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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

Published in DBSC

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

Published in DBSC

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

Published in DBSC

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

Published in DBSC

The National Yacht Club's Noel Butler and Royal St. George's Brendan Foley, both sailing RS Aeros, shared the wins in Saturday's DBSC PY handicap dinghy class racing on Dublin Bay. Stephen Oram was third in both. 

A summary of results is below

DBSC Results for 28/08/2021

Race 1

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Prima Forte, 2. Wow, 3. D-Tox

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. D-Tox, 2. Wow, 3. Prima Forte

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

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Powder Monkey, 2. White Mischief, 3. Indecision

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. White Mischief, 2. Powder Monkey, 3. Dear Prudence

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

31.7 Echo: 1. Fiddly Bits, 2. Kernach, 3. Bluefin Two

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Leeuwin, 2. Windjammer, 3. Gwili II

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

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Wynward, 2. Cartoon, 3. Saki

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

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

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

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

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

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. Glass Half Full, 3. A Mere Triffle

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

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

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laser Standard: 1. Theo Lyttle, 2. Gavan Murphy

Laser Radial: 1. Judy O'Beirne, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Shirley Gilmore

Race 2

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

Flying 15: 1. Fandango, 2. Flyer, 3. Gerry Ryan

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jambiya, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Joyride

Sportsboat: 1. Jambiya, 2. Jawesome III, 3. Joyride

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laser Standard: 1. Gavan Murphy, 2. Theo Lyttle

Laser Radial: 1. Shirley Gilmore, 2. Sean Craig, 3. Judy O'Beirne

Published in DBSC

The last Flying Fifteen race of the DBSC AIB summer series proved to be another challenging evening for the race officer Brian Mathews and his team on what was one of the warmest days of the year with very light E-NE winds. It was a good tactical race and trying to keep clear wind was the priority.

Despite a number of boats heading to the Championships of Ireland in Whiterock this weekend, there was a good turnout with 11 boats on the start line. Ken Dumpleton & Joe Hickey (Rodriguez) had the title as Neil Colin, who was level on points in second place could not make this race, but the other podium places had to be decided.

The pin end was biased, Chris Doorly & Caroline Green (Match Five) tried their luck lining up for a port start at the biased pin but didn't make it and ducked under a few transoms and headed out to sea accompanied by O'Sullivan and Sherry in clear wind as most headed left. With the easterly, there was more breeze the further out you went, and this paid off as Doorly led this group which now included Laura & Niall Coleman at the first mark.

Most headed left on the run, but on the second beat, Dumpleton showed his prowess as he made big gains by going left to move level with the Coleman's at the weather mark. This prompted Doorly to look for the wind that Dumpleton had on the beat and as a result, headed to the right on the run followed by Dumpleton as Coleman and the majority of the fleet went left on the run. This move paid dividends as they moved well clear of the fleet by the leeward mark and managed to navigate their way to the finish line for Doorly & Green to win with Dumpleton & Hickey back in second but happy that they had won the overall series. Coleman stayed in third place with Balfe fourth and Ryan fifth. Then it was the long paddle home!

Published in Flying Fifteen

With the conclusion of Thursday night Dublin Bay Sailing Club racing on the bay, the club has published its overall Thursday night AIB season winners. 

A summary is below:

DBSC Thursdays Series Winners - All Provisional

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

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. D-Tox, 3. Prima Forte

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

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Something Else, 2. Joker II, 3. White Mischief

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

31.7 One Design: 1. After You Too, 2. Prospect, 3. Levante

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Ruthless, 2. Windjammer, 3. Rupert

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. Playtime, 2. Prima Luce, 3. Persistance

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

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Fortitudine, 2. Gung Ho, 3. Sweet Martini

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. So Blue, 3. venuesworld.com

Flying 15: 1. Rodriguez, 2. FFuZZy, 3. Hera

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

Sportsboat: 1. Jester, 2. George 2, 3. Jeorge V

Dragon: 1. Sir Ossis o'the River, 2. D-cision, 3. ZinZan

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

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Isolde, 2. Small Wonder, 3. Billy Whizz

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

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

Published in DBSC

A race win for Vincent Farrell's First 40.7 Tsunami (on IRC and ECHO handicaps) in the last Thursday race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club AIB summer season also gave the National Yacht Club crew overall ECHO victory in the Cruisers Zero division of the country's biggest yacht racing club.

There were full turnouts in the Cruiser Zero, Beneteau 31.7 and Ruffian 23 classes for last night's finale.

