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INSS 1720 Sportsboat Leads into DBSC 'Spring Chicken' Finale

5th March 2019
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The INSS 1720 has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series The INSS 1720 has regained the overall lead of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series Photo: Afloat.ie

Two 1720 sportsboats lead the DBSC Spring Chicken Series into the final round of the six-race series this Sunday.

Results published by organisers today (downloadable below) reveal the Irish National Sailing School 1720 leads overall on 25 points, some 11 points ahead of the Royal St. George's 1720 Wolfe. Third overall in the Citroen South sponsored series, after five races sailed and one discard applied, is a one-time series leader, the Sadler 32, White Knight.

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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 Chris Moore 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 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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