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Julie Ascoop (1968-2022) was a breath of fresh air for sailing in Ireland and the larger Irish maritime world much appreciates being invited to publish this Appreciation by the IDRA 14 Class Association of the much-mourned Julie Ascoop, whose untimely passing has taken an inspirational maritime enthusiast from among us. We are particularly grateful to Charles and Ian…
The West Bight Marina in which Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club are offering berths to club members
The West Pier based Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club is advertising marina berths as part of its membership package in the West Bight area of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The club caters for all types of craft and sailors, from serious sailors…
Neil Colin (DMYC Frostbites Director and MC, left) with Ian O’Meara of Frostbites sponsor Viking Marine
The final day of the 2021/22 Frostbites, sponsored by Viking Marine and hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was bathed in sunshine from start to finish. Across Ireland and the UK we were bathed in sunshine (I was in…
Frank Miller leads the Fireballs overall at the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The penultimate Sunday of the 2021/22 Viking Marine sponsored Frostbites, hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club started off with some discussion in the race management group as to whether sailing would take place. Despite a forecast on Friday, published…
Sarah Dwyer, Aero 5 3433 & Damien Dion, Aero 7 3431 in close company downwind
While thirty-five boats had entered the extra Bank Holiday DMYC “Snakes Alive mini dinghy regatta, a slightly smaller number actually appeared on the water in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Of the twenty-five boats that did race, full marks go to the…
This photo from last Sunday’s round of the DMYC Frostbites illustrates the range of dinghies in the PY Fleet, and the unusual order thanks to the “hammer blow” squalls experienced.
DMYC Race Organiser Neil Colin has issued the last shout out for Friday's 'Snakes Alive' dinghy event at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. "It looks like St Patrick is providing us a spectacular day for sailing on Friday, let’s hope the Hangovers…
Yet again, without there being a named storm in the vicinity of Ireland’s East Coast, the forecast from the middle of the week in advance of yesterday’s Viking Marine sponsored Frostbite racing in Dun Laoghaire wasn’t great. For the latter…
Tight ILCA/Laser action going into the first weather mark in Race 1 of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, March 6th
The statistics for the post-Christmas Frostbites make for sobering reading. In nine Sundays up to yesterday, only five races were sailed across three Sundays. There have been six weekends in which no racing took place and four of those have…
The DMYC plan to run Frostbite Dinghy racing in the harbour under the banner “Snakes Alive” in honour of Ireland's Patron Saint, on Friday 18th March. First Start 1.00 pm
The DMYC on the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire Harbour has announced a 'Pop Up' dinghy race for the Public Holiday on March 18th, in place of the weather-related, lost races in the club's Viking Marine Frostbite Series since Christmas.…
Fireballs sailing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Despite an intent to start a race, Mother Nature got the better of today's Viking Marine DMYC Dinghy Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Initially, the race area reconnaissance suggested a breeze in the order of 16.5 knots with gusts marginally in…
The in-harbour racing has attracted a fleet of over 70 boats for winter racing
Strong winds forecast for Sunday's DMYC Frostbites Race have led to the early cancellation of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour dinghy fixture.   Gusts are forecast to reach 50 knots from the south-west for the afternoon in-harbour racing that has attracted a…
The first Frostbite prizegiving since February 2020. Brendan Foley (L) gets his Frostbite Mug from Neil Colin (R)
From late Thursday evening to as late as 10:00 on Sunday morning the prospects for the Viking Marine sponsored DMYC Dinghy Frostbites went through a series of iterations as to what might be possible. On Thursday the forecast was for…
A drifter finish to DMYC Frostbite racing
From as early as Thursday evening, the wind forecast for Sunday afternoon and the Viking Marine sponsored DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour was dodgy, 3 knots gusting four was the prediction! By Saturday that had improved slightly to 6knots…
The PY fleet on the first beat of the first race of Series 2 of the Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
After two Sundays of high wind forecasts leading to the cancellation of racing the Viking Marine sponsored DMYC Frostbites Series 2, post-Christmas, got underway yesterday in bright sunshine and good winds. In contrast to the previous Sundays when the late-week…
The next race of the DMYC Frostbite event is scheduled for next Sunday, January, 16th
There was disappointment for Dublin dinghy sailors on Sunday as the DMYC Dun Laoghaire Dinghy Frostbites sponsored by Viking Marine was cancelled. In an inauspicious start to 2022, it's the second week running for cancellation at Dun Laoghaire Harbour due…
Neil Colin and Marjo Moneen sailing the Fireball 14775 in the Viking Marine DMYC Christmas Cracker Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
From an entry list of 72 dinghies, a fleet of 45 answered the Race Officer’s call and presented themselves in the start area of the Christmas Cracker Race – sponsored by Viking Marine and hosted by the Dun Laoghaire Motor…

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