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With the ink still drying on September's final race results of the 2021 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Summer season, the country's biggest yacht racing club has already unveiled its 2021/22 Winter AIB sponsored programme and Turkey Shoot Series.

A series of seven races will be held on Sunday mornings on the Bay under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome.

The popular series can attract as many as 70 to 80 boats for the short sharp races and this year it will run from 7th November to 19th December with First Gun each Sunday at 10.10 hrs.

The entry fee is €70 and includes temporary membership of DBSC and the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour who are hosting the series.

A Notice of Race is downloadable below. Entries are online here.

Great racing at the 2017 Turkey Shoot Series in Seapoint Bay. Photo: AfloatGreat racing at the 2017 Turkey Shoot Series in Seapoint Bay. Photo: Afloat

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With the conclusion of Saturday racing at the weekend, Ireland's biggest sailing club brought the curtain down on its summer season in style, and overall results in all classes for the series are published below (subject to protest).

Dublin Bay Sailing Club members enjoyed warm sunny weather with a good breeze for the final Saturday race of the AIB DBSC Summer Sailing Season, with 121 boats racing over three race courses.

As regular Afloat readers will know, the DBSC Saturday season commenced with race training on four Saturdays in May, followed by 17 Saturdays of great racing during June, July, August and September. DBSC only lost one Saturday due to too much wind on August 7th, when racing was cancelled for all fleets.

Otherwise, many DBSC Saturdays had 'champagne sailing' conditions, including the final day on Saturday, September 25th.

"A team of 50+ volunteers including race officers, committee boat drivers, race management teams, patrol crews and mark layers all worked together to ensure that our members got an excellent standard of racing, sometimes in a very busy Dublin Bay when the three DBSC fleets shared the Bay with other events, DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan told Afloat.

A team of 50 volunteers are required to run DBSC racing each seasonA team of 50 volunteers are required to run DBSC racing each season

The Blue/Red fleet raced over 17 Saturdays with seven race starts from committee boat MacLir each race day for Cruisers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, B31.7s, Shipmans and Glens.

A total of 115 races were held, including three hut starts on the Saturday of the ICRA National Championships. DBSC PRO Ed Totterdell ran the majority of these races.

Patrick Burke's Prima Forte that made an instant impression by winning the best new yacht on the Bay in 2020 is in the prizes again this season, the First 40 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club winning the Cruiser 0 IRC prize on Saturdays. The second was clubmate George Sisk in the XP44; Wow. Third was Vincent Farrell's First 40.7 Tsunami from the National Yacht Club.

Patrick Burke's Prima Forte Patrick Burke's Prima Forte

Colin Byrne's XP34 'Bon Exemple' has won overall in Cruiser 1 IRC from Royal Irish clubmate Tim and Richard Goodbody's J/109 White Mischief. Third was the National Yacht Club J109 Jalapeno (Barrington/Despard/O'Sullivan/O'Reilly). The J order was repeated in the Cruiser 1 J/109 division with White Mischief victorious and John and Brian Hall's Something Else from the National Yacht Club in third. 

Colin Byrne's XP34 'Bon Exemple'Colin Byrne's XP34 'Bon Exemple'

The National Yacht Club were tops in the 31.7 One Designs, with Chris Johnston's Prospect winning from RIYC's Attitude (T Milner/D Owens/J Sugar). Third was Johnston's clubmates Michael Leahy and John Power in Levante.

Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 ProspectChris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 Prospect

Royal St. George J/97 (Lindsay J. Casey and Denis Power) took the overall prize in Cruiser 2 IRC from Jim McCann's RIYC based Mustang 30 Peridot, a 2019 winner of DBSC's best handicap boat prize. Third, in IRC2 was the Royal St. George's Sigma 33 (Richard and Philip Lovegrove).

