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Good Spinnaker Work at a Premium on Dublin Bay

6th May 2010
Good Spinnaker Work at a Premium on Dublin Bay

Keeping the DBSC sailing spinnaker flying was at a premium tonight for the 17 keelboat classes who inched around Dublin Bay in north easterly winds that rarely blew over 6 knots. The One Design fleets raced to forty foot mark under spinnaker before finishing in Scotsmans Bay against an ebbing tide at the Mac Lir Committee Boat. In the Ruffian class good spinnaker work by the crew of Diane ll (Bruce Carswell) enabled the Royal St. George Yacht to out wit club mates Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), Third was Paramour (Larry Power). The bulk of the fleet were back in harbour before dusk but at least one SB3 sportsboat was towed home in the dark at 21.30 as the breeze dropped altogether on the bay.

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 6 MAY 2010

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Dies Irae (Patrick Rowan), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Extremity (Paul D'Alton)

CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Axiom (M.O'Neill), 2. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan), 3. Joker 11 (John Maybury)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Peridot (Y Charrier et al), 2. Helter Skelter (Adrienne Jermyn), 3. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Peridot (Y Charrier et al), 2. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella), 3. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 3. Two Step (Ross Doyle)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Lindos (Clive Martin), 2. Jiminy Cricket (Mona Tyndall), 3. Saki (Paget McCormack et al)

CRUISERS 4 - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 3. Maranda (Myles Kelly)

DRAGON - 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Puca (P.Burke/R.Henry)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Fflogger (Alan Dooley), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. Fifty Somethings (David Mulvin)

GLEN - 1. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Glenshane (P Hogan)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Paramour (Larry Power et al)

SB3s - 1. No Name (Gordon Judge), 2. Bom Chickawahwah (John O'Driscoll), 3. Mephisto (S & T Bourke)

SHIPMAN - 1. Poppy (Peter Wallis et al), 2. Twocan (David Freeman), 3. Curraglas (John Masterson)

SIGMA 33 - 1. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Leeuwin (Henry Leonard et al)

SQUIB - 1. Lola (Frank Whelan), 2. Little Demon (Marie Dee), 3. Buzz Lite (G.O'Connor/B.Foster)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Afternoon Delight (Michael Bennett et al), 2. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is one of Europe's biggest yacht racing clubs. It has almost sixteen hundred elected members. It presents more than 100 perpetual trophies each season some dating back to 1884. It provides weekly racing for upwards of 360 yachts, ranging from ocean-going forty footers to small dinghies for juniors.

Undaunted by austerity and encircling gloom, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), supported by an institutional memory of one hundred and twenty nine years of racing and having survived two world wars, a civil war and not to mention the nineteen thirties depression, it continues to present its racing programme year after year as a cherished Dublin sporting institution.

The DBSC formula that, over the years, has worked very well for Dun Laoghaire sailors. As ever DBSC start racing at the end of April and finish at the end of September. The current commodore is Chris Moore of the National Yacht Club.

The character of racing remains broadly the same in recent times, with starts and finishes at Club's two committee boats, one of them DBSC's new flagship, the Freebird. The latter will also service dinghy racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Having more in the way of creature comfort than the John T. Biggs, it has enabled the dinghy sub-committee to attract regular team to manage its races, very much as happened in the case of MacLir and more recently with the Spirit of the Irish. The expectation is that this will raise the quality of dinghy race management, which, operating as it did on a class quota system, had tended to suffer from a lack of continuity.

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