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DBSC Saturday Win for Goodbody's J109 'White Mischief'

6th May 2023
Timothy Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Timothy Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club Credit: Afloat

Timothy Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was the winner of the second Saturday race of the DBSC AIB summer sailing season in a fine 12-boat turnout in Cruisers IRC One.

Race Officer Barry MacNeaney, who officiated at 0800 hours for the first ISORA Cross channel race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli, was back on duty on Saturday afternoon for the DBSC Cruiser fleets

Winds were ten knots from the southeast with a chop on Dublin Bay.

Second in IRC One was Goodbody's Royal Irish clubmate Colin Byrne in the XP33 Bon Exemple. Third was John Hall's J109 Something Else from the National Yacht Club.

Results in all DBSC classes below

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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 Eddie Totterdell of the National 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.