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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) has announced AIB Private Banking as its new headline sponsor over a three-year term. 

The good news for Ireland's largest yacht racing club comes in one of the most challenging seasons on record. COVID -19 has led to a raft of changes on and off the water for the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based club that was forced to start the 2020 racing three months later than planned.

Details of the extent of the changes have been published this week in DBSC's 2020 yearbook that is, as usual, packed with vital information for the Dublin Bay racing sailor.

Dublin Bay provides racing for upwards of 300 yachts and dinghies on a 12-month basis drawn from all four Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht clubs.

DBSC's Committee Boat 'Freebird' with new club sponsor decals displayed Photo: AfloatDBSC's Committee Boat 'Freebird' with new club sponsor decals displayed Photo: Afloat

The 44-page publication available on the DBSC website (and below) is published in an online format and takes in to account all the latest changes to the 2020 courses brought about by COVID-19 restrictions.

The DBSC AIB race programme this year has been extended into September for mid-week racing and October for weekend racing to catch up on those missed racing days during the lockdown.

Writing in the yearbook, Club Commodore Johnathan Nicholson makes a special point of thanking 'the many talented people, on and off the water, who have devoted their energies to help navigate our club through these challenging times'.

Nicholson says 'over 40 volunteers give freely of their spare time so that the rest of us can enjoy our sailing'. He concludes by saying 'how heartening it is to see the four waterfront clubs and DBSC coming together through this difficult period. I hope this is a new dawn of even greater co-operation'.

See the full yearbook below

DBSC 2020 Yearbook 

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With just a week to go to the Laser national championships in Cork HarbourRoyal St George's Theo Lyttle was in top form in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Laser standard class today winning both races in the last warm-up before the Royal Cork event.

A 125-strong DBSC fleet in all classes turned out to sail in a light NE to E breeze on the bay today.

The best turnouts were in the Shipman and Glen classes, with all but one entry competing in both classes.

Full results below

DBSC Results for 15/08/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Javlin

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Javlin, 3. Prima Forte

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Raptor, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. Gringo

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Levante, 2. Attitude, 3. Prospect

31.7 Echo: 1. Levante, 2. Fiddly Bits, 3. Bluefin Two

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Rupert, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Springer, 3. Enchantress

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Springer, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Dubious

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Pamafe, 3. Wynward

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Gung Ho

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Just Jasmin, 3. Persistance

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Black

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Joyride, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. ZinZan, 3. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. 4083, 2. Ignis Caput, 3. The Gruffalo

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Alias, 3. Icicle

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Poppy, 3. Juniper

B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Beeswing, 3. Small Wonder

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Plan B

Glen: 1. Glen Luce, 2. Pterodactyl, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos

Fireball: 1. O Sinnott, 2. F Miller

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. M Hennessy, 3. F Walker

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. S Craig, 3. J Murphy

Race 2

SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. Ted, 3. Black

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Joyride

Dragon: 1. ZinZan, 2. Phantom, 3. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. The Gruffalo, 3. 4083

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Plan B, 3. Ventuno

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Plan B

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Chaos

Fireball: 1. O Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. B Maguire, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. J Murphy, 3. S Craig

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Dublin Bay recent arrival Prima Forte was the winner of tonight's DBSC Cruisers Zero IRC race beating the First 40.7 Tsunami. Third was the XP44, George Sisk's WOW.

A 107-strong fleet across all classes enjoyed a light North Westerly Force three breeze, dropping to Force two at the end, on a sunny evening on the bay.

In a rare Thursday appearance, Glen Luce showed the fleet a clean pair of heels once again in the Glen Class, taking the win ahead of Pterodactyl (the only boat in this class without "Glen" in its name and a fixture in the bay since the 1950s.

DBSC Results for 13/08/2020

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Juggerknot 2, 3. Ruth

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. White Mischief, 3. Juggerknot 2

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Ruth, 3. Chimaera

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. After You Too, 3. Levante

31.7 Echo: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Kernach, 3. Levante

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Rupert, 3. Ruthless

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Ruthless, 2. Rupert, 3. A Plus

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Springer, 3. Pastiche

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Dubious, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Papytoo, 2. Wynward, 3. Dubious

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Witzend II

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Shearwater, 3. Persistance

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Gwili, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Sweet Martini

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. Ted, 3. Carpe Diem

Sportsboat: 1. Zelus, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Joyride

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. ZinZan

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. No Name, 3. Frequent Flyer

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Shannagh, 3. Bandit

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Plan B, 3. Isolde

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Plan B, 3. Isolde

Glen: 1. Glen Luce, 2. Pterodactyl, 3. GlenDun

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Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner in Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race.

