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A week before the Dun Laoghaire Flying 15 fleet heads north to Strangford Lough for its national championships, Ignis Caput II (David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne) and Phoenix (John Lavery and Alan Green), both of the National Yacht Club, shared race wins in DBSC's Saturday racing. 

In the B211's (One Design) Billy Whizz was the winner with Beeswing second. Third was Small Wonder. 

A full results summary is below.

DBSC Results for 14/08/2021

Race 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Peridot, 2. Windjammer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Peridot, 2. Windjammer

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Wynward, 2. Ceol na Mara, 3. Saki

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

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Shearwater, 2. Gung Ho, 3. The Great Escape

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput II, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Phoenix

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jester, 3. The Jeorgettes

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jester, 3. The Jeorgettes

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Invader, 3. Juniper

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

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

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glencree, 3. Pterodactyl

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Allsorts, 2. Periquin

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

Race 2

Flying 15: 1. Phoenix, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Ignis Caput II

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jester, 3. The Jeorgettes

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jester, 3. The Jeorgettes

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

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

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

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Periquin, 2. Allsorts

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

Published in DBSC

While the thirty-one countries of the ILCA 4.7 fleet were completing the final race of their Youth World Championship in Dublin Bay, there was another close competition taking place in the bay under Barry O'Neill as P.R.O. This was under the burgee of Dublin Bay Sailing Club in the combined National Squib Class / Dublin Bay Mermaid fleet, of the Dublin Bay Green Fleet who completed two races on Saturday 14 August.

Race one was sailed over a windward-leeward course in a somewhat unstable wind of force two from the south-east. Tony Mullett's Allsorts, crewed by Paul Mills, started at the committee vessel Freebird. By the windward mark Noel Colclough's Periquin with Rupert Westrup crewing had closed the gap, and the two boats came to the windward mark with only half a boat length separating them. On the run it was Allsorts ahead, trying to keep her air clear. At the leeward mark, Allsorts had a problem with the spinnaker gybe to the finish, allowing Periquin to close the gap. After twenty-eight minutes racing, the margin between the two boats was three seconds which probably represents the distance from the bow to the mast.

Race two was sailed over the same course with the length of the beat reduced to compensate for a falling breeze. Allsorts won the start by hitting the line on port tack at the pin end. Again, she rounded the windward mark a boat-length ahead of her rival. This time Periquin was able to blanket Allsorts and thus was able to gain the inside berth which she held for the entire run to the leeward mark. Allsorts did a better rounding and managed to pass to lee of Periquin. Although the two boats split tacks on the second beat, when they came together again, Periquin on port passed across the bow of Allsorts, who was heading towards the favoured end of the line. In the official results, the margin between the boats after thirty-eight minutes racing was again three seconds, with Periquin taking the win.

This racing is great practice for the Irish East Coast Squib Championship at Howth Yacht Club on the first weekend of September.

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Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte had a win IRC and ECHO in Cruiser Zero in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Thursday night race. 

117 boats in all DBSC classes enjoyed a good breeze on the bay for the race that counts towards overall points in the club's AIB Summer Series.

George Sisk's XP 44 WOW was second. Third was El Pocko, the German Frers Puma 42 that was dismasted last season.

In Cruiser 1 IRC, Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the winner, Paul Barirington's Jalapeno was second. Third was Tony Fox's IMX 38, Gringo

Results summary for all classes below 

DBSC Results for 12/08/2021


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

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

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

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Joker II, 2. Raptor, 3. Gringo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Edenpark, 3. The Great Escape

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

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

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

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jheetah, 2. Jester, 3. The Jeorgettes

Sportsboat: 1. George 2, 2. Jheetah, 3. Jester

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published in DBSC

RS Aero sailor Noel Butler of the National Yacht Club was the winner of tonight's light air DBSC PY Class race on Dublin Bay.

Royal St. George's Brendan Foley finished second with Butler's clubmate Stephen Oram was third.

