Selected results from DBSC SATURDAY Series one.
CRUISERS 0 IRC
1 Wow George Sisk 4208 RIYC 1
2 ROCKABILL VI PAUL O'HIGGINS 10800 NYC/RIYC
Lively Lady Derek Martin 1644 RIYC 1.105 Did Not Compete
Tsunami Vincent Farrell 4007 NYC 1.054 Did Not Compete
CRUISERS 1 IRC
1 Juggerknot A Algeo et al 3660 RIYC
2 White Mischief Tim Goodbody 1242 RIYC
3 Bon Exemple C Byrne 8933 RIYC
4 Dear Prudence P Tynsn et al 1095 RIYC
5 Ruth L Shanahan 1383 NYC
6 Jalapeno P Barrington et al 5109 NYC
7 Powder Monkey C Moore 28898 NYC
8 Something Else J.Hall et al 29213 NYC
9 Jigamaree R Harris 7991 Marina
10 Raptor D.Hewitt et al 811 RIYC
11 Jump The Gun M.Monaghan/J.Kelly 1129 RIYC
12 Gringo Tony Fox 7778 NYC
13 Platinum Blonde P Egan 3516 RSGYC
14 D-Tox P McSwiney et al 13500 RIYC
Joker 11 John Maybury 1206 RIYC 1.013 Did Not Compete
Boomerang Paul Kirwan 1367 RSGYC 0.998 Did Not Compete
Chimaera A Craig 2160 RSGYC 1.018 Did Not Compete
Black Velvet Leslie Parnell 3471 RIYC 0.985 Did Not Compete
Warrior D Shanahan 8478 Marina 0.984 Did Not Compete
CRUISERS 2 IRC
1 RUPERT R & P LOVEGROVE 4518 RSGYC
2 LEEUWIN H LEONARD & B KERR 971 RIYC
3 Utopia J Healy 1188 Marina
ECLIPSE D BELL 2525 RIYC
Peridot Jim McCann et al 5507 RIYC On Course Side
Witzend 11 P Conlon 1656 RStGYC 0.950 Did Not Compete
Albireo D Simpson 3435 RIYC 0.940 Did Not Compete
SPRINGER I BOWRING 4464 RSGYC 0.914 Did Not Compete
GWILI TWO D CLARKE & P MAGUIRE 4534 RSGYC 0.914 Did Not Compete
Elandra J Conway 4536 RIYC 0.914 Did Not Compete
Antix D Ryan 13611 Marina 0.974 Did Not Compete
Ruthless Conor Ronan 26026 0.959 Did Not Compete
CRUISERS 3 IRC
1 Cartoon McCormack/Brady/Lawless 9186 RIYC
2 Asterix Boushel/Meredith/Counihan 8245 DMYC
3 Dubious P Richardson 1654 RSGYC
4 Maranda M Kelly 11 DMYC
Gung Ho G & S O'Shea 216
Hard on Port Flor O'Driscoll
Cries of Passion B Maguire
Marlena Grzegorz Kalinecki
Cacciatore M Ni Cheallachain 8069 NYC 0.822 Did Not Compete
Running Wild B & S Foley 9538 RSGYC 0.890 Did Not Compete
WHITE SAIL CRUISERS IRC
1 Act Two M O'Leary 4250 RIYC
2 Persistence C Broadhead et al 8237 RIYC
3 Just Jasmin P Smith 3506 DMYC
4 Cevantes P Conway
5 Calypso H Knott 5643 RSGYC
More Mischief E Doyle & P O'Toole 966 Marina
Edenpark L Farmer 1166 RIYC
Fortitudine D & A Clarke 1315 RIYC
White Lotus P Tully 1333 DMYC
Menapia J Sweeney 1341 RSGYC
Vespucci Sean O'Regan 1502 RSGYC 0.878 Did Not Compete
1 SMALL WONDER H KELLY & J MCSTAY 7007 RIYC
2 BILLY WHIZZ P SHANNON 2170 RIYC
CAPILANO S STORAN 1208 RIYC Did Not Compete
MARISSA XIV FRANK ELMES 1525 RSGYC Did Not Compete
YIKES P CARROLL 1883 MARINA Did Not Compete
VENTUNO R FOGARTY 2111 MARINA Did Not Compete
CHINOOK A BRADLEY 2121 RIYC Did Not Compete
ISOLDE B MULKEEN & J MARTIN 6404 MARINA Did Not Compete
BENETEAU 31.7 SCRATCH
1 Camira P Beamish 2474 RSGYC
