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Royal Irish Yachts Make a Clean Sweep of Cruisers I

2nd June 2011
Royal Irish Yachts Make a Clean Sweep of Cruisers I

Royal Irish club-mates made a clean sweep of Cruisers I tonight in a Dublin Bay Sailing Club Thursday night race that started in a medium south easterly wind but ended in a glassy calm writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent.

Cruiser One Race Results Scrubbed - Update Here

Light air speed is a quality of the fast hull shape of the Archambault A35 design and thus is was Peter Beamish's Aztec from the Royal Irish Yacht Club that got the better of a light air duel with the Mills 30 Raptor (Denis Hewitt) and the J109 Indecision (Declan Hayes). 

There was no recorded results in Cruisers II but in Cruisers III another Royal Irish entry, Ken Lawless's immaculate Supernova continues its winning run, in light, moderate and heavy airs. Tonight, the Dubois Starfish type took another first, this time from Sean Doyle and Gerry Byrne's Impala Huggy Bear from the National Yacht Club. Third was the club's only Sadler 34SE, Lady Rowena (David Bolger).

By 9pm, except for those boats with the most diligent trimmers on board, the bulk of the spinnakers across the bay had collapsed and a flood tide took a grip on the fleet. It was a big contrast to last Thursday when all racing was scrubbed due to the strong north-westerlies.

It was still a lovely night afloat tho and despite the drop in wind the bonus was most fleets got a finish. Full DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 2 JUNE 2011 below: 

CRUISERS 1 Echo- 1. Aztec 3 (Peter Beamish), 2. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al), 3. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Aztec 3 (Peter Beamish), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne), 3. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Huggy Bear (S.Doyle/G.Byrne), 3. Lady Rowena (David Bolger)

DRAGON - 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Phantom (D.Williams/P.Bowring), 3. Susele (Michael Halpenny)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hi Fibre (Michael McCambridge), 2. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 3. Out of the Blue (F.Mitchell/G Grier)

GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Shannagh (S.Gill/P.MacDiarmada), 2. Champagne (Des Thorpe et al), 3. Carmen (Michael Hinkson et al)

SB3s - 1. Flutter (Andrew Algeo), 2. Sandy Bottom (Gordon Judge), 3. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill)

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Invader (Gerard Glynn), 3. Poppy (Peter Wallis et al)

SQUIB - 1. Tais (Michael O'Connell), 2. Chillax (Mary McLoughlin), 3. Perfection (Jill Fleming)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

Race Results

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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 Eddie Totterdell 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 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.