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The third annual event in recent years, representing the revival of Ireland's first international class of dinghy, the International 12 and DBSC 12, will be held at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on September 10th 2017.

Designed in 1912–despite appearing to be relatively slow or old fashioned, the class is organised by a very enthusiastic group of boat owners.

Large fleets were once located in Baltimore, Cork Harbour, Howth, Sutton, Dublin Bay and other Irish sailing venues.

'We are still trying to find the boats which might be hiding in sheds and garages around the country', says class activist, the RStGYC–based, Vincent Delany. 

Published in Historic Boats

B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL)

B21S - 1. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 2. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. After You Too (M Blaney), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Fiddly Bits (Timmins/Quigley/Murray/Breen), 2. Avalon (R.Conan/J.Fox), 3. Extreme Reality (L Balfe)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3. Jigamaree (R Harris)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 2. Juggerknot (A Algeo et al), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. RUPERT (R & P LOVEGROVE), 2. GWILI TWO (D CLARKE & P MAGUIRE), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. RUPERT (R & P LOVEGROVE), 2. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 3. GWILI TWO (D CLARKE & P MAGUIRE 

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Enigma (J Monaghan), 2. Running Wild (B & S Foley), 3. Cartoon (McCormack & Lawless)

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Running Wild (B & S Foley), 2. Cartoon (McCormack & Lawless), 3. Enigma (J Monaghan) 

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. Cacciatore (M Ni Cheallachain), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea) 

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Cacciatore (M Ni Cheallachain), 3. Saki (Paget McCormack et al)

CRUISERS 5A - 1. Coumeenole (B Kavanagh), 2. Edenpark (Liam Farmer), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

CRUISERS 5A - 1. Coumeenole (B Kavanagh), 2. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 3. White Lotus (Paul Tully)

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Fortitudine (D & A Clarke), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Menapia (J Sweeney)

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Vertigo (M Muldoon), 2. The Great Escape (P Rigney), 3. Nirvana (B Neeson) 

DRAGON - 1. Zu (M Minch/C Grimley/T Pearson), 2. Phantom (D.Williams & P.Bowring), 3. DCision (J.Mason/G.Purcell/C.Fleming)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (N Colin), 2. As Good As It Gets (Ben Mulligan), 3. fFinisterre (C O'Leary & A Court) 

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 3. Glenroan (T O'Sullivan) 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada), 2. RUFFLES (M CUTLIFFE), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

SB20 - 1. Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor), 2. Sacrebleu (R Hayes & C Galavan), 3. AlertPackaging.com (J Burke & D Burke)

SHIPMAN - 1. The Den (A. Costello/G.Millar), 2. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 3. Bluefin (B.Finucane et al 

SHIPMAN - 1. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 2. The Den (A. Costello/G.Millar), 3. Invader (Gerard Glynn) 

SQUIB - 1. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 2. Sidewinder (R Westrup & R Bowen), 3. Fox (M Moran & M Shiel)

Sportsboat - 1. Jester (D Curtain), 2. Big Bad Wolfe (David Ryan), 3. GRADUATE (D O'KEEFE)

Published in DBSC

As the midweek racing in Dublin Bay Sailing Club gets to its close we had one of the more pleasant evenings of weather this summer with a gentle breeze and sunshine for two races outside the harbour in Scotsman’s Bay. Twenty-four boats answered the Race Officer’s call, Ian Mathews from the Flying Fifteen fleet, and of these, three were Fireballs.

With Stephen Oram unavailable due to work commitments, Noel Butler teamed up with Grattan Donnelly and with Hermine O’Keefe on hockey support duties in Europe, Louise McKenna engaged the services of Cormac Bradley, leaving David and Michael Keegan (14676) as the only regular team out on the water. Holidays and unavailability reduced the fleet to three boats.

There was a slightly eerie feel to the race course area, the tide had already started to ebb and while there was wind on the water there was no real “oomph” to it. While spinnakers were set on the sail down to the start area, there was no real energy to the boat.

