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Burke's First 40 Prima Forte is DBSC Cruisers Zero Winner

11th September 2021

Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte was the Cruisers Zero race winner in Saturday's DBSC Cruiser 0 IRC race on Dublin Bay.

The Royal Irish yacht beat Vincent Farrell's Frist 40.7 Tsunami from the National Yacht Club. George Sisk's XP44 Wow was third. 

In advance of next weekend's Cruiser III championships – and a possible indication of form – Cartoon won the DBSC Cruiser 3 IRC division ahead of Starlet in second and Maranda in third. 

Scroll down for a fleet summary of results below

DBSC Results for 11/09/2021

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. White Mischief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Katienua, 2. Playtime, 3. Just Jasmin

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Sneaky B

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Match FFive

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

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

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Invader, 3. Jo Slim 5

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

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Ventuno

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

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Periquin, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Allsorts

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate

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

Laser Standard: 1. Robbie Walker, 2. Gavan Murphy, 3. Chris Arrowsmith

Laser Radial: 1. Conor Clancy, 2. John Sisk, 3. Stephen Farrell

Race 2

SB20: 1. Bad/Kilcullen, 2. SeaBiscuit, 3. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Ignis Caput II

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Small Wonder, 3=. Billy Whizz, 3=. Betty B

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Aideen, 3. Allsorts

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

Laser Standard: 1. Conor Roche, 2. Chris Arrowsmith, 3. Gavan Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. Oisin Hughes, 2. Conor Clancy, 3. David Cahill

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