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Fair Winds End 2011 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season

24th September 2011
Fair Winds End 2011 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season
Patience is a virtue. That's the lesson from today's final race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season. It might have been a lovely day ashore but afloat the lack of wind posed a real problem for DBSC's race officer Hal Bleakley who had to deal with a fickle 100 degree wind at lunch time but the promise of a 240 degree wind that was blowing in nearby Killiney Bay. Bleakley had no option but to wait and it was a delay that paid dividends because the forecasted 12 knots arrived and the season finished on an appropriate high. The full DBSC Results for today's race are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al)

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo - 1. Violet Flame (B.Murphy/L.Osbourne), 2. Legally Blonde (C.Drohan/P.Egan), 3. Thirty Something (Gerry Jones et al)

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

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

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan), 2. Jump The Gun (M.Monaghan/J.Kelly), 3. Megapolis (Peter Almann)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Errislannan (Patrick Kirwan), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Graduate (D O'Keeffe), 2. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Jawesome 11 (V.Kennedy/M.Dyke), 2. Graduate (D O'Keeffe), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Pamafe (Michael Costello), 2. Saki (Paget McCormack et al), 3. Cri-Cri (P Colton)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Supernova (K.Lawless et al), 2. Pamafe (Michael Costello), 3. Cri-Cri (P Colton)

DRAGON - 1. Susele (Michael Halpenny), 2. Zinzan (Daniel O'Connor et al), 3. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 3. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. Hy5ive (D & S Gorman), 2. Mellifluence (Tom Leonard), 3. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole)

GLEN - 1. Pterodactyl (R & D McCaffrey), 2. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 3. Glencree (J.Bligh/H.Roche)

IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1 - 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 3. Dart (Pierre Long)

IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2 - 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Dart (Pierre Long), 3. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton)

MERMAID Race 1 - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Kim (D Cassidy), 3. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan)

MERMAID Race 2 - 1. Lively Lady (G O'Neill & M Hanney), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan), 3. Kim (D Cassidy)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe), 2. Diane ll (Bruce Carswell), 3. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al)

SHIPMAN - 1. Invader (Gerard Glynn), 2. Curraglas (John Masterson), 3. Gusto (C Heath)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Pippa lV (G.Kinsman/K.Blake/M.O'Brien), 3. Leeuwin (H&C Leonard & B Kerr)

SQUIB Race 2 - 1. Femme Fatale (Joe O'Byrne), 2. Little Bird (N Barnwell), 3. Nimble (Brian O'Hare)

SQUIB Race 1 - 1. Pintail (M Muldoon & B Stevens), 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. Lucy O (Aonghus O hEocha)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Vespucci (S & K O'Regan), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)

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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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