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Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing is cancelled at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing for the second Wednesday in a row tonight (May 29) is cancelled due to gusty offshore winds inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 30-boat dinghy class was due to race its 2024 Women…
A female Fireball dinghy duo sailing at Dun Laoghaire
This weekend's Women at the Helm Regatta 2024, hosted by the National Yacht Club and supported by Sia Partners and Irish Sailing, begins on Friday, May 24th, with a motivational panel featuring Olympic sailing silver medallist Annalise Murphy, solo offshore…
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing is cancelled at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dubin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag racing tonight (May 22) is cancelled due to gusty north-to-northwest winds reaching over 26 knots inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Three of the 23-boat Water Wag fleet negotiate an ENE 5-6 knot breeze during their Handicap Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Water Wag No. 50 Siskin, sailed by Mandy Chambers and Sue Westrup, was the winner of Wednesday night's (May 17th) AIB DBSC race. Held in warm sunshine in an ENE 5-6 knot breeze at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Race Officer…
Some of the 23-boat Water Wag dinghy fleet sail home to the Royal Irish Yacht Club after Wednesday night's AIB/DBSC race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly, aboard the committee boat 'Spirit of the Irish', set a three-round windward/leeward course in a 10-knot southwesterly breeze for the third Water Wag race of the AIB/DBSC 2024 season. The 23-boat fleet’s start was postponed due…
No. 3 Pansy, sailed by Vincent Delany and Emma Webb were winners of the DBSC Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
On Wednesday evening, 22 boats turned out for the second Water Wag race of the AIB DBSC 2024 season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three round windward/leeward course in a six-knot ESE’ly breeze. The strong…
The first Water Wag race of the AIB/DBSC 2024 season gets underway
The first Water Wag race of the AIB/DBSC 2024 season was held in a chilly six-eight knot steady south-easterly breeze in Dun Laoghaire harbour. Twenty-two boats participated. Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly, aboard the Royal Irish Yacht Club committee boat 'Spirit…
The spirit of Dublin Bay. Senior Skipper Tim Goodbody helming his very successful family-owned J/109 White Mischief
There’s something special about a large organisation which is so attuned to the needs of the many services it quietly provides that it can - naturally and confidently and without fuss - move into action each year in a distinctly…
Dublin Bay’s Water Wags fleet
The National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is offering a pre-race coaching series to help Water Wags sailors preparing for evening racing on Dublin Bay. This series will be led by the club head coach and may receive the input…
The Dublin Bay Water Wag club held 22 Wednesday races throughout the season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with 37 Water Wags competing on average every week in 2023
The Water Wags, a local sailing class on Dublin Bay, had a successful season in 2023 despite the extreme weather conditions that they faced. The club's activities kicked off with a coaching and training weekend at the National Yacht Club…
Jennifer and Tom Hudson as seen from Carnadoe Bridge, on the west side of Lough Boderg, while racing their Dublin Bay Water Wag Penelope in a 1991 North Shannon Regatta
The sailing and boating scene in Ireland has lost one of its most versatile and interesting participants with the death of Tom Hudson of Dun Laoghaire and Royal St George Yacht Club at the age of 90. Most recently, he…
Number 52 Puffin, Seán & Heather Craig were Candlestick Trophy winners in the last race of the 2023 DBSC season for Water Wag dinghies at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three-round windward/leeward course for the last DBSC Water Wags race of the 2023 season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday evening, September 20th. The 26-boat fleet was racing for…
A rose-tinted view? The setting sun – enhanced by the recent incursion of Sahara dust – adds romance for three Howth 17s in the final evening race of their 125th season in 2023, with current champion Sheila (Dave Mulligan) in foreground. But the sun is definitely not setting in a more general way on such historic local classes in Ireland, as they’re thriving with a new surge of interest
They’ve been part of our sailing furniture for so long that you could be forgiven for thinking Ireland’s historic local classes might just quietly fade away through being barely noticed. But you’d be very much mistaken. 2023 has been a…
The scene at the start of the 19-boat DBSC Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Nineteen boats participated in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Water Wag dinghy race held on the windy evening of Wednesday, September 13th. Racing was held under DBSC Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly, who set up a three-round windward/leeward course in…
All 21 Water Wags got off to a clear start in a balmy 7-10kt SSE breeze in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the Wednesday, September 6th race
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a 3-round windward/leeward course for the Water Wags race on, Wednesday, September 6th. All 21 boats got off to a clear start in a balmy 7-10kt SSE breeze in Dun Laoghaire…
The start of the DBSC Water Wag Captain’s Prize Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Adam Winkelmann and Doug Smith, sailing Water Wag No. 46 Mademoiselle, clinched a late win in the beat to the finish of Wednesday evening's DBSC Water Wag Captain’s Prize Race.  Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three-round windward/leeward course, and…