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There were light winds for the resumption of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season after last weekend's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta last night. And some of the winners of that regatta were back in form again on Scotsman's bay. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna) was the Fireball dinghy class winner from Elevation (N. Colin/M. Casey). Third was the Louis Smyth and Cormac Bradley combination in Licence to Thrill. Full DBSC results for 12 JULY 2011 are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Upd8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 2. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 3. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey)

Ensign - 1. NYC 2 (Helen Cooney), 2. NYC 1 (Olivier Prouveur)

FIREBALL - 1. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 2. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 3. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth)

GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm), 3. Glencoe (Rose Mary Craig et al)

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

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

PY CLASS - 1. Evan Dolan (), 2. E Ryan (RS400), 3. N O'Toole (Laser)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell)

SIGMA 33 - 1. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien)

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the provisional results of its 2011 first series results up to Juyl 2nd showing the Commodore's yacht Gringo as the Class one likely winner on Saturday's under ECHO Handicap. The top performing cruiser one to date in IRC is Colin Byrne's Extravagance.  Overall results will be confirmed after next Saturday's (July 16) final keelboat result for series one. The full list of likely trophy winners across the 17 classes is below:

    
CLASS Yacht 1ST NAME SURNAME SERIES
         
Cruisers 0 Tiamat Denis Hewitt et al. Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 0 Lively Lady Derek Martin Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 0 Lively Lady Derek Martin Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Gringo Tony Fox Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 1 Xtravagance Colin Byrne Saturdays IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Joker 2 John Maybury Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Joker 2 John Maybury Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 2 Smile O'Connell healy & O'Sullivan Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jawesome 2 Mervyn Dyke & Basil Darcy   Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jawesome 2 Mervyn Dyke & Basil Darcy   Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jester Declan Curtin Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 3 Small Wonder Henry Kelly Thursday Echo Series 1
Cruisers 3 Supernova K.Lawless. P.Shannon, S.McCormack Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 3 Gung Ho Grainne & Sean O'Shea Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 3 Gung Ho Grainne & Sean O'Shea Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Eden Park Liam Farmer Thursday Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Calypso Howard Knott Thursdays IRC Series 1
Cruisers 5 Arwen Philip O'Dwyer Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Arwen Philip O'Dwyer Saturdays IRC series 1
Sigmas 33 Rupert R.Lovegrove & P.Varian Thursday Series 1
Sigmas 33 White Mischief T.N Goodbody Saturday Series 1
31.7s Attitude David Owens Thursday Series 1 (Echo)
31.7s Bluefin Two Bryson Ml. & Bernie Saturday Series 1 Echo
31.7s Prospect Chris Johnson Saturday Series 1 One-Design
31.7s Prospect Chris Chris Johnson Thursday Series 1 (One-Design)
Dragons Phantom David J.H Williams Saturdays Series 1
Dragons Diva R.Johnson & R.Goodbody Thursday Series 1
Glens Glenshesk Liz Faulkner & Gena Walker Saturday Series 1
Glens Glendun Brian Denham & Derek Freedman Thursday Series 1
Ruffians Diane II Bruce Carswell Saturday Series 1
Ruffians Ruff n' Ready A.Kirwan, C.Brown & B.Cullen Thursday Series 1
Shipmans Curragals John Masterson Thursday Series 1
Shipmans Curraglas John Masterson Saturday Series 1
SB3 Odin James Gorman Sunday Series 1
SB3 Flutter Andrew Algeo Thursday Series 1
Flying 15 Hi Fibre Michael McCambridge Thursday Series 1
Flying 15's Snow White Frank Burgess Saturday Series 1
Mermaids Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan Saturday Series 1
Squibs Kookaburra Peter & Marie Dee Saturday Series 1
Squibs Glassilaun Dermot O'Neill Thursday Series 1
IDRA 14 Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Saturday Series 1
PY laser no. 153827 P. Keane Saturday Series 1
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Unexpected strong winds got the fourth Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta off to a stunning start on Dublin Bay yesterday even though a number of boats in the massive 420-boat fleet got into difficulties as the southerly breeze hit 25 knots. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO AND PICTURES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Nearly 3,000 sailors and 420 boats are afloat for the four day regatta that is the biggest sailing event in the Irish Sea area.

