DBSC welcomes the Twenty One Footers back to Dublin Bay

DBSC is delighted to announce that the Twenty Ones are to race again thus reviving the famous Dublin Bay class.  The gaff-rigged Twenty Ones made their first appearance in 1903 and converted to the Bermudian rig in 1964. They last sailed in Dublin Bay in 1985 so it will be fantastic to welcome them back after 36 years.

Having spent a number of years in a field in Arklow they are now undergoing restoration by Steve Morris in Kilrush. Thanks to the ambitious project led by Hal Sisk and Fionán deBarra, Naneen and Garavogue have been beautifully restored and Estelle’s restoration will be complete later this summer.

We look forward to seeing their return to DBSC racing later in the summer of 2021. The photos kindly supplied by Fionán show the extent of the restoration, and how beautiful they will look under sail when they return to their home in Dublin Bay.

ALL of the original seven yachts still exist

Ann Kirwan