Results summary below

DBSC Results for 10/08/2021


Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Ruth

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Joyride

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride

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

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

Laser Standard: 1. Damian Maloney, 2. Owen Laverty, 3. Gavan Murphy

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

Published in DBSC

All 22 classes of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Saturday racing schedule were cancelled this afternoon due to strong westerly winds. 

The termination follows an abandonment of DBSC racing last Thursday for all except five classes due to light winds on that occasion.

 

Published in DBSC

Rodney and Keith Martin's Beneteau 44.7 Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yach Club was the winner of Saturday's light wind DBSC race on Dublin Bay for Cruisers Zero on both IRC and ECHO handicaps.

The top three was a completely Royal Irish affair with the First 4.7 Prima Forte second and George Sisk's XP44, Wow in third place on IRC.

Results summary across all DBSC classes is below:

DBSC Results for 31/07/2021

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Gringo

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

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Dear Prudence, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

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

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

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Rupert

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Rupert, 2. Windjammer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert

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

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

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. RunAway

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Sweet Martini, 2. Fortitudine, 3. The Great Escape

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

Flying 15: 1. Flyer, 2. Phoenix, 3. Perfect Ten

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glencree, 3. Pterodactyl

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

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Doody

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Max Tempany, 3. Judy O'Beirne

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Barry Glavin and Niall O’Riordan's Sea Biscuit from the Royal St George Yacht Club was the winner of the first race of Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club SB20 fixture.

113 boats across all the DBSC classes enjoyed a moderate ENE wind in sunny weather on the bay.

Second to Sea Biscuit was Jerry Dowling and Enda O’Coineen's Bad/Kilcullen from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Third was Charlotte O’Kelly's Sneaky B from the National Yacht Club.

The class sailed two races and a results summary is below.

In the Cruiser classes, Patrick Burke's Prima Forte from the Royal Irish was the Cruiser 0 IRC race winner with Vincent Farrell's Tsunami from the National Yacht Club in second and Rodney and Keith Martin's RIYC based Lively Lady in third.

There was damage (pictured below) in the Cruisers One division after a collision between two J109s. 

Hull damaged after a collision between two J109s Hull damaged after a collision between two J109s

Results below:

DBSC Results for 24/07/2021

Race 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SB20: 1. SeaBiscuit, 2. Bad/Kilcullen, 3. Sneaky B

Flying 15: 1. Shane MacCarthy, 2. Rodriguez, 3. A Mere Triffle

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

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

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. ZinZan

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

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

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

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

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

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Aideen, 2. Allsorts, 3. Periquin

PY Class: 1. Teddy Byrne, 2. Richard Tate

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

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Shirley Gilmore

Race 2

SB20: 1. Bad/Kilcullen, 2. SeaBiscuit, 3. Sneaky B

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

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

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

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

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

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

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Periquin, 2. Allsorts, 3. Aideen

PY Class: 1. Teddy Byrne, 2. Richard Tate

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Shirley Gilmore, 3. David Cahill

DBSC Results for 24/07/2021
Published in DBSC

Last year, for one of the first times in a proud history stretching back to 1884, there was no gala event for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual prizegiving but as most Dun Laoghaire Harbour observers will attest, most of the sailors in the country's biggest sailing club felt fortunate there was any racing at all, given the ravages of COVID-19.

This summer, new DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan made up for the absence of the winter Royal St George hosted affair, with individual outdoor prizegivings in each club to congratulate over 100 different winners from 22 DBSC classes in the AIB sponsored season.

As Afloat previously reported with a full list of winners here, it's an impressive roll call of division winners that includes DBSC's six premier awards for best performances.

See prizegiving photo galleries below

DBSC Premier awards 2020

Patrick Burke's Prima Forte, the 2020 delivered Beneteau First 40 won the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for the best new DBSC yacht in the 2020 season.

