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Prima Forte to the Fore in DBSC Thursday Race (Full Results Here!)

13th August 2020
The Royal Irish First 40 Prima Forte was the IRC winner in tonight's DBSC IRC Zero race The Royal Irish First 40 Prima Forte was the IRC winner in tonight's DBSC IRC Zero race Photo: Afloat

Dublin Bay recent arrival Prima Forte was the winner of tonight's DBSC Cruisers Zero IRC race beating the First 40.7 Tsunami. Third was the XP44, George Sisk's WOW.

A 107-strong fleet across all classes enjoyed a light North Westerly Force three breeze, dropping to Force two at the end, on a sunny evening on the bay.

In a rare Thursday appearance, Glen Luce showed the fleet a clean pair of heels once again in the Glen Class, taking the win ahead of Pterodactyl (the only boat in this class without "Glen" in its name and a fixture in the bay since the 1950s.

DBSC Results for 13/08/2020

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

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Juggerknot 2, 3. Ruth

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. White Mischief, 3. Juggerknot 2

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

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. After You Too, 3. Levante

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Ruthless, 2. Rupert, 3. A Plus

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

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Dubious, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

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

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Persistance, 2. The Great Escape, 3. Witzend II

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Shearwater, 3. Persistance

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

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. Ted, 3. Carpe Diem

Sportsboat: 1. Zelus, 2. Jamiroquai, 3. Joyride

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. ZinZan

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. No Name, 3. Frequent Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

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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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