For the first start the three Fireballs decided to go for the pin end and to be frank none of us were on the start line when the gun went. Possibly a tactical call, but even Noel was late across the start line as the three boats decided to embrace the flow of the ebbing tide and sail westwards towards the harbour mouth. Noel/Grattan occupied the windward slot, David/Michael the leeward slot and Louise/Cormac were the “meat in the sandwich”. Initially the latter pair seemed to have a bit more boat speed, but this was going to be a night of wind vagaries and soon Noel/Grattan had sailed over the top of the other two. A starboard hail by a Laser Vago caused Louise/Cormac to take a hitch inshore and by the time they rounded the weather mark, Noel/Grattan had a healthy lead which they never relinquished. Two laps of a windward-leeward course was the recipe for Race 1 with a weather mark set in the direction of the East Wall of the harbour. The first downwind leg saw a variety of approaches being taken with more than one gybe being executed on the way to the leeward mark. A snagged spinnaker halyard for Louise resulted in a poor spinnaker drop that allowed the Keegans to close the gap to less than a boat-length but a recovery was fashioned on the next beat to generate a final finishing order of Butler-McKenna-Keegan.

While the wind strength and direction was pretty much the same for the second race, all three boats adopted the opposite approach to the start of the first race. In tandem with the PY start that preceded the Fireballs – everyone went inshore first! Noel/Grattan played a game of “Shut the Door” at the pin end with Louise/Cormac with both boats doing pirouettes in the vicinity of the pin before all three headed off on starboard tack, Noel/Grattan having the windward slot. All three worked their way up to the port lay-line of the weather mark and took a long sail into the mark on port tack. This led to the easing of sheets as they closed in on the mark. On rounding the weather and spreader marks spinnakers were set on a starboard tack as the boats went down-tide with the sequence being Noel/Grattan, Louise/Cormac and David/Michael with a couple of boat-lengths separating each from the other. The leaders gybed first, followed a moment or two later by Louise/Cormac with David/Michael gybing simultaneously with the second pair. This left all three sailing a slightly loose reach to the leeward mark with the committee boat already on the move to relocate at the weather mark for a shortened course. David/Michael got better breeze and sailed away from Louise/Cormac. Rounding the leeward mark, there seemed little sense in Louise/Cormac following the other two out to the right of the course as there was little sense that boat speed alone would effect a place change, so an inshore tack was initiated – after all it had worked on the first beat! For a period of time it looked better, rather than good, and the sense of a possible recovery was heightened when the other two seemed to have to sail a huge distance westwards before they tacked for a starboard approach to what was now the finishing line.

While hope sprang eternal, reality bit and a finishing order of Noel/Grattan, David/Michael and Louise/Cormac closed the evening’s proceedings. David/Michael appeared to close quite a bit on Noel/Grattan but the winners gained a few more boat-lengths at the finish.

With two possible Tuesdays left the current situation in Series 2 is as follows;

DBSC Series 2: Tuesday Nights; 6 races, 2 discards.

15/08

Overall

1

Conor & James Clancy/Teddy Byrne

14807

RStGYC

12

12

12

2

Noel Butler/Phil Lawton &

Stephen Oram/Grattan Donnelly

15061

NYC

1

1

13

3

Louise McKenna & Hermine O’Keeffe/Cormac Bradley

14691

RStGYC

2

3

16

3

Frank Miller & Ed Butler/Grattan Donnelly

14713

DMYC

12

12

16

5

David & Michael Keegan

14676

RStGYC

3

2

24


Four Irish Fireballs will be in Lyme Regis for the Europeans next week, with measurement on Saturday and racing starting on Sunday (20th) through to Friday (25th). The entry now stands at 85, with entries from the UK, Australia, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Canada, Belgium and Ireland. The defending champions are Ruedi Moser and Claude Mermod (SUI 14799) and as can be expected of a Fireball International event in the UK, the entry list is littered with the “Who’s Who” of the Fireball community. Race Officer is Paul Withers, an IJ and IRO and former Secretary of the Class.

Irish Fireball readers of this report are also reminded of our Fireball Nationals which are scheduled for Lough Derg Yacht Club on the weekend of 15 – 17th September, under the race management of National race Officer John Leech. This is a nine-race programme and we will be endeavouring to have a “latish start” to proceedings on Friday to try and accommodate those who might want to go to the office first. Nothing confirmed yet, but this is what we have done before.