Lindsay J. Casey and Denis Power's J97 WindjammerLindsay J. Casey and Denis Power's J97 Windjammer

In the Cruiser 2 Sigma 33 division, the Lovegrove's were winners finishing ahead of Gwilli II (Dermot Clarke/Paddy Maguire) from the RSt.GYC. Third was Henry Leonard and Bobby Kerr's Leeuwin from the RIYC.

Kevin Byrne's Formula 28 StarletKevin Byrne's Formula 28 Starlet

In Cruiser 3 IRC, Class Captain Kevin Byrne racing the Formula 28 Starlet, took overall honours from Myles Kelly's DMYC-based Senator, Maranda. Third was the September winner of the Cruisers III Championships held on the Bay; the Ken Lawless skippered Quarter Tonner, Cartoon from the RIYC. 

DBSC One Designs 

The Green fleet raced over 16 Saturdays with SB20s, Flying Fifteens, Sportsboats, Dragons, Ruffians, B211s, Mermaids and Squibs.

The Green fleet, run from committee boat Freebird, had a total of 180 Saturday races, the majority run by Race Officer Barry O'Neill. 

Justin Burke, Chris Helme and Alan Claffey from the National Yacht Club sailing So Blue were DBSC Saturday winners in the SB20 class. They took the overall prize ahead of Ger Dempsey's Venuesworld crew of the RIYC, who were runners up in this month's SB20 Nationals on Lough Ree. Colin Galavan and Richard Hayes from the RStGYC were third in Carpe Diem.

Ger Dempsey's  SB20 VenuesworldGer Dempsey's SB20 Venuesworld

Ignis Caput II 4068, sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne NYCIgnis Caput II 4068, sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne NYC

The Flying Fifteens were won by Ignis Caput II sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne of the National Yacht Club. The second was Ben Mulligan's Enfant de Marie with this year's Facet Trophy prize winner Niall Coleman sailing Flyer in third place.

The Royal St. George Georgette sportsboat teamThe Royal St. George 'Georgette' sportsboat team

On a trial basis, Sports Boats were also recorded using the VPRS handicap system. The winners were Vincent Latimore/Martin Ryan in the J70 with Ram Jam second and Mervyn Dyke and Basil in Jawesome III third. The results were the same in one design.

Dragon class victory went to ZinZan (Tim Carpenter, Adrian Masterson), who beat the Irish national champions Peter Bowring, Neil Hegarty and David Williams sailing Phantom. Third were Declan Hayes, Joey Mason and Chris Fleming in D-cision.

Michael Cutliffe's Ruffian 23 RufflesMichael Cutliffe's Ruffian 23 Ruffles

The Ruffian 23 Saturday top prize went to Michael Cutliffe's DMYC-moored Ruffles. Irish champion Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan was second with Cutliffe's clubmate Frank Bradley in Ripples third.

The James Conboy-Fischer skippered B211 Billy WhizzThe James Conboy-Fischer skippered B211 Billy Whizz

The B211 One Design Saturday title went to  Jacqueline McStay/Hugh Kelly's Small Wonder. Second was James Conboy-Fischer skippered B211 Billy Whizz, and third was Royal Irish Commodore Pat Shannon in Beeswing.

Glencree 107 (John Bligh & Henry Roche) of the RStGYCGlencree 107 (John Bligh & Henry Roche) of the RStGYC

Richard O'Connor, Lucy Grant and Marcus Pearson in Glenluce won out against David Houlton's Glendun in Saturday Glen racing. Third was David and Roderick McCaffrey in Pterodactyl. 

DBSC Dinghies

The Dinghies had 16 Saturday race days with three starts in each and enjoyed two races most days, with three on one sunny Saturday in Scotsman's Bay. Race Officers Suzanne McGarry and Barbara Conway ran most of the 84 Saturday races for the dinghies. 

The DBSC Dinghy Commitee BoatThe DBSC Dinghy Committee Boat

Royal St. George's Brendan Foley took the overall win in an RS Aero while Finn sailor Richard Tate was second and Stephen Oram third. 