108 boats across all classes turned out to race in a light North Easterly breeze.

Second to Craig was Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief. Tony Fox's Gringo from the National Yacht Club was third.

In the Beneteau 31.7 One Design, Chris Johnston's National Yacht Club Prospect beat, Attitude. Levante was third.

In the second race of the Laser Standard dinghy, Richard Wallace beat Brian Maguire with class captain Gavin Murphy third. In the Radial race two, Rian Geraghty-McDonnell beat Hugh H O'Connor with Sean Craig third.

DBSC Results for 08/08/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Javlin, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Javlin, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Lively Lady

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. White Mischief, 3. Gringo

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. White Mischief

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Attitude, 3. Levante

31.7 Echo: 1. Attitude, 2. Levante, 3. Bluefin Two

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Rupert

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Springer, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Dubious

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Papytoo, 3. Wynward

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. Gung Ho, 3. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistance, 3. Gwili II

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. RIYC 2/G. O'Connor

Flying 15: 1. 4083, 2. Rodrigues, 3. The Gruffalo

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Ripples, 3. Alias

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Poppy, 3. Jo Slim

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Beeswing, 3. Plan B

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Plan B

Glen: 1. Glen Luce, 2. Pterodactyl, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. D Fortune, 2. B Sweeney, 3. R Tate

Laser Standard: 1. B Maguire, 2. M Hennessy, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. H O'Connor, 2. S Craig, 3. R Geraghty-McDonnell

Laser 4.7: 1. L Turvey, 2. F McDonnell, 3. A Daly

Race 2

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. RIYC 2/G. O'Connor

Flying 15: 1. The Gruffalo, 2. 4083, 3. Rodrigues

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. M Gavin, 3. D Fortune

Laser Standard: 1. R Wallace, 2. B Maguire, 3. G Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. H O'Connor, 3. S Craig

Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. L Turvey, 3. A Daly

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107 DBSC keelboats took on a fresh southerly wind on Dublin Bay this evening for the club's Thursday night race.

Cruisers Zero, won by Paul O'Higgins JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, had a 100% turnout.

Cruisers One was won by the J99 Juggerknot 2 (Andrew Algeo).

Cruisers 3, that had an all but one boat turnout was won by Peter Richardson's Dubious from the Royal St. George Yacht Club.

Frequent Flyer was the winner of the Flying 15s.

DBSC Results for 06/08/2020

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Prima Forte, 3. YoYo

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. YoYo, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Rockabill VI

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot 2, 2. Gringo, 3. Chimaera

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Juggerknot 2, 2. Ruth, 3. Gringo

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Ruth, 3. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Levante, 3. Bluefin Two

31.7 Echo: 1. Fiddly Bits, 2. Bluefin Two, 3. Indigo

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Antix, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Antix, 2. A Plus, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Springer

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Dubious, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Papytoo, 2. Grasshopper 2, 3. Saki

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Act Two

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. The Great Escape, 2. Just Jasmin, 3. Katienua

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Gwilli II, 2. Setanta, 3. Gung-Ho

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Carpe Diem

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jeorge 5/J Craig, 3. George 1/Mc

Flying 15: 1. Frequent Flyer, 2. Rodrigues, 3. ffinisterre

Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Shannagh, 3. Alias

Shipman: 1. The Den, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Plan B, 3. Beeswing

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Plan B

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glencoe, 3. Glenroan

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122 DBSC boats turned out for an afternoon's racing in moderate Westerly winds on Dublin Bay today.

In the first race of the SB20 sportsboats, Carpe Diem (Colin Galavan) took the gun followed by So Blue. Ted was third.

Paul Barrington's J109 Jalapeno was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner from National Yacht Club clubmate John Hall in Something Else. Third was White Mischief (Richard and Tim Goodbody) of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

In the Cruiser 2 Sigma 33 class, Leeuwin was the winner with Rupert second. Third was Springer. 

31 dinghies enjoyed thee races in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. In the first Laser Radial race,  the National Yacht Club's Conor Gorman beat Sean Craig. Rian Geraghty-McDonnell was third.