2 Levante M.Leahy/J.Power 3107 NYC
3 Crazy Horse F Heath & I Schuster 2004 RIYC
4 Prospect Chris Johnston 1565 NYC
5 Bluefin Two M & B Bryson 6662 NYC
6 Thirty Something Kavanagh\Gaffney\Lubliner 3007 Marina
7 Fiddly Bits Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen 5317 Marina
8 Indigo J Balfe et al 8063 NYC 16:
9 Attitude Milner Sugars Owens 7317 RIYC
10 Extreme Reality L Balfe 6909
11 Kalamar Power et al 3171 NYC
Avalon R.Conan/J.Fox 1041 Marina Did Not Compete
After You Too M Blaney 1310 RSGYC Did Not Compete
Levana Jean Mitton 1740 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Kernach Eoin O'Driscoll 2970 NYC Did Not Compete
1 Whisper M Cotter 213 RStGYC
2 Phantom D.Williams & P.Bowring 176 RStGYC
3 DCision J.Mason/G.Purcell/C.Fleming 195 RStGYC
4 ZINZAN MCGETTRICK/CARPENTER/MASTERSON 127 RIYC
Zu M Minch/C Grimley/T Pearson 159 RStGYC Did Not Compete
1 Glendun B.Denham et al 9 RStGYC
2 Glenroan T O'Sullivan 4 RStGYC
3 Glenshesk Walker\Reid\Faulkner 1 RStGYC
4 Glencree J.Bligh/H.Roche 107 RStGYC
5 Glenshane P Hogan 5 RStGYC
Glenariff Adrian Lee 10 RSGYC Did Not Compete 8.00
Pterodactyl R & D McCaffrey 12 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Glencoe Rose Mary Craig et al 14 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Glenmiller P Cusack 29 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Glenluce R & D O'Connor 67 RSGYC Did Not Compete
1 RUFFLES M CUTLIFFE 57 DMYC
2 Alias D.Meeke/M.McCarthy 525 DMYC
3 Bandit Kirwan/Cullen/Brown 3333 NYC
4 Icicle C Murray 979 NYC
5 Ripples Frank Bradley 407 DMYC
6 Scamp D Murray 141 RSGYC
7 Ruff Diamond D.Byrne et al 155 Coal Ha
Riff Raff R Godley et al 145 NYC Did Not Compete
Ruff Nuff D & C Mitchell 232 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Ruff Rider R Lee et al 401 DMYC Did Not Compete
Ruff Justice B Dobson 404 DMYC Did Not Compete
Different Drummer D Tonge 856 NYC Did Not Compete
Shannagh S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada 6151 RStGYC Did Not Compete
1 Viking Brian Glynn et al 409 RStGYC
2 Invader Gerard Glynn 3221 DMYC
3 Jo Slim J.Clarke et al 528 RStGYC
4 Poppy A Deladiennee 639 RSGYC
5 Barrosa Geraghty/Trotter 753 NYC
6 Bluefin B.Finucane et al 1223 NYC
7 Ruadh J.O'Callaghan 312 NYC
Curraglas John Masterson 459 NYC Did Not Compete
The Den A. Costello/G.Millar 507 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Twocan David Freeman 553 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Malindi B.Smith/A.Gray 717 NYC Did Not Compete
1 The Gruffalo K Poole 3864 NYC
2 Ignis Caput David Mulvin 4028 NYC
3 Betty D & S Gorman 3920 NYC
4 As Good As It Gets Ben Mulligan 3688 DMYC
5 Flyer Niall Coleman 4008 RSGYC
6 Deranged N Colin 3665 NYC
7 Uffa Puffin F Mitchell 3790 NYC
8 Rodriguez Ken Dumpleton 3897
9 FITZ B O'NEILL 3955 NYC