PY winner Brendan Foley in his RS Aero dinghyPY winner Brendan Foley in his RS Aero dinghy

Pierre Long's Dart won the IDRA 14s. Frank Hamilton's Dunmoanin was second, with John Fitzgerald/Jennifer Byrne sailing Doody in third. All three sail out of the DMYC.

As the Fireball fleet prepares to host the world championships on Lough Derg next year, the DMYC's Owen Sinnott sailing Probably produced a win over Paul ter Horst in second and Louise McKenna Royal St George's Pink Fire in third. 

The DBSC Laser fleet racing in Scotsman's BayThe DBSC Laser fleet racing in Scotsman's Bay

Royal St. George's Gavan Murphy was Saturday Laser Standard winner ahead of Conor Roche. Theo Lyttle was third. In the Radial: Sean Craig won from David Cahill with Shirley Gilmore in third.

DBSC Saturday's Series Winners (Results Provisional & Subject to Protest) 

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. Lively Lady

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. White Mischief, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Raptor, 3. Bon Exemple

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Something Else

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Attitude, 3. Levante

31.7 Echo: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Attitude, 3. Kernach

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Peridot, 3. Rupert

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda, 3. Cartoon

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Maranda, 2. Wynward, 3. Starlet

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway, 3. Karukera

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway, 3. Karukera

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistence, 3. Gung Ho

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Just Jasmin, 2. Playtime, 3. Gung Ho

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput II, 2. Enfant de Marie, 3. Flyer

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jawesome III

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jawesome III

Dragon: 1. ZinZan, 2. Phantom, 3. D-cision

Ruffian 23: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Ripples

Shipman 28: 1. Invader, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Poppy

B211 One Design: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Beeswing

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glendun, 3. Pterodactyl

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Periquin, 2. Allsorts, 3. Aideen

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Doody

Fireball: 1. Owen Sinnott, 2. Paul ter Horst, 3. Louise McKenna

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Theo Lyttle

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. David Cahill, 3. Shirley Gilmore

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One hundred twenty-one boats turned out for the final races of the AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Summer Series in a moderate ESE to SE breeze on the bay.

Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte won the Cruisers Zero IRC class from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, while clubmate Colin Byrne was the Cruisers IRC One winner in the XP34 Bon Exemple. 

In Cruiser 2 IRC: Peridot, won from Dick Lovegroves' Sigma 33 Rupert. 

In the One Design classes, DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan won the first race of the day in the Ruffian 23 class at the helm of Bandit, while Michael Cutliffe sailed Ruffles from the DMYC was the winner of the second.

In the dinghies, Ross O'Leary of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of both Laser Standard races, with Shirley Gilmore and Sean Craig shared victories in the two races of the Radial class. 

The results in all classes for the final races are in summary below.

DBSC Results for 25/09/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Gringo, 2. Something Else, 3. Raptor

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Chimaera, 3. Jalapeno

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Kernach, 3. Attitude

31.7 Echo: 1. Kalamar, 2. Kernach, 3. Bluefin Two

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Peridot, 2. Rupert, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Peridot, 2. Gwili II, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Gwili II, 2. Rupert, 3. Springer

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Starlet, 2. Maranda, 3. Krypton

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Ceol na Mara, 2. Maranda, 3. Pamafe

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistence

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Calypso, 2. Just Jasmin, 3. Playtime

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. venuesworld.com

Flying 15: 1. FFuZZy, 2. Ffantastic Mr ffox, 3. Snow White

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya, 3. Jester

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya, 3. Jester

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision, 3. ZinZan

Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Ruffles

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Ventuno, 3. Chinook

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Betty B, 3. Billy Whizz

Glen: 1. Pterodactyl, 2. Glenluce, 3. Glenshesk

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Aideen, 2. Jill, 3. Lively Lady

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Sarah Dwyer, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Chaos

Laser Standard: 1. Ross O'Leary, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Robbie Walker

