Tag Archives: The Racing Rules of Sailing

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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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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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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Summer of ’42

Water Wag dinghy class historian Vincent Delany has uncovered more remarkable vintage sailing regatta footage at Dublin’s Irish Film Archive – this time in colour – showing vibrant regatta activity off Howth Harbour, County Dublin, in the summer of 1942. … Continue reading

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The joy of sailing (classic yachts)

There’s absolutely nothing here to do with Glasgow yacht designer to the world G.L. Watson; just the pure joy of classic yacht sailing and racing. Thanks for the nod to Jeckells Sailmakers of Wroxham, Norfolk Broads, England. George Lennox Watson … Continue reading

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Dublin Bay Rules

As sailors in the warmer parts of the world, and hardy souls in higher latitudes, find their feet with the most recent revision of the Racing Rules of Sailing – in force since January 1st –  it’s worth reflecting on … Continue reading

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Dublin Bay Online

Hal Sisk’s new book Dublin Bay – The Cradle of Yacht Racing is now available to purchase online – alongside Martin Black’s G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design from our refitted web site at: peggybawnpress.com IM

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