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Casey's J97 'Windjammer' Leads DBSC IRC Two Saturday Series

9th September 2023
With three races left to sail in the DBSC AIB Saturday Summer Series 2023, Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer of the Royal St. George Yacht Club leads IRC Two division overall
With three races left to sail in the DBSC AIB Saturday Summer Series 2023, Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer of the Royal St. George Yacht Club leads IRC Two division overall Credit: Afloat

With Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Saturday racing starred in IRC Zero and One due to the annual ICRA cruiser-racer National Championships in Howth, a five-boat IRC Two division was won by Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer and Ed Melvin's Ceol na Mara was the winner of IRC Three.

A south-easterly sea breeze of less than 10 knots prevailed for the fourth last Saturday race of the AIB Summer Series.

In the one design fleets, a 15-boat turnout of Flying Fifteens was won by Shane McCarthy in Mr Potato Head of the National Yacht Club. Recently crowned 31.7 national champions, Chris Johnston sailing Prospect of the National Yacht Club, won again in a five-boat turnout. The Royal Irish's Joe Smyth topped a seven-boat Beneteau 211 fleet.

Full 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.