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Annual Harbour swim – Sunday 13 August 2017

The annual Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim will take place on Sunday 13th August and will place restrictions to accessing our inner pontoons from 13:30 to around 17:00

There will be no ‘Sunday Funday’ booking that day.

Please see relevant Notice to Mariners here: NtoM 8 of 2017 DLH annual harbour swim

Annalise Murphy in crew trials for Volvo Ocean Race Campaign

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Annalise is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race around the world that starts from Alicante in October.

Annalise has been sailing with British veteran yachtswoman Dee Caffari’s ‘Turn the Tide On Plastic’ team that is expected to be announced later this month following completion of crew trials.

Assuming Annalise successfully emerges from the trials, the round the world race ends at the end of June next year when she would then be released to concentrate on preparations for Tokyo 2020.

More on this story here: Irish Times 

 Meanwhile, we can all enjoy a beautiful video interview of our Champion Annalise…read the full post

Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships – 18th to 20th August 2017

The National Yacht Club is delighted to host the Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships 2017.

Download: Irish Ruffian 23 National Championships NOR Final
Download: Ruffian Nationals 2017 S.I.s FINAL

Entry fee is €115. There is an early bird entry fee of €95 for boats entering before 8th of August.
Click here to enter

Annalise & Rory shine at Moth Worlds 2017

With 220 boats taking part in the 2017 International Moth Worlds on Lake Garda, competition is extremely fierce but the Irish delegation is doing a fantastic job at showcasing foiling ‘the Irish way’!

7 Irish Moth sailors traveled to Lake Garda and are featuring well at the pool stages after 4 races…read the full story here

Biggest racing trimaran ever built on its way to Round Ireland Record Attempt!


 The legendary maxi trimaran Spindrift 2, the largest racing trimaran ever built (ex Banque Populaire V; LOA: 131ft, Beam: 75 ft, Mast: 137ft, Disp: 20.5T) is on its way from its Brittany base ‘La Trinite sur Mer’ to attempt to break the Round Ireland Speed Record currently held by MOD70 ‘Phaedo 3’ in  36 hours and 52 minutes, approximately 1h 45mns faster than the previous record.

The weather conditions are lining up nicely in the next 24h to 72h with a low pressure system centered on Ireland generating a perfect anti-clockwise system to beat the record.

You can track Sprindrift 2’s progress here

Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta

David Gorman and crew Chris Doorly following their win in the flying fifteen class at the VDLR last weekend. The pair were also presented with the trophy for best overall Dinghy/ small keelboat in the regatta. From left to right David Gorman, Commodore Ronan Beirne and Chris Doorly.