An impressive line up of 14 Class Zero boats has made Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta the biggest turnout this year for the 40-footers and it was appropriate that Howth's well campaigned Crazy Horse should make the running in the big sea conditions.

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Mighty Max, a Prima 38, a visitor to Dublin Bay from Liverpool

The Chambers/Reilly skippered Mills 36 beat Fairlie visitor Christine Murray's Elf too, a Beneteau First 40 on the windward leeward course. Third was another visitor Grand Cru (Jamie McGarry) from the Clyde.

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Crazy Horse takes a wave in the first race. Photo: Gareth Craig

Anthony O'Leary put on a David vs Goliath performance in the dramatic opener. Surfing conditions gave his modified 1720 a real chance to show her speed downwind against some boats seemingly twice the size in IRC One.

The gutsy performance would have put the Royal Cork yacht 'Antix Beag' top of the 19-boat fleet except the Cork crew lost their rig. It is still unofficial but Debbie Aitken's Elan 380 Animal from Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club is the probable winner. Second is the locally based Sigma 38 Errislannan skippered by Paul Kirwan.

Late last night O'Leary got a new mast through one of the local sailing school's 1720 fleet and thanks to school principal Alistair Rumball the customised 1720 hopes to be back on the water  this morning.

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A Mermaid dinghy is dismasted in the strong winds

In class two Sligo visitor Ruthless, a Corby 26, sailed by Conor Ronan beat the locally based half tonner Dick Dastardly from the DMYC. Another vintage half tonner, King one, from Howth and skippered by Dave Cullen was third.

Last year's winner of the overall Volvo trophy Flor O'Driscoll is back in contention again. His J24 Hard on Port was the winner of the regatta's biggest fleet taking a win from Ken Lawless's Supernova in the 38-boat class three division.

In the one design divisions there were plenty of familiar names at the top top of the fleets given the testing southerlies that prevailed.

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Sigma Supreme - White Mischief prepares for a hoist

Tim Goodbody leads the Sigma 33s, David Gorman the Flying fifteens, Patrick Boardman the Mermaids, Colin Galavan the SB3s, first race winner Ben Duncan did not sail the second race. Pat Kelly's Storm leads the 10 boat J109s who are also racing for national championship honours.

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Supernova takes a tack in Class Three

 

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George Sisk's brand new J111 Wow
Photos by Gareth Craig on the Afloat Gallery HERE
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No sooner had the Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) dinghy fleet sought the refuge of Dun Laoghaire harbour for tonight's racing than the strong southerly winds that swept the bay abated. Racing however continued in the confines of the harbour, the results (below) showing another win for Frank Hamilton's Dunmoanin' in the IDRA 14 foot class. Second was Sapphire sailed by Lorcan O'Sullivan and third was Jenny Byrne's Doody.  In the Fireball dinghy class, Stephen Oram's new boat,  the top Irish performer in the Sligo World Championships last month, was the winner in that class. Full DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 5 JULY 2011 are below:                                                                                                     
BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner)                                                          

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner)                                                          

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 3. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly)                                                

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey), 2. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 3. Wynward (Wyn McCormack)                                         

FIREBALL - 1. nn (S Oram), 2. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 3. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna)                                                  

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

MERMAID - 1. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 2. Oonagh (J&M Griffith)                                                                                        

PY CLASS - 1. Evan Dolan (), 2. P Keane (Laser 1), 3. C Arrowsmith (Laser)                                                                            

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Tiamat's return to Dublin Bay Sailing Club on Saturday also marked the return of Cruiser Zero racing to the bay after an absence so far this season. Tiamat is back and – as Saturday's peformance shows – in winning form thanks to the enterprising efforts of the Raptor crew who were dismasted at the ICRA nats two weeks ago. The Royal Irish Yacht Club crew under Denis Hewitt have reformed and are now sailing the Commodore's Cupper Tiamat.

Also afloat for the first time was George Sisk’s much anticipated Wow, a new J111.  The delivery of this Dublin Bay boat was delayed, which meant the crew, also from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, missed both the ICRA nationals and Sovereign's Week last month but they'll not miss Thursday's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

At 14 boats it will be the biggest gathering of Zero's so far this season.

