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In Class Zero, George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues its winning form from last Saturday's ISORA Coastal race opener by winning DBSC's first Thursday race of 2020.
In a light ENE Force 2 breeze, 45 boats across the fleets managed to finish.
DBSC Results for 09/07/2020
Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Lively Lady
Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Tsunami
Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Black Velvet
Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Black Velvet
Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Ruth
Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Maranda
Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Saki, 2. Grasshopper 2, 3. Maranda
Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Persistance, 2. Spirit, 3. Edenpark
Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Vespucci, 2. Bendemeer
SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. So Blue, 3. Ted
Sportsboat: 1. George V, 2. Jester, 3. Jamiroquai
Flying 15: 1. No Name, 2. FFuZZy, 3. ffinisterre
Ruffian: 1. Shannagh, 2. Alias, 3. Ruffles
B211 One Design: 1. Chinook
Glen: 1. GlenDun
Lack of wind forced the cancellation of tonight's much-anticipated keelboat and dinghy summer racing for Dublin Bay Sailing Club.
As Afloat previously reported, a strong turnout of Lasers got off to a great start last Tuesday with over 50 dinghies competing in the in-harbour racing.
A new DBSC Tuesday keelboat programme was due to start tonight.
DBSC racing continues this Thursday.
Dublin Bay live webcam here
Documents are available from the DBSC website HERE, including the revised Notice of Race and cards pertaining to each individual class.
Club racers are reminded that boats sailed on Thursdays and Saturdays can now also sail on Tuesdays with the same format.
Tuesday racing is from Committee vessel(s) as the West Pier starter’s hut has not been installed, due to the difficulty of maintaining the current coronavirus safety rules.
All Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) racing this COVID hit sailing season will start from the club's Committee vessel(s) as the club's West Pier starters hut has not been installed due to the difficulty of maintaining government safety rules including social distancing.
There is no requirement this year either for class duties on committee vessels, again due to social distancing difficulties and 'Pod' arrangements in place.
The club's dinghy season is already underway and the first Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday racing getting underway this week.
Revised Sailing Instructions and Course Cards for all DBSC fleets have been issued by the club.
DBSC dinghy sailing continued its strong turnout for the first Saturday racing of the 2020 season. Over 40 Dinghies turned out for three races in a moderate westerly wind inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday.
Royal St. George's Theo Lyttle won two races in the Laser standard division and the National Yacht Club's Conor Gorman was a double race winner in the Radial. Full results below:
PY Class: 1. B Foley, 2. R Tate, 3. C O'Kelly
Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott
Laser Standard: 1. R Wallace, 2. T Lyttle, 3. M Hennessy
Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 3. K Walker
Laser 4.7: 1. A Daly, 2. A Irvin, 3. F McDonnell
PY Class: 1. B Foley, 2. R Tate
Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott
Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. M Hennessy, 3. B Owens-Murphy
Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. S Craig, 3. C Gorman
Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. L Turvey, 3. A Daly
PY Class: 1. R Tate, 2. B Foley, 3. C O'Kelly
Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott
Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. M Hennessy, 3. F Walker
Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 3. M Norman
Laser 4.7: 1. L Turvey, 2. F McDonnell, 3. A Daly
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) plans for the revised 2020 season continue apace as a bumper dinghy fleet is already in action and the start for keelboat and cruiser classes is now slated for July 7th, two weeks earlier than it had originally planned.
Last night (Thursday) there was evidence of the upcoming racing with a number of keelboat campaigns out training on the Dublin Bay race track. And tomorrow (Saturday) ISORA will get its offshore season underway with a coastal race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
DBSC has issued new Sailing Instructions and Course Cards with some big changes as a result of the shake up the pandemic has caused.
In particular, the season has been extended into September for its midweek series and into October for the weekend series.
The last DBSC races for dinghies will now be on Tuesday, September 8th, Saturday, October 10th and the Water Wags on Wednesday, September 23rd.
For keelboats, the last DBSC race dates are Tuesday, September 8th, Thursday, September 10th and Saturday, October 10th, just a month before the commencement of the club's popular winter Turkey Shoot Series in the first week of November.
Revised fleet compositions have also been implemented with new, timings and race areas on Saturday for all fleets.
DBSC has also moved to radio only course announcements for the Red Fleet in mid-week racing.
All the revisions are posted in the document section of the club website here.
Four Fireballs made it to the start line of the long-awaited first Tuesday DBSC races since lockdown. The forecast was not promising much more than 2 knots but actually sailors were greeted with a very decent force 2-3 southerly. On this auspicious occasion, Dun Laoghaire Harbour was dominated by a huge fleet of Lasers, unsurprisingly given that it appeared for many weeks that singlehanded boats might be the only dinghies allowed to race this season.
The single-handers also included at least four Aeros, two of which were sailed by Fireball National Champions Noel Butler and Stephen Oram. So it was that the Fireballs got away in the first PY start in a five-lap windward-leeward race - Frank Miller with crew Grattan Donnelly got their bow in front about 2/3 the way down the pin favoured line and maintained their lead over the course, finishing well ahead of Cariosa Power/Marie Barry and Owen Sinnott/Andrea, with Nick Miller/Paul Ter Horst a little further behind in their newly acquired ship. While racing the windward-leeward course was straightforward enough the interventions around the course of more than 30 Lasers added a layer of excitement to proceedings.