Published in Fireball

B21S - 1. YIKES (P CARROLL), 2. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 3. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON

COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Elandra (J Conway), 3. Powder Monkey (C Moore)

CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Running Wild (B & S Foley), 2. Maranda (M Kelly), 3. Jiminy Cricket (M Tyndall)

FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. GOODNESS GRACIOUS (L MCKENNA), 3. GBH (M & P Keegan) 

FIREBALL - 1. No Name (S Oram), 2. GBH (M & P Keegan), 3. GOODNESS GRACIOUS (L MCKENNA)

GLEN - 1. Glenariff (Adrian Lee), 2. Glenroan (T O'Sullivan), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dart (Pierre Long), 3. Slipstream (Julie Ascoop)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Slipstream (Julie Ascoop), 2. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 3. Dart (Pierre Long)

Laser - 1. DARACH DINEEN (RIYC), 2. G Murphy (RSGYC), 3. Marco Sorgassi (RSGYC)

Laser - 1. Marco Sorgassi (RSGYC), 2. G Murphy (RSGYC), 3. Ross O'Leary 

PY CLASS - 1. Richard Tate (), 2. Conor Corson (RS200), 3. Tom Murphy (K1)

PY CLASS - 1. Tom Murphy (K1), 2. Des Fortune (Finn)

Published in DBSC

B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL)

B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (L Balfe), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (M.Leahy/J.Power), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levana (Jean Mitton)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell) 

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Powder Monkey (C Moore), 2. D-Tox (P McSwiney et al), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 2. Ruth (L Shanahan), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne) 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Lady Rowena (D Bolger), 3. Elandra (J Conway) 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Peridot (Jim McCann et al), 3. GWILI TWO (D CLARKE & P MAGUIRE) 

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Cartoon (McCormack & Lawless), 2. Running Wild (B & S Foley), 3. Enigma (J Monaghan)

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Running Wild (B & S Foley), 2. Cartoon (McCormack & Lawless), 3. Enigma (J Monaghan)

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. Asterix (Counihan & Meredith), 2. Cacciatore (M Ni Cheallachain), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea) 

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. PAPYTOO (M WALSH & F GUILFOYLE), 2. Wynward (W McCormack), 3. Asterix (Counihan & Meredith) 

CRUISERS 5A - 1. White Lotus (Paul Tully), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Aurora (Ray Conway) 

CRUISERS 5A - 1. White Lotus (Paul Tully), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Nirvana (B Neeson), 2. Vespucci (Sean O'Regan), 3. Menapia (J Sweeney)

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Vespucci (Sean O'Regan), 2. Menapia (J Sweeney), 3. Fortitudine (D & A Clarke)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams & P.Bowring), 2. Zu (M Minch/C Grimley/T Pearson)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Ignis Caput (David Mulvin), 2. Deranged (N Colin), 3. Elena (Ross Doyle)

GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

SB20 - 1. Bad - Kilcullen (J Dowling), 2. Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor), 3. AlertPackaging.com (J Burke & D Burke) 

SHIPMAN - 1. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 2. Twocan (David Freeman), 3. Invader (Gerard Glynn)

SHIPMAN - 1. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 2. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al), 3. Twocan (David Freeman) 

SQUIB - 1. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 2. Perfection (Jill Fleming)

Sportsboat - 1. Jester (D Curtain), 2. GRADUATE (D O'KEEFE), 3. Jambiya (M Ryan & V Lattimore)

Published in DBSC

B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. VENTUNO (R FOGARTY)

COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Elandra (J Conway), 2. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Hanse Off (J O'Gorman)

CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Marlena (Grzegorz Kalinecki), 2. Papytoo (M Walsh/F Guilfoyle), 3. Cacciatore (M Ni Cheallachain)

GLEN - 1. Glenariff (Adrian Lee), 2. Glenshane (P Hogan), 3. Glenroan (T O'Sullivan)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 2. Different Drummer (D Tonge), 3. Ruff Diamond (D.Byrne et al)

Published in DBSC

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Cartoon (McCormack/Brady/Lawless)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Cartoon (McCormack/Brady/Lawless)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. The Gruffalo (K Poole), 2. As Good As It Gets (Ben Mulligan), 3. Hera (Peter Murphy)

SB20 - 1. Venuesworld.com (Ger Dempsey), 2. Sacrebleu (R Hayes & C Galavan), 3. Smoke on the Water (B Hobby 

SQUIB - 1. Tais (Michael O'Connell), 2. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago) 

Sportsboat - 1. Jester (D Curtain), 2. Jambiya (M Ryan & V Lattimore), 3. Jawesome III (M Dyke & B Darcy)

Published in DBSC

B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. SMALL WONDER (H KELLY & J MCSTAY), 3. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN)

B21S - 1. MARISSA XIV (FRANK ELMES), 2. YIKES (P CARROLL), 3. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Kalamar (Power et al) 

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levana (Jean Mitton), 2. Crazy Horse (F Heath & I Schuster), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) 

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Wow (George Sisk) 