123 Dublin Bay Sailing Club boats competed on another sunny evening in a light NE'ly breeze on Dublin Bay.

A full results summary of last night's race is below. Provisional DBSC Thursday Series winners are listed here

DBSC Results for 26/08/2021

Cruiser 0 IRC: 1. Tsunami, 2. Rockabill VI, 3. El Pocko

Cruiser 0 Echo: 1. Tsunami, 2. El Pocko, 3. D-Tox

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Joker II, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Joker II, 2. Something Else, 3. Chimaera

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Joker II, 3. Something Else

31.7 One Design: 1. After You Too, 2. Levante, 3. Prospect

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

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

Cruiser 2 Echo: 1. Rupert, 2. Gwili II, 3. Ruthless

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

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

Cruiser 3 Echo: 1. Krypton, 2. Cartoon, 3. Pamafe

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

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

Cruiser 5A NS-IRC: 1. State O'Chassis, 2. Prima Luce, 3. The Great Escape

Cruiser 5A Echo: 1. Shearwater, 2. State O'Chassis, 3. Just Jasmin

Despite some obvious limitations, the Afloat live Dublin Bay webcams captured the big DBSC turnout in Scotsman's BayDespite some obvious limitations, the Afloat live Dublin Bay webcams captured the big DBSC turnout in Scotsman's Bay

Cruiser 5B Echo: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Fortitudine, 3. Setanta

SB20: 1. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Match FFive, 2. Rodriguez, 3. Flyer

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Jeorge V, 2. The Jeorgettes

Sportsboat: 1. Jeorge V, 2. George 2, 3. RIYC 4

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

Shipmans on the Bay: Credit: Tina DunneShipmans on the Bay: Credit: Tina Dunne

Shipman: 1. Invader, 2. The Den, 3. Twocan

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

B211 Echo: 1. Plan B, 2. Chinook, 3. Small Wonder

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

Squib/MermaidPY: 1. Jill, 2. Allsorts, 3. Periquin

Published in DBSC

The Ruffian 23 Bandit was the winner of Saturday's DBSC class race on Dublin Bay today. 

The National Champion Bandit skippered by Ann Kirwan of the National Yacht Club was first home ahead of Michael Cutliffe's Ruffles and David Meeke in Alias.

There was a high turnout of 110 boats across all 22 DBSC classes for today's races on the bay.

Results summary for each class is below

DBSC Results for 21/08/2021

Race 1

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

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

Cruiser 1 IRC: 1. Chimaera, 2. Bon Exemple, 3. Dear Prudence

Cruiser 1 Echo: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. Something Else

Cruiser 1 J109: 1. Chimaera, 2. Dear Prudence, 3. White Mischief

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cruiser 4 Echo: 1. Boomerang, 2. RunAway

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

Cruiser 5 Echo: 1. Gung Ho, 2. Persistance, 3. Act Two

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. So Blue, 3. Carpe Diem

Flying 15: 1. Enfant de Marie, 2. Phoenix, 3. FFuZZy

Sportsboat VPRS: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya

Sportsboat: 1. Ram Jam, 2. Jambiya

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

Shipman: 1. Poppy, 2. Juniper, 3. Jo Slim 5

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

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing

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

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

PY Class: 1. Teddy Byrne, 2. Richard Tate, 3. Sarah Dwyer

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

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. John O'Driscoll, 3. Luke Smith

Race 2

SB20: 1. Ted, 2. Carpe Diem, 3. So Blue

Flying 15: 1. Flyer, 2. Hera, 3. Phoenix

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

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

B211 Echo: 1. Billy Whizz, 2. Ventuno, 3. Beeswing

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

PY Class: 1. Teddy Byrne, 2. Richard Tate, 3. B & C O'Neill

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

Laser Radial: 1. David Cahill, 2. John O'Driscoll, 3. Luke Smith

Published in DBSC

Dublin Bay Sailing Club is the current Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year, and yesterday (Friday), their Commodore Ann Kirwan took over custodianship of the well-travelled ship's wheel trophy. It dates back to 1979 in a unique and informal contest that aims to assess how well clubs contribute to their larger communities in addition to gauging their success with their members afloat - whether in a racing, cruising or training capacity.

Normally the handing-over ceremony is the very height of close-knit conviviality. But in these strange pandemic times when prescribed social distancing is at variance with the instinctive sociability and camaraderie of sailing, everyone was on their best behaviour at a limited-numbers gathering in which the key players were Jonathan Nicholson – DBSC Commodore 2020 – Commodore Ann Kirwan, the DBSC Honorary Secretary Chris Moore, John Phillips of AIB Private Banking who are the lead sponsors of the DBSC programme, and Kelly Berkeley, Senior Marketing Executive with Mitsubishi Motors, the "Club of the Year" sponsors since 1986.

John Phillips of AIB Private Banking, lead sponsors of the DBSC programmeJohn Phillips of AIB Private Banking, lead sponsors of the DBSC programme

Kelly Berkeley of Mitsubishi Motors Photo: Frank BurgessKelly Berkeley of Mitsubishi Motors Photo: Frank Burgess

In its 42 years, the trophy has highlighted special achievements by clubs large and small all over the country. But in the special circumstances of 2020-21, with the spreading pandemic affecting or even completely preventing group activity of every kind, as the largest yacht racing organisation in Ireland (and one of the largest in the world), DBSC was in a very demanding position of natural leadership.

