As wide a selection of Irish dinghy classes as you could imagine struggled around a light air Dublin Bay Sailing Club course this evening but in spite of its feeble strength the north westerly breeze held and allowed everything from elderly IDRA 14s to ultra modern Olympic 49ers to finish the sailing course on Scotsmans bay.
In the PY class Peter Craig won sailing a Laser, second was G Ryan/J MacAree in a 470 and third was Tim Goodbody in a Laser.
The biggest spectacle in tonight's race though was the consideration given by the Sea Lynx Car ferry that waited patiently to exit Dun Laoghaire harbour as a mix of dinghy and keelboat competitors cleared the mouth of the harbour with as much speed as they could muster.
Racing eventually ended in a rain shower at 8.30pm, Results are below:
DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 11 MAY 2010
CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3. Lula Belle (Liam Coyne)
CRUISERS 2 - 1. Katanca (C. Ennis/B O'Connor), 2. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly)
CRUISERS 3 - 1. Cacciatore (Anne O'Callaghan et al), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Pamafe (Michael Costello)
CRUISERS 4 - 1. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly)
FIREBALL - 1. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 2. Incubus (S Oram), 3. Reality Check (Marie Barry)
IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 2. Squalls (Stephen Harrison), 3. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton)
MERMAID - 1. Kim (D Cassidy), 2. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney)
PY CLASS - 1. Peter Craig (Laser), 2. G Ryan/J MacAree (470), 3. Tim Goodbody (Laser 1)
RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 2. Icicle (C & J Murray), 3. Shillelagh (J.Caldwell/D.Barber)
SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien)