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DBSC Class Captain Frank Cleere
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) 18-boat Cruiser Two fleet has elected a new Class Captain for its 2021 season following its online AGM this week. The DBSC Cruiser 2/Sigma33 AGM was held via ViCo on 04.02.2021. The current Class Captain,…
National 18 Shark Eleven (Charles Dwyer, Harry Pritchard, John Coakley) at last September’s N18 Irish Nationals in Cork Harbour
The National 18’s 2021 season was launched at the Royal Cork Yacht Club class’s AGM last week. Sailing is scheduled to start on 27 March with the PY 1000 All In Dinghy Race, followed by the first Wednesday evening league…
Damian Foxall will be online tonight at the National Yacht Club's Zoom event
The National Yacht Club's Will Byrne will host tonight's talk with Irish offshore star Damian Foxall online via Zoom. As Afloat previously reported, the U25/U30 section at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour club has put together a list of guests for…
Cork Person of the Month for January - Colin Morehead, Admiral of the RCYC
Colin Morehead, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, which celebrated its 300th birthday last year, has been named as Cork Person of the Month for January 2021. At the Cork Harbour club's 300th AGM, Colin Morehead was elected the…
Dublin Bay sailor Jimmy Fitzpatrick
One of Dublin Bay's great sailing characters Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has sadly passed away. A true corinthian of sailing Jimmy Fitz was very well known both here and abroad. While he sailed out of the…
RIYC member Enda O'Coineen
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's 'Home Together' virtual talk this Thursday 4th February will feature RIYC member Enda O’Coineen. Enda will recount the extraordinary story of his epic transatlantic solo voyage onboard his 16-foot inflatable, the Kilcullen just over 35…
Maurice “Prof” O’Connell
North Sails Ireland’s Maurice “Prof” O’Connell’s top ten tips talk to RIYC Members and guests pulled in the crowds with a record-breaking 105 attending. Prof’s insights for racing in Dublin Bay ranged on how to gain maximum advantage through adequate…
Youth Laser sailing in Cork Harbour
Less than a week after Irish Sailing said it was 'proceeding as planned' with its Youth Sailing Nationals event in April at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the national governing body announced yesterday it was shelving its Easter date for Cork…
RCYC Admiral Colin Morehead, an active member of that club for over 45 years
It is time to look at renewing club memberships. With lockdown continuing and no certainty about when the country will "re-open", renewals are easy to forget. But clubs need them and many saw a reduction and slowness in paying those…
Dun Laoghaire Optimist Group (training) at the the harbour mouth. The Royal St. George Yacht Club will host the Irish Optimist Trials at Dun Laoghaire in May
Former Optimist dinghy champion Peter Fagan is coaching the 'Dun Laoghaire Optimist Group' (DOGs) for May's Irish trials hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and here Fagan outlines how he aims to prepare the sailors for the demands of competing…
A Sportsboat DBSC finish line
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's successful 'Home Together' series of virtual talks returns this Wednesday 27th January at 19:30hrs with Maurice “Prof” O’Connell. O'Connell from North Sails Ireland never misses a Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race with his customers…
Pam Lee and Kenny Rumball will walk through their two-handed offshore adventures this week at the U25 NYC online speaker series
The National Yacht Club's U25/U30 section at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has curated quite the list of guests for a five-week speaker series starting this Thursday, 26th January at 7.30 pm. The talks are open to everyone who is interested in…
Annalise Murphy conpeting in the first day of competition at the Lanzarote Winter Series
Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy marked her return to competition after a three-month break with a second overall after the first day of competition in the ILCA 6 (Laser Radial) at the Lanzarote Winter Series in the Canary Islands yesterday.…
The Irish Optimist Trials will be staged by the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in May
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour will host the IODAI Optimist dinghy Trials on the May Bank Holiday  Weekend, 1st – 3rd May 2021. The trials event is a great opportunity for younger sailors to compete…
Laser 4.7 Euro Championship 2019 underway in Belgium. The classic Laser has served sailing well – the hull design may have been in existence for more than fifty years, yet it still looks very right no matter which of the three rig options you choose.
At one stage last Autumn, it looked for a week or two as though Irish venues might be hosting no less than five World Championships for dinghy classes during the three week period between the July 24th and August 14th…
There's a new offering for youth sailors in Cork Harbour
After a year in the planning, Royal Cork Yacht Club has launched a new offering for its youth sailors for 2021. The pathway is intended to complement our existing entry points into sailing in the club across dinghies and keelboats.…
eSailing champion – Howth's Colin Kavanagh spills the beans about successful eRacing online on Wednesday night
It's arguably the case that the best way through lock-down is to assume it's all going to last a bit longer – maybe a lot longer - than most people think. Thus the most effective way to negotiate your way…
Dun Laoghaire Laser sailors racing inside the town's harbour in 2020
2020 was a record season for the Dublin Bay Laser Class, and by all accounts, they’re expecting an even bigger season in 2021. While continuous sailing has been difficult for all fleets since the start of the pandemic, the single-handed…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo. The Grand Soleil 40 from the Royal Cork Yacht Club was the inaugural winner of 2020's Fastnet 450 Race and is entered into July's VDLR offshore class
Royal Cork Yacht Club's inaugural Fastnet 450 Race winner Nieulargo is among the latest entries into July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.  The Muphy family's potent Grand Soleil 40 is now entered into two key Dublin offshore sailing fixtures. The first…
File image of the DBSC fleet at sail on Dublin Bay
The National Yacht Club has offered its congratulations to Dublin Bay Sailing Club on its recognition as Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year for 2021. As our own WM Nixon wrote last week, it marks only the second time…

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