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Royal Irish's Bon Exemple Leading in DBSC Saturday Series

28th May 2023
Colin Byrne's  XP33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Colin Byrne's XP33 Bon Exemple from the Royal Irish Yacht Club Credit: Afloat

Colin Byrne in the XP33 Bon Exemple continued his winning run in the IRC One division of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's AIB Summer Series on Saturday, taking his second wind from five races sailed. 

In yet another light wind outing, Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief was second in the one-hour and forty-five-minute race. Ben Shanahan's National Yacht Club entry Ruth was third.

There was a nine-boat turnout with one DBSC regular, Brian Hall's Something Else, competing at the Scottish Series on the Clyde, where the NYC J109 leads in IRC3.

Overall in the bay's Saturday series, Bon Exemple leads by a single point from White Mischief, with Blast on Chimaera in third. 

Full DBSC results in all classes are 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 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.