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Barry O'Neill of the Royal St. George Yacht Club topped a 12-boat SB3 fleet tonight in perfect southerly sailing conditions on Dublin Bay. In a tight rounding of the 40-foot mark O'Neill at the helm of Sin Bin, already the winner of the DBSC first mid week series, produced another win. Full DBSC results from tonights racing below:  



DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 1 JULY 2010

BENETEAU 31.7 ˆ ECHO 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

CRUISERS 0 ˆ ECHO 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Aztec 3 (Peter Beamish), 3. Joker 11 (John Maybury)

CRUISERS 1 - ECHO 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Aztec 3 (Peter Beamish)

CRUISERS 2 - ECHO 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 2. Kamikaze (P.Nash/B.McIntyre), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 2. Peridot (Jim McCann et al), 3. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly)

CRUISERS 3 - ECHO 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Lady Rowena (David Bolger), 3. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan), 3. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith)

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Susele (Michael Halpenny)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews), 3. Flyer (Niall Coleman)

GLEN - 1. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe)

SB3s - 1. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill), 2. Design Security (Colin Galavan), 3. Mosquito (Paul O'Callaghan et al)

SHIPMAN - 1. Twocan (David Freeman), 2. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al), 3. Whiterock (Henry Robinson)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Springer (I.Bowring)

SQUIB - 1. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans), 2. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - ECHO 1. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Edenpark (Liam Farmer)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al), 2. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

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Flor O'Driscoll's Championship winning J24 has added another title to the cabinet this week when Dublin Bay Sailing Club released the 28 winners of its first mid-week series. O'Driscoll who picked up the overall award at last year's 2009 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is back in form taking the honours now in Class three.

DBSC organises racing on the bay for all the waterfront yacht clubs in Dun Laoghaire and the town marina, producing a combined fleet of nearly 300 boats. Its Thursday night fleet is one of the biggest yacht club turnouts in Europe.

George Sisk's Wow won Class Zero on IRC Handicap. A combined prize Cruisers Zero and One was was also awarded and this went to John Maybury's J109 Joker. ECHO honours in class zero went to Round Ireland entrant Tsunami sailed by Vincent Farrell. In the one design fleets Dick Lovegrove's Rupert was top in the Sigma 33s and Frank Hamilton's dinghy Dunmoanin' was the IDRA 14 winner. The first series winners are published below:

Midweek IRC Series 1:

Cruisers 0: WOW (George Sisk)

Cruisers 1: Jalapeno (Dermod Baker & others)

Combined Crs 0 & Crs 1: Joker 2 (John Maybury
Cruisers 2: Jawesome 2 ( Vivion Kennedy & others)

Cruisers 3: Hard on Port ( Flor O'Driscoll)

White Sails: Act 2 : Michael O'Leary  & others

Midweek Echo Series 1:

Cruisers 0: Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)

Cruisers 1   Jalapeno (Dermod Baker & others)

Combined Crs 0 & Crs 1: Jalapeno (Dermod Baker  & others)
Cruisers 2: Red Rhum (J. & C.Nicholson)

Cruisers 3:Asterix (J. Counihan & others)

Cruisers  4: Maranda (Myles Kelly)

White Sails: Act 2 : (Michael O'Leary & others)

31.7s  Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher)

Midweek: One Designs: Series 1

Sigma 33s: Rupert  (R.Lovegrove & P. Varian) 
31.7s: Prospect (Chris Johnston)
Shipmans: Curraglas (John Masterson)

Dragons  Diva (R. Johnson & T. Goodbody)
Ruffians: Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe)
Glens: Glendun (B.Denham & others)
SB3s: Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill)

Flying 15s:Fifty Somethings (David Mulvin)

Mermaids: Tiller Girl (Jonathan O'Rourke)

Squibs: Little Demon: (Marie Dee & Sheila Power)

Fireballs: Elevation (Neil Colin & Margaret Casey)

IDRA 14s: Dunmoanin' (Frank Hamilton)
Portsmouth Y'stick: Laser 178952 (Peter Craig)

Water Wags: Moosmie (David McFarlane)

There is regular DBSC coverage on Afloat.ie. Results posted immediately after race HERE

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Neil Colin at the helm of Fireball dinghy Elevation was the winner of tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race sailed at low water in Scotsman's bay. Colin crewed by M.Casey beat experienced campaigner Louis Smyth sailing Licence to Thrill. Third was Frank Miller's Blind Squirrel. Conditions were light for the Tuesday night sailing that was also sailed by some of the clubs cruiser classes. Full Results here:



DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 29 JUNE 2010

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly), 3. Borraine (Ean Pugh)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 2. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 3. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan)

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson)

FIREBALL - 1. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 2. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 3. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller)

GLEN - 1. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 2. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 3. Glenmiller (P Cusack)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Squalls (Stephen Harrison), 3. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne)

MERMAID - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 3. Oonagh (J&M Griffith)

PY CLASS - 1. Ross O'Leary (Laser), 2. Peter Craig (Laser), 3. Joan Flanagan (Laser)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Golden Girl (Michael Carrigan et al), 3. Papillon (Paul Cassidy)

SHIPMAN - 1. Bluefin (B.Finucane et al), 2. Gusto (C Heath)

SIGMA 33 - 1. September Song (Conor Colleary), 2. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien), 3. Pastiche (John Peart et al)

SQUIB - 1. Tais (Michael O'Connell), 2. Periguin (N.Coakley/J.Redahan)


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Michael Halpenny's Dragon Susele of the Royal Irish YC was the first home in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. The Thursday night racing was a light air affair. Second in the Dragon class was David William's Phantom, third was Denis Bergin's Sir Ossis of the River. Full results here:


DRAGON - 1. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 2. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 3. Sir Ossis of the River (D Bergin)

 

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al)                               

 

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Levana (Jean Mitton)                                          

 

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

 

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

 

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al), 3. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al)                                         

 

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al)                                             

 

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Jester (Declan Curtin)                                                  

 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Jester (Declan Curtin)                                                  

 

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Cries of Passion (Bryan Maguire), 3. Two Step (Ross Doyle)                                            

 

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Cries of Passion (Bryan Maguire), 3. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll)                                   

 

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen)                                                                                 

 

DRAGON - 1. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 2. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 3. Sir Ossis of the River (D Bergin)                                        

 

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. As Good As It Gets (Alan Balfe), 2. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy), 3. Fifty Somethings (David Mulvin)                                

 

GLEN - 1. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins), 2. Glenariff (Adrian Lee), 3. Glendun (B.Denham et al)                                                     

 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Riff Raff (Paul Fagan), 2. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe), 3. Nuits St Georges (Alan Kirwan)                                              

 

SB3s - 1. Bom Chickawahwah (John O'Driscoll), 2. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill), 3. Mephisto (S & T Bourke)                                                  

 

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 3. Malindi (B.Smith/A.Gray)                                                   

 

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Miss Behavin' (A Bell et al), 3. Popje (Ted McCourt)                                              

 

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Just Jasmin (Philip Smith), 2. Albireo (Michael Murphy), 3. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al)                                      

 

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Just Jasmin (Philip Smith), 2. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al), 3. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al)                               

 


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Ross O'Leary sailing a Laser dinghy mastered the light summer breeze in Scotsman's bay last night to win the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Tuesday night race. Second was Gary O'Hare and third Peter Craig, both also sailing Laser dinghies. Full results for Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race 22 June are below:

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Katanca (C. Ennis/B O'Connor), 3. Borraine (Ean Pugh)                                                      

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 2. Pamafe (Michael Costello), 3. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith)                                         

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 3. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson)                                                   

FIREBALL - 1. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 3. Reality Check (Marie Barry)                                      

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. Gekko (S & P Nolan), 3. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews)                                            

GLEN - 1. Glenmiller (P Cusack), 2. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm), 3. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins)                                               

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne)                                        

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 3. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan)                                                     

PY CLASS - 1. Ross O'Leary (Laser), 2. Gary O'Hare (Laser), 3. Peter Craig (Laser)                                                                    

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Shillelagh (J.Caldwell/D.Barber), 2. Papillon (Paul Cassidy), 3. Cresendo (L Balfe)                                                   

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Lorcan O'Sullivan's Sapphire was the winner of both IDRA 14 dinghy races today in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club series. Sailing results below:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 19 JUNE 2010                                                                                                      

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews)                                   

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews), 3. Fflogger (Alan Dooley)                                       

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Squalls (Stephen Harrison)                                          

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Squalls (Stephen Harrison), 3. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton)

(No other DBSC class results issued by the club tonight)                              

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Sea Kayaks were the only things moving on Dublin Bay last night as Dublin Bay Sailing Club cancelled Thursday evening's Club race due to lack of wind.

