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Johnston is Good Prospect in DBSC Beneteau 31.7 Saturday Series

3rd June 2023
Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7 Saturday DBSC race on Dublin Bay
Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7 Saturday DBSC race on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

Overall leader Chris Johnston, skipper of the Beneteau 31.7, Prospect, took the gun in Saturday's light air race in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's AIB Summer Series.

The scratch win was in a six-boat fleet with National Yacht Club clubmate John Power in Levante second. Eoin O’Driscoll's Kernach was third.

Royal Irish's Colin Byrne in the XP33 Bon Exemple continued his winning run in the IRC One division, with a tie for second place between the Fintan Cairns's Mills 30 Raptor and John Hall's J109 Something Else. Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief placed fourth in a nine-boat turnout. 

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.