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National Yacht Club gets Sea Bin thanks to Flossie Donnelly

National Yacht Club is Ireland’s first Club with a Sea Bin – thanks to Flossie Donnelly

Twelve-year-old environmental campaigner Flossie Donnelly has presented the National Yacht Club with one of her Sea Bin devises to help clean up the environs of the Club – and especially catch waste plastics which come in our direction when the Northerly winds blow.

The Sandycove campaigner and blogger already has a Sea Bin in operation in the main Dun Laoghaire harbour area and our one will be the second in the country. 

Flossie presented Sea Bin to Vice Commodore Martin McCarthy who accepted on behalf of the club and with the support of Annalise Murphy – who is dedicated to the “Turn the Tide on Plastic” campaign, and whose boat she campaigned in the recent Volvo Ocean Race.

NYC Women On Water Winter Racing Registrations Open

Ladies sailing doesn’t stop in the winter!

Dust off your thermals and lets get out on the water. We are entering the two 1720s in the DBSC Turkey Shoot – one with a coach (€150pp) and one without (€100pp) for more experienced sailors

Starts the 4th Nov for 7 Sundays – be in club for 9.15am. 

There is also the option of sailing Wayfarers in the DMYC Frostbites (€100pp) which run on same dates but in the afternoon – be in the club for 1pm.
We are running a coaching session for this group on Sat 3rd to familiarise you with these boats – details to follow when we know numbers.  Look forward to seeing you all then!

Register Here

Citroen South Side Turkey Shoot 2018

A series of SEVEN races, starting 4th November, to be held on Sunday mornings and one Sunday afternoon – organised by Dublin Bay Sailing Club.  Racing under modified ECHO.  Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome.

First gun 10.10 hrs. ( Sunday 11th November – 14.10 hrs.)
Entry fee €70.00 – includes temporary membership of Dublin Bay S.C. and Royal Irish Y.C.

Download: TURKEY SHOOT 2018 NOR
Download: TURKEY SHOOT ENTRY FORM 2018  (entries also online at www.dbsc.org)

National Yacht Clubs David Gorman reaches All Ireland Helmsman’s Championship Final.

Representing the Flying Fifteen class at the Helmsmans Championships in Lough Ree at the weekend David Gorman, with Chris Doorly crewing, reached the final and finished a credible 7th overall in an extremely competitive fleet.

There were two flights of 8 boats on Saturday each with three races and the top three in each qualified for the final automatically. David had two thirds and an unfortunate retiral which meant he had to do the repechage qualifier on Sunday where there were two places in the final up for grabs. This he did by winning the race in very windy conditions.

The final was to be four short races but with the weather deteriorating only two were sailed. David got two fifths in the close racing but as the scores from Saturday were carried through he finished 7th overall. A great achievement in a top class fleet of Olympians and national champions in a boat he was unfamiliar with.

Many thanks to the SB20 class for lending their boats.

DMYC Frostbite series – entries accepted online now

The DMYC Frostbite Challenge for 2018/2019 Notice of Race is now available: DMYC_Frostbite_NOR_2018
Racing starts on the 4th of November, and runs to the 31st of March (with the usual break for Christmas). First start will be 14:00.

The online entry form is also live,

Dave Gorman & Chris Doorly of NYC are F15 National Champions 2019!

The Deloitte sponsored Championship of Ireland for the Flying Fifteen class ended on Sunday with a sinew- stretching, gut busting race in the strongest wind of the weekend with thrills and spills on the top reach of the triangle!

However, by the time the last race started, the new National Champions had exited “stage left”. The speculation on Saturday night was that a 6th place in either of the two races on Sunday would be enough to see the host club’s Dave Gorman and Chris Doorly crowned National Champions. They duly made sure of their title by finishing in second place in the first race which was won by Charles Apthorp and Alan Green, their closest rivals. That meant they could retire to shore early, derig and enjoy an early shower before the balance of the fleet came in. Talking to Dave Gorman after the prize-giving, he admitted to being a bit nervous going out as they had to drop their rig on the Saturday night when the jib halyard was seen to be unravelling. Not the best of preparations for the last day of a regatta. 
Read the full report here
View the final overall results here
View & download photos of the event here