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DBSC Sigma 33 Race Won by 'Rupert' of the Royal St. George YC

26th May 2012
DBSC Sigma 33 Race Won by 'Rupert' of the Royal St. George YC

#DBSC –Dick Lovegrove's Rupert was the winner of today's DBSC Sigma 33 race. Royal St. George club mate Paddy Maguire on the helm of Gwili Two was second and A. Bell sailing Miss Behavin third. It was a spectacular afternoon for sailing with 15–knot north easterly breezes but unfortunately inshore, in Seapoint Bay, the dinghy fleet suffered a lack of wind and elsewhere it was decidely flukey.

There was a reduced turnout in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's cruiser divisions for today's racing with attention focused on results across the bay in Howth at the BMW ICRA Natinoals. The Dragon class was also diverted to the National Yacht Club's staging of the 18-boat east coast championships.

In a wind starved corner of Dublin Bay Hugh Sheehy's OK Dinghy won both races of the day, with a margin of two seconds in one and nearly a minute in the other. That puts the OK clearly in the lead of the Saturday series.

Full DBSC Results for 26 MAY 2012 are below:

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 2. Kernach (Eoin O'Driscoll), 3. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey)

BENETEAU 31.7 - 1. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 2. Magic (D.O'Sullivan/D.Espey), 3. Bluefin Two (M & B Bryson)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Grasshopper 2 (K & J Glynn), 2. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy)

CRUISERS 3B Echo - 1. Chinook (A Bradley)

FIREBALL Race 2- 1. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 3. NN (Glen Fisher)

FIREBALL Race 1- 1. Winder (E.Butler/O.Laverty), 2. Goodness Gracious (Louise McKenna), 3. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1. A Mere Triffle (P Sherry), 2. Deranged (C.Doorly), 3. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. Deranged (C.Doorly), 2. Kooigjug (K Dumpleton), 3. Frequent Flyer (D Mulvin)

GLEN - 1. Glendun (B.Denham et al)

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

IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Sapphire (Lorcan O'Sullivan), 2. Doody (J.Fitzgerald/J.Byrne), 3. Dart (Pierre Long)

MERMAID Race 1- 1. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan), 2. Kim (D Cassidy)

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

PY CLASS Race 2- 1. Hugh Sheehy (OK Dinghy), 2. Colin Galavan (Laser), 3. Richard Tate (Laser)

PY CLASS Race 1- 1. Hugh Sheehy (OK Dinghy), 2. Colin Galavan (Laser), 3. Richard Tate (Laser)

SHIPMAN - 1. Gusto (C Heath)

SIGMA 33 - 1. Rupert (R & P Lovegrove), 2. Gwili Two (D.Clarke/P.Maguire), 3. Miss Behavin' (A Bell et al)

SQUIB Race 1- 1. Anemos (Pete & Ann Evans), 2. Little Demon (Sheila Power), 3. Sidewinder (R.Bowen/R Westrup)

SQUIB Race 2- 1. Femme Fatale (V Delaney), 2. Sidewinder (R.Bowen/R Westrup), 3. Kookaburra (P & M Dee)

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.