Race two got underway with a 2 lap challenge in slightly lighter air which had swung between ten and twenty degrees further south. Again the pin was slightly favoured but this time Power/Barry timed a perfect pin start with Miller/Donnelly just to windward. In the event Miller/Donnelly edged out in front with marginally better speed and height. Both tacked at the port layline with Miller/Donnelly managing to hold off the challengers to round in the lead. While Power/Barry closed the gap on several occasions they never quite threatened the leaders who took the gun again. In third were Sinnott/Andrea while Nick Miller /Ter Horst took a break.
All in all a terrific night's sailing with solid race management led by Suzanne McGarry and her team.
Results are here
As Laser Class Captain Gavan Murphy predicted on Afloat a fortnight ago, there was a super turn out of single-handers for the first race of the COVID delayed season.
The 50-boat Laser fleet enjoyed ten-knot southerly winds for the in harbour racing run from DBSC's Freebird Committee Boat.
Also racing were RS Aeros, Fireballs and PY dinghies.
DBSC Results for 30/06/2020
All results Provisional & Subject to Review
PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. N Butler, 3. B Foley
Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. 14865, 3. N Miller
Laser Standard: 1. R Wallace, 2. D Maloney, 3. R O'Leary
Laser Radial: 1. M Norman, 2. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 3. K O'Connor
Laser 4.7: 1. A Daly, 2. C Byrne, 3. H Turvey
PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. N Butler, 3. B Foley
Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. C Power/M Barry, 3. 14865
Laser Standard: 1. R Wallace, 2. R O'Leary, 3. G O'Hare
Laser Radial: 1. P O'Reilly, 2. K O'Connor, 3. R Geraghty-McDonnell
Laser 4.7: 1. A Daly, 2. E Dempsey, 3. Z Hall
Dublin Bay Sailing Club sees a potential start for keelboat and cruiser classes on July 7th, two weeks earlier than it had originally planned.
In a note to members, Commodore Johnathan Nicholson tells members that "following the announcement last Friday by An Taoiseach the sailing committee has drafted a plan to commence racing two weeks earlier on the 7th of July for keelboat and cruiser classes".
DBSC says it is waiting for guidance from Irish Sailing on how racing can take place and will issue an amended NoR as soon as it is available.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has issued a revised schedule for its much anticipated 2020 season. Commodore Jonathan Nicholson says his committee has considered many factors in putting the programme together and reports as follows:
Dinghy racing commences in phase 3, for single handed or boats crewed by household units. The first race will be on Tuesday the 30th of June and will take place in the harbour. The Water Wags may follow on the 1st of July, again for household units. Racing on Saturday will also be available for all dinghy classes including Water Wags commencing on the 4th of July, who meet the criteria described above.
Due to the restrictions currently in place, and likely to be in place for at least phase 3, there will be reduced crews on our committee boats and ribs.
Cruiser and Keelboats
Racing for the cruiser and keelboat classes commences in phase 4, on Tuesday the 21st, Thursday the 24th and Saturday the 26th of July. The Tuesday programme has been significantly extended to provide a complete schedule for all boats akin to the programme run from a committee boat on Thursday nights. The season has also been lengthened, adding two weeks to both the mid-week and weekend series.
Depending upon the guidance from Irish Sailing, a mini-series for cruiser and keelboat classes with restricted crew numbers not counting for overall series points, may be run in phase 3 (between the 30th of June and the 20th of July). for the cruiser and keelboat classes with restricted crew numbers. Clarity will be provided when possible.
In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances that we all now face, and the somewhat condensed programme that we are planning, we have reduced the boat entry fee. The new schedule of fees can be found here and you can enter here. I would like to remind you all that DBSC is a club of members and is run by volunteers and despite the delayed start to our racing programme this season, we are endeavouring to provide you with the maximum number of high-quality races, all run from committee boats with experienced and highly qualified race officers and race management teams.
I would like to thank all those who have entered to date. The club needs the support of its members with the majority our income coming from boat entry and membership fees. As mentioned above we have reduced the boat entry fee recognising theses extraordinary times and condensed schedule, while considering that we have a very high fixed cost base, much of which has already been committed, and some of our members will not be entering this year for obvious reasons. It is essential that the remainder of our membership enters as soon as possible. Simply put the club needs the income and clarity of the number of boats planning to race.
We will communicate directly with those who have entered to date on how the reduction will be applied.
We have calculated that we need a minimum number of boats to enter per fleet (blue, red, green and dinghy) for that fleet to be viable. Water Wags are considered separately. The decisions on fleet and class viability will be made on Thursday the 25th of June for dinghies and Thursday the 2nd of July for keelboats and cruisers.
As such only entries up to Wednesday the 24th of June and Wednesday 1st of July respectively will be considered when defining the new starting schedule and class composition. Again, please enter now.