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DBSC Laser Fleet Welcomes New Sailors on the Bay

21st June 2017
Laser sailor Theo Lyttle Laser sailor Theo Lyttle

DBSC Laser fleet, the fastest growing fleet on Dublin Bay welcomed new sailors Judy O'Beirne and Theo Lyttle to the fleet yesterday evening for two races in testing conditions writes Ross O'Leary.

17 boats turned up on the start line from an updated entry of 30 – with a couple of laser sailors on committee boat duty.

The glorious mid-summer conditions placed emphasis on boat handling, mark rounding and speed in the light conditions. Sean Craig, on committee boat duty got shot for calling some of his fellow laser sailors over the line – no doubt retribution will be enforced when he gets back out on the water!

Darach Dineen revealed in the conditions and used his speed to recover from poor starts to get 2 bullets. Benefiting from the DBSC Laser Coaching program, the most improved Laser Sailor Marco Sorgassi posted 2 seconds. Our soon to be Great Grandmaster – Chris Arrowsmith – showed his quality placing third in both races.

In the Radial fleet the ladies, Shirley Gilmore and Judy O’Beirne enjoyed great competition and are benefiting from having Radial ace Ronan Wallace on the race course. It has been noted that Judy O’ Beirne has been enjoying the competitive advantage of having her kids rig and derig her Laser – Full investigation to follow!

You can still enter Tuesday evening Laser racing at dbsc.org.

Dublin Bay Lasers will have a Full rig and Radial Rig fleet at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 7th to 9th July – entries are already in the double digits and growing. 

Laser Connaught Championships take place in Wexford in the 1st & 2nd July – early bird entry closes this Friday.

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