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DBSC First Series Likely Winners Announced

8th July 2011
DBSC First Series Likely Winners Announced

Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published the provisional results of its 2011 first series results up to Juyl 2nd showing the Commodore's yacht Gringo as the Class one likely winner on Saturday's under ECHO Handicap. The top performing cruiser one to date in IRC is Colin Byrne's Extravagance.  Overall results will be confirmed after next Saturday's (July 16) final keelboat result for series one. The full list of likely trophy winners across the 17 classes is below:

    
CLASS Yacht 1ST NAME SURNAME SERIES
         
Cruisers 0 Tiamat Denis Hewitt et al. Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 0 Lively Lady Derek Martin Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 0 Lively Lady Derek Martin Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Gringo Tony Fox Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 1 Xtravagance Colin Byrne Saturdays IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Joker 2 John Maybury Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 1 Joker 2 John Maybury Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 2 Smile O'Connell healy & O'Sullivan Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jawesome 2 Mervyn Dyke & Basil Darcy   Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jawesome 2 Mervyn Dyke & Basil Darcy   Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 2 Jester Declan Curtin Thursday Series 1 Echo
Cruisers 3 Small Wonder Henry Kelly Thursday Echo Series 1
Cruisers 3 Supernova K.Lawless. P.Shannon, S.McCormack Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 3 Gung Ho Grainne & Sean O'Shea Saturday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 3 Gung Ho Grainne & Sean O'Shea Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Eden Park Liam Farmer Thursday Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Calypso Howard Knott Thursdays IRC Series 1
Cruisers 5 Arwen Philip O'Dwyer Saturdays Echo Series 1
Cruisers 5 Arwen Philip O'Dwyer Saturdays IRC series 1
Sigmas 33 Rupert R.Lovegrove & P.Varian Thursday Series 1
Sigmas 33 White Mischief T.N Goodbody Saturday Series 1
31.7s Attitude David Owens Thursday Series 1 (Echo)
31.7s Bluefin Two Bryson Ml. & Bernie Saturday Series 1 Echo
31.7s Prospect Chris Johnson Saturday Series 1 One-Design
31.7s Prospect Chris Chris Johnson Thursday Series 1 (One-Design)
Dragons Phantom David J.H Williams Saturdays Series 1
Dragons Diva R.Johnson & R.Goodbody Thursday Series 1
Glens Glenshesk Liz Faulkner & Gena Walker Saturday Series 1
Glens Glendun Brian Denham & Derek Freedman Thursday Series 1
Ruffians Diane II Bruce Carswell Saturday Series 1
Ruffians Ruff n' Ready A.Kirwan, C.Brown & B.Cullen Thursday Series 1
Shipmans Curragals John Masterson Thursday Series 1
Shipmans Curraglas John Masterson Saturday Series 1
SB3 Odin James Gorman Sunday Series 1
SB3 Flutter Andrew Algeo Thursday Series 1
Flying 15 Hi Fibre Michael McCambridge Thursday Series 1
Flying 15's Snow White Frank Burgess Saturday Series 1
Mermaids Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan Saturday Series 1
Squibs Kookaburra Peter & Marie Dee Saturday Series 1
Squibs Glassilaun Dermot O'Neill Thursday Series 1
IDRA 14 Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Saturday Series 1
PY laser no. 153827 P. Keane Saturday Series 1
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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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