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A Win for Chris Johnston's 31.7 Prospect in DBSC Thursday Race

4th August 2022
Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7 Thursday night DBSC race on Dublin Bay
hris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7 Thursday night DBSC race on Dublin Bay

Chris Johnston's Prospect was the winner of Thursday night's nine-boat Beneteau 31.7 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) AIB sponsored Summer series race on Dublin Bay.

Winds were northwesterly and up to 15 knots on the Bay.

The National Yacht Club skipper beat Michael Blaney's After You Too from the Royal St. George Yacht Club on scratch. Third was Johnston's clubmate, john Power sailing Levante.

In the overall Thursday Series rankings, after 15 races sailed, Johnston trails Power by two points on 22 points. Third, on 28 points, is Blaney.

Full results for all DBSC divisions are below.

Race Results

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Published in DBSC, Beneteau 31.7 Team

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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.