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Sailing

Harbour to Harbour Riders

An attempt to sail down the Grand Canal, in aid of DLR Special Needs activities

A 200 km trip in the beautiful new Shannon One Design “SOD” lake boat, armed with a special sail, the spinnaker pole and eight fenders from the newly restored Dublin Bay 24 – both traditional boats recently completed by Brittany wooden boat building school Skol Ar Mor.

Chris Craig & crew will take on the 130 km & 44 canal locks in stage 1 of this epic journey from Dun Laoghaire and Ringsend Harbours to Shannon Harbour – assisted by a new electric outboard motor kindly supplied by Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Co. Then a 60 km lake sail onwards to Dromineer in time for their annual regatta.

NYC Tom Dolan in ‘battle of the rookies’ in AG2R La Mondiale Transat challenge

NYC member Tom Dolan and French co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec have locked horns with fellow newcomers Erwan La Draoulec and Loïs Berrehar as they battle it out for the title of first rookie in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.

Dolan and Bouroullec’s Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance was less than ten miles ahead of La Droulec and Berrehar’s Concarneau Entreprendre in the rankings on Friday.

But in reality the two boats were practically neck and neck, with Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance positioned around 15 miles north of Concarneau Entreprendre…

Finn Lynch Eyes Top Ten at Sailing World Cup in Hyeres

NYC Olympic Laser sailor Finn Lynch continues to master further challenges in Hyeres as light winds dominated the third day of competition at the Sailing World Cup Series. The 22–year–old has moved up to 13th overall and is now only six points off the top ten overall in his 68–boat fleet.

More on this event on Afloat.ie

For overall results click here

Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

A new and revised Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft booklet was published by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in November 2017.

The Code of Practice is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance for owners, masters, operators and users of a range of pleasure and recreational craft operating in Irish coastal and inland waters.  It also includes updated information on relevant legislation that applies to recreational craft and should be of interest and benefit to our Club members.  For more detail on the content and structure of the Code of Practice, please see Marine Notice No. 9 of 2018 which is available on the Department’s website here.
A useful Checklist of Basic Safety Requirements and Advice can be found on page 5 of the Code and is also attached as an Annex to the Marine Notice.

All recreational craft users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Code and to heed the safety advice and recommendations including the need to take personal responsibility for their actions on the water.

Click here to download the full document (or by Chapter)

DBSC hut on the West Pier was demolished and washed away by storm Emma

The support structure for the DBSC hut on the West Pier was demolished and washed away by storm Emma.  The hut itself is removed every winter so that was not affected.
The attached photo shows Club members Chris Moore (Commodore, DBSC) and Michael Creedon planning a new support structure. 

Smurfit Kappa first on board with Dolan to take on Figaro

Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan has revealed plans to compete in the hotly-contested Figaro class in 2018 – a move that takes him one step closer to his ultimate goal of the Vendee Globe.

Dolan will join the gruelling Figaro circuit, which features some of the world’s best single handed sailors, after a successful tenure in the Mini 6.50 class.