Yet it has taken on the challenge with quiet determination, and after a successful, if truncated season in 2020 in which all of the club's main trophies found a new winner despite the second lockdown being imposed in mid-September, in 2021, they have gradually upped the pace as new allowances were made, such that by early August the "ordinary" programme of mid-week evening racing was regularly catering for more than 200 boats of all shapes and sizes, from the Laser dinghies (the largest of the class in all Ireland) right up to the stately vessels in Cruisers Zero.

Dun Laoghaire Dinghy mix. In all, DBSC caters for more than 30 classes. Photo: DBSCDun Laoghaire Dinghy mix. In all, DBSC caters for more than 30 classes. Photo: DBSC

During this "Week of the Wheel", the numbers racing were just on the 200 mark for the very good reason that the bulk of the Lasers were heading for the Nationals in Cork. And in further illustration of DBSC's readiness to look outside its own waters for new competition, Ann Kirwan was recently returned from racing West Cork's Calves Week at Schull, where the highlight of her series was recording the overall ECHO win in the Fastnet Race (West Cork version) in the Ruffian 23 Orca II.

Dublin Bay sailing at its best – the stately contenders in Cruisers Zero step out in style. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O'BrienDublin Bay sailing at its best – the stately contenders in Cruisers Zero step out in style. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O'Brien

DBSC's unrivalled range of classes is catered for through far-sighted programme management and racing organisational experience vested in an exceptional corps of skilled volunteers. It's not a situation which exists to such good effect in all other sailing centres, and it isn't something which has emerged overnight, for the gradual development and re-configuring of the club reflects the growth of Dun Laoghaire as the focal point of Dublin Bay sailing.

It started as an organisation for small boats sailed by slightly eccentric types in 1884, but as it intensified its programme of races, members of the established bricks-and-mortar waterfront clubs came to the realisation that - for proper development - their Dublin Bay sailing needed a focused and energetic overall administrative body.

Eccentric small boat beginnings – Dublin Bay SC in action in 1886Eccentric small boat beginnings – Dublin Bay SC in action in 1886

This was already being partially catered for by the Royal Alfred YC, founded in 1870. But the RAYC's speciality was the development of racing rules and the encouragement of amateur or Corinthian sailing, whereas DBSC was increasingly much more targeted on simply getting on with as much racing as possible. It succeeded in this so successfully so that by the 1890s it was in the pre-eminent racing organisation role to such an extent that Constance Fry, wife of the DBSC Commodore Richard Fry, was featured in a photographic series in the new magazine Yachting World as being a noted helmswoman, while DBSC was extending its portfolio by actively encouraging new racing classes.

Constance Fry, noted helmswoman in the early days of DBSC, as featured in Yachting World in 1894Constance Fry, noted helmswoman in the early days of DBSC, as featured in Yachting World in 1894

This has resulted in the intriguing situation in 2021 whereby the Royal Alfred YC has for several years been incorporated in DBSC, while the Dublin Bay 21 Class - which first sailed in 1903 - has been sailing again this year in re-born form thanks to Hal Sisk and Fionan de Barra's determined restoration ideals and meanwhile, DBSC has a female commodore.

The return to Dun Laoghaire of the restored Dublin Bay 21 Naneen a fortnight ago was the realisation of the faithfully maintained vision of Fionan de Barra and Hal Sisk. Photo: W M NixonThe return to Dun Laoghaire of the restored Dublin Bay 21 Naneen a fortnight ago was the realisation of the faithfully maintained vision of Fionan de Barra and Hal Sisk. Photo: W M Nixon

However, it's in the job specification of Flag Officers that they only have to serve for a limited period, but continuity in the complex business of running DBSC is provided by long-serving Honorary Secretaries, and in the present era, it has been two diligent administrators – Donal O'Sullivan and more recently Chris Moore – who have kept the machine running smoothly.

To say that Chris Moore understands how the wheels and levers of sailing in Dublin Bay are most effectively operated is to hugely understate the situation, for in addition to his current role, he has also served at different periods as Commodore of the National YC and as Commodore DBSC. The voluntary hours he puts in as the DBSC workhorse are beyond measure, yet his enthusiasm remains undimmed, and somehow he even finds the time for some sailing of his own, currently with the J/109 Powder Monkey.

The spirit of Dublin Bay Sailing Club is found in many volunteers, and not least in current Honorary Secretary Chris MooreThe spirit of Dublin Bay Sailing Club is found in many volunteers, and not least in current Honorary Secretary Chris Moore

As the club functions as the overall body for Dun Laoghaire sailing with its four separate established cubs with their own clubhouses, DBSC itself has no need of a clubhouse and thus has nowhere to display the Club of the Year Trophy. Thus the hand-over ceremony could be delayed until the regulated limitations began to be lifted, but with continuing uncertainty as to which way the pandemic figures are going, this seemed as good a time as any, as DBSC definitely want to be in possession of the wheel for their own annual spectacular, the distribution of their mostly silver mountain of annual prizes and trophies.

And by a happy chance, the "Club of the Year" award ceremony has taken place in National Heritage Week. That may place its emphasis on our built heritage. But in Irish sailing's remarkable and unusually long history, it is our vibrant yet venerable organisations that are a key part of our national sailing heritage.

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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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