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Flying Fifteen 'The Gruffalo' is DBSC's Final Tuesday Race Winner of 2020

9th September 2020
Ian Mathews and Keith Poole's 'The Gruffalo' Ian Mathews and Keith Poole's 'The Gruffalo' Photo: Afloat

Ian Mathews and Keith Poole's 'The Gruffalo' was the winner of last night's Flying Fifteen Race, the final DBSC Tuesday of 2020. Second was The Flyer and third was Perfect Ten. 

Full results are below:

DBSC Results for 08/09/2020

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Gringo, 2. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Levante, 2. Fiddly Bits

31.7 Echo: 1. Levante, 2. Fiddly Bits

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Maranda, 2. Starlet, 3. Grasshopper 2

Sportsboat: 1. RIYC 2/G. O'Connor

Flying 15: 1. The Gruffalo, 2. Flyer, 3. Perfect Ten

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

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

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

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

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

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos, 3. Dutch Courage

Fireball: 1. F Miller, 2. O Sinnott, 3. C Power/M Barry

Laser Standard: 1. D Maloney, 2. R Wallace, 3. L Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. H O'Connor, 2. C Clancy, 3. S Craig

Laser 4.7: 1. E O'Sullivan, 2. S Gorman, 3. C van Steenberge

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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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