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Oisin Hughes, 3. Sean Craig

Race 2

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Seabiscuit

Flying 15: 1. Enfant de Marie, 2. Snow White, 3. Ignis Caput II

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Dragon: 1. Zinn, 2. Phantom

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond

B211 One Design: 1. Chinook, 2. Beeswing, 3. Small Wonder

B211 Echo: 1. Betty B, 2. Chinook, 3. Beeswing

Squib/Mermaid PY: 1. Jill, 2. Aideen, 3. Lively Lady

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Stephen Oram, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos, 3. Dunmoanin

Laser Standard: 1. Ross O'Leary, 2. Conor Roche

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. David Cahill, 3. Shirley Gilmore

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Two days of sunny Dublin Bay perfection, with light easterlies on Saturday and an initially brisk westerly on Sunday, provided the notably sociable DBSC Cruisers 3 with an ideal launch pad for their new style championship, which produced an oven-ready event simply by combining the penultimate DBSC Saturday Race with the annual DMYC Kish Race on Sunday.

Almost all of the Class 3 fleet turned up for both races, and over two very different contests, there wasn't a single OCS, DNF, or DNC – it was a credit to the Class, and made for some great racing.

Saturday's DBSC race was on the cusp of being cancelled, but the RO wisely postponed for about 30 minutes and sure enough, a light breeze filled in, enough to stage a reasonable race around the bay. The course was wisely chosen so as not to interfere with the J/109 Championships which were being held in close proximity to the DBSC fleet. As the RO described it the conditions turned out to be champagne sailing, a light breeze of just 7kts and an almost flat sea. A great race ensued around 4 marks, ending at the MacLir finish line just outside the Harbour entrance.

Morning start. All the promise of a great day's sailing as the Kish Race fleet head away from the pier start, with the restored DB21 Garavogue on right.Morning start. All the promise of a great day's sailing as the Kish Race fleet head away from the pier start, with the restored DB21 Garavogue on right and below

DB21 Garavogue

Sunday's Kish Race was a stunning day out. Forty-one boats crossed the start line off the DBSC Hut, which is no mean feat in itself, and set off on a downwind run to the Kish Light. Conditions couldn't have been better with a 10kt apparent wind and just a slight sea, spinnakers set and many colours flying.

The Cruiser 3's were well up with the leaders and remained so all the way out to the Kish. Then there was a huge fleet split, some going northwest on a port tack up towards Howth, the remainder going southwest towards Killiney on a starboard tack, with both groups being heavily affected by a strong ebb tide, and there's still discussion as to which way paid best.

Fascinating yacht design mixture, with the Nich 31 left, a Shipman 28 at centre, and the Dublin Bay 21 Garavogue on rightFascinating yacht design mixture, with the Nich 31 left, a Shipman 28 at centre, and the Dublin Bay 21 Garavogue on right

When the results were posted, there were clear winners in both IRC and ECHO. The Quarter Tonner Cartoon (Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack) posted an impressive win on IRC on both Saturday and Sunday to take the overall prize, with the Formula 28 Starlet (Kevin Byrne) posting second overall and Maranda (Myles Keogh) coming in third. The ECHO prize was won emphatically by the vintage Beneteau First Papytoo (Frank Guilfoyle), followed by Eleint (Michal Matulka) in second with Cartoon emphasising the solidity of her performance by posting another podium place on third under ECHO.

The Trapper Eleint (Michal Matulka) on her way to the KishThe Trapper Eleint (Michal Matulka) on her way to the Kish

Perfect sailing conditions prevailed out at the Kish LVPerfect sailing conditions prevailed out at the Kish LV

It all made for a wonderful finale to the season with two days of cracking sailing and some great competition on the Bay. Class Captain Kevin Byrne issued a big thanks to DBSC, DMYC and Colin McMullen for all their help in staging the Championship, and especially to the skippers and crews for taking part to provide a great turnout with a solid showing of boats that augurs well for the future of Cruisers 3.