10 fFinisterre C O'Leary & A Court 3753 RSGYC
11 FRENETIC H & M CAHILL 3606 COAL HARB
12 Gulfstream A Cooper 3198 NYC
13 Ash Joseph Coughlan 3913 NYC
14 A Mere Triffle P Sherry 3749 NYC
15 FFLOGGER A DOOLEY 3773 NYC
16 Rhubarb John O'Sullivan 3762 NYC
17 UFO II Valerie Mulvin 3621 NYC
TRUGANINI P O'CALLAGHAN 3686 NYC Did Not Compete
Hi Fibre Michael McCambridge 3704 NYC Did Not Compete
Mellifluence G O'Neill & M Hanney 3706 NYC Did Not Compete
Elena Ross Doyle 3737 NYC Did Not Compete
Snow White Frank Burgess 3747 NYC Did Not Compete
Hera Peter Murphy 3774 NYC Did Not Compete
Fastidiots P Cronin & C Cronin 3837 NYC Did Not Compete
FFantastic Mr Fox N Meagher & N Matthews 3938 Did Not Compete
Frequent Flyer C Doorley 3970 NYC Did Not Compete
Perfect Ten A Balfe 3995 NYC Did Not Compete
nn Gerry Ryan 4045 NYC Did Not Compete
1 Timber B Glavin & N O'Riordan 3323 RSGYC
2 Bad - Kilcullen J Dowling 3741 RIYC
3 Venuesworld.com Ger Dempsey 3739 RIYC
4 Sacrebleu R Hayes & C Galavan 3164 RSGYC
5 Artful Dodger Roger Bannon 3272 NYC
6 AlertPackaging.com J Burke & D Burke 3717 NYC
7 Sbodikins Robert Cahill 3322 RSGYC
8 Smoke on the Water B Hobby 3320 RStGYC
9 Bango J Gorman 3065 NYC
Sunday Brunch P O'Brien & D Dwyer 3297 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Defiant G Jones & D Dion 3313 RIYC Did Not Compete
Animal Origami C Chapman 3433 RSGYC Did Not Compete
Probably B Riordan 3451 RStGYC Did Not Compete
Sin Bin Michael O'Connor 3544 RStGYC Did Not Compete
SB20 Race Two
1 Venuesworld.com Ger Dempsey 3739 RIYC
2 Bango J Gorman 3065 NYC
3 Bad - Kilcullen J Dowling 3741 RIYC
4 Sbodikins Robert Cahill 3322 RSGYC
5 Sacrebleu R Hayes & C Galavan 3164 RSGYC
6 Timber B Glavin & N O'Riordan 3323 RSGYC
7 Smoke on the Water B Hobby 3320 RStGYC
CRUISERS 2 SCRATCH
1 RUPERT R & P LOVEGROVE 4518 RSGYC
2 Enchantress Bonner/Nicholl/Larkin 4368 NYC
3 LEEUWIN H LEONARD & B KERR 971 RIYC
SPRINGER I BOWRING 4464 RSGYC
GWILI TWO D CLARKE & P MAGUIRE 4534 RSGYC
Elandra J Conway 4536 RIYC Did Not Compete
CRUISERS 0 SCRATCH
1 ROCKABILL VI PAUL O'HIGGINS 10800 NYC/RIYC
2 Wow George Sisk 4208 RIYC
With only three knots of wind from the south the prospect of any DBSC racing on Dublin Bay tonight always looked slim.
Even so, DBSC Committee boats and a selection of entries from the 22 classes in the 200–boat fleet ventured out of the harbour at Dun Laoghaire on to the Dublin Bay race track, unfortunately to no avail.
It is the second consecutive DBSC Thursday cancellation due to lack of wind.
After a fortnight of frustrating cancellations and false starts to the season, eight SB20s made it onto the start line for the first Saturday races of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was for a freshening southerly breeze gusting up to 25 knots by late afternoon – ideal SB20 planing conditions.
