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After two years as Commodore of Ireland's largest yacht racing club that runs over 1,000 races each summer, Ann Kirwan completed her term in office last night at Dublin Bay Sailing Club and handed over the tiller to Eddie Totterdell after his election. Here Afloat publishes Kirwan's AGM farewell to members

It has been such an honour and a privilege to act as Commodore of DBSC for the past two years and for a total of 10 years on the committee. It’s been busy, and there have been some ups and downs, but it has been very enjoyable and rewarding. The past three years have been particularly challenging with Covid, but I think that has brought out the best of DBSC’s strengths. I’d now like to run through some of the highlights of the two years:

I covered 2021 in my address at last year’s AGM; however, here’s a recap of some of the main highlights:

  • We were awarded the Mitsubishi Sailing Club of the year 2021.
  • We revamped our website early in 2021 and have been refreshing its content regularly since.
  • Our 2021 programme commenced in early June after a 3-week training period.
  • We held 3 separate prize-giving functions in the summer to present the 2020 prizes.
  • The hut returned to its rightful position in July after a year’s absence.
  • The magnificently restored DB21s returned to Dun Laoghaire in July and raced on Tuesdays.
  • The Turkey shoot and Spring Chicken series were run last winter after a Covid-enforced year off.
  • We moved our prize-giving to the National Maritime Museum in November.
  • We rounded off 2021 with our AGM last December – on Zoom for the second year in a row.

Tribute to those we lost

Before moving on to a review of 2022, I want to pay tribute to some of our long-standing volunteers who sadly passed away during my term as Commodore. Larry Martin, Pat McGloughlin, and more recently Ben Mulligan, all DBSC volunteers. And to 3-of our long-standing stalwarts who gave so much to DBSC – Carmel in June 2021, Jack in December 2021 and just three months ago, our beloved Ida Kiernan. All three were contributing to DBSC right to the end – Carmel keeping us on the straight and narrow, Jack redesigning courses and acting as Red Fleet RO on Thursdays, and Ida commanding the keelboat volunteer forces with her unique sense of fun, enthusiasm and efficiency. They are all sorely missed.

Now to the 2022 season

We spent last winter planning for what we hoped would be a full season in 2022. Our sailing committee redesigned some of the courses to cater for the hut coming back for Saturdays in the 2022 season. Thanks in particular to Tim Goodbody who led the redesign of the Blue and Red fleet Saturday courses.

Following the two years of curtailed racing we started our season on schedule at the end of April and ran right through to October 1st. It took 22 race officers, nine committee boat drivers, and a team of over 50 race management volunteers to work together during our 23-week season, to provide you our members with more than 1,000 races. Heartfelt thanks to the DBSC Committee and to all our fabulous volunteers for making this happen. We are lucky to have such a large pool of volunteers – it is them that make DBSC what it is. Providing 1000-plus races in a single summer sailing season could not be done without them giving so generously of their time and experience. Incidentally, yesterday was International Volunteers Day.

 It took 22 race officers, nine committee boat drivers, and a team of over 50 race management volunteers to work together during our 23-week season, to provide DBSC members with more than 1,000 races It took 22 race officers, nine committee boat drivers, and a team of over 50 race management volunteers to work together during our 23-week season, to provide DBSC members with more than 1,000 races Photo: Afloat

We enjoyed some great racing in warm sunny weather in what was generally a season of light airs and it was great to see the hut back in use on Saturdays.

As well as our 1,000 plus DBSC races, there was a full schedule of events around the bay in which included the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club regattas, the SB20 World Championships as well as many regional and national championships, and the Women at the Helm regatta. Well done to the Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs for successfully hosting all of these challenging events.

DBSC Results

We implemented a new DBSC results system using HalSail in 2022. It has proved very successful in its first year thanks to Ian Bowring’s meticulous planning and set-up work in advance of the season. Thanks to Therese and Jen for making sure the results were available in a timely manner each race day.

Inaugural End of Season Dinner

We held the inaugural DBSC end-of-season dinner in the National Yacht club in early October. It was a sell-out and thoroughly enjoyed by all 110 who attended and was a great way for boat crews to round off the season. I hope that this becomes an annual event.