The prizes will be awarded at the Class Dinner on the 27th November in the Royal St George YC

The new champion. The Fauroux Quarter Tonner Cartoon at the start of Kish Race in the late summer weather of the championship weekend. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O'BrienThe new champion. The Fauroux Quarter Tonner Cartoon at the start of Kish Race in the late summer weather of the championship weekend. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O'Brien

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In the first race of the Cruiser Three Championships that include Dublin By Sailing Club's Saturday Series - and Sunday's Kish Race from the DMYC - the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless won both DBSC's IRC and ECHO divisions today in light southerly breezes on Dublin Bay.

Second on IRC was the Formula 28 Starlet with the Trapper Eleint in third place. 

Eleint took second on ECHO with Papytoo third.

A summary of all DBSC class results is below 

DBSC Results for 18/09/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte, 3. Tsunami

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Wow, 2. Prima Forte, 3. El Pocko

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Raptor

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Gringo

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Levante, 3. Bluefin Two

31.7 Echo: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Levante, 3=. Attitude, 3=. Kalamar

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Windjammer, 2. Springer, 3. Rupert

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Springer, 2. Windjammer, 3. Peridot

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Springer, 2. Rupert, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Cartoon, 2. Starlet, 3. Eleint

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Cartoon, 2. Eleint, 3. Papytoo

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Playtime, 2. Katienua, 3. Shearwater

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Invader

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glenroan

PY Class: 1. Sarah Dwyer, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Sapphire

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Richard Tate

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Mary Chambers, 3. Brendan Hughes

Light winds for DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire HarbourLight winds for DBSC dinghy racing inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Race 2

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Chaos

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Conor Roche, 3. Richard Tate

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Mary Chambers, 3. Brendan Hughes

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Patrick Burke's First 40 Prima Forte was the Cruisers Zero race winner in Saturday's DBSC Cruiser 0 IRC race on Dublin Bay.

The Royal Irish yacht beat Vincent Farrell's Frist 40.7 Tsunami from the National Yacht Club. George Sisk's XP44 Wow was third. 

In advance of next weekend's Cruiser III championships – and a possible indication of form – Cartoon won the DBSC Cruiser 3 IRC division ahead of Starlet in second and Maranda in third. 

Scroll down for a fleet summary of results below

DBSC Results for 11/09/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Tsunami, 3. Wow

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Tsunami, 3. Lively Lady

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Something Else, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Bon Exemple, 2. Jump the Gun, 3. Jalapeno

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Something Else, 2. Jalapeno, 3. White Mischief

31.7 One Design: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Prospect, 3. Attitude

31.7 Echo: 1. Bluefin Two, 2. Attitude, 3. Kernach

Cruiser 2 IRC: 1. Rupert, 2. Windjammer, 3. Leeuwin

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Peridot, 3. Springer

Cruiser 2 Sigma 33: 1. Rupert, 2. Leeuwin, 3. Gwili II

Cruiser 3 IRC: 1. Cartoon, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Cartoon, 2. Starlet, 3. Maranda

Cruiser 4 NS-IRC: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5 NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Persistance, 3. Gung Ho

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Katienua, 2. Playtime, 3. Just Jasmin

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. Sneaky B

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Match FFive

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. Jambiya, 3. Ram Jam

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Ripples

Shipman: 1. Viking, 2. Invader, 3. Jo Slim 5

B211 One Design: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Beeswing, 3. Ventuno

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Ventuno

Glen: 1. Glenluce, 2. Glenroan, 3. Glenshesk

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Periquin, 2. Lively Lady, 3. Allsorts

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Slipway, 3. Dunmoanin

Laser Standard: 1. Robbie Walker, 2. Gavan Murphy, 3. Chris Arrowsmith

Laser Radial: 1. Conor Clancy, 2. John Sisk, 3. Stephen Farrell

Race 2

SB20: 1. Bad/Kilcullen, 2. SeaBiscuit, 3. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Mike Wazowski, 2. Shane MacCarthy, 3. Ignis Caput II

