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Sadler 34 Leads Top Ten into Final Race of DBSC Spring Chicken

6th March 2012
Sadler 34 Leads Top Ten into Final Race of DBSC Spring Chicken

#DBSC – The Sadler 34 Lady Rowena (David Bolger) leads Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series by a single point into next Sunday's final race.

Because handicaps are revised each week any one of the top ten boats can still win the series with only 15–points difference separating first and tenth place. The full overall results are available to download below.

Second overall on 42–points is the Beneteau 31.7, Legally Blonde (Cathal Drohan) and third Declan Hayes's J109 Indecision from the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

Over 43–boats are competing in the Viking Marine sponsored pre–season warm up in advance of April's DBSC summer season that starts in seven weeks time on Saturday, April 21st.

The normally well attended annual Spring Chicken final prizegiving (of Easter eggs among other items) will be held at the National Yacht club immediately after racing next Sunday.

Meanwhile Howth Yacht Club is inviting DBSC sailors across the bay for the Key Capital Spring Warmer Series that precedes the Dublin Bay summer series.

Howth are organising two races a day over three Saturday's in April. The fleets will be split over two windard–leeward race courses.

Howth are promoting the event as a great practice series for the Howth based ICRA Nationals the following month.

The €100 entry fee includes berthing/hard standing for the three weeks.

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.