Category Archives: Dublin Bay – The Cradle of Yacht Racing

A special arrival in Cowes

As Irish and Scottish sailing teams based at Cowes, Isle of Wight, this week attempt to carry off the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s prestigious Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, little do they know, we imagine, what an important role some of … Continue reading

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The yachting firsts of Dublin Bay

In a response to W.M. Nixon’s Sailing on Saturday blog post for Afloat Magazine last week, Peggy Bawn Press publisher and author, Hal Sisk, contributed a fascinating, myth-busting comment on the earliest days of sailing… as a sport… or was … Continue reading

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Dublin Bay – 2nd Edition

The revised second edition of Hal Sisk’s popular book, DUBLIN BAY – THE CRADLE OF YACHT RACING has arrived. Irish yachting historian and Peggy Bawn Press founder, Hal Sisk, reveals how the worldwide sport of yacht and dinghy racing was … Continue reading

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Ireland to starboard, or port?

The Dromineer Literary Festival recently described Irish maritime journalist, author and historian, W.M. “Winkie” Nixon as: “…a sailing journalist who writes like a poet and whose love for his subject is apparent in his writing.” Winkie’s blog at Afloat.ie is … Continue reading

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Coastal Rowing 3

What the sea oar sees – a different take on coastal rowing from  St. Michael’s Rowing Club, Dún Laoghaire. Which reminds us… we hugely enjoyed a 2013 summer’s day at the seaside watching the coastal rowing at Wicklow Regatta; scampi, … Continue reading

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Sparkling Dublin Bay

What is the definition of a yacht club? One might think of a plush clubhouse, a bit stuffy maybe – especially if long established – and strict dress codes… But in the sometimes strange world of yachting tradition there are … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – Charles Henry Ashley

Charles Henry Ashley really is a G.L. Watson for the Weekend – you can sail and row in her… or should it be row and sail… “To a reader today, it may seem strange that men would elect to use … Continue reading

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