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Goodbody to the fore in DBSC heavy wind race

16th August 2009
Goodbody to the fore in DBSC heavy wind race

Westerly winds gusting to 25 knots brought some of the best sailing conditions of the season to Dublin Bay on Saturday. With only six races left to the end of the DBSC 2009 season points are adding up across the 21 fleets made up of 300 boats. Royal Irish Commodore Tim Goodbody was at the top of the Sigma 33 class followed home by Ted McCourt's Popje and Paddy Maguire's Gwilli Two. Click the read more button for full results:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 15 AUGUST 2009 BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son)BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son) CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. WOW (George Sisk), 3. Lively Lady (Derek Martin) CRUISERS 0 - 1. WOW (George Sisk), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 3. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)CRUISERS 1 - 1. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Something Else (J.Hall et al) CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Contango (Barry Cunningham) CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 2. Red Rhum (J Nicholson), 3. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 2. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 3. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella) CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll), 2. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Hard on Port (Flor O'Driscoll) CRUISERS 4 - 1. Aslana (J.Martin/B.Mulkeen), 2. Chico (L.Egar/S.Keane), 3. Maranda (Myles Kelly) FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. No Name (John Lavery), 3. Snow White (Frank Burgess)  FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1. No Name (John Lavery), 2. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 3. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews) GLEN - 1. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 2. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm), 3. Glendun (B.Denham et al)  RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Shillelagh (J.Caldwell/D.Barber)SHIPMAN - 1. Gusto (C Heath), 2. Kelema (N.Blake/Z.Grace), 3. Euphanzel lll (Louis McSherry et al) SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 3. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire) SQUIB Race 1- 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 3. Little Demon (Marie Dee) SQUIB Race 2- 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 3. Periguin (N.Coakley/J.Redahan) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Windshift (James O'Connor), 2. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 3. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Windshift (James O'Connor), 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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