For race 1, the OOD called for two laps of the windward/leeward course and set up a boat end biased line. Sin Bin (Michael, Dave and Ed) and Sacre Bleu (Colin, Colin and Dave) started closest to the boat with Alert Packaging (Justin, Henrik and Eoin) slightly further down the line starting at speed and in a good lane. Several boats including Bad (Jerry, Jimmy et al) and Defiant (Gerry, Michael et al) peeled off onto port tack shortly after the start in search of clear air and better breeze. The fleet raced off towards the first mark battling against the chop in a very confused sea state. As the fleet progressed up the beat, the wind abated, became shifty and patchy in parts, leading to plenty of tacks and several close crosses as the boats tried to find the shortest route to the weather mark. At the weather mark it was Sin Bin from Alert Packaging with Bango (James, Peter et al) and Venuesworld.com (Ger, Rory and Diana) charging hard and closing the gap on the leaders ahead. Once around the weather mark, the kites were popped and the boats sped downwind towards the leeward gate, most favouring the right hand side of the run and a “one gybe and in” strategy.
By the second weather mark, Bango and Venuesworld had managed to overtake Alert Packaging to get into second and third respectively. The wind was gusting and shifting about quite a bit down the run with big gains to be made for those able to take advantage. Sacre Bleu broke from the fleet and went left down the second run, making large gains on the fleet. At the end of the run, the boats passed through the leeward gate before the short run to the finish. Sin Bin had held onto their lead and took the gun. Venuesworld showed great pace down the second run to overtake Bango and take second place by a couple of lengths. Alert Packaging’s misery was not over yet and an unfortunate wrap in their kite on the final gybe into the leeward gate allowed a charging Sacre Bleu to plane in underneath them and nick fourth place at the death. Alert Packaging crossed in fifth.
After a short break for the other fleets on the green course to finish, the OOD reset the line for race 2, this time opting for a pin-end bias and three rounds of the windward leeward course. Noting that the rest of the fleet were a little line shy when lining up for the start, Bango had a magnificent start and port tacked the fleet from the pin end. Most boats peeled off right shortly after the start with one or two staying on starboard moving into fresher breeze on the left hand side of the course. The left paid handsomely and at the weather mark, it was Sin Bin leading from Bango in second with Venuesworld, Sacre Bleu and Alert Packaging close astern.
By now, the breeze had freshened considerably and the fleet were hurtling downwind at speeds of up to 15 knots. After three rounds, Sin Bin had extended their lead to take the gun. Bango was again being pursued hard by Venuesworld for second place and coming in to the last gate, there was a nail biting finish as Bango had under-laid the starboard layline to the leeward gate and was soaking deep against the tide with a collapsed kite. Venuesworld, also on starboard, was marginally hotter and faster with a sometimes-filling kite. As Bango got to the leeward gate mark, Venuesworld were on their transom and looking likely to overtake. As Bango squeezed past the gate mark, they were able to head up 20 degrees, their kite popped and they took off once more crossing the finish line shortly thereafter in a well-deserved second place, a boatlenth ahead of Venuesworld in third. Sacre Bleu took their second fourth place of the day and Alert Packaging took their second fifth place of the day.
A notable mention goes out to DBSC fleet newbies SBodikins (Rob Cahill sailing with his two sons), coming in a close and very credible sixth place in race 2. Rob is returning the SB20 fleet in advance of the 2018 SB20 Europeans (to be held in Dun Laoghaire) after a few years of the boat being in storage. No doubt the Cahill family will be a force to be reckoned with over the coming season as they get back into SB20 mode.
Breezy south-westerly winds swept the Colin Byrne skippered XP33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club to victory in today's DBSC Class One IRC race. Two RIYC J109 club mates, Chimaera (Andrew Craig) and White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) were second and third respectively.
In the one designs, Keith Poole's The Gruffalo beat Niall Coleman's Flyer in the Flying Fifteens. Results in all classes are downloadable below as PDF files.
With Saturday's racing scrubbed with too much wind, tonight's Thursday night racing also fell victim to the elements but this time because of not enough wind on Dublin Bay.
Within Dublin Bay there currently are twenty-one classes of racing yachts. It might come as a surprise to many, that currently the largest class is Dublin Bay is the Water Wag class with 33 boats entered for the 2017 season. With a big class, the first question that should be asked is: How many boats compete regularly in class racing? In the case of the Water Wags, 21 boats launched and reached the start line, which was set up for a wind coming at 135 degrees (south east) at about 7 knots.
