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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Yacht and Dinghy Race News and Results
Three J109s approach a gybe mark in last Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Race on Dublin Bay
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Despite the breezy forecast, DBSC organisers say they will be making every effort to get another race in this Sunday at the Rathfarnham Ford Sponsored Series on Dublin Bay. Handicaps and start times for the fourth race are downloadable below.…
J109 Dear Prudence on the edge after gybing in Sunday's Spring Chicken Race on Dublin Bay. See gallery below
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1720 Merlin leads the ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II by a single point after three races sailed in the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. Sunday's third race was sailed in blustery conditions that led to…
The quality of the Class Two ICRA fleet must make it one of the most competitive
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Class Two is certainly heating up and expanding this year writes Dave Cullen, Skipper of championship winning half–tonner Checkmate XV. The quality of the fleet must make it one of the most competitive with boats ranging from €15k to €150k…
Busy men. Mark Mansfield on the wheel and Maurice “Prof” O’Connell optimising the trim on Dave Cullen’s J/109 Euro Car Parks at the start of the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016, in which they won their class - the only Irish boat to do so. While the boat - in her other life, she’s the Kelly family’s Storm - has been an ICRA “Boat of the Year” in past seasons, at last weekend’s ICRA National Conference in Limerick, Mark Mansfield was present to collect the “Boat of the Year” award on behalf of John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2, his regular mount. And the Prof was there to tell us about winning the Melges 24 Worlds in Conor Clarke’s Melges 24 Embarr
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On the other hand, ICRA could equally mean 'Ireland’s Cool Runnings Assembly'. In the week in which the Travelling Community was granted Ethnic Minority Status, W M Nixon finds himself among two groups which might be equally deserving of such…
The Farr 42 WOW is for sale but will be raced as usual this season before her crew move to a new 40–footer
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Royal Irish skipper George Sisk will be at the helm of a new DBSC Cruisers Zero yacht in the not too distant future. The replacement for his current Farr 42 has yet to be determined, but the crew are seeking…
Dear Prudence (black spinnaker) Barry Lyons & John Given of the RIYC leads ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II skippered by John Maybury (red spinnaker). Joker II is ahead of Royal Irish club mates Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet (3471) Leslie Parnell and J109 sisterships Indecision (Declan Hayes, Ronan Moloney, & Patrick Halpenny) and Jump the Gun (John M. Kelly & Michael Monaghan) into a Scotsman’s Bay mark in Sunday’s DBSC Spring Chicken Series race
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The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet is the leader after two races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken race on Dublin Bay. The Leslie Parnell skippered yacht from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads J109 Dear Prudence in the Rathfarnham Ford Sponsored…
Dominant force – A 13–strong J109 fleet will boost Cruisers One numbers on Dublin Bay Sailing Club this season
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With just over six weeks to the Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club season the stand–out class of the year looks like Cruisers One where a 20–boat fleet has 13 J/109s among its number. It's an impressive result that bodes…
ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II skippered by John Maybury leads three Royal Irish club mates Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet (3471) Leslie Parnell and J109 sisterships Indecision (Declan Hayes, Ronan Moloney, & Patrick Halpenny) and Jump the Gun (John M. Kelly & Michael Monaghan) into a Scotsman’s Bay mark in Sunday’s DBSC Spring Chicken Series race.
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Just crowned ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II was back on the water this morning in a buoyant DBSC Spring Chicken fleet that enjoyed perfect 10–15 knot northwesterly winds after a number of cancellations over the past three weekends. …
Cruiser Racing on Dublin Bay has been extended for the DBSC Spring Chicken Series
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Handicaps and start times (downloadable below) have been issued for this Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken series racing. Also issued is an amendment to the Sailing Instructions to extend the series after recent cancellations due to bad weather on Dublin Bay. …
Cruiser racing in Cork Harbour – national and local racing results for cruisers are calculated under IRC and ECHO handicap systems. Saturday's ICRA conference in Limerick is calling for debate on a future direction for cruiser–racing in Ireland
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA) has called for debate about the future direction of Irish cruiser–racing at Saturday's national conference in Limerick. Here, Brian Turvey makes his contribution by describing how IRC and ECHO rating systems work in Ireland and…
SB20 sailing on Dublin Bay. The class dinner is being held at the RIYC this Friday
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The Graham Elmes Memorial Trophy will be presented to Cork Harbour's Dave Barry and the crew of SB20 Lia as winners of the 2016 Travellers Trophy at Friday night's SB20 Annual Class Dinner at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun…
The guide price is €150 - 200 for the original poster
Boat Sales
A Broadside Poster will be of Irish Yachting Interest at this weekend's Fonsie Mealy Auction in Kilkenny. The 19th century poster reads “For Sale. The Cutter Yacht Mystic,” Ten Tons (Coppered), Built by Hatcher 1872, Sails by Lapthorn, Fully Found. Racing Gear, etc.…
Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the outstanding trophy winner for the season
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The Dun Laoghaire Glen class held their annual dinner and prize giving in the newly refurbished dining room of the Royal St George Yacht Club last Saturday. Once again Richard O'Connor’s Glenluce was the outstanding trophy winner for the season.…
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The Annual Conference of the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA), an absorbing all-day affair in Limerick this Saturday (March 4th), has an intriguing agenda writes W M Nixon. But for many sailors from all over Ireland and the other side of…
Winds gusted to over 50mph at Dun Laoghaire
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Strong westerly winds gusting to over 50mph off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning led to the cancellation of both the DBSC Spring Chicken Series for sailing cruisers and this afternoon's DMYC dinghy Frostbites series.  As the popular Spring Chicken event…
Winds gusting to 45mph are forecast for start time on Sunday
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After only one race sailed in three weeks, DBSC Spring Chicken organisers are making plans to extend the Dun Laoghaire series if this weekend also falls foul of the strong wind forecast.  Handicaps and Starts for next Sunday's Dublin Bay…

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