Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dun Laoghaire end of Season Dinghy Regatta

What else would you rather be doing on Saturday 21st October?

Now taking place on Saturday, 21st of October

Open to all dinghies in the Dun Laoghaire area and beyond - all welcome!
Great way to close off the summer season with some snappy sailing, après-sailing craic and prize giving - how's that for three languages in one sentence! 

Newcomers particularly welcome for the sailing or afterwards - see what Dublin Bay has to offer and check out the opportunity to sign up next summer. Please pass the word around, bring the boat down for a day, or let us know if you are looking for a boat or crew.

Plan is to run 4 races back to back approx 30 minutes races, first gun and approx finish time tba.
Entry fee is 20 euro to cover prizes.
Open to all dinghies - Lasers, Fireballs, RS's, PY fleet etc. Please let us know if you would like to take part. You can pay on the day, but we need to know numbers asap please.

Contact Ross O'Leary 087 664 2297, Richard Tate 087 243 6878 or you class captain

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tranquil Tuesday - Prosecco conditions

9th May - Second evening of DBSC racing in the harbour.
A fine turnout of 15 Lasers, many of whom had recently completed a weekend training session, put on a scintillating display of close racing in a 6-8 knot breeze from 110 degrees. Darach Dineen and Damien Maloney finished 1st and 2nd in both races while 3rd was taken by John Marmelstein and Conor O'Leary respectively. "Places on the podium are hard - damn hard - to come by these days," muttered an anonymous source.
Elsewhere, Des Fortune pulled off a third successive victory in the Finn while the second race was snapped up by debutant Dara McDonagh's RS400 -despite attempting to miss the last lap! Looks like a fast boat..... Des leads the series, as Richard Tate and Tom Murphy did their stint with the amazing RC team on Firebird.

In the IDRA14's - another fleet with a healthy turnout - Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton) and Slipstream (JulieAscoop) scooped the race wins. In the Fireballs Clandog Millionaire (Clancy Brothers) claimed a double bullet again - DBSC results here

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fortune Doubles up on Opening Night

DBSC dinghy racing finally got going this Tuesday after last week's blowout. It has to be said the harbour looked pretty busy with a very decent turnout of boats arriving to compete for the inaugural conferring of bragging rights. Dispensing with the unremarkable wind conditions (it was a bronchial 4 or 5 knots from the NE or whatever), there was some darn good racing to be had during the two races provided by a very slick race management team. Apart from some delicate bumps and muttering on the start line, silence ruled from start to finish as concentration and cunning stealth became the premium assets of those vying for victory.

Des "Ben" Fortune in his Finn secured two back to back wins in the PY fleet while the results show a similar feat by Damian Slingsby-Maloney in the Laser and yet again a double bullet by the Clancy Brothers in the Fireball fleet. Only the IDRA14 fleet could not agree who would win both races and therefore had to procure two different winners. Full Results here.

So, it was a calm and somewhat blissful summer evening, a joy to behold for the thronged spectators on the East Pier. The only disappointment for the baying crowds was Conor O'Leary abject failure to capsize - not even once! Perhaps they would have had more to cheer had they amassed in the RStGYC to witness Conor's namesake, "Young Man" O'Leary receive his incoming Captain's hat of office from outgoing Laser Tsar Craigovich. Captain Ross has organised training for Lasers on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings for the month of May, a great initiative to build both the numbers and skill levels of the fleet.

Finally, Troy McNamara presented an excellent talk in the George entitled "Be Your Own Sail Coach," with some particularly good tips on how to use your grey matter to climb up the leader board. On the water training sessions are available for single handers and double handers. Highly recommended that you sign up for some coaching, it's not expensive and it will do you a world of good. Click here or here if you are interested or would like a copy of Troy's slides. It all makes perfect sense, nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Be your own coach : you really - I mean really - should go to this talk!

Start the season with your head in the right place - sail with more confidence, enjoy your racing and watch your results improve!

Join us in the RSGYC on Tuesday, 2nd May after racing. Talk starts at approx 9.00pm. No charge, all welcome.
Drinks and hot plate available. To follow up, we also plan to set up some on-the-water sessions during May - details on the night.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DBSC - Tick, tock .... coming soon!

Summer Dinghy racing starts on Tuesday, 25th April in Scotsman's Bay.

Enter on line www.dbsc.org

First Tuesday 25th April (warning gun 19.00)
First Saturday 20th May (warning gun 14.15)
Up to 2 back-to-back races per session

Fees are very reasonable for a season's racing. Even better with under 25's discount. 
For example, an under 25 can race a Laser on Tuesdays for as little as €116
Or race a double hander in PY fleet on Tuesdays and Saturdays for only €232

Need some info? Need a boat? Need crew? Interested in some coaching?

Laser fleet captain - Ross O'Leary 087 664 2297
PY fleet captain - Richard Tate 087 243 6878

PY fleet - all comers welcome - Finn, OK Dinghy, K1, Solo, Aero, Mirror, Feva, RS 200, RS 400, Wayfarer, 420, 470 - too many to mention but all welcome. Finishing time are adjusted to decide who wins

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Frostbites Week 2 - 2016/17

The breeze went from zero to something, which was good. And then it varied, which made things interesting.

Warm enough to cause all the wetsuit wearing mob to sweat on the beach and have fun on the water.

The photos show lots of hunched backs. It's what people do when the question on their mind is "Where the heck is the wind gone now?".

Photos - as usual - courtesy of the DMYC team.




Friday, October 21, 2016

Frostbites kick off soon

A launching scene at the DMYC during the Frostbites. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Lasers and capsizing IDRA14s

Twas pretty gusty this Sunday and racing was conducted inside Dun Laoghaire Harbor - which probably made the gusts worse.

Several Lasers turned out for the racing, which was nice to see.

The feature of the photos - and on the day - is probably the  multiple capsizing IDRA14s.

Results online. See top right.