The start line was set with a small bias towards the pin end, but despite an even spread of Water Wags over the full length of the line, the group closest to the flagship were OCS when there was 20 seconds to go to the start. A general recall was indicated.
On the second attempt to start the line bias was retained, and again some boats jumped the gun, so everybody was called back.
On the third attempt the fleet behaved properly, a ‘all clear’ was declared. It was a long beat with two choices, head towards the harbour mouth where one would have to nose the young flood time, or head towards the marina breakwater where the tide would be in your favour. Eva, Swift and Barbara headed to the harbour mouth, and found that they had more wind strength than those who headed inshore. At the windward mark the order was Eva, Swift, Barbara, Mademoiselle, Pansy. After one lap the order changed to Swift, Eva, Mollie. The race was two laps long and at the finish the order was:
1st – 38, Swift, Guy & Jackie Kilroy.
2nd - 41, Mollie, Claudine Murphy.
3rd.-33, Eva, Katie Tingle.
4th. Skee, Jonathan & Carol O’Rourke.
5th - 8, Barbara, Ian and Judith Malcolm
6th. – 15, Moosmie, David MacFarland.
7th- 3, Pansy, Vincent Delany & Emma Webb.
8th. – 42, Tortoise, William Prentice and Moselle Hogan.
9th. – 4, Vela, Philip Mayne & Brian Bond.
10th. - 46, Mademoiselle.
11th. - 44, Scallywag.
12th. -16, Penelope.
13th. - 45, Mariposa.
14th. - 31, Polly.
15th. –43, Freddie,
16th. - 6, Mary Kate.
17th. -18 Good Hope.
18th. - 20, Badger.
19th. -40, Swallow.
20th. - 34, Chloe.
21st. – 26, Nandor.
Overall series of three races is won by Swift.
DBSC Laser dinghy fleet began their month of May training over the weekend in both extreme conditions. Friday evening saw the fleet of Lasers leave the harbour in a solid 26–knot breeze and large swell practicing upwind technique, followed by some fun fast reaching and wave surfing hitting speeds of nearly 30km! The session built confidence while giving all sailors a good workout under coach Troy McNamara.
Sunday’s 3 hour session followed with little wind in the harbour – boat handling techniques was the focus for the fleet of all levels and abilities with new comers to the Laser fleet gaining invaluable knowledge and experience.
Tuesday night racing has seen a healthy turnout of 16 lasers from an entry of 25. DBSC race management have made the right calls to stay inside the harbour in the light conditions with 4 races completed already. Light air specialist Damian ’lightweight’ Maloney leads the fleet, with the much improved Conor ‘all that coaching’ O’Leary in 2nd and the usual pair of Gary ‘frostbite champ’ O’Hare and Ross ‘OCS’ O’Leary in joint 3rd. Darach Dineen is staging a comeback with two bullets in last Tuesday night’s racing.
DBSC Laser Fleet welcomes all Laser sailors of all abilities to get out for some good quality competitive and fun racing in Dublin Bay on Tuesday evenings. Radials and full rigs... the fastest growing section is ‘Ladies who Laser!’...
Interested in joining us get on to dbsc.org and enter now or contact class captain [email protected]
The last time the Alfred Mylne-designed Dublin Bay 24s raced together in their home waters was Saturday, September 25th 2004 writes W M Nixon. Since then, the class has been through various traumas as projects for a group rebuild/restoration in France fell victim to the financial crisis.
However, the boats were kept in store, and two years ago a complete re-build programme for one of them, Periwinkle, was put into action at Skol ar Mor, the pioneering boat-building school in South Brittany run by Mike Newmeyer.
Perwiwinkle has turned all heads any time she goes sailing, but there’s no doubt she’d make most impression in an active class setting. As it is, for this year’s Morbihan Festival of Classic and Traditional Boats in the last full week of May, she’ll be sharing the waters of that noted inland sea with boats from home, as twelve Dublin Bay Water Wags and eight Howth Seventeens are being trailed, ferried, and trailed again to take part in one of the greatest gathering of character boats in the world.
