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Frank Hamilton's Dunmoanin' Leads DBSC IDRA 14 Tuesday Fleet

28th June 2022
Dun Laoghaire Harbour provided sufficient shelter in strong south east winds to enable DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing to take place
Dun Laoghaire Harbour provided sufficient shelter in strong south east winds to enable DBSC Tuesday night dinghy racing to take place Credit: DBSC

Up to 17 races have now been sailed in the 2022 AIB DBSC Dinghy series on Dublin Bay.

Last night's racing for PY, RS Aero, Fireball, Radial, Laser Standard and IDRA 14 took place in strong and gusty south easterly winds racing took place inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The Race Officer was Barbara Conway on the DBSC Committee boat Freebird.

In the five-boat IDRA 14 fleet, Frank Hamilton's Dunmoanin' leads on 13 points leads by a point from Pierre Long's Dart overall. Last night only two IDRA 14s raced in race 15 with John Fitzgerald's Doody winning from Long. 

In the nine boat Fireball class, despite discarding a 'DNC' last night Neil Colin's Elevation continues to lead overall on 14 points. Clubmate, and last night's race winner, Frank Miller, stays second and Pink Fire skippered by Royal St. George's Louise McKenna is third. 

In the Radial class, another win in last night's race 17 for the single-handers keeps Wicklow's Michael Norman in the lead on 19 points from Hugh Cahill on 28 and Alison Pigot on 30 points.

See full DBSC individual and overall results in all classes below. 

Three live Dublin Bay webcams featuring some DBSC race course areas are here

Race Results

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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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