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Carmen is Top Ruffian 23 in DBSC Tuesday Series Overall

31st August 2021
Ruffian 23 racing on Dublin Bay
Ruffian 23 racing on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

Last night's Tuesday DBSC race – with a buoyant turnout of 77 boats – brought mid-week racing to a close in 2021 for the country's biggest racing club.

Overall, the Ruffian 23 series was won by Carmen (B Duffy, B Maguire, E Brennan) of the DMYC. Second in class was Ann Kirwan's Bandit national champion crew with third going to Ruff Diamond skippered by Stuart McBride of the Sailing in Dublin Club.

A summary of all classes is below 

DBSC Tuesdays Series Winners - All Provisional

DBSC 21 Footer: 1. Estelle, 2. Naneen, 3. Garavogue

Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Windjammer

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

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

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride, 3. Jheetah

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

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Isolde, 3. Yikes

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

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glenluce, 3. Glencoe

PY Class: 1. Noel Butler, 2. Brendan Foley, 3. Sarah Dwyer

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

Fireball: 1. Louise McKenna, 2. Frank Miller, 3. Owen Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Gary O'Hare, 3. Damien Maloney

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