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Glynn's Grasshopper Wins First Race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season

21st April 2012
Glynn's Grasshopper Wins First Race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club Season

#DBSC – Kevin Glynn's Hanse 301 Grashopper made the most of breezy north-westerly conditions to win the first race of the 2012 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season this afternoon in the Club's biggest class, the 43-boat combined Class Three. Second was the Superseal 26 Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea) and third was the First 28 Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey).

In the Beneteau 31.7 class Chris Johnston' s Prospect resumed her Dublin Bay campaign in her normal top slot. The Johnston entry beat Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson) on scratch. Third was Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan). In 2011 Prospect from the National Yacht Club won the Feanor trophy for the most successful one design performance in Thursday racing.

Full results below:


Paddy Maguire's Gwilli Two leads Tim Goodbody's White Mischief dowwind in the Sigma 33 race


Derek Martin's Lively Lady was second on ECHO in Cruisers Zero

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 21 APRIL 2012

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 3. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson), 3. Attitude (T Milner J Sugars M Branigan)

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

CRUISERS 1 Echo- 1. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 2. Indecision (Declan Hayes et al), 3. Gringo (Tony Fox)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Something Else (J.Hall et al), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Jalapeno (Dermod Baker et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Peridot (Jim McCann et al), 2. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Antix (D Ryan)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson & C Nicholson), 2. Bendemeer (L Casey & D Power), 3. Peridot (Jim McCann et al)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 2. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 3. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey)

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

CRUISERS 3B Echo - 1. Syzrgy (R Fogarty), 2. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 3. Wynward (W McCormack)

Combined Classes 3- 1. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 2. Gung Ho (G & S O'Shea), 3. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams), 2. Diva (R.Johnson/R.Goodbody), 3. Susele (Michael Halpenny)

FLYING FIFTEEN - 1. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 2. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy), 3. Hi Fibre (Michael McCambridge)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. The Gruffalo (Keith Poole), 2. Hi Fibre (Michael McCambridge), 3. Ash (Joseph Coughlan)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff N Ready (Ann Kirwan et al), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

SHIPMAN - 1. Jo Slim (J.Clarke et al), 2. Curraglas (John Masterson), 3. Whiterock (Henry Robinson)

SIGMA 33 - 1. White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody), 2. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 3. Rupert (R & P Lovegrove)

SQUIB Race 2- 1. Femme Fatale (V Delaney), 2. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 3. Tears in Heaven (M Halpenny & G Ferguson)

SQUIB - 1. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 2. Femme Fatale (V Delaney)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. The Great Escape (P & D Rigney)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 2. Calypso (Howard Knott), 3. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer)


The DBSC Committee Vessel Mac Lir returns to base

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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.