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J70s are one of six classes racing in May's inaugural Dun Laoghaire Cup for one-design keelboats hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Ireland's only event 'dedicated to sportsboats', the Royal Irish Yacht Club will stage the inaugural 'Dun Laoghaire Cup' for six classes on May 16-17 as David O'Brien writes in this morning's Irish Times here.  The event incorporates the 1720 East…
GP14s will race in Howth on April 4 in their first event of 2020
The GP14 dinghy season kicks off in Howth Yacht Club on April 4/5 with a revised format O’Tiarnaigh Challenge. The GP14 Committee are anticipating a big turnout for a couple of reasons. Firstly, its an opportunity to for an early…
The Antarctic expedition yacht Ocean Tramp was one of the stars of the show at Saturday’s Irish Sailing Cruising Conference in the National Yacht Club
The annual Irish Sailing Cruising Conference attracted a capacity attendance of a hundred enthusiasts to the hospitable National Yacht Club on Saturday, with an excellent and sustaining club lunch at mid-conference to provide further energy for a very busy programme,…
DBSC Committtee Boat Freebird
Dublin Bay Sailing Club will add an extra race to its Spring Chicken Series following the second successive weekend cancellation due to storms. This Sunday's race was scrubbed this morning after Storm Dennis forecasts revealed that it is 'highly unlikely'…
Howth Yacht Club’s marina and clubhouse
Howth Yacht Club is seeking to recruit a new club manager, to assume overall responsibility for administration, marine and hospitality at the North Dublin club. One of Ireland’s premier yacht clubs, Howth Yacht Club (HYC) has over 1,600 members and…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird will go afloat on Sunday to check conditions in advance of Spring Chicken Series Racing this Sunday
Dublin Bay Sailing Club organisers say they will be making every effort to get sailing on Sunday morning in the third race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series despite the gale warnings issued in advance of Storm Dennis. Start sequences…
Squibs will race on Tuesdays this season with DBSC
This week the Dublin Bay Squib one-design keelboat fleet held their Annual General Meeting this week. Outgoing Captain Noel Colclough confirmed that the had negotiated new racing arrangements with Dublin Bay Sailing Club and Squibs will race on Tuesday evenings with…
Charlotte Dobson (left) teamed with Dublin Bay's Saskia Tidey won two 49erFX World Championships Races in Geelong Australia
Charlotte Dobson teamed with Dublin Bay's Saskia Tidey (who will sail for GBR in Tokyo) won World Championship races one and two in the FXs in Geelong, Australia today then just bailed out of the top 10 to finish fifth…
Sean Waddilove (left) and Robert Dickson were world championship race winners in geelong today
After a great first day of racing for Howth Yacht Club's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove at the 2020 49er World Championships in Geelong, Australia the U23 pairing will be heading into a truncated qualifying series after day one was…
2015’s lift-in at the National Yacht Club
The National Yacht Club has scheduled its lift-in day for large keelboats stored on the hard this winter on Saturday 4 April, as the following weekend coincides with the Easter Bank Holiday. Smaller keelboats boats on trailers will be launched…
Junior sailing at the National Yacht Club
Only a handful of spots remain for youth sailors in spring training programmes for Optimist, Topper and RS Feva sailors organised by the National Yacht Club for the 2020 season. Spring training for Oppys runs for five Sunday afternoons beginning on…
Sheila Morrison at Howth YC in 2015 after a typical day afloat “doing some sailing and catching a few mackerel”
Sheila Morrison of Howth, who has died aged 92, had a natural talent for sailing. But in her many years, she demonstrated that her greatest gift was as a supportive and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who…
Royal St George To Host Table Quiz In Aid Of Rehab Care Dun Laoghaire
The Royal St George Yacht Club will host a table quiz on Friday 6 March to raise funds for Rehab Care Dun Laoghaire. Join quizmaster Sarah Mullen-Rackow as she challenges with questions on an evening of fun and prizes that’s…
The John O'Gorman skippered Sunfast 3600 'Hot Cookie' leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
John O'Gorman's Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie from the National Yacht Club was the winner of the first race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's 2020 Spring Chicken Series. 19 cruisers raced in a blustery first race with 17 finishers on Sunday…
Evelyn Cusack of Met Eireann
Evelyn Cusack (Head of Forecasting, Met Eireann) heads up an exciting and interesting line up of speakers at the 2020 Irish Cruiser Racer National Conference (ICRA) National Conference this month writes ICRA Commodore, Richard Colwell. This year the conference will be held…
Leading his club to two years of success: 2018-2019 RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan with Atlee Kohl RCYC, All-Ireland Junior Champion 2018. Photo Bob Bateman
Captain Pat Farnan’s retirement as Admiral of the Royal Cork YC on January 20th - after a two-year tour of duty in this top role - marked the completion of another chapter in an outstanding maritime career that took him…
Rocco Wright (Silver), Alessandro Cortes (Gold) and Lisa Vucceti (bronze and First Girl) on the podium after the Euromarina Optimist Trophy series in Alicante.
Rocco Wright (13) of Howth Yacht Club is Sailor of the Month (Junior) for January after twice taking silver in major Optimist regattas in both the southern and northern hemispheres. Early in the month in Sail Melbourne 2020 in Australia…
DBSC Committee Boat Mac Lir
Despite the strong winds that scrubbed this afternoon's DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Series at Dun Laoghaire, up to 20 hardy cruiser-racers from a total entry of 47 braved the strong north westerlies on Dublin Bay this morning for the first race…
Despite the flat seas winds are gusting to over 30 knots on Dublin Bay today.
This afternoon's DMYC Frostbite Series racing for dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has been cancelled due to adverse weather with gusts in excess of 30 knots on Dublin Bay. Gale force winds are predicted for the Irish Sea later today. See live…
Pastiche, a Sigma 33, will start in the second of four starts of Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Race
A 47 boat fleet has been assembled for Sunday's first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 'Spring Chicken' Series. Four potent J109s will start as favourites in the handicap series along with a new Dublin Bay arrival 'La Response', a First…

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