IDRA 14 Open Day

Have you sailed dinghies in the past and are now thinking of starting again? Maybe you sailed as a junior and were too busy to keep it up, but now have more free time or want to sail with your own kids. Perhaps you raced dinghies in your home city, but have now moved to…

Regatta 2018 – Notice of Race

With the sailing season open for business, the DMYC Regatta will be held on June 9th with first gun at 11:25 AM for anything other than a dinghy, and at noon for dinghies. The Notice of Race is below, and can also be downloaded. You can enter the race, as well as find all updates…

Cruise-in-company tentative summer plans

There was a useful discussion down in the club on Thursday last to agree next cruises to be undertaken. There was a consensus that we should also take notice of cruises organised by partner clubs or the Cruising Association of Ireland (CAI). The following cruises were agreed, beginning with the ‘Blessing of the Boats’ and…

Cruise-in-Company 2018 planning

Cruising-in-company has now become an established, happy and high profile part of the Club’s activities. On Thursday May 3rd down in the Club I hope that our group of C-in-C members who have taken part in many earlier cruises over the years will have a discussion covering topics like the best cruises, crew shortages and…

Winter Talk – Golden Globe

On March 15th, Gregor McGuckin will be talking to us about his entry in the Golden Globe race. He’ll be embarking on this race in June of this year, and the journey will take about 9 months, and cover over 55,000 km as he sails around the world. Gregor is the only Irish entrant in…

Winter Talk – Sails

On February 22nd, Harry Sterling of Sterling Sails will give a presentation discussing sail construction from a sail maker’s perspective. The talk covers sail shape and dynamics, the slot effect, sail balance, and general sail trim. The talk will review how the full suit of sails are constructed, and how they should work and perform…