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Dublin Bay's Helter Skelter Takes Well Earned Win on ECHO Handicap

5th June 2011
Dublin Bay's Helter Skelter Takes Well Earned Win on ECHO Handicap
Adrienne Jermyn's Helter Skelter was the Cruisers II winner on ECHO handicap in yesterday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday Series race writes our Dublin Bay Correspondent.

In a perfect sailing breeze that built steadily all afternoon the combined DBSC fleet of over 220 boats across 17 classes were treated to some stunning reaching legs as the breeze topped 15 knots.

The Jeanneau Sunfast 32i design beat the Corby 25 Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan) and third was another Corby design, a 26-footer, Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan).

But under the club's major handicap rule, the IRC rule, none of the ECHO winners featured. Instead it was the J80 Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke) home first. Second was the vintage half tonner Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al) from the DMYC. Third was the DB1 Red Rhum (J Nicholson).

In the one design fleets, Bruce Carswell's Ruffian 23 footer Diane II from the Royal St. George Yacht Club was first home. Second was Ann Kirwan's Ruff N Ready. Third was Derek Mitchell's Ruff Nuff.

Class Supremo Tim Goodbody of the Royal Irish took another win in the Sigma 33 class. Second was Paddy Maguire's Gwilli Two.

Full DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 4 JUNE 2011 below:

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Attitude (D.Owens/T.Milner), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne), 2. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 3. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 2. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 3. Powder Monkey (C.Moore/M.Byrne)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Helter Skelter (Adrienne Jermyn), 2. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan), 3. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Cacciatore (Anne O'Callaghan et al), 2. Pamafe (Michael Costello), 3. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 2. Asterix (Counihan/Meredith/Bushell), 3. Supernova (K.Lawless et al)

DRAGON - 1. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 2. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 3. Zu (P.Dee et al)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Deranged (C.Doorly), 3. Snow White (Frank Burgess)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 2. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 3. Hi Fibre (Michael McCambridge)

GLEN - 1. Glenshesk (L.Faulkner et al), 2. Glenluce (D & R O'Connor), 3. Glendun (B.Denham et al)

MERMAID Race 2- 1. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 2. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 3. Kim (D Cassidy)

MERMAID - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 3. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan)

PY CLASS - 1. P Keane (Laser 1), 2. F.Heath (Laser 1), 3. Desmond McCarthy (Laser 1)

PY CLASS Race 2- 1. P Keane (Laser 1), 2. Desmond McCarthy (Laser 1), 3. F.Heath (Laser 1)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

SHIPMAN - 1. Gusto (C Heath), 2. Malindi (B.Smith/A.Gray), 3. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 3. Leeuwin (H&C Leonard & B Kerr)

SQUIB - 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Little Bird (N Barnwell), 3. Kookaburra (P & M Dee)

SQUIB Race 2- 1. Little Bird (N Barnwell), 2. Kookaburra (P & M Dee), 3. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo- 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Lucy O (Aonghus O hEocha), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

Race Results

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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 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.