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Craig's J109 Chimaera Takes DBSC IRC One Honours (Full Results Here!)

8th August 2020
Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera Photo: Afloat

Andrew Craig's J109 Chimaera from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the Cruiser 1 IRC winner in Saturday's Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race.

108 boats across all classes turned out to race in a light North Easterly breeze.

Second to Craig was Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief. Tony Fox's Gringo from the National Yacht Club was third.

In the Beneteau 31.7 One Design, Chris Johnston's National Yacht Club Prospect beat, Attitude. Levante was third.

In the second race of the Laser Standard dinghy, Richard Wallace beat Brian Maguire with class captain Gavin Murphy third. In the Radial race two, Rian Geraghty-McDonnell beat Hugh H O'Connor with Sean Craig third.

DBSC Results for 08/08/2020

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Javlin, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Javlin, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Lively Lady

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. White Mischief, 3. Gringo

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. White Mischief

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Attitude, 3. Levante

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Dubious

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Papytoo, 3. Wynward

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistance, 3. Gwili II

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. RIYC 2/G. O'Connor

Flying 15: 1. 4083, 2. Rodrigues, 3. The Gruffalo

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

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

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Beeswing, 3. Plan B

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Plan B

Glen: 1. Glen Luce, 2. Pterodactyl, 3. GlenDun

PY Class: 1. D Fortune, 2. B Sweeney, 3. R Tate

Laser Standard: 1. B Maguire, 2. M Hennessy, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. H O'Connor, 2. S Craig, 3. R Geraghty-McDonnell

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

Race 2

Sportsboat: 1. Jabs, 2. Jambiya, 3. RIYC 2/G. O'Connor

Flying 15: 1. The Gruffalo, 2. 4083, 3. Rodrigues

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. M Gavin, 3. D Fortune

Laser Standard: 1. R Wallace, 2. B Maguire, 3. G Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. H O'Connor, 3. S Craig

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

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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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