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Lively Lady takes Cruiser 0 by storm in DBSC

28th May 2010
Lively Lady takes Cruiser 0 by storm in DBSC
Lively Lady took the honours in last night's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Racing in light WNW of 5.0                                                                                                 

BENETEAU 31.7 – ECHO 1. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher), 2. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston)                               

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Flying Machine (Conor O'Gallagher)                                  

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

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

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Gringo (Tony Fox), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)                                                      

CRUISERS 1 - ECHO 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)                                                    

CRUISERS 2 - ECHO 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)                                                 

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)                                                 

CRUISERS 3 - ECHO 1. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 2. Hyflyer (John Barnard), 3. Small Wonder (Hugh Kelly)                                              

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Rattler 2 (Austin Whelan), 3. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith)                                      

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

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 2. Puca (P.Burke/R.Henry), 3. Chiang (Iain Finnegan)                                                      

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Flyer (Niall Coleman), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. Fflogger (Alan Dooley)                                                   

GLEN - 1. Glencoe (Rose Mary Craig et al), 2. Glencree (J.Bligh/H.Roche), 3. Glenroan (Terence Moran)                                                 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Carmen (Michael Hinkson et al), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al)                                     

SB3s - 1. Bom Chickawahwah (John O'Driscoll), 2. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill), 3. Design Security (Colin Galavan)                                          

SHIPMAN - 1. Malindi (B.Smith/A.Gray), 2. Gusto (C Heath), 3. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al)                                                                

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt), 3. Leeuwin (Henry Leonard et al)                                             

SQUIB - 1. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 2. Little Demon (Marie Dee), 3. Tais (Michael O'Connell)                                                      

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - ECHO 1. Afternoon Delight (Michael Bennett et al), 2. Nirvana (Bernard Neeson), 3. Nauti-Gal (J & J Crawford)                        

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Nauti-Gal (J & J Crawford), 3. Calypso (Howard Knott)
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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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