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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…
The Royal St George Yacht Club on Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront
A special workshop that aims to demystify the area of sailing results for events will take place at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Saturday 29 February. The workshop day will also provide attendees with the skills and confidence…
The National Yacht Club’s dining room
Dublin Bay Sailing Club in conjunction with Dublin Port will present a navigation talk at the next ‘Speaker Supper’ on Friday 21 February. Patrick Cafferky will give the talk on ‘Marine and Navigation Safety from a Marine Pilot’s Perspective’ in…
Sports Clubs Urged To Drop WhatsApp Over GDPR Issues
Privacy concerns have prompted a call for Irish sports clubs to stop using WhatsApp for group chats, as The Irish Times reports. Experts in the field have suggested that the popular smartphone messaging service, which is owned by Facebook, “does…
National Yacht Club on Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront
If you are interested in sailing in the National Yacht Club’s Spring Match Racing series this year, the club is now seeking expressions of interest on its website. The online form is available HERE, and the NYC emphasises that it…
Howth Yacht Club’s clubhouse and marina
The latest letter from Howth Yacht Club Commodore Ian Byrne reminds that tomorrow (Friday 31 January) is the last day to get on the entry list for the 125th anniversary cruise in company. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the cruise…
A Class One start at the 2017 Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced dates for the 2020 Summer Series that starts after Easter. This year’s first races will begin on Saturday 25 April, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 (for Water Wags) and Thursday 30, with the final DBSC…
Dublin Bay 21 Naneen will be back racing on Dublin Bay this season
There has been excellent progress on the revival of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Twenty One project the world’s oldest intact on design keelboat class as they prepare for a new season racing again on Dublin Bay. Chris Moore of Dublin…
Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland is at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay to talk about sail trim and boat optimisation for cruiser-racers on January 30th. Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under…
Back on the podium - Annalise Murphy in second overall at Sail Melbourne
Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy has shown she has lost none of her spark in Laser Radial racing by taking second overall in the women’s division in the Laser Radials in the major Sail Melbourne 2020 regatta which has concluded…

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