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In the first race of the Cruiser Three Championships that include Dublin By Sailing Club's Saturday Series - and Sunday's Kish Race from the DMYC - the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless won both DBSC's IRC and ECHO divisions today in light southerly breezes on Dublin Bay.

Second on IRC was the Formula 28 Starlet with the Trapper Eleint in third place. 

Eleint took second on ECHO with Papytoo third.

A summary of all DBSC class results is below 

DBSC Results for 18/09/2021

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Raptor

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Cartoon, 2. Starlet, 3. Eleint

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

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Katienua, 3. Shearwater

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Invader

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glenroan

PY Class: 1. Sarah Dwyer, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Sapphire

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Richard Tate

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Mary Chambers, 3. Brendan Hughes

Light winds for DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire HarbourLight winds for DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Race 2

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Chaos

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Richard Tate

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Mary Chambers, 3. Brendan Hughes

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Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte was the Cruisers Zero race winner in Saturday's DBSC Cruiser 0 IRC race on Dublin Bay.

The Royal Irish yacht beat Vincent Farrell's Frist 40.7 Tsunami from the National Yacht Club. George Sisk's XP44 Wow was third. 

In advance of next weekend's Cruiser III championships – and a possible indication of form – Cartoon won the DBSC Cruiser 3 IRC division ahead of Starlet in second and Maranda in third. 

Scroll down for a fleet summary of results below

DBSC Results for 11/09/2021

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. Jalapeno

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Gwili II

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Cartoon, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistance, 3. Gung Ho

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

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Sneaky B

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Match FFive

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

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

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Invader, 3. Jo Slim 5

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

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Ventuno

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glenroan, 3. Glenshesk

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Periquin, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Allsorts

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Slipway, 3. Dunmoanin

Laser Standard: 1. Robbie Walker, 2. Gavan Murphy, 3. Chris Arrowsmith

Laser Radial: 1. Conor Clancy, 2. John Sisk, 3. Stephen Farrell

Race 2

SB20: 1. Bad/Kilcullen, 2. SeaBiscuit, 3. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Ignis Caput II

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Small Wonder, 3=. Billy Whizz, 3=. Betty B

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Aideen, 3. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Conor Roche, 2. Chris Arrowsmith, 3. Gavan Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. Oisin Hughes, 2. Conor Clancy, 3. David Cahill

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With the spotlight on the ICRA Championship in Dublin Bay this weekend, normal Bay racing saw a fleet of 17 Flying Fifteens turn out for DBSC club racing in a stiff southeast breeze of c15 knots.

As this was the first outing after the Championship of Ireland last weekend at Strangford Lough Sailing Club, some boats were observed pre-launch attending to rig and setting modifications for the day's racing. With the cruiser fleet out in the bay and an Optimist championship in the West of the bay, the PRO Barry O'Neill set his windward-leeward course near Merrion mark in line with the twin Poolbeg chimneys. Easy to find in a Bay full of boats and conveniently advised on VHF by the DBSC flagship.

A square line saw the boats start a three-round race with some quickly opting for the right side to go towards the shore. At the weather mark, 4068 (Mulvin & Beirne) was around first followed by 4093 a brand new boat on its first Dublin Bay outing (Mathews & Poole), 4081 (Mulligan & Casey) and 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey). On the downwind leg, some opted to gybe set with the boats going to the rights side and gybing later on the leg holding their own. With some changes in the positions of the leaders the finishers were 1st 4068 Mulvin & Beirne, 2nd Mathews & Poole & 3rd 4081 Mulligan & Casey.

For race two the PRO set a four-lap course with the committee boat moving to the end of the final beat and located in a position to shorten the tack home. The tide was now slack and about to flood so decisions on the upwind course. Again the leaders opted for the inshore course with 4057 (T Murphy & La Roux) leading 4008 (Coleman & Coleman) with 4081, 3955, 4093 & 4068 in the mix. On the downwind leg, those that opted for a gybe set on the downwind leg didn't seem to make any distance that those who opted for the late gybe. A gruelling last beat saw 4057 (T Murphy & Le Roux) get the gun followed by 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey) & 4008 (The Coleman's). With a 1st & 4th, 4068 (Mulvin & Beirne) won the day by a point from 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey).

