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Robinson's Whiterock is Top Shipman on Dublin Bay

14th August 2011
Robinson's Whiterock is Top Shipman on Dublin Bay

The Royal Irish Shipman Whiterock skippered by Henry Robinson was the class winner of Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) race. Second was the National Yacht Club's Curraglas (John Masterson) and third was Christine Heath's Gusto. Full results from Saturday's race below:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 13 AUGUST 2011

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al), 3. Prospect (Chris Johnston)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Levante (B.Leyden/M.Leahy), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al)

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

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald), 3. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al), 2. Gringo (Tony Fox), 3. Adrenalin (Joe McDonald)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al), 3. Bendemeer (Lindsay Casey Power)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Bendemeer (Lindsay Casey Power), 3. Graduate (D O'Keeffe)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 2. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 3. Cri-Cri (P Colton)

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

FIREBALL Race 2 - 1. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna)

FIREBALL Race 1 - 1. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2 - 1. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. As Good As It Gets (Alan Balfe)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1 - 1. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 2. As Good As It Gets (Alan Balfe), 3. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard)

GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glenshesk (L.Faulkner et al), 3. Glencree (J.Bligh/H.Roche)

MERMAID Race 2 - 1. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 2. Kim (D Cassidy), 3. Tijuana (David Stedmond)

MERMAID Race 1- 1. Kim (D Cassidy), 2. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 3. Tijuana (David Stedmond)

PY CLASS Race 2 - 1. Francis Barry (Laser 1), 2. N O'Toole (Laser), 3. P Keane (Laser 1)

PY CLASS Race 1 - 1. P Keane (Laser 1), 2. N O'Toole (Laser), 3. Francis Barry (Laser 1)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 2. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe), 3. Ripples (Frank Bradley)

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

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

SQUIB Race 2 - 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago), 3. Tais (Michael O'Connell)

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

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Coumeenole (Bill Kavanagh), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

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