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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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A decent south-easterly breeze averaging about 12 knots greeted the three Fireballs competing in last night's DBSC racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. With another giant fleet of Lasers participating the start line was very long. Miller/Cramer opted for the slightly favoured pin end which took them towards the harbour mouth before tacking back under the layline to the weather mark Cariosa Power with Marie Barry had taken the exact opposite approach going inshore and their route proved the better one as they rounded the mark a few boat lengths ahead. Owen Sinnott and Grattan Donnelly seemed to take a middle course which left them a close third for the entire race. Power/Barry stayed ahead for the run and the subsequent beat but on the second run Miller/Cramer found a couple of gusts which helped them get an inside overlap before the gybe to the mark, leaving them ahead for the remainder of the race.

Cariosa Power with Marie Barry to windward in IRL 14854 and Frank Miller and Neil Cramer in IRL 14990Cariosa Power with Marie Barry to windward in IRL 14854 and Frank Miller and Neil Cramer in IRL 14990

For race two Miller/Cramer again started at the pin and this time led to the weather with Sinnott/Donnelly close behind. They maintained their lead for most of the 5 lap race but a problematic gybe-set during lap four gave the chasing Sinnott/Donnelly team their opportunity and they slipped into the lead. On the final downwind leg to the finish Miller/Cramer gybed a little early and attempted to reel in the leaders but the attempt failed miserably in a thicket of Lasers as the finish line drew near. Sinnott/Donnelly were the deserving winners with Power/Barry a close third.

Full results here.

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Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in Ireland Information

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity to save lives at sea in the waters of UK and Ireland. Funded principally by legacies and donations, the RNLI operates a fleet of lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, based at a range of coastal and inland waters stations. Working closely with UK and Ireland Coastguards, RNLI crews are available to launch at short notice to assist people and vessels in difficulties.

RNLI was founded in 1824 and is based in Poole, Dorset. The organisation raised €210m in funds in 2019, spending €200m on lifesaving activities and water safety education. RNLI also provides a beach lifeguard service in the UK and has recently developed an International drowning prevention strategy, partnering with other organisations and governments to make drowning prevention a global priority.

Irish Lifeboat Stations

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland, with an operational base in Swords, Co Dublin. Irish RNLI crews are tasked through a paging system instigated by the Irish Coast Guard which can task a range of rescue resources depending on the nature of the emergency.

Famous Irish Lifeboat Rescues

Irish Lifeboats have participated in many rescues, perhaps the most famous of which was the rescue of the crew of the Daunt Rock lightship off Cork Harbour by the Ballycotton lifeboat in 1936. Spending almost 50 hours at sea, the lifeboat stood by the drifting lightship until the proximity to the Daunt Rock forced the coxswain to get alongside and successfully rescue the lightship's crew.

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895.

FAQs

While the number of callouts to lifeboat stations varies from year to year, Howth Lifeboat station has aggregated more 'shouts' in recent years than other stations, averaging just over 60 a year.

Stations with an offshore lifeboat have a full-time mechanic, while some have a full-time coxswain. However, most lifeboat crews are volunteers.

There are 46 lifeboat stations on the island of Ireland

32 Irish lifeboat crew have been lost in rescue missions, including the 15 crew of the Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) lifeboat which capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the SS Palme on Christmas Eve 1895

In 2019, 8,941 lifeboat launches saved 342 lives across the RNLI fleet.

The Irish fleet is a mixture of inshore and all-weather (offshore) craft. The offshore lifeboats, which range from 17m to 12m in length are either moored afloat, launched down a slipway or are towed into the sea on a trailer and launched. The inshore boats are either rigid or non-rigid inflatables.

The Irish Coast Guard in the Republic of Ireland or the UK Coastguard in Northern Ireland task lifeboats when an emergency call is received, through any of the recognised systems. These include 999/112 phone calls, Mayday/PanPan calls on VHF, a signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or distress signals.

The Irish Coast Guard is the government agency responsible for the response to, and co-ordination of, maritime accidents which require search and rescue operations. To carry out their task the Coast Guard calls on their own resources – Coast Guard units manned by volunteers and contracted helicopters, as well as "declared resources" - RNLI lifeboats and crews. While lifeboats conduct the operation, the coordination is provided by the Coast Guard.

A lifeboat coxswain (pronounced cox'n) is the skipper or master of the lifeboat.

RNLI Lifeboat crews are required to follow a particular development plan that covers a pre-agreed range of skills necessary to complete particular tasks. These skills and tasks form part of the competence-based training that is delivered both locally and at the RNLI's Lifeboat College in Poole, Dorset

 

While the RNLI is dependent on donations and legacies for funding, they also need volunteer crew and fund-raisers.

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