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Wow (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. White Mischief (Tim Goodbody), 3. Bon Exemple (C Byrne)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Prima Luce (O'Flynn, Burke, Lemass), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Warrior (D Shanahan) 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Elandra (J Conway), 2. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 3. RUPERT (R & P LOVEGROVE)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Peridot (Jim McCann et al), 2. RUPERT (R & P LOVEGROVE), 3. Elandra (J Conway)

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Cries of Passion (B Maguire), 2. Enigma (J Monaghan), 3. Marlena (Grzegorz Kalinecki)

CRUISERS 3 A - 1. Cries of Passion (B Maguire), 2. Enigma (J Monaghan), 3. Running Wild (B & S Foley)

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. Asterix (Counihan & Meredith), 2. Cacciatore (M Ni Cheallachain), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea)

CRUISERS 3 B - 1. PAPYTOO (M WALSH & F GUILFOYLE), 2. Saki (Paget McCormack et al), 3. Asterix (Counihan & Meredith)

CRUISERS 5A - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 2. Katie Nua (Tom Dunne et al), 3. White Lotus (Paul Tully)

CRUISERS 5A - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 2. White Lotus (Paul Tully), 3. Edenpark (Liam Farmer 

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Calypso (Howard Knott), 2. Fortitudine (D & A Clarke), 3. Menapia (J Sweeney)

CRUISERS 5B - 1. Setanta (G Denn), 2. The Great Escape (P Rigney), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams & P.Bowring), 2. Zu (M Minch/C Grimley/T Pearson), 3. DCision (J.Mason/G.Purcell/C.Fleming 

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Frequent Flyer (C Doorly), 2. Deranged (N Colin), 3. fFinisterre (C O'Leary & A Court)

GLEN - 1. Glenshane (P Hogan), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Bandit (Kirwan/Cullen/Brown), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

SB20 - 1. Venuesworld.com (Ger Dempsey), 2. Bad - Kilcullen (J Dowling), 3. Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor)

SHIPMAN - 1. Ruadh (J.O'Callaghan), 2. Barrosa (Geraghty/Trotter), 3. Viking (Brian Glynn et al)

SHIPMAN - 1. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 2. Barrosa (Geraghty/Trotter), 3. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al)

SQUIB - 1. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 2. Sidewinder (R Westrup & R Bowen), 3. Fox (M Moran & M Shiel) 

Sportsboat - 1. Jester (D Curtain), 2. GRADUATE (D O'KEEFE), 3. Zelus (C Maguire)

Published in DBSC

In a break from the growing trend of setting windward-leeward courses on a Tuesday night for dinghy racing on Dublin Bay, OOD Ben Mulligan (Flying Fifteens) & the DBSC Race Management Team set Olympic courses for the August 1st DBSC Fleet – in partial response to the request from the IDRA Class that these courses be set in advance of their impending Nationals writes Cormac Bradley. It was also a good night for Olympic courses with an offshore breeze of good strength and flat water even if there were large wind shifts.

Six Fireballs were on the start line with a few crew changes in the mix. Stephen Oram (15061) engaged the services of Olympian (470) Phil Lawton to helm while Conor Clancy (14807) had Teddy Byrne on board as crew. Also out were two all-lady combinations – Hermine & Louise (14691) and Cariosa & Marie (14854). Frank Miller (14713) brought in another of his roster of “contracted crews”, Grattan Donnelly whom we haven’t seen for a while and also making a welcome return was David & Michael Keegan (14676).

The forecast was for 10 – 12 knots from a SW direction with a possibility of drizzle which thankfully stayed away. There was some movement of the breeze but it still provided a reasonable beat with the fleets spread across the course.

The first start was reasonably even with the fleet distributed along the line. However, as I was on the committee boat (sound signal) and involved in the subsequent start (Lasers), I wasn’t able to follow the “nitty-gritty” action off the start line. My recall is that the boats that went left initially, even if not for very long came out best at the top end.  Even more confusing in a six boat fleet where there are only two spinnakers that aren’t red, I got the opening sequence of spinnakers wrong at the first weather mark – assuming it was the Olympian helm leading the way round – only to find out afterwards that it was Miller & Donnelly. Clancy/Byrne rounded second, which meant that Lawton/Oram were third followed by Power, McKenna and Keegan. Immediately after the spinnaker hoist Clancy/Byrne (blue spinnaker) went over the top of Miller/ Donnelly (red) and to my mind this was the significant place change of the entire race, because Clancy & Byrne led the rest of the race to finish first.