The Dublin Bay Sailing Club PRO Barry O'Neill and his crew on "Freebird" and mark layers provided excellent racing on a day with much activity in the bay, and this was greatly enjoyed by Ireland's biggest one-design keelboat class.

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With Saturday Dublin Bay Sailing Club cruiser-racing suspended to facilitate the ICRA National Championships at the National Yacht Club, the DBSC's racing was limited to the one-design and dinghy fleets. 

In the eight boat Glen class, Glenshesk (M. Reid, L Faulkner, G Walker) was the winner from Glencree (John Bligh & Henry Roche). Third was GlenDun (David Houlton)

A results summary in all classes is below 

DBSC Results for 04/09/2021

Race 1

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

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

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput II, 2. Mike Wazowski, 3. Enfant de Marie

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam

Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Icicle

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Curraglass

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

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Ventuno, 3. Chinook

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

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Jill, 2. Aideen, 3. Periquin

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Gary O'Hare, 3. Niall Cowman

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Peter Hassett, 3. Brendan Hughes

Race 2

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. So Blue, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Fflagella, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Flyer

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Beeswing, 3. Ventuno

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Aideen, 2. Jill, 3. Periquin

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Doody, 3. Dart

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Niall Cowman, 3. Chris Arrowsmith

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Brendan Hughes, 3. David Cahill

Race 3

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Brendan Hughes, 3. Peter Hassett

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Last night's Tuesday DBSC race – with a buoyant turnout of 77 boats – brought mid-week racing to a close in 2021 for the country's biggest racing club.

Overall, the Ruffian 23 series was won by Carmen (B Duffy, B Maguire, E Brennan) of the DMYC. Second in class was Ann Kirwan's Bandit national champion crew with third going to Ruff Diamond skippered by Stuart McBride of the Sailing in Dublin Club.

A summary of all classes is below 

DBSC Tuesdays Series Winners - All Provisional

DBSC 21 Footer: 1. Estelle, 2. Naneen, 3. Garavogue

Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Windjammer

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Papytoo, 3. Grasshopper 2

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten, 2. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride, 3. Jheetah

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride, 3. Jay Z

Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

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

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

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

PY Class: 1. Noel Butler, 2. Brendan Foley, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Slipway, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Dart

Fireball: 1. Louise McKenna, 2. Frank Miller, 3. Owen Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Gary O'Hare, 3. Damien Maloney

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. Michael Norman, 3. Sean Craig

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A very strong Dublin Bay Sailing Club turnout of 77 boats enjoyed a moderate NE'ly on the bay this evening for the last DBSC Tuesday night race of the 2021 season.

In the B211 One Design, Yikes was the winner with Billy Whizz second and Beeswing. On ECHO handicap, Ventuno was first, Betty B second and Beeswing third.

Provisional class winners of Tuesday's Series overall are here

Results summary below: 

DBSC Results for 31/08/2021

DBSC 21 Footer: 1. Estelle, 2. Naneen, 3. Garavogue

Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Fiddly Bits

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Krypton, 2. Grasshopper 2, 3. Papytoo

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten, 2. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

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

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Betty B, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glencoe

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos, 3. Doody

Fireball: 1. Frank Miller, 2. Louise McKenna, 3. Paul ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. Ross O'Leary, 2. Gavan Murphy, 3. Theo Lyttle

Laser Radial: 1. Oisin Hughes, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Sophie Kilmartin

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The National Yacht Club's Noel Butler and Royal St. George's Brendan Foley, both sailing RS Aeros, shared the wins in Saturday's DBSC PY handicap dinghy class racing on Dublin Bay. Stephen Oram was third in both. 

