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Farrell's Tsunami Scores Light Wind IRC Zero Race Win on Dublin Bay

18th May 2023
The National Yacht Club's First 40.7 Tsunami (Michelle Farrell) was the DBSC Thursday night Race winner in IRC Zero
The National Yacht Club's First 40.7 Tsunami (Michelle Farrell) was the DBSC Thursday night Race winner in IRC Zero Credit: Afloat

The National Yacht Club's Michelle Farrell scored a win in IRC Zero in the First 40.7 Tsunami in last night's (May 18th) AIB sponsored DBSC Summer Race Programme that was curtailed by patchy, light winds. 

There were three finishers in the five-boat IRC Zero race, with Tim Kane's X-Treme 37 WOW in second and Sean Lemass's First 40 Prima Forte in third place.

There were four finishers in the 11-boat two-hour IRC One race with Colin Byrne's XP33 Bon Exemple in first, followed by the J109s Ruth (Ben Shanahan) and Tim Goodbody's White Mischief.

According to DBSC results (below) there were no IRC Two or Three division finishers. 

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.