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Wow in top form in DBSC

13th September 2009
Wow in top form in DBSC

George Sisk's WOW from the Royal Irish YC was in top form for the light northerly winds and the third last Saturday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. Filled with sails the bay was also playing host to the Flying Fifteen Nationals and the Dragin East Coast Sailing Championships. There was room for everyone even though Sisk and the rest of the Cruisers Zero fleet had to cross the Fifteens on a running leg on more than one occassion. Second was Tim Costello's Tiamat, the winner of the recent DBSC Challenge. Click for the full results.

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 12 SEPTEMBER 2009 BENETEAU 31.7 ˆ ECHO 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey) CRUISERS 0 - ECHO 1. Tiamat (Tim Costello), 2. WOW (George Sisk) CRUISERS 0 - 1. WOW (George Sisk), 2. Tiamat (Tim Costello) CRUISERS 1 - ECHO 1. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Axiom (M.O'Neill) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 3. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al) CRUISERS 2 - ECHO 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Bendemeer (Gerald Kinsella) CRUISERS 3 - ECHO 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Jabiru (M & S Renwick), 3. Pamafe (Michael Costello) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Jabiru (M & S Renwick), 3. Jammie Dodger (J.H & D.O'Neill) CRUISERS 4 - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Chico (L.Egar/S.Keane), 3. Maranda (Myles Kelly) FIREBALL - 1. Elevation (N.Colin/M.Casey), 2. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 3. Good Thing (M.Barnes/J.Dunne) GLEN - 1. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 2. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm), 3. Glendun (B.Denham et al) IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 3. Dart (Pierre Long) MERMAID - 1. Kim (B.Neill et al), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan) PY CLASS - 1. C & P Cronin (FGMermaid), 2. Yvonne Gordon (Laser Radial), 3. Francis Barry (Laser 1) RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Nuits St Georges (Alan Kirwan), 2. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe), 3. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell) SHIPMAN - 1. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 2. Gusto (C Heath), 3. Curraglas (John Masterson) SIGMA 33 - 1. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 2. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 3. September Song (Conor Colleary) SQUIB - 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Buzz Lite (G.O'Connor/B.Foster), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - ECHO 1. Finnegans Wake (T.Rowlands et al), 2. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Xerxes (Dan O'Neill), 2. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 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 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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