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Mulligan's New Flying Fifteen Enjoys Maiden DBSC Race Victory

29th August 2020
Ben Mulligan (right) with Cormac Bradley. Mulligan's new Flying Fifteen launched today to win at the first time of asking on Dublin Bay Ben Mulligan (right) with Cormac Bradley. Mulligan's new Flying Fifteen launched today to win at the first time of asking on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

Ben Mulligan's brand new Flying Fifteen 'Enfant de Marie' was launched from the DMYC in time for today's first DBSC Saturday Race and was rewarded with a maiden voyage victory.

A fleet of 121 boats across all the DBSC classes enjoyed a fresh NW TO N'ly breeze on Dublin bay today.

All scheduled races were completed, something of a rarity as an August of decidedly mixed weather comes to an end.

DBSC Results for 29/08/2020

Race 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Peridot, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Rupert

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

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Eleint, 2. Saki, 3. Dubious

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Act Two, 3. Spirit

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

Sportsboat: 1. George 1/McNamara, 2. Joyride

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. Enfant de Marie, 2. The Gruffalo, 3. Fflagella

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

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

B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Chinook, 3. Beeswing

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Beeswing, 3. Chinook

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glencree

PY Class: 1. M Gavin, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Slipstream, 2. Diane, 3. Dart

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. G Murphy, 2. G O'Hare

Laser Radial: 1. A Robinson, 2. H O'Connor, 3. C Gorman

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

Race 2

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

Sportsboat: 1. George 1/McNamara, 2. Joyride

Dragon: 1. D-Cision

Flying 15: 1. The Gruffalo, 2. Enfant de Marie, 3. FFuZZy

B211 One Design: 1. Chinook, 2. Beeswing, 3. Yikes

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Ventuno, 3. Chinook

PY Class: 1. M Gavin, 2. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Slipstream, 2. Diane, 3. Dart

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. P ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. F Walker, 2. G Murphy, 3. G O'Hare

Laser Radial: 1. H O'Connor, 2. A Robinson, 3. K Walker

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

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