Undoubtedly the events which put Baltimore on the Sailing Map of Ireland were the Dinghy Weeks. The first one was held in 1960 and was a huge success. By 1969 the Dinghy Week fleet had risen to 250 boats! In the early days Pip Marten was oustanding in that he would turn his hand to absolutely anything which needed to be repaired or done.
He was a good friend of Tom Fuller and a great help to him. Pip was Treasurer for several years. He now lives in Wisborough Green in Sussex and remembers the early days of the club very well. The dinghy weeks were great events. Reg Fraser (Marys Murphy's uncle) illuminated the village, castle and church with flood lights. There was a huge amount of work for the Dinghy Weeks. The Ladies Committee had their own bank account from which all the catering was done. They went out for quotes for a whole range of foodstuffs and kitchen equipment well before the event.
|.||12' Internationals||.||Leprechaun||.||Charles Cunningham|
|.||Firefly Class||.||Coryza||.||Michael O'Rahilly|
|.||Solo Class||..||Soloman||.||Dom O'Flynn|
|.||Enterprise Class||.||Leppin Hi||.||Dr. Barry Bramwell|
|.||I.D.R.A 14' Class||.||Coulin||.||Jack O'Reilly|
|.||Hornet Class||.||Crew Cut||.||Maurice Walsh|
|.||505 Class||.||Miss Betty III||.||J. Clayton Love Jnr.|
|.||18' National Class||.||Melody||.||J. Somers Payne|
|.||Helmsmans Championship||.||.||.||J. Clayton Love|
In the early days starts were in the Cove between the Rocket House next to the Baltimore House Hotel (now the Field's residence) and a car parked on the grass opposite on Coney Island (now tree covered) in which Olive Fuller sat and beeped the horn. As the fleet grew the start was moved to Fishery Point.