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Zu Wins Windy Dublin Bay Race Tonight

15th July 2010
Zu Wins Windy Dublin Bay Race Tonight

Winds gusting to 20 knots greeted tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet for its regular Thursday night league. Peter Dee's Dragon Zu was the winner of the Dragon class. Full sailing results are posted over the fold.

Dublin Port Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 15 JULY 2010


BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 2. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. After U Too (Michael Blaney)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 2. Team Windmill (Andrew Sarratt), 3. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Team Windmill (Andrew Sarratt), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Kit (Graeme Hanna)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Kit (Graeme Hanna), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Wanderlust (E.& J.Melvin), 3. Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Asterix (J.Counihan/F.Meredith), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea)

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

DRAGON - 1. Zu (P.Dee et al), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Chiang (Iain Finnegan)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 3. Fifty Somethings (David Mulvin)

GLEN - 1. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 2. Glencoe (Rose Mary Craig et al), 3. Glendun (B.Denham et al)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 3. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada)

SB3s - 1. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill), 2. Design Security (Colin Galavan), 3. Sidewinder (Declan Keogh)

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Euphanzel lll (Louis McSherry et al), 3. Gusto (C Heath)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 3. Popje (Ted McCourt)

SQUIB - 1. Absolutely Fabulous (N Kennedy/P Reilly), 2. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 3. Perfection (Jill Fleming)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Albireo (Michael Murphy), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Afternoon Delight (Michael Bennett et al)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Calypso (Howard Knott), 2. Windshift (R O'Flynn et al), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

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