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Foley's RStGYC 'Allig8r' is Class Two IRC DBSC Thursday Night Race Winner

1st June 2023
Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer from the Royal St. George Yacht Club leads overall after six races sailed in Class Two IRC of the AIB DBSC Summer Series racing on Dublin Bay
Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer from the Royal St. George Yacht Club leads overall after six races sailed in Class Two IRC of the Thursday AIB DBSC Summer Series racing on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

Brendan Foley's First 8 'Allig8r' was the winner of Thursday night's (June 1st) Class Two IRC AIB DBSC Summer Series racing on Dublin Bay.

The light south-easterly winds that prevailed on the Bay in May are continuing into June.

The Royal St. George yacht finished 40 seconds on corrected time ahead of Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer from the same club. Third in the nine-boat race was Leslie Parnell's First 34.7, Black Velvet.

After six races sailed in the series, 1 Windjammer leads on 5 points from Black Velvet on 10, with Allig8r third on 15.

Full results in all 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.