).
When the 17 boat fleet followed the Race Committee out into Howth Sound for the last day of the Laser Frostbite Spring Series they found the wind following its forecast pattern of slowly working its way from south to north…
It could well be Connemara, but it’s actually Howth Sound in late March, when the annual eight-race IceBreakers series gets under way
Howth Yacht Club will soon be hosting their annual IceBreaker Dinghy Series, kicking off this year on the 24th March, and running for four Sunday mornings with two races each morning writes Cormac Farrelly. It’s a great eight-race opportunity to…
The Water Club of the Harbour of Cork on fleet manoeuvres at sea in 1738, as recorded by Dutch artist Peter Monamy. Today, the flags may have changed, the boats may be different, and it is now the Royal Cork Yacht Club. But the spirit of 1720 lives on with its Tricentenary next year. Image courtesy RCYC
Sailing in Ireland is a sport of long-lived organisations, writes W M Nixon. It’s a vehicle sport in which a significant number of the sailing vehicles are cherished classics, sometimes passed down from one generation to the next. Like it…
The INSS 1720 is second overall at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series with two races left to sail
With two races left to sail, a variety of boats occupy the top ten of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series leaderboard at the National Yacht Club. When the discard was applied after Sunday's race four, White Knight leads the 40–boat fleet…
The class of 1959 was the real start of junior sailing in Dun Laoghaire - before juniors or junior sections were part of the waterfront yacht club scene
Remember all those happy summer days and friendships made at the DBSC Junior Section at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire? Seeing that it is 60 years ago when it all started in that summer of 1959, a group of…
Toppers ready to go afloat at the NYC
The Viking Marine sponsored Topper Winter Regatta at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire attracted a record turnout for a four-race, one discard event. As Afloat.ie previously reported, sailors attended from across Ireland.  In the 43-boat Topper Full rig class, Royal…
 Howth Yacht Club Laser sailors found themselves having to contend with fog
For the first time during the series, the 18 boat turnout for the penultimate race of Howth Yacht Club Laser Frostbite event found themselves having to contend with fog. Adding to the challenge conditions were a strong tide and wind…
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer Is DBSC’s SB20 Class Captain For 2019
Sarah ‘Skinny’ Dwyer has been appointed the SB20 class captain in Dublin Bay Sailing Club for 2019. Originally set to take up the post of vice captain to Pat O’Brien, Dwyer has been promoted as other commitments will keep O’Brien in Bahrain…
Last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series in Scotsman's Bay
At the halfway point of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, it is the Irish National Sailing School 1720 that leads the 40–boat fleet overall.  Another exciting and breezy race last Sunday saw one dismasting as the fleet raced a tough course…
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The North Sails Ireland team on the water at Howth last season. Next Tuesday, the NSI team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and Prof O'Connell will demonstrate the theory and practice of upwind sail trim and how to optimise your set-up
North Sails Ireland will bring their "Upwind Sail Trim And Escaping From The Start" to Howth Yacht Club next Tuesday on Feb 26th. Using "North U" Sail Trim simulation software and supporting video, the full North Sails team of Nigel Young, Shane…
Wind Shifts Pay Dividends at Howth Yacht Club Laser Dinghy League (Video Here!)
What a change a week makes! There was a certain sceptical air in the Howth Yacht Club Laser dinghy pen as sailors took off coats and searched their bags for baseball caps in very mild and sunny conditions. The breeze…
Rocco Wright sailing in Palamós
It was a strong seventh-place finish overall for Howth Yacht Club’s Rocco Wright at the International Palamós Optimist Trophy, which concluded yesterday (Sunday 17 February) on Spain’s Costa Brava. The youngster remained in medal contention among a 110-boat gold fleet…
The RCYC Academy is made up of 16 and 25 year -olds who get the chance to experience local sailing plus a chance to compete nationwide at Summer events.
Winter sail training for the Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Keelboat Academy sponsored by EY is continuing in Cork Harbour this February writes Bob Bateman Primarily using the club's 1720 sportsboats, the Academy is made up of 16 and 25…

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