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121 Yachts Turnout for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Final Saturday Race of 2021

25th September 2021
Ventuno (Rowan Fogerty') was the winner of the first race of the B211 class in DBSC's final  Saturday race of the AIB 2021 Summer season.
Ventuno (Rowan Fogerty') was the winner of the first race of the B211 class in DBSC's final Saturday race of the AIB 2021 Summer season Credit: Afloat

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.

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., 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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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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