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Casey's J97 'Windjammer' is DBSC Thursday Night Cruisers Two Race Winner

11th May 2023
View from the deck - onboard Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer, winner of DBSC Thursday Night Cruisers Two race on Dublin Bay
View from the deck - onboard Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer, winner of DBSC Thursday Night Cruisers Two race on Dublin Bay Credit: Maurice O'Connell

Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer took the gun in Cruisers Two IRC in the third Thursday race of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's 2023 summer series on May 11th.

In a good class turnout of seven boats, the Royal St. George crew beat clubmates Brendan Foley on the First Class 8, Allig8r. Leslie Parnell, sailing the First 34.7 Black Velvet from the Royal Irish, was third.

The Race Officer was Commodore Eddie Totterdell, who ran a one-and-a-half hour race in a sub-10 knot north-easterly breeze off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, quite a contrast to the previous Thursday when strong winds and big waves scrubbed all racing.

On the one design course, Jerry Dowling's Bád/Kilcullen from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the SB20 Race winner. The sportsboat one design class had a turnout of 7, with Dowling's clubmate Ger Dempsey second in Venuesworld and Barry Glavin's Seabiscuit third.

Full results (with corrected times for IRC classes) in all DBSC classes below


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.