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The Spring Chicken fleet return to Scotsman's Bay in their fourth race of the DBSC Series
There was good news for DBSC Spring Chicken Series sailors who successfully completed their fourth race of the series in strong westerly winds this morning on Dublin Bay. The gusty conditions, however, proved too much for the DMYC Dinghy Frostbites…
The excitement for schoolkids getting afloat at Howth…. a new Bursary Scheme through Howth YC’s training Quest programme aims to spread the sailing net wider among primary schools on the peninsula.
Howth and its peninsula have been actively interacting with the sea since recorded history began, and instances of Howth children being taken sailing date back at least to the famous visit of Connacht’s sea queen Granuaille to Howth in the…
Overall leader Mermaid IV
Overall leader Mermaid IV will be in the first start of next Sunday's forecasted breeze fourth race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.  As Afloat reported, the Beneteau 50-footer has a slender lead in the weather hit series…
The Cork Harbour One Design Elsie (Patrick Dorgan) at Glandore. She was designed by William Fife in 1895-96
Cork Harbour Master shipwright Mark Bushe will give a talk next week on the restoration of the 1896-built Cork Harbour One Design Elsie. The talk will take place at the Skippers and Members meeting in the Royal Cork Yacht Club…
Royal St. George Under 25 sailors celebrate at Oscars night in the club
The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted its annual Sailings Oscars for the 2019 Season at a black-tie gala event held in the Dun Laoghaire Club last Saturday. The event was very well attended and was an opportunity to celebrate…
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is going green for St Patrick’s Day in its 300th anniversary year
Yacht clubs around the globe are being encouraged to ‘Go Green’ for St Patrick’s Day to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the oldest yacht club in the world. Every St Patrick’s Day, famous landmarks around the world turn green in…
Allblack Racing claimed the Cork-Fastnet-Cork speed record in 2018
Cork Harbour will play host to four major, and very different, powerboat events over the weekend of 11 and 12 July. Previously announced last autumn, the International Power Boat Festival, which is a first for Ireland, is part of the Cork300…
Mermaid IV leads at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
The largest yacht in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet, Mermaid IV from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads after three races of the club's Citroen South sponsored Spring Chicken Series. The Beneteau First 50-footer leads by 2.5 points from the…
Barry O’Sullivan and team, Paul Barrington, Alan Daly, Paul Fagan, Ted Murphy, Dave O’Reilly and Brian Uniacke, receive The Township Cup (1927). Barry and his teammates were awarded the township cup for their participation in the racing class of the Atlantic Rally Cruise (ARC) in November 2019 onboard their chartered Swan 80 “Umiko”. Scroll down for prizegiving photos
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's National Yacht Club celebrated another year of great sailing by its members at their annual awards dinner last Saturday night. The club, that celebrates its 150th birthday this year, has fourteen annual awards for outstanding sailing achievements by members awarded from nominations…
New Dublin Bay arrival - The 2004 41-footer is El Pocko, a German Frers Puma 42 in the slings at the RStGYC
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruiser Zero fleet got a further boost this week when another addition to the rekindled fleet appeared under the crane at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2004 41-footer…
Annalise Murphy - two second places scored in races eight and nine of the World Championships
Annalise Murphy (NYC) recovered from a U flag disqualification in Race 7 of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championship in Melbourne to score second-place finishes in Races eight and nine to lie eighth overall. In doing so she widened the…
Ran is on its way to Cork Week in July
The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, has officially launched its prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta, which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around the globe compete on…
Annalise Murphy competing at the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
It was a case of Rio medallists showing their form after two more races at the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy recorded single digit (9,7) results to lie…
The First 310 More Mischief leads the Spring Chicken
The Beneteau First 310 More Mischief leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by a single point after two races sailed.   The 1720 Ricochet and the J109 Ruth are in joint second place on 13 points overall. Download overall results below. Racing…
Revelling in it. The late Roy Dickson racing his Corby 36 Rosie long after he’d become entitled to his free travel pass
The death of Roy Dickson of Sutton and Howth at the age of 87 takes from among us one of the most multi-talented people in sailing, a man whose 75-year career of innovation and success afloat had started as a…
Mermaid dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's forthcoming 2020 summer season will feature Squibs and Mermaids will racing together on both Tuesdays (Dinghy Course), and Saturdays (Green Fleet course). It's a change to existing arrangements as the club, announces its schedule for the season…
The late Roy Dickson of Howth at the National YC after winning the 1984 Irish Half Ton Championship
We regret to announce the death a the age of 87 of Roy Dickson of Howth and Sutton, a former Commodore of both Sutton DC and Kilbarrack SC, and a renowned dinghy racer and offshore sailor who was a pioneer…
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,…

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