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Light winds for DBSC Thursday

7th August 2009
Light winds for DBSC Thursday
The DBSC Thursday sailing (6th August 209) experienced very light winds and flooding tide, where sailors hugged the coast in Scotsmans Bay. However, patience is a virtue and there were plenty of results to bring home – see over.

DUBLIN PORT DUBLIN BAY SAILING CLUB RESULTS FOR 6 AUGUST 2009. Beneteau 31.7 Echo – 1 Levante, B. Leyden/M. Leahy, 2 After U Too, Michael Blaney, 3 Prospect, Chris Johnston. Beneteau 31.7 – 1 Levante, 2 After U Too, 3 Prospect. Cruisers 0 Echo – 1 Tsunami, Vincent Farrell, 2 WOW, George Sisk, 3 Tiamat, Tim Costello. Cruisers 0 – 1 WOW, 2 Tsunami, 3 Tiamat. Cruisers 1 Echo – 1 Joker II, John Maybury, 2 Jalapeno, Dermod Baker et al, 3 Gringo, Tony Fox. Cruisers 1 – 1 Joker II, 2 Gringo, Tony Fox, 3 Jalapeno. Cruisers 2 Echo – 1 Jawesome II, V. Kennedy/M. Dyke, 2 Kit, Graeme Hanna, 3 Why Not 2, Stephen Oram et al. Cruisers 2 – 1 Jawesome II, 2 Kit, 3 Why Not 2. Cruisers 3 Echo – 3 Rattler 2, Austin Whelan. Cruisers 3 – 1 Supernova, K. Lawless et al, 2 Hard on Port, Flor O'Driscoll, 3 Rattler 2. Cruisers 4 – 1 Maranda, Myles Kelly. Dragon – 1 Diva, R. Johnson/R. Goodbody, 2 Susele, Michael Halpenny. Flying 15 – 1 Fifty Somethings, David Mulvin, 2 Alley Cat, I. Matthews/B. Mulligan, 3 Gekko, S. & P. Nolan. Glen – 1 Glenluce, D. & R. O'Connor, 2 Glencree, J. Bligh/H. Roche, 3 Pterodactyl, R. & D. McCaffrey. Ruffian 23 – 1 Ruff Nuff, D. & C. Mitchell, 2 Ruffles, Michael Cutliffe, 3 Carmen, Michael Hinkson et al. SB3 – 1 Sinbin, Barry O'Neill, 2 Sacrebleu, R. Hayes/D. Smith, 3 Flutter, Andrew Algeo. Shipman – 1 JO Slim, J. Clarke et al, 2 Poppy, Peter Wallis et al, 3 Whiterock, Henry Robinson.  Sigma 33 – 1 Rupert, R. Lovegrove/P. Varian, 2 Popje, Ted McCourt et al, 3 White Mischief, Timothy Goodbody. Squib – 1 Little Demon, Marie Dee, 2 Tais, Michael O'Connell, 3 Anemos, Pete & Ann Evans. White Sail Cruisers Echo – 1 Hypertension, William Rickard, 2 Xerxes, Dan O'Neill, 3 Aurora, Ray Conway. White Sail Cruisers – 1 Xerxes 2 Hypertension, 3 Arwen, Philip O'Dwyer.   

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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 Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George 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 a 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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