DBSC Results for 01/08/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Wow

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. White Mischief

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Raptor, 2. Ruth, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. White Mischief

31.7 One Design: 1. Attitude, 2. Bluefin Two, 3. Levante

31.7 Echo: 1. Attitude, 2. Fiddly Bits, 3. Indigo

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Peridot, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Windjammer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Rupert, 3. Springer

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Pamafe, 2. Papytoo, 3. Wynward

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. The Great Escape, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Persistance

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Gwili II, 2. Spirit, 3. The Great Escape

SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. So Blue, 3. Ted

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. D-Cision, 2. Phantom

Flying 15: 1. Frequent Flyer, 2. Rodrigues, 3. No Name

Ruffian: 1. Alias, 2. Carmen, 3. Ruffles

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Ventuno, 3. Billy Whizz

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Beeswing, 3. Billy Whizz

Glen: 1. Glen Luce, 2. Pterodactyl, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. R Tate, 2. M Gavin

Fireball: 1. N Miller, 2. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. S Craig, 3. R Geraghty-McDonnell

Laser 4.7: 1. L Turvey, 2. F McDonnell, 3. H Turvey

Race 2

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. So Blue, 3. Ted

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. D-Cision, 2. Phantom

Flying 15: 1. Frequent Flyer, 2. No Name, 3. Flyer

PY Class: 1. M Gavin, 2. R Tate

Fireball: 1. P ter Horst, 2. N Miller

Laser Standard: 1. B Maguire, 2. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 3. H O'Connor

Laser 4.7: 1. L Turvey, 2. H Turvey, 3. F McDonnell

Race 3

PY Class: 1. M Gavin, 2. R Tate

Fireball: 1. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. B Maguire, 2. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. S Craig, 2. C Gorman, 3. R Geraghty-McDonnell

Laser 4.7: 1. A Daly, 2. L Turvey, 3. F McDonnell
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Another excellent turnout of 107 DBSC keelboats enjoyed a moderate to fresh SE'ly breeze on Dublin Bay this evening.

Richard and Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the Cruisers IRC One winner tonight. The Royal Irish boat also won the J109 division. Cruiser Zero IRC was won by Paul O'Higgins' Rockabill VI. Cruiser 2 IRC was won by Denis Power and Lindsay Casey's J/97 Windjammer.  Cruiser 3 IRC was won  by Starlet.

In the one design divisions, Frequent Flyer was the Flying 15 winner. Ted won the SB20s and Levante came out on top in the 31.7s.

Full results below

DBSC Results for 30/07/2020

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Hot Cookie

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Rockabill VI

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Juggerknot 2

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. White Mischief, 3. Ruth

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Chimaera, 3. Something Else

31.7 One Design: 1. Levante, 2. After You Too, 3. Attitude

31.7 Echo: 1. Attitude, 2. Kernach, 3. Levante

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Rupert

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Peridot, 2. Enchantress, 3. Windjammer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Enchantress

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Dubious

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Papytoo, 2. Saki, 3. Starlet

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Act Two

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Spirit, 2. Aurora, 3. Persistance

Cruiser 5B ECHO: 1. Sweet Martini, 2. Gung-Ho, 3. Setanta

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Carpe Diem

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Joyride, 3. Jeorge 5/J Craig

Dragon: 1. ZinZan, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Frequent Flyer, 2. ffinisterre, 3. A Mere Triffle

Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Bandit, 3. Carmen

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Viking, 3. Poppy

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Plan B, 3. Ventuno

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Isolde, 3=. Billy Whizz, 3=. Ventuno

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glencoe, 3. Glenroan

 

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The J109 'Jalapeno' of Paul Barrington, William Despard and Barry O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club was the one design and IRC Class One winner in yesterday's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay.

135 boats across all classes turned out today to race in a moderate westerly.

Cruiser 0 IRC was won by George Sisk's XP44 Wow, with Prima Forte, a First 40.7 second.

The Royal St. George J97 Windjammer (Denis Power/ Lindsey Casey) were the Cruiser 2 IRC with Peridot second and Springer third.

In the 31.7 One Design class, Michael Leahy and John Power's Levante from the National Yacht Club was the winner from Kernach in second and Bluefin Two, third.

Full results below

DBSC Results for 25/07/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Gringo, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Raptor, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera

31.7 One Design: 1. Levante, 2. Kernach, 3. Bluefin Two

31.7 Echo: 1. Kernach, 2. Bluefin Two, 3. Levante

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Enchantress, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Springer, 2. Enchantress, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Eleint, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Persistance, 3. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Sweet Martini, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Gwili II

SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. So Blue, 3. Ted

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jester, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. Flyer, 3. A Mere Triffle

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Yikes, 3. Billy Whizz

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Billy Whizz

Glen: 1. Glenariff, 2. Glencree, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. B Foley, 2. M Gavin, 3. R Tate

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott, 3. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. F Walker, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. G Fisher, 2. C Gorman, 3. A Coakley

Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. A Daly, 3. L Turvey

Race 2

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. So Blue

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. Jester

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. Flyer, 3. The Gruffalo

PY Class: 1. R Tate, 2. M Gavin, 3. B Foley

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. F Walker, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. M Coakley, 3. A Coakley

Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. L Turvey, 3. H Turvey

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An excellent turnout of 112 boats, 74% of the DBSC keelboat fleet, turned out this evening to race in a somewhat flukey westerly wind of force 2-4 on Dublin Bay.

Cruisers Zero IRC was won by Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club while clubmate Andrew Algeo won the IRC One division in the J99, Juggerknot II.

The J109 division was also won by a Royal Irish yacht, White Mischief (Richard and Tim Goodbody).

Cruisers Two IRC was won by Royal St. George J97, Windjammer. Cruisers Three ECHO was won by Eleint.

Full results below.

DBSC Results for 23/07/2020

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Rockabill VI, 2. Hot Cookie, 3. Wow

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Hot Cookie, 2. Wow, 3. D-Tox

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Juggerknot 2, 2. White Mischief, 3. Joker 2

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Juggerknot 2, 2. Boomerang, 3. Black Velvet

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Chimaera, 3. Joker 2

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Kernach, 3. After You Too

31.7 Echo: 1. Kernach, 2. Bluefin Two, 3. Fiddly Bits

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Springer, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Enchantress

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Eleint, 2. Grasshopper 2, 3. Starlet

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Edenpark

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Katienua, 2. Aurora, 3. Just Jasmin

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Sweet Martini, 2. Setanta, 3. Bendemeer

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. Ted, 3. Carpe Diem

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge 5, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Jester

Dragon: 1. ZinZan, 2. Phantom

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. Flyer, 3. ffantastic mr ffox

Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Jo Slim, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Chinook, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Ventuno

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Isolde, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. Glenroan, 2. GlenDun, 3. Glencoe

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The new RS Aero fleet now comprises the biggest one-design class, racing in the DBSC PY fleet. From zero boats last year in DBSC, there are now six Aeros racing competitively and there are rumours of more boats on the way. Not only are the boats great in one design but also have demonstrated great handicap ability under the PY system with five of the Aeros holding the top 5 places overall in the Tuesday Series with Noel Butler in the lead and Brendan Foley’s Aero leading overall in the Saturday Series.

Last night saw Noel Butler win both windward/leeward races showing excellent upwind speed and good race management to avoid the bunching on the short harbour based course. The rest of the boats traded places in the shifty winds with lightweight flyer ‘Skinny’ Sarah Dwyer and athletic Stephen Oram showing excellent speed, almost match racing each other around the track.

RS Aero DBSC racing at Dun Laoghaire HarbourRS Aero DBSC racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Photo: Afloat

What is amazing is the variety of sailing styles witnessed as the fleet learn to sail the boats quicker. The high/low modes upwind can have huge gains or losses and being only 30 kilos heavy the boats really respond well to the small gusts with excellent acceleration. Downwind the boats run more by-the-lee than the Finns and the Lasers with some sailors choosing the big windward heel and others going flat to keep the chines out of the water.

The training clinics of Maurice ‘Prof’ O’Connell over the last few months have helped the fleet to come on with his knowledge and drills supporting the rise in the standard.

One of the features of the Aero class is sharing knowledge and the Dun Laoghaire Harbour fleet is no different with race winners sharing what worked and didn’t - the net effect has been a great rise in overall standard with any of the 6 boats capable of a top 3 placing.

This augers well for the RS Aero Irish Open Championship being held on the 19th and 20th of September 2020 at the INSC in Dun Laoghaire.

If you would like to sail an Aero and try it out ask any of the sailors with boats in the NYC or RStGYC. The class plan to have some open days for a try-out within COVID guidelines in the next few months.

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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.

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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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