A summary of results is below

DBSC Results for 28/08/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. D-Tox

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Prima Forte

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Bon Exemple

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. White Mischief, 3. Indecision

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Dear Prudence

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Windjammer, 3. Gwili II

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Leeuwin

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Wynward, 2. Cartoon, 3. Saki

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Prima Luce

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

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Bad/Kilcullen

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. Glass Half Full, 3. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision

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

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Poppy

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

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Betty B, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glenshesk, 3. GlenDun

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Periquin, 2. Aideen, 3. Jill

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Gavan Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. Judy O'Beirne, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Shirley Gilmore

Race 2

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. venuesworld.com

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. Flyer, 3. Gerry Ryan

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Joyride

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Joyride

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Betty B, 3. Beeswing

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Periquin, 2. Jill, 3. Aideen

PY Class: 1. Noel Butler, 2. Brendan Foley, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Doody, 2. Dart, 3. Dunmoanin

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Theo Lyttle

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Judy O'Beirne

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The last Flying Fifteen race of the DBSC AIB summer series proved to be another challenging evening for the race officer Brian Mathews and his team on what was one of the warmest days of the year with very light E-NE winds. It was a good tactical race and trying to keep clear wind was the priority.

Despite a number of boats heading to the Championships of Ireland in Whiterock this weekend, there was a good turnout with 11 boats on the start line. Ken Dumpleton & Joe Hickey (Rodriguez) had the title as Neil Colin, who was level on points in second place could not make this race, but the other podium places had to be decided.

The pin end was biased, Chris Doorly & Caroline Green (Match Five) tried their luck lining up for a port start at the biased pin but didn't make it and ducked under a few transoms and headed out to sea accompanied by O'Sullivan and Sherry in clear wind as most headed left. With the easterly, there was more breeze the further out you went, and this paid off as Doorly led this group which now included Laura & Niall Coleman at the first mark.

Most headed left on the run, but on the second beat, Dumpleton showed his prowess as he made big gains by going left to move level with the Coleman's at the weather mark. This prompted Doorly to look for the wind that Dumpleton had on the beat and as a result, headed to the right on the run followed by Dumpleton as Coleman and the majority of the fleet went left on the run. This move paid dividends as they moved well clear of the fleet by the leeward mark and managed to navigate their way to the finish line for Doorly & Green to win with Dumpleton & Hickey back in second but happy that they had won the overall series. Coleman stayed in third place with Balfe fourth and Ryan fifth. Then it was the long paddle home!

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With the conclusion of Thursday night Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing on the bay, the club has published its overall Thursday night AIB season winners. 

A summary is below:

DBSC Thursdays Series Winners - All Provisional

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

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. D-Tox, 3. Prima Forte

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

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Something Else, 2. Joker II, 3. White Mischief

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Springer

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

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

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway, 3. Antix

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. Antix, 3. RunAway

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Prima Luce, 3. Persistance

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

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

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

Flying 15: 1. Rodriguez, 2. FFuZZy, 3. Hera

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jester, 2, Jeorge V, 3. Jheetah

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. George 2, 3. Jeorge V

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision, 3. ZinZan

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

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. Twocan, 3. Jo Slim 5

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

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

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

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Jill, 2. Allsorts, 3. Periquin

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A race win for Vincent Farrell's First 40.7 Tsunami (on IRC and ECHO handicaps) in the last Thursday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club AIB summer season also gave the National Yacht Club crew overall ECHO victory in the Cruisers Zero division of the country's biggest yacht racing club.

There were full turnouts in the Cruiser Zero, Beneteau 31.7 and Ruffian 23 classes for last night's finale.

123 Dublin Bay Sailing Club boats competed on another sunny evening in a light NE'ly breeze on Dublin Bay.

A full results summary of last night's race is below. Provisional DBSC Thursday Series winners are listed here

DBSC Results for 26/08/2021

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Rockabill VI, 3. El Pocko

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. El Pocko, 3. D-Tox

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Joker II, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Joker II, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Joker II, 3. Something Else

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Ruthless

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Cartoon, 2. Krypton, 3. Starlet

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Krypton, 2. Cartoon, 3. Pamafe

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. State O'Chassis, 2. Prima Luce, 3. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Shearwater, 2. State O'Chassis, 3. Just Jasmin

Despite some obvious limitations, the Afloat live Dublin Bay webcams captured the big DBSC turnout in Scotsman's BayDespite some obvious limitations, the Afloat live Dublin Bay webcams captured the big DBSC turnout in Scotsman's Bay

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Fortitudine, 3. Setanta

SB20: 1. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Match FFive, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Flyer

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. The Jeorgettes

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. George 2, 3. RIYC 4

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

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Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. The Den, 3. Twocan

