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O'Driscoll's Water Wag 'Moosmie' is DBSC Wednesday Race Winner

24th May 2023
In a close finish, No. 15 Moosmie John O’Driscoll takes the gun narrowly ahead of No. 52 Puffin, Seán Craig in the DBSC Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In a close finish, No. 15 Moosmie John O’Driscoll takes the gun narrowly ahead of No. 52 Puffin, Seán Craig in the DBSC Water Wag Race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Credit: Ann Kirwan

Dublin Bay Sailing Club Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a windward/leeward course of three rounds for the DBSC Water Wag race on (Wednesday evening, May 24th) at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

20 boats competed in an 8-10kt NNW breeze but only after a delay of approximately 15 minutes due to cruise ship tender operations in the harbour.

Six boats were over the line at the start, with all bar one of them failing to return.

The results were:

  1. No. 15 Moosmie, John O’Driscoll
  2. No. 52 Puffin, Seán Craig
  3. No. 47 Peggy, David Corcoran

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.