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Annalise’s and Finn’s promising starts at Rio trials

The two National Yacht Club sailors lead both the mens and womens Irish Olympic Laser Trials in the early stages in Rio.

Annalise Murphy is currently in 13th place in the 44–boat fleet with Aoife Hopkins 28th while, in the mens division, Finn Lynch is 32nd and best of three Irish in the 48–boat fleet. Fionn Lyden is 40th and James Espey, Ireland’s London 2012 representative, is 44th.

More on this story here: www.afloat.ie

DBSC & RAYC To Discuss Merger in 2016

Two of Dublin’s leading yacht racing clubs are in talks over a possible merger in order to rationalise a crowded Dublin Bay yacht racing calendar.  Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) and the Royal Alfred Yacht Club (RAYC), whose origins date back to the late 1800s, have agreed to sit down and discuss the best way forward given the current ‘very crowded calendar…

Boathouse Closes over Festive Season

The Club Boathouse will be open until Sunday 20th December inclusive (until 1700) to facilitate 2 lifts post Turkey Shoot. It will then be closed until Monday 4th January.

The boathouse staff would like to wish all the Club’s members, their friends and family, a Very Happy Christmas and all the very best for the 2016 sailing season!

Launch ‘Josephine’ gets a new engine

A lot is happening in the boathouse this winter; following the tragic theft and loss of ‘Alva’, a suitable replacement is currently being sourced to second the Club’s current sole launch ‘Josephine’.

Meanwhile, ‘Josephine’ is being fitted with a new Yanmar 30bhp engine as her 12 years old Beta diesel engine had done its time and started to show serious signs of wear and tear.

Flying Fifteens & Friends Gather for Annual Prizegiving

The Flying Fifteen & friends annual dinner and prize giving took place at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. The class mustered over 90 for dinner with piano accompaniment Terry Brown who generously provided his talents for a donation by the class to the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat.
Class Captain Ronan Beirne welcomed the guest of Honour Winkie Nixon of Afloat.ie, Georgina Nixon, Larry Power Commodore of the host club and Commodore Pat Shannon of Dublin Bay Sailing Club.

ISORA Celebrates 2015 Offshore Season at National Yacht Club

174 ISORA members and guests were treated to a very special evening to celebrate the 2015 season at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire in the annual ISORA Avery Crest Prize giving and Dinner dance on Saturday evening 14th November. Read the full post for the full report and a gallery of pictures