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Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 18 AUGUST 2012

18th August 2012
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 18 AUGUST 2012

Dublin Bay Sailing Club Results for 18 AUGUST 2012

BENETEAU 31.7 Echo- 1. Fiddly Bits (Kevin Byrne et al), 2. Prospect (Chris Johnston), 3. Prima Nocte (Patrick Burke)

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

CRUISERS 0 - 1. Loose Change (P Redden & M Mitton), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 3. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell)

CRUISERS 0 Echo - 1. Tsunami (Vincent Farrell), 2. Lively Lady (Derek Martin), 3. Loose Change (P Redden & M Mitton)

CRUISERS 1 Echo - 1. Axiom (M.O'Neill), 2. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 3. Jump The Gun (M.Monaghan/J.Kelly)

CRUISERS 1 - 1. Xtravagance (Colin Byrne), 2. Raptor (D.Hewitt et al), 3. Axiom (M.O'Neill)

CRUISERS 2 Echo - 1. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al)

CRUISERS 2 - 1. Red Rhum (J Nicholson & C Nicholson), 2. Dick Dastardly (B.Cusack et al), 3. Smile (O'Connell/Healy/O'Sullivan)

CRUISERS 3 Echo - 1. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy), 2. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle)

CRUISERS 3B Echo - 1. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson), 2. Syzrgy (R Fogarty)

Combined Classes Echo - 1. Carrabeg (D.Martin/R.Deasy), 2. Papytoo (M.Walsh/F.Guilfoyle), 3. Ghrazel (Charles Pearson)

DRAGON - 1. Phantom (D.Williams)

FIREBALL Race 2- 1. Blind Squirrel (Frank Miller), 2. Licence to Thrill (Louis Smyth), 3. Winder (E.Butler/O.Laverty)

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

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 2- 1. Perfect Ten (A Balfe), 2. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy), 3. PFO (Valerie Mulvin)

FLYING FIFTEEN Race 1- 1. Snow White (Frank Burgess), 2. Perfect Ten (A Balfe), 3. Rollercoaster (Tom Murphy)

IDRA 14 FOOT Race 2- 1. Dart (Pierre Long), 2. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 3. Squalls (Stephen Harrison)

IDRA 14 FOOT Race 1- 1. Dunmoanin (Frank Hamilton), 2. Dart (Pierre Long)

MERMAID Race 2- 1. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan)

MERMAID Race 1- 1. Jill (P.Smith/P.Mangan), 2. Aideen (B.Martin/D.Brennan)

PY CLASS Race 1- 1. P Keane (Laser 1), 2. Alan McNab (Laser)

RUFFIAN 23 - 1. Ruff Nuff (D & C Mitchell), 2. Diane ll (Andrew Claffey), 3. Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe)

SHIPMAN - 1. Curraglas (John Masterson), 2. Viking (Brian Glynn et al), 3. Bluefin (B.Finucane et al)

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

SQUIB Race 1- 1. Femme Fatale (V Delaney), 2. Nimble (Brian O'Hare), 3. Kookaburra (P & M Dee)

SQUIB Race 2- 1. Femme Fatale (V Delaney), 2. Kookaburra (P & M Dee), 3. Why Not (Derek & Jean Jago)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS Echo- 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Coumeenole (Bill Kavanagh), 3. Nirvana (Bernard Neeson)

WHITE SAIL CRUISERS - 1. Arwen (Philip O'Dwyer), 2. Act Two (Michael O'Leary et al), 3. Persistence (C. Broadhead et al)

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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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