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Louise McKenna's Goodness Gracious made the best of tricky light airs on Dublin Bay this evening to win the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Tuesday night dinghy race from Neil Colin's Elevation. Third was Marie Barry's Reality Check. It was the last chance for practice before the Fireball open event at East Down Yacht Club this weekend, and by all accounts Strangford Lough conditions may well match tonight. Full Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 15 JUNE 2010 are below: 

 

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 15 JUNE 2010                                                                                                      

 

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne)                                   

 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 3. Katanca (C. Ennis/B O'Connor)                                                      

 

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Cacciatore (Anne O'Callaghan et al), 2. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan), 3. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn)                                     

 

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen)                                                                             

 

FIREBALL - 1. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 2. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 3. Reality Check (Marie Barry)                                      

 

GLEN - 1. Glencoe (Rose Mary Craig et al)                                                                                                             

 

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne)                                        

 

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 3. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney)                                              

 

PY CLASS - 1. Peter Craig (Laser), 2. Tim Goodbody (Laser 1), 3. Ross O'Leary (Laser)                                                                 

 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Golden Girl (Michael Carrigan et al), 3. Shillelagh (J.Caldwell/D.Barber)                               

 

SIGMA 33 - 1. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien), 2. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 3. September Song (Conor Colleary)                        

 


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Keith Poole's 'The Gruffalo' made the most of the fact that several of the top Flying Fifteens were sailing the Northern Championships on the Ards Peninsula this weekend when he took a first and second in today's Dublin Bay Sailing Club races. Frank Burgess in Snow White Beat Grufalo in Race one but Poole struck bac k later in the afternoon to win from Tom Leonard's Mellifluence in the second race. Full results for June 12th Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results below:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 12 JUNE 2010                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                     
BENETEAU 31.7 - ECHO 1. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher)                  
                                                                                                                                                     
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher)                  
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 0 - ECHO 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. WOW (George Sisk)                                                       
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. WOW (George Sisk), 3. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)                                                       
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne), 3. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne)                                      
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne), 2. Jetstream (Peter Redden), 3. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al)                                       
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson)                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 2 - ECHO 1. Kamikaze (P.Nash/B.McIntyre), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke)                                           
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 3 - ECHO 1. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 2. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy), 3. Pamafe (Michael Costello)                                          
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 3 - 1. Two Step (Ross Doyle), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle)                                          
                                                                                                                                                     
CRUISERS 4 - 1. Rascal (K.Burke/S.Milner), 2. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 3. Maranda (Myles Kelly)                                                    
                                                                                                                                                     
DRAGON - 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Zu (P.Dee et al)                                                      
                                                                                                                                                     
DRAGON – Race 2 1. Zu (P.Dee et al), 2. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 3. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al)                                                      
                                                                                                                                                     
FIREBALL - 1. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 2. Incubus (S Oram)                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                     
FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 2. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 3. Gekko (S & P Nolan)                                                
                                                                                                                                                     
FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 2. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 3. Snow White (Frank Burgess)                                         
                                                                                                                                                     
GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glenshesk (L.Faulkner et al), 3. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor)                                                    
                                                                                                                                                     
IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton)                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
MERMAID - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan)                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                     
MERMAID - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 3. Tijuana (David Creedon)                                              
                                                                                                                                                     
SHIPMAN - 1. Kelema (N.Blake/Z.Grace), 2. Euphanzel lll (Louis McSherry et al), 3. Ruadh (J.O'Connor/J.O'Callaghan)                                  
                                                                                                                                                     
SQUIB - 1. Buzz Lite (G.O'Connor/B.Foster), 2. Lola (Frank Whelan), 3. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans)                                                     
                                                                                                                                                     
SQUIB - 1. Lola (Frank Whelan), 2. Ladybird (M.Muldoon/B.Stevens), 3. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans)                                                      
                                                                                                                                                     
WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - ECHO 1. Finnegans Wake (T.Rowlands et al), 2. Afternoon Delight (Michael Bennett et al), 3. The Great Escape (P & D Rigney)         
                                                                                                                                                     
WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. The Great Escape (P & D Rigney)

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Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of tonight's Beneteau 31.7 Dublin Bay Sailing Club race. Second was Levana Jean Mitton and third Michael Blaney's After U. Full results below: 

 

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 10 JUNE 2010                                                                                                      

 

