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Shannagh Tops the DBSC Ruffians

13th August 2009
Shannagh Tops the DBSC Ruffians

A full tide and light southerly winds gently swept Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada) to a win in tonight's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Ruffian race. Second in the Ruffian race was Larry Power's Paramour. The combined cruiser and one design classes headed south in to Scotsmans bay and the forty foot mark and then a downwind leg under spinnkaer filling the bay with sails. Click the read more button for tonights full sailing results:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 13 AUGUST 2009 CRUISERS 0 Echo- 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. WOW (George Sisk), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 0 - 1. WOW (George Sisk), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) 1 Echo - 1. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al), 2. Team Windmill (Andrew Sarratt), 3. Joker 11 (John Maybury)CRUISERS 1 - 1. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al), 2. Joker 11 (John Maybury), 3. Contango (Barry Cunningham) CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 3. Kit (Graeme Hanna) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Kit (Graeme Hanna) CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Two Step (Ross Doyle), 3. Jabiru (M & S Renwick) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 3. Cries of Passion (Bryan Maguire) CRUISERS 4 - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Chico (L.Egar/S.Keane), 3. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen)DRAGON - 1. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody) FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Gulfstream (A.Cooper), 3. Out of the Blue (F.Mitchell) GLEN - 1. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins), 2. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 3. Glencree (J.Bligh/H.Roche)RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada), 2. Paramour (Larry Power et al), 3. The Sting (Brenda Maguire et al) SB3s - 1. Flutter (Andrew Algeo), 2. Sinbin (Barry O'Neill), 3. Alert Packaging (Justin Burke) SHIPMAN - 1. Therapi (Alan McCarthy et al), 2. JO Slim (J.Clarke et al), 3. Whiterock (Henry Robinson)  SIGMA 33 - 1. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 3. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire) SQUIB - 1. Ladybird (M.Muldoon/B.Stevens), 2. Little Demon (Marie Dee), 3. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Albireo (Michael Murphy), 2. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 3. Hypertension (William Rickard) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 3. Just Jasmin (Philip Smith)   

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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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