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

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

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

Squib/MermaidPY: 1. Jill, 2. Allsorts, 3. Periquin

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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Information

Dun Laoghaire Harbour is the second port for Dublin and is located on the south shore of Dublin Bay. Marine uses for this 200-year-old man-made harbour have changed over its lifetime. Originally built as a port of refuge for sailing ships entering the narrow channel at Dublin Port, the harbour has had a continuous ferry link with Wales and this was the principal activity of the harbour until the service stopped in 2015. In all this time, however, one thing has remained constant and that is the popularity for sailing and boating from the port, making it Ireland's marine leisure capital with a harbour fleet of over 1,200-1.600 pleasure craft.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bye-Laws

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A live stream Dublin Bay webcam showing Dun Laoghaire Harbour entrance and East Pier is here

Dun Laoghaire is a Dublin suburb situated on the south side of Dublin Bay, approximately, 15km from Dublin city centre.

The east and west piers of the harbour are each of 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) long.

The harbour entrance is 232 metres (761 ft) across from East to West Pier.

  • Public Boatyard
  • Public slipway
  • Public Marina

23 clubs, 14 activity providers and eight state-related organisations operate from Dun Laoghaire Harbour that facilitates a full range of sports - Sailing, Rowing, Diving, Windsurfing, Angling, Canoeing, Swimming, Triathlon, Powerboating, Kayaking and Paddleboarding. Participants include members of the public, club members, tourists, disabled, disadvantaged, event competitors, schools, youth groups and college students.

  • Commissioners of Irish Lights
  • Dun Laoghaire Marina
  • MGM Boats & Boatyard
  • Coastguard
  • Naval Service Reserve
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Marine Activity Centre
  • Rowing clubs
  • Yachting and Sailing Clubs
  • Sailing Schools
  • Irish Olympic Sailing Team
  • Chandlery & Boat Supply Stores

The east and west granite-built piers of Dun Laoghaire harbour are each of one kilometre (0.62 mi) long and enclose an area of 250 acres (1.0 km2) with the harbour entrance being 232 metres (761 ft) in width.

In 2018, the ownership of the great granite was transferred in its entirety to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council who now operate and manage the harbour. Prior to that, the harbour was operated by The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, a state company, dissolved in 2018 under the Ports Act.

  • 1817 - Construction of the East Pier to a design by John Rennie began in 1817 with Earl Whitworth Lord Lieutenant of Ireland laying the first stone.
  • 1820 - Rennie had concerns a single pier would be subject to silting, and by 1820 gained support for the construction of the West pier to begin shortly afterwards. When King George IV left Ireland from the harbour in 1820, Dunleary was renamed Kingstown, a name that was to remain in use for nearly 100 years. The harbour was named the Royal Harbour of George the Fourth which seems not to have remained for so long.
  • 1824 - saw over 3,000 boats shelter in the partially completed harbour, but it also saw the beginning of operations off the North Wall which alleviated many of the issues ships were having accessing Dublin Port.
  • 1826 - Kingstown harbour gained the important mail packet service which at the time was under the stewardship of the Admiralty with a wharf completed on the East Pier in the following year. The service was transferred from Howth whose harbour had suffered from silting and the need for frequent dredging.
  • 1831 - Royal Irish Yacht Club founded
  • 1837 - saw the creation of Victoria Wharf, since renamed St. Michael's Wharf with the D&KR extended and a new terminus created convenient to the wharf.[8] The extended line had cut a chord across the old harbour with the landward pool so created later filled in.
  • 1838 - Royal St George Yacht Club founded
  • 1842 - By this time the largest man-made harbour in Western Europe had been completed with the construction of the East Pier lighthouse.
  • 1855 - The harbour was further enhanced by the completion of Traders Wharf in 1855 and Carlisle Pier in 1856. The mid-1850s also saw the completion of the West Pier lighthouse. The railway was connected to Bray in 1856
  • 1871 - National Yacht Club founded
  • 1884 - Dublin Bay Sailing Club founded
  • 1918 - The Mailboat, “The RMS Leinster” sailed out of Dún Laoghaire with 685 people on board. 22 were post office workers sorting the mail; 70 were crew and the vast majority of the passengers were soldiers returning to the battlefields of World War I. The ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat near the Kish lighthouse killing many of those onboard.
  • 1920 - Kingstown reverted to the name Dún Laoghaire in 1920 and in 1924 the harbour was officially renamed "Dun Laoghaire Harbour"
  • 1944 - a diaphone fog signal was installed at the East Pier
  • 1965 - Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club founded
  • 1968 - The East Pier lighthouse station switched from vapourised paraffin to electricity, and became unmanned. The new candle-power was 226,000
  • 1977- A flying boat landed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, one of the most unusual visitors
  • 1978 - Irish National Sailing School founded
  • 1934 - saw the Dublin and Kingstown Railway begin operations from their terminus at Westland Row to a terminus at the West Pier which began at the old harbour
  • 2001 - Dun Laoghaire Marina opens with 500 berths
  • 2015 - Ferry services cease bringing to an end a 200-year continuous link with Wales.
  • 2017- Bicentenary celebrations and time capsule laid.
  • 2018 - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company dissolved, the harbour is transferred into the hands of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

