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As Afloat reported, the Beneteau 50-footer has a slender lead in the weather hit series that concludes on March 22.
Download latest starts and handicaps below.
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Cruiser Zero fleet got a further boost this week when another addition to the rekindled fleet appeared under the crane at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
The 2004 41-footer yacht (for a senior yacht racing administrator in the Bay) is El Pocko, a German Frers Puma 42.
Previously based in the Netherlands, she is currently keelless following transportation to the RStGYC forecourt from Flevoland.
It is the second new addition for the bay's big boat class. In January the First 40 La Response, formerly known as Courier Zen and a veteran of several Commodore's Cup teams joined the fleet.
El Pocko will be on the line for the first of DBSC's first summer races in April and is understood to be optimised for the ORCi rule with a carbon mast and a new keel in 2014.
The RStGYC boat is a fillip to a now eight-boat (or more) DBSC Cruiser Zero class racing that itself was in question only a couple of years ago.
The Beneteau First 310 More Mischief leads the DBSC Spring Chicken Series by a single point after two races sailed.
Download overall results below.
Racing resumed on Sunday morning in great breeze and sunshine after a fortnight of gales on Dublin Bay led to two weeks of cancellations the first time the series has lost two races in a row in 19 years of Spring Chicken racing. As a result, an extra race on 22nd March has been added to the Citroen South sponsored schedule.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's forthcoming 2020 summer season will feature Squibs and Mermaids will racing together on both Tuesdays (Dinghy Course), and Saturdays (Green Fleet course).
It's a change to existing arrangements as the club, announces its schedule for the season that begins on Saturday, April 25th.
First DBSC Races
Saturday 25th April: Tuesday: 28th April: Wednesday (Water Wags) 29th April: Thursday 30th April:
Last DBSC Races
Tuesday 25th August: Wednesday (Water Wags) 16th September. Thursday: 27th August: Saturday 26th September:
Tuesdays: Dinghies: PY, Squibs, Mermaids, IDRAs, Fireballs, Laser Std, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial
Wednesdays: Harbour racing: Water Wags
Thursdays: Committee Boats: All Classes Keelboats
Saturdays: West Pier Hut and two Committee Boats: All Classes Keelboats and Mermaids.
Saturdays: Harbour Fleet: Dinghies: PYs, IDRA, Lasers Standard, Radial, 4.7 and Fireballs.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club will add an extra race to its Spring Chicken Series following the second successive weekend cancellation due to storms.
This Sunday's race was scrubbed this morning after Storm Dennis forecasts revealed that it is 'highly unlikely' that conditions would be sailable on Dublin Bay.
On Friday, it had been hoped that a window of opportunity might give the 50-boat fleet a chance to sail but organisers cancelled after tracking forecasts and charts for tomorrow's 10 am start that showed increasing heavy gusts during race time.
The final race of the Citroen South six-race series will now be sailed on Sunday 22nd March and that date will also feature the post-race prizegiving at the National Yacht Club.
Flat seas but strong gusts up to 50mph are a feature of the south-westerly Storm Dennis on Dublin Bay. See live Dublin Bay webcam here.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club organisers say they will be making every effort to get sailing on Sunday morning in the third race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series despite the gale warnings issued in advance of Storm Dennis.
Start sequences for the fleet have been issued and are downloadable below.
The hope is that conditions will be like the first race of the series, 'breezy but sailable'.
If very obvious tomorrow or early Sunday, DBSC may send an email to competitors issuing a cancellation notice but otherwise, the club says it will be making every effort to sail, including going out on the Committee Boat Freebird to check conditions on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, the DMYC has cancelled its Dinghy Frostbites scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
19 cruisers raced in a blustery first race with 17 finishers on Sunday morning as Afloat reported here.
The J97 Windjammer and the J109 Dear Prudence were scored joint second on the Seapoint course in the west of the Bay with Liam Shanahan's J109 Ruth in this place.
Download full results in the Citroen South Series below.
The series continues next Sunday from the National Yacht Club.
Despite the strong winds that scrubbed this afternoon's DMYC Dinghy Frostbites Series at Dun Laoghaire, up to 20 hardy cruiser-racers from a total entry of 47 braved the strong north westerlies on Dublin Bay this morning for the first race of the DBSC Citroen Spring Chicken Series for cruisers.
Race organisers picked a sheltered spot in the western bay area at Seapoint to complete the first of the six-race series in winds gusting to over 20-knots. Results to follow.
Gale force winds are predicted for the Irish Sea later today.
See live Dublin Bay webcam here.
A 47 boat fleet has been assembled for Sunday's first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 'Spring Chicken' Series.
As Afloat previously reported, racing, sponsored by Citroen South, will be held on Sunday mornings at 10 am from February 2nd to March 8th.
Download handicaps and starts for Sunday's first race below.
Patrick Cafferky will give the talk on ‘Marine and Navigation Safety from a Marine Pilot’s Perspective’ in the National Yacht Club dining room from 8.30pm, following supper at 7.30pm sharp.