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Billy Whizz is Top B211 in DBSC Tuesday Race

30th June 2021
Beneteau 211 racing on Dublin Bay
Beneteau 211 racing on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

On the eve of the Beneteau 211 One Design national championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire this weekend, Billy Whizz (James Conboy Fischer) was the winner of Tuesday night's DBSC race. Second was Pat Shannon's Beeswing and third was Plan B (Kieran Kingston and Vincent Mulvey).

55 boats across all DBSC fleets enjoyed light airs on a sunny Dublin Bay evening as part of the AIB Summer Series. The top three in each class are below.

Congratulations are due to Declan Traynor, long-time DBSC Patrol chief, who had a successful first outing as Race Officer on the Dinghy Course, under the watchful eye of National Race Officer, Suzanne McGarry, backed up by long-time Dinghy Course stalwarts Ros Bremner, Caroline Liddy, Liz Aylmer, Sharon Moylan & Brendan Dalton.

DBSC Results for 29/06/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda, 3. Papytoo

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten, 2. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Jeorge V, 3. Jay Z

Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Ruff Diamond, 3. Scamp

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

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

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

PY Class: 1. B & C O'Neill, 2. Teddy Byrne, 3. Barry Byrne

IDRA 14: 1. Slipway, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Doody

Fireball: 1. Louise McKenna, 2. Paul ter Horst, 3. Frank Miller

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Sean Doyle

Laser Radial: 1. Jacques Murphy, 2. David Cahill, 3. Michael Norman

Race 2

PY Class: 1. Noel Butler, 2. Barry Byrne, 3. Roy Van Maanen

IDRA 14: 1. Slipway, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Doody

Fireball: 1. Louise McKenna, 2. Frank Miller, 3. Paul ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Sean Doyle

Laser Radial: 1. Jacques Murphy, 2. Alison Pigot, 3. Michael McCormack

Published in DBSC, Beneteau 211
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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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