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Bandit Steals The Show in Dublin Bay Sailing Club Saturday Ruffian 23 Race

21st August 2021
The National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Bandit crew skippered by Ann Kirwan
The National Yacht Club Ruffian 23 Bandit crew skippered by Ann Kirwan Credit: Afloat

The Ruffian 23 Bandit was the winner of Saturday's DBSC class race on Dublin Bay today. 

The National Champion Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan of the National Yacht Club was first home ahead of Michael Cutliffe's Ruffles and David Meeke in Alias.

There was a high turnout of 110 boats across all 22 DBSC classes for today's races on the bay.

Results summary for each class is below

DBSC Results for 21/08/2021

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Dear Prudence

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. White Mischief

31.7 One Design: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Attitude, 3. Prospect

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Leeuwin

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Ceol na Mara, 2. Maranda, 3. Papytoo

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Persistance, 3. Prima Luce

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

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. So Blue, 3. Carpe Diem

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

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Juniper, 3. Jo Slim 5

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

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glencree, 3. Glenshesk

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Aideen, 2. Periquin, 3. Allsorts

PY Class: 1. Teddy Byrne, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Doody, 3. Chaos

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. John O'Driscoll, 3. Luke Smith

Race 2

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Flyer, 2. Hera, 3. Phoenix

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Aideen, 2. Allsorts, 3. Periquin

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

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

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. John O'Driscoll, 3. Luke Smith

Published in DBSC, Ruffian 23
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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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