There were ideal sailing breezes from the south for DBSC Saturday's racing, it made for great sport across 17 classes. Full results for Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2 JULY 2011 are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Tiamat (Denis Hewitt & al), 2. Wow (George Sisk)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Axiom (M.O'Neill), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 3. Bendemeer (Lindsay Casey Power)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Witzend 11 (Peter Conlon), 2. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 3. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Whistlin'Dixie (T.Keelan et al), 3. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Whistlin'Dixie (T.Keelan et al), 2. Taiscealai (Brian Richardson et al), 3. Supernova (K.Lawless et al)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 2. Jaguar (Martin Byrne), 3. Sir Ossis of the River (D Bergin)

FLYING FIFTEEN ˆ RACE 2 1. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews), 2. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 3. Snow White (Frank Burgess)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 2. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy), 3. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 3. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey)

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

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

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

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

PY CLASS - RACE 2 1. Des Fortune (Finn), 2. Orla Callender (Laser 1)

PY CLASS - 1. Des Fortune (Finn), 2. Orla Callender (Laser 1)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al)

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 3. Gusto (C Heath)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 3. Popje (Ted McCourt)

SQUIB - 1. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans), 2. Kookaburra (P & M Dee), 3. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin)

SQUIB - RACE 2 1. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 2. Kookaburra (P & M Dee), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Lucy O (Aonghus O hEocha), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 3. Sea Safari (Jacquelin Smith)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

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Ken Lawless's Supernova was a double winner in last night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) race, a result that sets up the Dubois Starflash design as a favourite in the biggest fleet of next week's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta at the same venue. Our Dublin Bay Correspondent Reports.

On IRC handicap Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne) was second to Supernova and third was the Bolero 26, Two Step (Ross Doyle). On ECHO, Huggy Bear took second too but third went to the club's only Jezequel 116 design, Cri-Cri skippered by Paul Colton.

DBSC are celebrating the success of course changes introduced this year that have received widespread approval across the 17 fleets. The new courses are producing tight racing, a situation very much in evidence last night across the bay but particularly noticeable in the one design classes. Good turnouts from the Ruffian's, Fifteens and SB3s were treated to good courses and some of the closest racing of the season.

Royal St. George crews fared well with Derek Mitchell coming out on top in a 19-boat Ruffian fleet and Andrew Algeo at the helm of Flutter the SB3 winner. Tom Leonard's Mellifluence from the National Yacht Club was the winner of the 16-Flying fifteens. The full results are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston)

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Axiom (M.O'Neill)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 3. Something Else (J.Hall et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Bendemeer (Lindsay Casey Power)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne), 3. Cri-Cri (P Colton)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne), 3. Two Step (Ross Doyle)

DRAGON - 1. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 2. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 3. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. Fflogger (Alan Dooley)

GLEN - 1. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins), 2. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 3. Glenroan (Terence Moran)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al)

SB3s - 1. Flutter (Andrew Algeo), 2. Defiant (R.Hudson/J.Hooper), 3. Alert Packaging (Justin Burke)

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

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 3. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien)

SQUIB - 1. Little Bird (N Barnwell), 2. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans), 3. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Katie (Tom Dunne et al), 2. Nirvana (Bernard Neeson), 3. Edenpark (Liam Farmer)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

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After what turned out to be a dissappointing end to last weekend's national championships on Dublin Bay for Flying fifteen duo Ciaran Crummy and Frank Burgess, the National Yacht Club pair were back at the top of the DBSC fleet this afternoon sailing Snow White to victory in a 12–boat fleet. Second was club mate Alan Dooley's Flogger and third was The Gruffalo (Keith Poole).

Blustery west winds up to 15 knots and record temperatures made for pleasant Saturday racing across all 17 DBSC classes.

Henry Robinson's Whiterock won the Shipmans, up to speed following last weekend's Belfast Lough nationals Paddy Maguire took advanatge of Tim Goodbody's absence at the Sovereign's Cup to win in the Sigma 33s and Ann Kirwan won the Ruffians.

