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Great Start to 2017 For DBSC Lasers, 16–Boat Turnout on Tuesdays

11th May 2017
A track of Laser sailor Theo Lyttle's training course over last Friday evening's training session – the DBSC Lasers were out in the conditions that cancelled the DBSC Saturday racing A track of Laser sailor Theo Lyttle's training course over last Friday evening's training session – the DBSC Lasers were out in the conditions that cancelled the DBSC Saturday racing

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]

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