But while the Water Wags and the Howth Seventeen will be sailing in the enormous fleet, Periwinkle will be on static display afloat, alongside the Skol ar Mor booth at the boat show in the port of Vannes at the head of the Morbihan, though there is a possibility that renowned designer Francois Vivier will take her out for a sail. Happily, though, she’ll soon definitely be sailing – and she’ll be sailing to Dublin Bay.
Owners Chris Craig and David Espey are determined to get her back in time for the Classics Division in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July, and will be sailing her up from Brittany with a target time of 1st July pencilled-in for arrival in Greystones. Their hope is that former DB24 sailors will then join them to sail on to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday July 2nd.
As for the rest of the DB24 fleet, their elegant yet tired hulls are finding new purpose in boat-building schools. In September, Adastra will go to Albaola Scholl in San Sebastian in northern Spain, Zephyra is being shipped across the Atlantic for the Apprentice Shop in Maine, and Arandora is to be completed in Les Atelier de L’Enfer in Douarnenez in Brittany. Mike Newmeyer is working on a plan for Euphanzel, and various proposals are being discussed regarding the future of Harmony and Fenestra.
It has been – and still is - a long and difficult journey. But the arrival of Periwinkle in Dublin Bay will surely be a very significant step
Four Fireballs came under the starter’s orders for the third Tuesday night of the DBSC Summer Series. Given the warm conditions during the day and the strong tide outside, the decision was made to keep the dinghy fleets inside – presumably on the basis that the sea breeze would fade as the evening wore on, leaving the fleets exposed to a flooding tide. While it may not have made immediate sense on sailing out to the start area, it was the right thing to do.
The four boats were in a close bunch at the pin end of the line when the start signal went and three of the boats stayed on a starboard tack to the extreme left of the course, adjacent to the harbour mouth. Messrs Butler(N) and Clancy (C) with regular crews Oram (S) and Clancy (J) respectively gave all the indications that they were going to stick close to each other and while Butler had the upper hand initially, Clancy took it off him and was never headed thereafter. The ladies, in the form of Cariosa Power and Marie Barry, also went left but having fallen behind the other three off the start, the fourth boat, which went up the middle of the course, Miller (F) and Bradley (C) had hopes that they might slot into 3rd. No such luck and continuing their form of the weekend, this pair found themselves in splendid isolation, ploughing a furrow up the middle. It didn’t get any better for them as the race progressed! During the race the girls closed on Butler & Oram, to within a boat-length at the second windward mark, but on the downwind leg to the finish Butler & Oram sailed away to take a comfortable second to the Clancys.
The Race Officer moved the weather mark to port (northwards) before re-instating it in its original position to get the second race of the evening away. Again the four boats bunched together off the start and this time Miller and Bradley stayed with them. It paid dividends because they rounded the first weather mark in third and that sense of security was enhanced when the recently crowned Ulster Champions, Butler & Oram took a penalty turn on the water, presumably for a mark infringement.
The girls were enjoying the easing wind as they sailed into second but the Clancys were not threatened at all. Up the second and last beat, Clancy took a hitch left to ensure he stayed to weather of the chasing boats. Miller and Power sailed up the middle of the beat and while Power appeared to be going marginally faster, she was also slipping to leeward as well. Butler went left but was initially unable to close the gap. Miller rounded second but his discomfort level was doubled as Power went one way and Butler the other on the downwind leg to the finish. Butler closed initially and then gybed to go into the middle of the course while Miller and Power stayed out towards the harbour mouth. Miller gybed late for the finish and despite being on a converging course with Butler was able to comfortably cross him as Miller finished second at the committee boat end. Power, too, finished ahead of Butler.
DBSC Tuesday Nights: Series 1 – 9th May 2017.
Conor & James Clancy
Frank Miller & Cormac Bradley
Cariosa Power & Marie Barry
Noel Butler & Stephen Oram
There were no finishers in tonight's DBSC keelboat racing in the light easterly winds that prevailed outside Dun Laoghaire harbour but inside dinghy classes all got finishes to bring to four the number of races sailed so far this summer season.
The DMYC's Slipstream sailed by Julie Ascoop leads the IDRA 14s, Daragh Dineen leads the Lasers, Clandog Millionaire skippered by Conor Clancy of the RStGYC leads the Fireballs.
For overall results to date download the PDFs below.