BENETEAU 31.7 -Echo 1. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 2. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 3. Levana (Jean Mitton)                                 

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. After U Too (Michael Blaney)                                                

 

CRUISERS 0 - Echo 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 3. WOW (George Sisk)                                                        

 

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. WOW (George Sisk), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin)                                                        

 

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al)                                             

 

CRUISERS 1 - Echo 1. Jura (Barry McCabe), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al)                                                     

 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson)                                         

 

CRUISERS 2 - Echo 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)                                                         

 

CRUISERS 3 - Echo 1. Cacciatore (Anne O'Callaghan et al), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll)                            

 

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Cries of Passion (Bryan Maguire)                               

 

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 3. Maranda (Myles Kelly)                                                   

 

DRAGON - 1. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 2. Zu (P.Dee et al), 3. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody)                                                       

 

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Fflogger (Alan Dooley), 2. Deranged (C.Doorly), 3. Fifty Somethings (David Mulvin)                                                

 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe)                                          

 

SB3s - 1. Flutter (Andrew Algeo), 2. Design Security (Colin Galavan), 3. Probably (William Riordan)                                                   

 

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Malindi (B.Smith/A.Gray), 3. Therapi (Alan McCarthy et al)                                                

 

SIGMA 33 - 1. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 2. Leeuwin (Henry Leonard et al), 3. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien)                              

 

SQUIB - 1. Little Demon (Marie Dee), 2. Coorse & Fine (W.Goodbody)                                                                                    

 

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS -Echo 1. Nauti-Gal (J & J Crawford), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Creme de la Creme (J.Kirwan/H.Irvine)                              

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Nauti-Gal (J & J Crawford), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Just Jasmin (Philip Smith)            

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Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore.

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

Dublin Bay FAQs

There are approximately ten beaches and bathing spots around Dublin Bay: Dollymount Strand; Forty Foot Bathing Place; Half Moon bathing spot; Merrion Strand; Bull Wall; Sandycove Beach; Sandymount Strand; Seapoint; Shelley Banks; Sutton, Burrow Beach

There are slipways on the north side of Dublin Bay at Clontarf, Sutton and on the southside at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and in Dalkey at Coliemore and Bulloch Harbours.

Dublin Bay is administered by a number of Government Departments, three local authorities and several statutory agencies. Dublin Port Company is in charge of navigation on the Bay.

Dublin Bay is approximately 70 sq kilometres or 7,000 hectares. The Bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and seven km in length east-west to its peak at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the southside of the Bay has an East and West Pier, each one kilometre long; this is one of the largest human-made harbours in the world. There also piers or walls at the entrance to the River Liffey at Dublin city known as the Great North and South Walls. Other harbours on the Bay include Bulloch Harbour and Coliemore Harbours both at Dalkey.

There are two marinas on Dublin Bay. Ireland's largest marina with over 800 berths is on the southern shore at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The other is at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on the River Liffey close to Dublin City.

Car and passenger Ferries operate from Dublin Port to the UK, Isle of Man and France. A passenger ferry operates from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth as well as providing tourist voyages around the bay.

Dublin Bay has two Islands. Bull Island at Clontarf and Dalkey Island on the southern shore of the Bay.

The River Liffey flows through Dublin city and into the Bay. Its tributaries include the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac.

Dollymount, Burrow and Seapoint beaches

Approximately 1,500 boats from small dinghies to motorboats to ocean-going yachts. The vast majority, over 1,000, are moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is Ireland's boating capital.

In 1981, UNESCO recognised the importance of Dublin Bay by designating North Bull Island as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife. To support sustainable development, UNESCO’s concept of a Biosphere has evolved to include not just areas of ecological value but also the areas around them and the communities that live and work within these areas. There have since been additional international and national designations, covering much of Dublin Bay, to ensure the protection of its water quality and biodiversity. To fulfil these broader management aims for the ecosystem, the Biosphere was expanded in 2015. The Biosphere now covers Dublin Bay, reflecting its significant environmental, economic, cultural and tourism importance, and extends to over 300km² to include the bay, the shore and nearby residential areas.

On the Southside at Dun Laoghaire, there is the National Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club as well as Dublin Bay Sailing Club. In the city centre, there is Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club. On the Northside of Dublin, there is Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club and Sutton Dinghy Club. While not on Dublin Bay, Howth Yacht Club is the major north Dublin Sailing centre.

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