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DMYC Frostbites 2012/13 – Final

Winter ought to be over by now and the DMYC Frostbite series has come to the end of its 42nd year. Quite an institution. However, winter doesn’t seem to be finished with us quite yet so 25-35 knot winds and temperatures of 2 degC confronted the fleets instead of the hoped-for Spring warmth.

The organizers and sailors left the decisions as long as possible in the hopes of one last race. There was no let up in the conditions and racing was cancelled for the day so the OK Dinghy didn’t have to protect its lead in series 2.  In any case, conditions at the RSGYC’s slipway meant there was no way that the OK Dinghy could be launched. Enough of the easterly swell was reaching the slip to render any attempt at a launch both foolish and potentially dangerous….on that slipway at least.

DMYC Frostbite - windy last day

DMYC Frostbite – windy last day

Those gusts are in the 35-40 knot range…just in case you’re wondering.

However, the fleets took advantage of the lousy weather by heading for the DMYC where pints, prizes and Irish Tapas were the order of the day – along with some interesting announcements about the summer sailing.

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In the PY fleet there were two sets of results up for grabs; the post-Xmas races in Series 2 and the Overall 2012/13 series.

The results in Series 2 were as follows:

      1. OK Dinghy / Sheehy                 
      2. GP14 / O’Brien & Sheridan
      3. IDRA14 / Long & Rea

While the overall 2012/13 DMYC Frostbite series results were;

      1. OK Dinghy / Sheehy
      2. IDRA14 / Long & Rea
      3. IDRA14 / Hamilton & Byrne

In the overall results for the full season the OK Dinghy ended up discarding everything worse than 2nd place, counting only 1sts and 2nds in the totals!  Better than last year anyway. Onwards to the summer, where the challenge of the Lasers awaits. What’s the chance that we’ve gotten slower over the winter?

Anyway, here are the Series 2 and overall results.

There was also a quick introductory talk about the activities of the Dún Laoghaire Dinghies team and the soon to be launched “Island Trial“. These will be exciting additions to dinghy sailing on Dublin Bay in 2013 and we look forward to taking part.

There was sadder news too. The DMYC’s regular rescue boat driver and photographer is unwell and may not be back in action for quite a while. All our thoughts are with him. Get well dude!!

Other than that – huge thanks to all the organizers at the DMYC. A Frostbite doesn’t happen by itself.

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