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Light Air End to DBSC 2009 Season

27th September 2009
Light Air End to DBSC 2009 Season

There was a light air end to the 2009 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season at the weekend when the 300-boat sailing fleet dealt with a flood tide and fickle gradients with no hope of a sea breeze. Vincent Farrell's Tsunami was the Cruiser Zero winner on ECHO handicap but George Sisk was the IRC winner in WOW. For full results please click read more.

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 26 SEPTEMBER 2009 BENETEAU 31.7 – ECHO 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Aoife M (Pat Martin) BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bry son), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston) 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) CRUISERS 1 - ECHO 1. Axiom (M.O'Neill), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Jetstream (Peter Redden) CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Jetstream (Peter Redden) CRUISERS 2 - ECHO 1. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Helter Skelter (Adrienne Jermyn) CRUISERS 2 - 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 2. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 3. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al) CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Vespucci (S & C O'Regan), 3. Jabiru (M & S Renwick) CRUISERS 3 - ECHO 1. Vespucci (S & C O'Regan), 2. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 3. Pamafe (Michael Costello) CRUISERS 4 - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 3. Rascal (K.Burke/S.Milner) DRAGON – 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Phantom (David Williams), 3. Zu (P.Dee et al) DRAGON – RACE 2 1. Phantom (David Williams), 2. Jaguar (Martin Byrne), 3. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al) FLYING FIFTEEN - RACE 2 1. Gekko (S & P Nolan), 2. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 3. Kooigjug (K Dumpleton) FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. The Big Bow Wow (N.Meagher/N.Matthews), 3. Kooigjug (K Dumpleton) GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 3. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm) IDRA 14 FOOT - 1. Dart (Pierre Long), 2. Squalls (Stephen Harrison), 3. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton) IDRA 14 FOOT - RACE 2 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 3. Squalls (Stephen Harrison) MERMAID - RACE 2 1. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan), 2. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 3. Kim (B.Neill et al) MERMAID - 1. Kim (B.Neill et al), 2. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney) PY CLASS - 1. Yvonne Gordon (Laser Radial), 2. Brendan McConville (Wayfarer), 3. C & P Cronin (FGMermaid) RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 3. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada) SHIPMAN - 1. Kelema (N.Blake/Z.Grace), 2. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 3. Gusto (C Heath) SIGMA 33 - 1. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 3. Moonshine (R.Moloney/D.O'Flynn) SIGMA 33 - RACE 2 1. Rupert (R.Lovegrove/P.Varian), 2. Popje (Ted McCourt et al), 3. Pastiche (John Peart et al) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS – ECHO 1. Coumeenole (Bill Kavanagh), 2. Finnegans Wake (T.Rowlands et al), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer) WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Windshift (James O'Connor)

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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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