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Joyride, 2. Ram Jam, 3. Jambiya

Dragon: 1. Phantom, 2. D-cision

Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Beeswing

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Small Wonder, 3=. Billy Whizz, 3=. Betty B

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Lively Lady, 2. Aideen, 3. Allsorts

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Conor Roche, 2. Chris Arrowsmith, 3. Gavan Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. Oisin Hughes, 2. Conor Clancy, 3. David Cahill

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With the spotlight on the ICRA Championship in Dublin Bay this weekend, normal Bay racing saw a fleet of 17 Flying Fifteens turn out for DBSC club racing in a stiff southeast breeze of c15 knots.

As this was the first outing after the Championship of Ireland last weekend at Strangford Lough Sailing Club, some boats were observed pre-launch attending to rig and setting modifications for the day's racing. With the cruiser fleet out in the bay and an Optimist championship in the West of the bay, the PRO Barry O'Neill set his windward-leeward course near Merrion mark in line with the twin Poolbeg chimneys. Easy to find in a Bay full of boats and conveniently advised on VHF by the DBSC flagship.

A square line saw the boats start a three-round race with some quickly opting for the right side to go towards the shore. At the weather mark, 4068 (Mulvin & Beirne) was around first followed by 4093 a brand new boat on its first Dublin Bay outing (Mathews & Poole), 4081 (Mulligan & Casey) and 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey). On the downwind leg, some opted to gybe set with the boats going to the rights side and gybing later on the leg holding their own. With some changes in the positions of the leaders the finishers were 1st 4068 Mulvin & Beirne, 2nd Mathews & Poole & 3rd 4081 Mulligan & Casey.

For race two the PRO set a four-lap course with the committee boat moving to the end of the final beat and located in a position to shorten the tack home. The tide was now slack and about to flood so decisions on the upwind course. Again the leaders opted for the inshore course with 4057 (T Murphy & La Roux) leading 4008 (Coleman & Coleman) with 4081, 3955, 4093 & 4068 in the mix. On the downwind leg, those that opted for a gybe set on the downwind leg didn't seem to make any distance that those who opted for the late gybe. A gruelling last beat saw 4057 (T Murphy & Le Roux) get the gun followed by 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey) & 4008 (The Coleman's). With a 1st & 4th, 4068 (Mulvin & Beirne) won the day by a point from 3955 (Dumpleton & Hickey).

The Dublin Bay Sailing Club PRO Barry O'Neill and his crew on "Freebird" and mark layers provided excellent racing on a day with much activity in the bay, and this was greatly enjoyed by Ireland's biggest one-design keelboat class.

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With Saturday Dublin Bay Sailing Club cruiser-racing suspended to facilitate the ICRA National Championships at the National Yacht Club, the DBSC's racing was limited to the one-design and dinghy fleets. 

In the eight boat Glen class, Glenshesk (M. Reid, L Faulkner, G Walker) was the winner from Glencree (John Bligh & Henry Roche). Third was GlenDun (David Houlton)

A results summary in all classes is below 

DBSC Results for 04/09/2021

Race 1

31.7 One Design: 1. Prospect, 2. Levante, 3. Attitude

31.7 Echo: 1. Indigo, 2. Attitude, 3. Kernach

SB20: 1. So Blue, 2. venuesworld.com, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Ignis Caput II, 2. Mike Wazowski, 3. Enfant de Marie

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya, 2. Ram Jam

Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Icicle

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. Jo Slim 5, 3. Curraglass

B211 One Design: 1. Chinook, 2. Beeswing, 3. Billy Whizz

B211 Echo: 1. Beeswing, 2. Ventuno, 3. Chinook

Glen: 1. Glenshesk, 2. Glencree, 3. GlenDun

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Jill, 2. Aideen, 3. Periquin

