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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…
RCYC Committee (from left to right) Ria Lyden, Chair of the Marina & Facilities Committee; Darragh Connolly, Rear Admiral Keelboats; Annamarie Fegan, Rear Admiral Dinghies; Gavin Deane, General Manager, Colin Morehead Admiral; Michael Rider, Rear Admiral Cruising; Kieran O’ Connell, Vice Admiral and Alex Barry, Chair of the Bar Catering and House Committee
Colin Morehead has been elected as Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club succeeding the outgoing Pat Farnan as the club celebrates its 300th year as the oldest yacht club in the world writes Bob Bateman. At the 299th AGM, …
Hope For Royal Couple To Mark Cork Club’s Tricentenary On Proposed Visit
Royal-watchers will be hoping the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pay a visit to the Royal Cork Yacht Club during its 300th anniversary celebrations when the royal couple come to Ireland within the next three months. As EchoLive.ie reports, William…
The First 40 La Response will race in Dublin Bay next month
The new Dublin Bay arrival 'La Response', a First 40, is an early entry into next month's Dublin Bay Sailing Club six-race 'Spring Chicken' Series. As Afloat previously reported, the annual series will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd…
The National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The first of 2020’s wine suppers, held on Wednesday 15 January, kicked off the National Yacht Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations. This follows the launching at Christmas of the splendid Sesquicentennial Anniversary gin and wines, which have been hugely popular with…
Royal St George Yacht Club Seeking Sailing Instructors & Coaches for Junior/Youth & Adult Programmes
At the Royal St George Yacht Club we sail year-round. With a wide and varied range of boats/ programmes and instruction/coaching there are many opportunities for part-time and regular work. We have a team of some of Ireland's best instructors…
New MYC Commodore Daniel Flavin receives his pennant from predecessor Matt Ryan at the club’s recent AGM
Malahide Yacht Club’s new commodore Daniel Flavin promises continued expansion of the north Co Dublin club’s training and development programme in the year ahead. In addition, moves to improve facilities at both clubhouses will be part of an overall work…
EUROSAF race officers are gathered at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for a Race Officials Conference hosted by Irish Sailing President  Jack Roy (pictured seated centre)
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy is hosting a European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin this weekend.  35 Race officers from 25 countries are planning the 2020 continental sailing season at…
The 1720 Optique is a previous DBSC Spring Chicken winner
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced its annual six races 'Spring Chicken' Series for cruisers will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd to March 8th.  Racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not…
Adrian Lee's Swan 60 crew were 2019 division winners and next month the Lee Overlay Partners II return to the Caribbean 600 race track
The Royal St. George Yacht Club's 2009 winning skipper Adrian Lee will be racing his Swan 60 Lee Overlay Partners II in next month's RORC Caribbean 600 writes Louay Habib. For the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, 21 teams…

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