As regular Afloat readers will know, the Royal Irish yacht in its former life was known as La Response and Courier Zen, a top UK and French Commodore's Cup campaigner.

 DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan presents Vincent Delany of the Wags (and other classes) with his prizeDBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan presents Vincent Delany of the Wags (and other classes) with his prize

Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George Yacht Club J97 Windjammer performed on both inshore and offshore circuits last season and was the winner of the best yacht on handicap.

The best yacht in the one-design divisions was James Conboy-Fischer's Billy Whizz, the first time a B211 has lifted the George Arthur Newsom Cup as Afloat reported here.

Laser Radial ace Rian Geraghty McDonnell of the NYC won the Dr Alf Delany Cup for the best dinghy performance of the season.

David Meeke and Martin McCarthy won the Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup for the Best yacht for most frequent participation in the Ruffian 23 Alias. 

Kevin Byrne skipper of the Cruiser 3, Starlet is presented with a number of perpetual trophies. Byrne won the Smaldridge Cup for Thursdays, The Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup for Sat racing and the Whimbrel Rose Bowl for Tuesdays IRC RacingKevin Byrne skipper of the Cruiser 3, Starlet is presented with a number of perpetual trophies. Byrne won the Smaldridge Cup for Thursdays, The Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup for Sat racing and the Whimbrel Rose Bowl for Tuesdays IRC Racing

Scroll down for photo galleries of the DBSC prizegiving held at the RIYC on July 9th, the NYC on July 12th and the RSTGYC on July 16th. 

DBSC Prizegiving at RIYC on July 9th 2021

DBSC Prizegiving at NYC on July 12th 2021

DBSC Prizegiving at RSTGYC on July 16th 2021

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RS Aero sailor Brendan Foley of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of both light air Portsmouth Yardstick DBSC dinghy races at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

In both races, Foley beat the National Yacht Club's Noel Butler, who, in turn, beat Greystones sailor Roy Van Maanen all sailing RS Aero dinghies.

Results summary below.

DBSC Results for 20/07/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Pamafe, 3. Maranda

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Jay Z

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Jay Z

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

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

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

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Roy Van Maanen

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. Owen Laverty

Laser Radial: 1. Conor Clancy, 2. Ali Robinson, 3. David Cahill

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

Race 2

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Roy Van Maanen

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

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

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Owen Laverty, 3. Gary O'Hare

Laser Radial: 1. Conor Clancy, 2. Hugh Cahill, 3. Marco Sorgassi

Published in DBSC

Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC winner of Dubin Bay Sailing Club's Cruiser 0 AIB Summer Series Saturday race.  

Second and third on IRC were the First 40.7 sisterships Tsunami (Vincent Farrell) of the National Yacht Club and the RIYC's Lively Lady (Rodney and Keith Martin) respectively. 

A total of DBSC 127 boats across 22 classes enjoyed a fine sunny afternoon on the bay in light South Easterly winds.

A full results summary is below: 

DBSC Results for 17/07/2021

Race 1

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

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

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

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

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

31.7 One Design: 1. Kalamar, 2. Camira, 3. Bluefin Two

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jawesome III, 2. Jheetah, 3. Jester

Sportsboat: 1. Jawesome III, 2. Jheetah, 3. Jester

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

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

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

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

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

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

PY Class: 1. Richard Tate, 2. Teddy Byrne, 3. Roy Van Maanen

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

Fireball: 1. Owen Sinnott, 2. Paul ter Horst

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. John O'Driscoll, 3. Alice Tyrrell

Race 2

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

Flying 15: 1. Phoenix, 2. ffantastic mr ffox, 3. Fflagella

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

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

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

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

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

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

PY Class: 1. Roy Van Maanen, 2. Teddy Byrne, 3. Richard Tate

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

Fireball: 1. Owen Sinnott, 2. Paul ter Horst

Laser Radial: 1. John O'Driscoll, 2. David Cahill, 3. John Sisk

Published in DBSC
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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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