Dublin Bay 21s Return after 35 Years


​Photo WM Nixon

Tuesday 3rd August DBSC race saw the return of two of the world’s oldest cruiser racers, soon to be followed by the third, the gaff rigged Dublin Bay 21 Footers. Competing in the bay for the first time since 1986, these elegant and beguiling yachts were designed in 1902 by Alfred Mylne.

They have been caringly restored, based on the original Alfred Mylne drawings, by Steve Morris and his boat-building team in Kilrush. The restoration of the fleet is being undertaken by the Dublin Bay 21 Class Association,  led by Fionan de Barra and RIYC Member Hal Sisk and will initially comprise Estelle (1903), Garavogue(1903) and Naneen (1905). 

Pictured above is Hal Sisk skippering Naneen who along with Garavogue competed in Tuesday night’s DBSC race.