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Royal St George's Theo Lyttle Wins Both DBSC Laser Races

15th August 2020
Theo Lyttle was a double race winner in Saturday's DBSC racing Theo Lyttle was a double race winner in Saturday's DBSC racing Photo: Afloat

With just a week to go to the Laser national championships in Cork HarbourRoyal St George's Theo Lyttle was in top form in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Laser standard class today winning both races in the last warm-up before the Royal Cork event.

A 125-strong DBSC fleet in all classes turned out to sail in a light NE to E breeze on the bay today.

The best turnouts were in the Shipman and Glen classes, with all but one entry competing in both classes.

Full results below

DBSC Results for 15/08/2020

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. White Mischief, 2. Gringo, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Raptor, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. Gringo

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

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

31.7 Echo: 1. Levante, 2. Fiddly Bits, 3. Bluefin Two

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

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

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

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Dubious

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

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Just Jasmin, 3. Persistance

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Black

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

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. ZinZan, 3. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. 4083, 2. Ignis Caput, 3. The Gruffalo

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

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Plan B

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

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos

Fireball: 1. O Sinnott, 2. F Miller

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. M Hennessy, 3. F Walker

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. S Craig, 3. J Murphy

Race 2

SB20: 1. Carpe Diem, 2. Ted, 3. Black

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

Dragon: 1. ZinZan, 2. Phantom, 3. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput, 2. The Gruffalo, 3. 4083

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

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

PY Class: 1. B Sweeney, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Chaos

Fireball: 1. O Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. T Lyttle, 2. B Maguire, 3. S Rickard

Laser Radial: 1. R Geraghty-McDonnell, 2. J Murphy, 3. S Craig

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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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