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    East Pier Dun Laoighaire
    County Dublin, Ireland

    Latitude       53° 17.635’ N
    Longitude   06° 07.770’ W

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Irish Sailing Updates Plan for Living with Covid Level 5

To answer the many queries that members may have regarding what is allowed to take place in the Club under Covid Level 5 restrictions, please download this pdf document and nearly more importantly read the FAQs from Irish Sailing here: 

Winter Dinghy Platform Parking – Online Application Form

Application for platform parking for dinghies this winter is now online. Please use the form here to apply and pay.

Dinghies taking part in either the junior training sessions or the DMYC Frostbite racing series must complete this form prior to bringing their boats back on the platform.

Please note that platform parking DOES NOT REOPEN before Saturday 31st October as the boathouse still has to lift many keelboats on trailers and position them on the platform post our main lift-out on Saturday 24th October.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding

Adult Winter Laser Coaching Sessions – Saturday Afternoons

We are delight to organise Laser Coaching sessions for adults for 4 weeks, details below.

€60.00 per person
Saturdays, 2 to 5 p.m.
Starts 1st Nov for 4 weeks (ends 21st November)
18 participants max. We will have 2 coaches if more than 10 participants

Main Coach: Sally Bell, Laser performance sailor

Register Here

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2021 Announces Format Changes for July Event on Dublin Bay

Dun Laoghaire Harbour‘s combined waterfront yachts clubs have announced the continued title sponsorship by Volvo Car Ireland of next July’s Dun Laoghaire Regatta and a new format for Ireland’s top sailing event.

In order to facilitate social distancing and be Covid-19 compliant a new regatta format will comprise a One Design Championship (2nd – 4th July 2021) specifically tailored for sailors in the one-design keelboat and dinghy classes. This to be followed by an Open Cruiser Championship (8th – 11th July 2021) catering for the full range of Cruiser Handicap classes.

‘The sponsorship announcement coupled with the significant format changes to VDLR 2021, will give sailors, sponsors, classes and the four waterfront clubs certainty in planning ahead for the 2021 season’, says chairman of the organisers, Don O’Dowd.

NYC WoW Single-Hander Sailing Summer 2020

Months of lockdown had sailors straining at the sheets to get out on the water. Theory
training delivered on zoom by Seán Donnelly and Adam Hyland upskilled NYC WoW sailors
on tactics as we sat at home. Social distancing meant that single-handers were now the only
option, so in late May Rosemary Cadogan O’Connell and Clodagh O’Connor formed the NYC
WoW Laser Group. Boats were retrieved from gardens and garages, and those who didn’t
own one scoured the buy and sell pages for Radials and 4.7s. Bidding wars were won on
whatsapp. The number of Lasers looking for platform parking jumped from 18 in 2019 to an
incredible 39 in 2020. The NYC welcomed 4 RS Aeros for the first time. Olivier Prouveur bent
the rules of Newtonian physics to accommodate them all.

Annalise Takes Laser Radial Title At Italian Olympic Week

Annalise held her lead over the 41-boat fleet to claim the Laser Radial open class title in the final racing of Italian Olympic Week at Follonica.

This result is a significant boost for Annalise’s delayed Laser Radial campaign, although many of her key rivals for Tokyo 2020 gold next year did not contest the Italian championships. Next up are the European Championships in Gdansk just under two weeks time.