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    Fab Frostbiting…

    Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

    Another beautiful afternoon of sailing in Dun Laoghaire, Force 4 – 5. What’s happening here? There were roll gybes by Noel and Joe… and roll tacks by Louise and Owen… and acrobatics by Neil and Margaret… Gotta love Sunday sailing!

    Mother of All Wine Runs

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

    The French barque Belem is en route to Dublin with 60,000 bottles of wine in her hold. The 112 year old tall ship was originally launched to carry chocolate from Brazil to France. MONTPELLIER, France, 24 February (AFP) — The first cargo of wine shipped from France by sail since the late 1800s will arrive […]

    Ben’s Board

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

    A quick repair job, four hours over two days, from this: to this: Step by step details of the project are available here. Remember, when recovering from a capsize, NEVER climb onto the trailing edge of the board, it will break. ALWAYS climb up onto the leading edge.

    Look what’s coming to Cork!

    Monday, February 4th, 2008

    Eamon Rohan’s new Blondie, a gorgeous Mark Mills design, known as a “King 40.” Built in Argentina by King Marine. More pictures are here. 

    Yesterday’s Frostbite

    Monday, January 28th, 2008

    A beautiful day in Dublin Bay yesterday and the DMYC Frostbite race was held outside the harbour. Forecast called for 10 – 12 knots of breeze, but, as the Lasers approached the windward mark on the first of their five laps, a big, bad, black cloud arrived with a few minutes of 25 knots. Much […]

    Volvo Dun Laoghaire makes Christmas TV line-up

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

    Volvo Dun Laoghaire makes Christmas TV line-up on RTE 1 Saturday, December 22 at 4.20pm Competitors at this year’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta will get a chance to re-live the action this Christmas, as RTE broadcasts a half-hour documentary feature on the event. The production, entitled The Regatta, was shot over four days during an […]

    Irish yachts to the rescue in mid-Atlantic

    Monday, December 10th, 2007

    Two Irish yachts have each rescued other sailors in the mid Atlantic. The Mayo-based polar exploration yacht Northabout saved two French sailors in a difficult mid-Atlantic rescue yesterday. The 14 metre aluminium yacht, best known for undertaking the first westward circumnavigation of the North Pole, was en route from the Canaries to Grenada with a […]

    New No Naked Flames

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

    Following on their three year success story with the J-109 No Naked Flames, the Belfast team of brothers Andrew and Niall Allen and Colm Monahan ordered a new boat from the design board of Wicklow-based Mark Mills. It has just been splashed in New Zealand. More info about the 36 footer, which will be the […]


    Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

    A couple of pix from the DMYC Frostbite series, inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour. I run one of the safety boats. Here are the first of the Fireballs arriving at the Weather Mark… The first two Lasers…. Louise and Guido…

    Dun Laoghaire Marina Expansion

    Saturday, November 17th, 2007

    The Harbour Board released this sketch of their plans to build a marina across the front of the George, the Carlisle Pier and the National. “Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has announced today (Friday 16th November) that early next week it will publish a tender to advance its plans to significantly expand marina facilities in the […]

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