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Ruffles Wins DBSC Ruffian 23 Saturday Race on Dublin Bay (Full Results Here)

26th July 2020
Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe) from the DMYC was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race Ruffles (Michael Cutliffe) from the DMYC was the winner of the DBSC Ruffian 23 race Photo: Afloat

The J109 'Jalapeno' of Paul Barrington, William Despard and Barry O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club was the one design and IRC Class One winner in yesterday's DBSC racing on Dublin Bay.

135 boats across all classes turned out today to race in a moderate westerly.

Cruiser 0 IRC was won by George Sisk's XP44 Wow, with Prima Forte, a First 40.7 second.

The Royal St. George J97 Windjammer (Denis Power/ Lindsey Casey) were the Cruiser 2 IRC with Peridot second and Springer third.

In the 31.7 One Design class, Michael Leahy and John Power's Levante from the National Yacht Club was the winner from Kernach in second and Bluefin Two, third.

Full results below

DBSC Results for 25/07/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Gringo, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Raptor, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Jalapeno, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera

31.7 One Design: 1. Levante, 2. Kernach, 3. Bluefin Two

31.7 Echo: 1. Kernach, 2. Bluefin Two, 3. Levante

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Enchantress, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Springer, 2. Enchantress, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Eleint, 2. Papytoo, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Persistance, 3. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Sweet Martini, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Gwili II

SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. So Blue, 3. Ted

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jester, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. Flyer, 3. A Mere Triffle

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias

Shipman: 1. Jo Slim, 2. Poppy, 3. Viking

B211 One Design: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Yikes, 3. Billy Whizz

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Billy Whizz

Glen: 1. Glenariff, 2. Glencree, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. B Foley, 2. M Gavin, 3. R Tate

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott, 3. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. F Walker, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. G Fisher, 2. C Gorman, 3. A Coakley

Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. A Daly, 3. L Turvey

Race 2

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. So Blue

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. Jester

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. Flyer, 3. The Gruffalo

PY Class: 1. R Tate, 2. M Gavin, 3. B Foley

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. F Walker, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. C Gorman, 2. M Coakley, 3. A Coakley

Laser 4.7: 1. F McDonnell, 2. L Turvey, 3. H Turvey

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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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