Full DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 25 JUNE 2011 below:

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 2. Helter Skelter (Adrienne Jermyn), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell), 2. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 3. Hyflyer (John Barnard)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 2. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell), 3. Hyflyer (John Barnard)

DRAGON - 1. Jaguar (Martin Byrne), 2. Sir Ossis of the River (D Bergin), 3. Zu (P.Dee et al)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 2. Fflogger (Alan Dooley), 3. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 3. Dart (Pierre Long)

MERMAID Race 2- 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan), 3. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney)

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan), 3. Kim (D Cassidy)

PY CLASS - 1. N O'Toole (Laser), 2. P Keane (Laser 1), 3. Desmond McCarthy (Laser 1)

PY CLASS Race 2- 1. P Keane (Laser 1), 2. N O'Toole (Laser), 3. Desmond McCarthy (Laser 1)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell)

SHIPMAN - 1. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 2. Invader (Gerard Glynn), 3. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al)

SIGMA 33 - 1. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Leeuwin (H&C Leonard & B Kerr)

SQUIB - 1. Lola (Frank Whelan), 2. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare)

SQUIB Race 2- 1. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 2. Lola (Frank Whelan), 3. Kookaburra (P & M Dee)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. The Great Escape (P & D Rigney), 3. Nirvana (Bernard Neeson)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

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A double win for the Cruiser II Smile in IRC and ECHO handicap in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club race will be seen as a welcome boost just two weeks before the biggest regatta of the season writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent. 

It is not the first win this season either for Barry O'Sullivan's Corby 25. The National Yacht Club entry enjoyed another fine ECHO performance in one of DBSC's biggest fleets on May 28th too. Tonight Smile beat Jim McCann's well sailed Mustang 30 Peridot for the IRC honours.

Smile is one of 25 boats in the cruisers II fleet preparing for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the country's biggest regatta that has secured 400 entries for its fourth staging from July 7th.

The rest of the DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 23 JUNE 2011 are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Levana (Jean Mitton)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Levana (Jean Mitton), 3. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 3. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 2. Jester (Declan Curtin), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 2. Peridot (Jim McCann et al), 3. Jester (Declan Curtin)

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

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Taiscealai (Brian Richardson et al), 2. Lady Rowena (David Bolger), 3. Small Wonder (Hugh Kelly)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. Frequent Flyer (D Mulvin), 3. Kooigjug (K Dumpleton)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell)

SB3s - 1. Flutter (Andrew Algeo), 2. Bom Chickawahwah (John O'Driscoll), 3. Defiant (R.Hudson/J.Hooper)

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al), 3. Whiterock (Henry Robinson)

SIGMA 33 - 1. Popje (Ted McCourt), 2. Enchantress (Michael Larkin et al), 3. Moonshine (R.Moloney/D.O'Flynn)

SQUIB - 1. Absolutely Fabulous (N Kennedy/P Reilly), 2. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 3. Glassilaun (D O'Neill)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Edenpark (Liam Farmer), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

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Jonathan O'Rourke's Tiller Girl was the winner of tonight's Mermaid race on Dublin Bay. The National Yacht Club entry beat Oonagh (J&M Griffith). In the PY class Evan Dolan beat Theo Lyttle, both of them racing Lasers.

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 21 JUNE 2011

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Upd8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell), 2. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 3. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn)

Ensign - 1. NYC 1 (Olivier Prouveur), 2. NYC 2 (Helen Cooney)

GLEN - 1. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Diane (F & M O'Flaherty), 3. Squalls (Stephen Harrison)

MERMAID - 1. Tiller Girl (J.O'Rourke), 2. Oonagh (J&M Griffith)

PY CLASS - 1. Evan Dolan (), 2. T Lyttle (Laser), 3. N O'Toole (Laser)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Champagne (Des Thorpe et al)

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Racers in Dalkey and Killiney Bay have been enjoying the sight of three bottlenose dolphins who have taken up residence in the area.
The trio has attracted much attention in recent weeks due to their playful antics, but the Dublin Bay Sailing Club reminds sightseeing boat owners to be careful not to crowd them.
For guidelines on the correct procedures when encountering dolphins see the relevant DTTAS Marine Notice HERE.

Racers in Dalkey and Killiney Bay have been enjoying the sight of three bottlenose dolphins who have taken up residence in the area.

The trio has attracted much attention in recent weeks due to their playful antics, but the Dublin Bay Sailing Club reminds sightseeing boat owners to be careful not to crowd them.

For guidelines on the correct procedures when encountering dolphins see the relevant DTTAS Marine Notice HERE.

Published in Marine Wildlife
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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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