From East pier to West Pier the waterfront clubs are:

  • National Yacht Club. Read latest NYC news here
  • Royal St. George Yacht Club. Read latest RSTGYC news here
  • Royal Irish Yacht Club. Read latest RIYC news here
  • Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club. Read latest DMYC news here

 

The umbrella organisation that organises weekly racing in summer and winter on Dublin Bay for all the yacht clubs is Dublin Bay Sailing Club. It has no clubhouse of its own but operates through the clubs with two x Committee vessels and a starters hut on the West Pier. Read the latest DBSC news here.

The sailing community is a key stakeholder in Dún Laoghaire. The clubs attract many visitors from home and abroad and attract major international sailing events to the harbour.

 

Dun Laoghaire Regatta

Dun Laoghaire's biennial town regatta was started in 2005 as a joint cooperation by the town's major yacht clubs. It was an immediate success and is now in its eighth edition and has become Ireland's biggest sailing event. The combined club's regatta is held in the first week of July.

  • Attracts 500 boats and more from overseas and around the country
  • Four-day championship involving 2,500 sailors with supporting family and friends
  • Economic study carried out by the Irish Marine Federation estimated the economic value of the 2009 Regatta at €2.5 million

The dates for the 2021 edition of Ireland's biggest sailing event on Dublin Bay is: 8-11 July 2021. More details here

Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Offshore Race

The biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race is a 320-miles race down the East coast of Ireland, across the south coast and into Dingle harbour in County Kerry. The latest news on the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race can be found by clicking on the link here. The race is organised by the National Yacht Club.

The 2021 Race will start from the National Yacht Club on Wednesday 9th, June 2021.

Round Ireland Yacht Race

This is a Wicklow Sailing Club race but in 2013 the Garden County Club made an arrangement that sees see entries berthed at the RIYC in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for scrutineering prior to the biennial 704–mile race start off Wicklow harbour. Larger boats have been unable to berth in the confines of Wicklow harbour, a factor WSC believes has restricted the growth of the Round Ireland fleet. 'It means we can now encourage larger boats that have shown an interest in competing but we have been unable to cater for in Wicklow' harbour, WSC Commodore Peter Shearer told Afloat.ie here. The race also holds a pre-ace launch party at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

Laser Masters World Championship 2018

  • 301 boats from 25 nations

Laser Radial World Championship 2016

  • 436 competitors from 48 nations

ISAF Youth Worlds 2012

  • The Youth Olympics of Sailing run on behalf of World Sailing in 2012.
  • Two-week event attracting 61 nations, 255 boats, 450 volunteers.
  • Generated 9,000 bed nights and valued at €9 million to the local economy.

The Harbour Police are authorised by the company to police the harbour and to enforce and implement bye-laws within the harbour, and all regulations made by the company in relation to the harbour.

There are four ship/ferry berths in Dun Laoghaire:

  • No 1 berth (East Pier)
  • No 2 berth (east side of Carlisle Pier)
  • No 3 berth (west side of Carlisle Pier)
  • No 4 berth  (St, Michaels Wharf)

Berthing facilities for smaller craft exist in the town's 800-berth marina and on swinging moorings.

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