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Delany and Webb are Water Wag Light Air Race Winners at Dun Laoghaire

1st May 2024
No. 3 Pansy, sailed by Vincent Delany and Emma Webb were winners of the DBSC Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
No. 3 Pansy, sailed by Vincent Delany and Emma Webb were winners of the DBSC Water Wag race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Credit: Ann Kirwan

On Wednesday evening, 22 boats turned out for the second Water Wag race of the AIB DBSC 2024 season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Race Officer Tadgh Donnelly set a three round windward/leeward course in a six-knot ESE’ly breeze.

The strong ebb and light breeze resulted in a general recall, and the U flag was flown for the restart.

The course was shortened at the weather mark after one round and a final beat due to the dying breeze.

The top three results were:

  1. No. 3 Pansy, Vincent Delany & Emma Webb
  2. No. 38 Swift, Guy and Jackie Kilroy
  3. ⁠⁠No. 45 Mariposa, Cathy MacAleavey & Con Murphy

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.