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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

Shipmans on the Bay: Credit: Tina DunneShipmans on the Bay: Credit: Tina Dunne

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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Round Ireland Yacht Race Information

The Round Ireland Yacht Race is Ireland's classic offshore yacht race starts from Wicklow Sailing Club (WSC) and is organised jointly with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC). This page details the very latest updates from the 2008 race onwards including the race schedule, yacht entries and the all-important race updates from around the 704-mile course. Keep up to date with the Round Ireland Yacht Race here on this one handy reference page.

2020 Round Ireland Race

The 2020 race, the 21st edition, was the first race to be rescheduled then cancelled.

Following Government restrictions over COVID-19, a decision on the whether or not the 2020 race can be held was made on April 9 2020 to reschedule the race to Saturday, August 22nd. On July 27th, the race was regrettably cancelled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.

Because of COVID-19, the race had to have a virtual launch party at the Royal Irish Yacht Club for its 21st edition

In spite of the pandemic, however, a record entry was in prospect for 2020 with 50 boats entered with four weeks to go to the race start. The race was also going big on size and variety to make good on a pre-race prediction that the fleet could reach 60. An Irish offshore selection trial also looked set to be a component part of the 2020 race.

The rescheduling of the race to a news date emphasises the race's national significance, according to Afloat here

FAQs

704 nautical miles, 810 miles or 1304 kilometres

3171 kilometres is the estimate of Ireland's coastline by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland.

SSE Renewables are the sponsors of the 2020 Round Ireland Race.

Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London and The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin.

Off Wicklow Harbour on Saturday, August 22nd 2020

Monohulls 1300 hrs and Multihulls 13.10 hrs

Leave Ireland and all its islands (excluding Rockall) to starboard.

It depends on the boat. The elapsed record time for the race is under 40 hours but most boats take five or six days to complete the course.

The Race Tracker is https://afloat.ie/sail/events/round-ireland/item/25789-round-ireland-yacht-race-tracker-2016-here.

The idea of a race around Ireland began in 1975 with a double-handed race starting and finishing in Bangor organised by Ballyholme Yacht Club with stopovers in Crosshaven and Killybegs. That race only had four entries. In 1980 Michael Jones put forward the idea of a non-stop race and was held in that year from Wicklow Sailing Club. Sixteen pioneers entered that race with Brian Coad’s Raasay of Melfort returning home after six days at sea to win the inaugural race. Read the first Round Ireland Yacht Race 1980 Sailing Instructions here

 

The Round Ireland race record of 38 h 37 min 7 s is held by MOD-70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail and was set in June 2016.

George David’s Rambler 88 (USA) holds the fastest monohull race time of two days two hours 24 minutes and 9 seconds set in the 2016 race.

William Power's 45ft Olivia undertook a round Ireland cruise in September 1860

 

Richard Hayes completed his solo epic round Ireland voyage in September 2018 in a 14-foot Laser dinghy. The voyage had seen him log a total of 1,324 sea miles (2,452 kilometres) in 54 sailing days. in 1961, the Belfast Lough Waverly Durward crewed by Kevin and Colm MacLaverty and Mick Clarke went around Ireland in three-and-a-half weeks becoming the smallest keelboat ever to go round. While neither of these achievements occurred as part of the race they are part of Round Ireland sailing history

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At A Glance – Round Ireland Yacht Race 2022

Race start: Off Wicklow Harbour date to be announced, most likely end of June 2022

There will be separate starts for monohulls and multihulls.

Race course:  leave Ireland and all its islands (excluding Rockall) to starboard.

Race distance: is approximately 704 nautical miles or 1304 kilometres.

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