While Lawton & Oram may have closed on occasion, it became apparent that they had to give as much attention to watching Miller & Donnelly as they were to catching Clancy & Byrne. Clancy & Byrne had the comfort of being able to watch the chasing pack with the comfort of a bit of distance between them.

A tighter race was taking place between the two all-lady teams with McKenna & O’Keeffe chasing the other pair for all of the race and ultimately being unsuccessful! On the downwind leg of the sausage the leading three boats, Clancy, Lawton & Miller went right before Clancy broke left and then gybed back again to cover the other two in the run-in to the leeward mark for the second time. Up the third beat Clancy & Byrne worked the middle and left of the course while Lawton/Oram and Miller/Donnelly worked the right hand side. It didn’t help!

The 4-lap race was shortened to three laps and a second race was set with the marks staying in their original positions. A short single lap race was signalled for the second race due to a combination of time, light and a breeze that was starting to show signs of fading.

For the second start, a wind switch and the scheduled change of the tide saw the fleet playing “chicken” at the pin end of the line, each boat in turn approaching the pin and performing a pirouette to duck out. The last boat to have the door slammed shut on them was McKenna & O’Keeffe, by Clancy & Byrne, who executed a perfectly timed start on port at the pin. McKenna went to the back of the queue and Lawton/Oram followed Clancy & Oram across the line. The latter pair then took a hitch to the left to clear their air. The Keegans were furthest to leeward of the bunch and found themselves out on the right of the beat. The wind was starting to die at this stage of the evening and given the grey skies and the time, the single lap decision appeared to be vindicated.

Clancy & Byrne rounded the weather mark first and led to the finish, followed by Lawton & Oram, Miller & Donnelly, Power & Barry, McKenna & O’Keeffe and Keegan & Keegan.

Again the “race within a race” was between the two all-lady teams with Power & Barry winning by a short distance.

DBSC: Tuesday Nights: Series 3 (4 races, 1 discard)

Pts

1

Conor & James Clancy/Teddy Byrne

14807

RStGYC

3

2

Frank Miller & Ed Butler/Grattan Donnelly

14713

DMYC

6

3

Noel Butler/Phil Lawton & Stephen Oram

15061

NYC

11

Louise McKenna & Hermine O’Keeffe

14691

RStGYC

11

4

Cariosa Power & Marie Barry

14854

NYC

15

 

With next Tuesday following a Bank Holiday in Ireland (Monday 7th), there will be no racing which means there is only one Tuesday night session before the Fireball Europeans in Lyme Regis, Devon, UK starting Saturday 18th August and running through to the following Friday. Facebook posts from Fireball UK, hosting in tandem with Lyme Regis Sailing Club, this morning (02/08) state that the entry currently stands at 81 boats with entries from nine countries. Ireland will have three representatives at the regatta.

In other news, Lough Derg Yacht Club has confirmed the hosting of the Irish Fireball Nationals over the weekend of 15- 17 September. All Irish Fireballers are encouraged to attend this event in this very hospitable club. Regatta documentation will be prepared shortly.

Published in Fireball

B21S - 1. ISOLDE (B MULKEEN & J MARTIN), 2. BILLY WHIZZ (P SHANNON), 3. YIKES (P CARROLL)

COMBINED CRUISERS TUESDAY - 1. Windjammer (L Casey & D Power), 2. Jalapeno (P Barrington et al), 3. Elandra (J Conway)

CRUISERS 3 Tuesday - 1. Saki (McCormack/Ryan/Ryan), 2. Asterix (Boushel/Meredith/Counihan), 3. Pamafe (M Costello)

FIREBALL - 1. Clandog Millionaire (C Clancy), 2. No Name (S Oram), 3. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller)

FIREBALL - 1. Clandog Millionaire (C Clancy), 2. No Name (S Oram), 3. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glenshane (P Hogan), 3. Glencoe (Rose Mary Craig et al)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dart (Pierre Long), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Diane (B Murphy)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Dart (Pierre Long)

Laser - 1. D Maloney (LDYC), 2. DARACH DINEEN (RIYC), 3. Marco Sorgassi (RSGYC)

Laser - 1. Gary O'Hare (RSGYC), 2. Chris Arrowsmith (RSGYC), 3. G Murphy (RSGYC)

PY CLASS - 1. Richard Tate (), 2. Tom Murphy (K1), 3. Dara McDonagh (RS400)

PY CLASS - 1. Tom Murphy (K1), 2. Dara McDonagh (RS400), 3. PAUL MCGOLDRICK (Vago)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 2. Ruff Diamond (D.Byrne et al)

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