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Extreme Reality Home First in DBSC Tuesday Race

24th April 2012
Extreme Reality Home First in DBSC Tuesday Race

#DBSC – Paddy McSwiney's Extreme Reality was the first Beneteau 31.7 home tonight in the first of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Tuesday evening racing. In Cruisers III Kevin Glynn's Hanse Grasshopper continued its winning form from Saturday with a win tonight over Pamafe (Michael Costello).

Winds were south easterly and btween 8 to 10 knots.

On the dinghy course a good turnout of up to ten Fireballs was won by Frank Miller's Blind Squirrel. A ten boat PY turnout was populated with Lasers but won by an RS400 (E & R Ryan). Full results below:

DUBLIN PORT Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 24 APRIL 2012

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 2. Extreme Reality (P.McSwiney/E.O'Rafferty)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Borraine (Ean Pugh), 2. Cor Baby (Keith Kiernan et al)

CRUISERS 3 - 1. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 2. Pamafe (Michael Costello), 3. Chouskikou (R.Sheehan/R.Hickey)

CRUISERS 3B - 1. Maranda (Myles Kelly), 2. Aslana (J Martin & B Mulkeen), 3. Yikes (J Conway)

FIREBALL - 1. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller), 2. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 3. nn (S Oram)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al), 2. Glenshane (P Hogan), 3. Glencorel (B.Waldock/K.Malcolm)

PY CLASS - 1. E & R Ryan (RS400), 2. P Keane (Laser 1), 3. D Cahill (Laser)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Diane ll (Andrew Claffey), 2. Alias (D.Meeke/M.McCarthy), 3. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell)

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.