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DBSC Laser Fleet is the Fastest Growing Fleet on Dublin Bay

1st May 2018
The growing DBSC Laser fleet racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour The growing DBSC Laser fleet racing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The busy season for DBSC  Laser Fleet kicked off last Tuesday with 2 short sharp races in the Harbour in light conditions. With an entry of over 30 Standard and Radial rigs this year will be action packed with Laser Regional Championships each month, Laser Class starts in the Dun Laoghaire Club regattas and the pinnacle of the Laser sailing year for many with the Laser Master’s World Championships in September in Dun Laoghaire.

A travelling group of 14 DBSC Laser sailors moved North over the weekend to the Ulster Championships in Ballyholme and returned with impressive results. Well done to Shirley Gilmore - 1st Lady Master, Mary Chambers – 2nd Lady Master in her first regional event!, Sean Craig 2nd Master in the Radial Fleet. In Standard Fleet, well done to Ross O’Leary – 2nd Master & 4th Overall, Damien Maloney 6th Overall and Gavan Murphy in 10th Overall in tough and very competitive racing on Belfast Lough.

"A travelling group of 14 DBSC Laser sailors raced at the Ulster Championships in Ballyholme and returned with impressive results"

The DBSC Laser Masters Coaching Programme is open to all levels of Laser sailors, newcomers, returning laser sailors and experienced veterans. 'The programme for May is online now for Standard & Radial Rigs for all club or non-club sailors, ' according to Laser Class Captain Ross O'Leary.

Run from the Royal St George Yacht Club these 3 hour sessions on Friday evenings [6-9] and Sunday mornings [9.30-12.30] are family friendly and lead by experienced Laser Coaches to cater for Laser sailors of all levels and to answer any of your questions.

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If you want to come and join the racing enter now for Tuesday evening  here. It is suitable for all levels of ability with racing in the harbour or in Scotsman's Bay depending on conditions with full rescue boat cover. 'Guaranteed banter with food is available in the RSt George YC bar after racing each Tuesday – all welcome!', according to O'Leary.

Lady Masters ULSTERSLady Masters Shirley Gilmore (left) and Mary Chambers at Laser Ulster Championships

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At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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