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Doorly's Deranged in Flying Form

11th August 2011
Doorly's Deranged in Flying Form

Not even a mid race heavy rain shower could dampen spirits of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club fleet celebrating the arrival of the Figaro fleet in Dun Laoghaire tonight. The 48-boat Figaro fleet are moored in front of the National Yacht Club and were a novel sight for DBSC sailors before tonight's race.

A fine turnout of 14 Flying Fifteens in advance of this weekend's Southern Championships at Dunmore East was won by Chris Doorly's Deranged in a moderate north westerly breeze. Second was Tom Leonard's Mellifluence and third David Mulvin's Frequent flyer. The full DBSC results are below:                                                                                 

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. After U Too (Michael Blaney)                                       

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy)                                         

CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)                                                                              

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 2. Wow (George Sisk), 3. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)                                                        

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne)                                                

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Contango (Barry Cunningham), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)                                                

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Jester (Declan Curtin), 3. Red Rhum (J Nicholson)                                                  

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Jester (Declan Curtin), 2. Free Spirit (John O'Reilly), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)                                                 

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 3. Upd8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey)                                                 

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 3. Upd8 (Whelan/McCabe/Carey)                                                 

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 3. Frequent Flyer (D Mulvin)                                                  

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glencree (J.Bligh/H.Roche), 3. Glenmarissa (F.Elmes/W.Higgins)                                                 

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Paramour (Larry Power et al)                                             

SB3s - 1. Defiant (R.Hudson/J.Hooper), 2. Sin Bin (Barry O'Neill), 3. Flutter (Andrew Algeo)                                                          

SHIPMAN - 1. Gusto (C Heath), 2. Whiterock (Henry Robinson), 3. Curraglas (John Masterson)                                                            

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

SQUIB - 1. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 2. Kookaburra (P & M Dee), 3. Glassilaun (D O'Neill)                                                          

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Coumeenole (Bill Kavanagh), 2. Creme de la Creme (J.Kirwan/H.Irvine), 3. Afternoon Delight (Michael Bennett et al)           

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)                                       

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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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