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Goodbody's 'White Mischief' Leads IRC One into Final DBSC Saturday Race

23rd September 2023
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief
Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief

Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief won the penultimate Saturday race in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's AIB Summer Series on September 23rd. 

The Royal Irish crew finished Saturday's IRC Cruisers One race in a corrected time of one hour 37 minutes and 10 seconds to be clear ahead of clubmate Fintan Cairns and his Mills 31 crew on Raptor, finishing in a time of 1:43:13. John Hall's J109, Something Else from the National Yacht Club, was third on 1:43:35.

Overall, after 14 races sailed and with 11 races counted, Goodbody leads the Saturday Series with 15 points from Colin Byrne's XP33 Bon Exemple on 20. Something Else is third on 35.5.

The final Saturday race of the season takes place on September 30th.

Full results in all DBSC 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.