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Gary O'Hare, 3. Niall Cowman

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Peter Hassett, 3. Brendan Hughes

Race 2

SB20: 1. venuesworld.com, 2. So Blue, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Fflagella, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Flyer

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya

Ruffian: 1. Ruffles, 2. Bandit, 3. Alias

B211 One Design: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Chinook

B211 Echo: 1. Small Wonder, 2. Beeswing, 3. Ventuno

Squib/Mermaid: 1. Aideen, 2. Jill, 3. Periquin

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Doody, 3. Dart

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Niall Cowman, 3. Chris Arrowsmith

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Brendan Hughes, 3. David Cahill

Race 3

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Michael McCambridge

IDRA 14: 1. Dunmoanin, 2. Dart, 3. Doody

Laser Radial: 1. Sean Craig, 2. Brendan Hughes, 3. Peter Hassett

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Last night's Tuesday DBSC race – with a buoyant turnout of 77 boats – brought mid-week racing to a close in 2021 for the country's biggest racing club.

Overall, the Ruffian 23 series was won by Carmen (B Duffy, B Maguire, E Brennan) of the DMYC. Second in class was Ann Kirwan's Bandit national champion crew with third going to Ruff Diamond skippered by Stuart McBride of the Sailing in Dublin Club.

A summary of all classes is below 

DBSC Tuesdays Series Winners - All Provisional

DBSC 21 Footer: 1. Estelle, 2. Naneen, 3. Garavogue

Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Ruth, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Windjammer

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Starlet, 2. Papytoo, 3. Grasshopper 2

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten, 2. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride, 3. Jheetah

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride, 3. Jay Z

Ruffian: 1. Carmen, 2. Bandit, 3. Ruff Diamond

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

B211 One Design: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Isolde, 3. Yikes

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Isolde, 3. Plan B

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glenluce, 3. Glencoe

PY Class: 1. Noel Butler, 2. Brendan Foley, 3. Sarah Dwyer

IDRA 14: 1. Slipway, 2. Dunmoanin, 3. Dart

Fireball: 1. Louise McKenna, 2. Frank Miller, 3. Owen Sinnott

Laser Standard: 1. Chris Arrowsmith, 2. Gary O'Hare, 3. Damien Maloney

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. Michael Norman, 3. Sean Craig

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A very strong Dublin Bay Sailing Club turnout of 77 boats enjoyed a moderate NE'ly on the bay this evening for the last DBSC Tuesday night race of the 2021 season.

In the B211 One Design, Yikes was the winner with Billy Whizz second and Beeswing. On ECHO handicap, Ventuno was first, Betty B second and Beeswing third.

Provisional class winners of Tuesday's Series overall are here

Results summary below: 

DBSC Results for 31/08/2021

DBSC 21 Footer: 1. Estelle, 2. Naneen, 3. Garavogue

Combined Cruisers Echo: 1. Windjammer, 2. Jalapeno, 3. Fiddly Bits

Cruiser 3 Tuesday Echo: 1. Krypton, 2. Grasshopper 2, 3. Papytoo

Flying 15: 1. Perfect Ten, 2. A Mere Triffle

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. Joyride

Ruffian: 1. Bandit, 2. Carmen, 3. Scamp

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Bluefin

B211 One Design: 1. Yikes, 2. Billy Whizz, 3. Beeswing

B211 Echo: 1. Ventuno, 2. Betty B, 3. Beeswing

Glen: 1. GlenDun, 2. Glencoe

PY Class: 1. Brendan Foley, 2. Noel Butler, 3. Stephen Oram

IDRA 14: 1. Dart, 2. Chaos, 3. Doody

Fireball: 1. Frank Miller, 2. Louise McKenna, 3. Paul ter Horst

Laser Standard: 1. Ross O'Leary, 2. Gavan Murphy, 3. Theo Lyttle

Laser Radial: 1. Oisin Hughes, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Sophie Kilmartin

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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 Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George 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.

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