The Flying Fifteen keelboat is one DBSC's 22 racing classes on Dublin Bay Photo: AfloatThe Flying Fifteen keelboat is one DBSC's 22 racing classes on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

Prize-giving

Following the success of our prize-giving in 2021 and the positive feedback we received from you our members on the location, we held our 2022 prize-giving in the wonderful setting of the National Maritime Museum again a few weeks ago. We presented over 100 beautiful trophies to the many worthy winners. Michael Chester’s photos of the prize winners are available on our website and on Afloat. Thanks to Pat Shannon, who looks after all our magnificent trophies - without Pat, we would struggle to hold the prize giving.

Turkey Shoot and Spring Chicken

The AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot is going well and finishes on December 18th. The Spring Chicken will be run in February and March. Thanks to Fintan Cairns and his team for running these two winter series.

DBSC Committee

A very special word of thanks to DBSC Flag Officers Ed and Jacqueline and to all who have served with me on the DBSC Committee for the past 2 years. Thanks to Chris Moore, who retired as Honorary Secretary in June, and to Rosemary Roy, who has taken on this mammoth since then. Thanks to Philip Ferguson, who has organised the deployment, retrieval, storage, and maintenance of marks for the past number of years – it’s no mean feat. Thank you, Philip.

DBSC Committee from left: Honorary Secretary Rosemary Roy, Vice Commodore Keith Poole was elected Rear Commodore, outgoing Commodore Ann Kirwan, newly elected Commodore Eddie Totterdell, Jacqueline McStay was elected as Vice Commodore and Jonathan Skerritt remains as Honorary TreasurerDBSC Committee from left: Honorary Secretary Rosemary Roy, Vice Commodore Keith Poole was elected Rear Commodore, outgoing Commodore Ann Kirwan, newly elected Commodore Eddie Totterdell, Jacqueline McStay was elected as Vice Commodore and Jonathan Skerritt remains as Honorary Treasurer

As well as our experienced Race Officers and Committee boat teams who turn out many times each week to run our racing, other volunteers work behind the scenes to make the DBSC machine run smoothly. Thanks to Declan Traynor and Joanne Sheehan, who look after the rib crews, to Gerry and Suzi who look after sponsorship, to Ian on results, to Louise on dinghy matters, to Sabrina, our children’s officer who manages the Garda vetting process, to Jonathan Skerritt who looks after our finances, to Keith and Kevin who serve on the sailing sub-committee, to Jacqueline who looks after the website and of course to Rosemary who sends all the emails and did such a great job at the prize giving. Thanks to Brian, Brendan and Chris for looking after our committee boats, to Declan for looking after our ribs, to Michael for looking after protests, and to Jonathan O’Rourke, who works on the grant application process on our behalf. Sincere thanks to all of you for your efforts in the many aspects of running DBSC, I’ve really enjoyed working alongside you over the past two years.

A very special thank you to our PRO and incoming Commodore Ed, who heads up the sailing sub-committee and is the Race Officer for the Blue Fleet on Thursdays. Ed has been a rock of sense and great support to me over the past two years and we’ve had some laughs along the way.

With Gratitude

We are extremely fortunate and very grateful to have AIB on board as our title sponsor. Thanks also to our supporters Viking Marine, MGM Boats, Facet Jewellers, Killen Marine and Gunpowder Gin.

To the Commodores and the management and staff of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs, to Irish Sailing, to the Harbour Masters of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Port – thanks for your support throughout my term as Commodore. Thanks also to Afloat for great coverage of DBSC racing and events.

Final Comments

Finally, I am confident in the knowledge that DBSC is in very safe hands with Ed taking over as Commodore and the strong committee and band of race management volunteers who will work with him.

I wish you and your families a very healthy and happy Christmas and the very best for 2023 and I look forward to seeing you on the water next season.

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The popular AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot suffered the first cancellation of its 2022 series this morning when 20-knot easterly winds blew on Dublin Bay. 

The strong winds produced an 'awful' sea state (as seen on the 3 x Afloat webcams) that led to the scrubbing of the fifth race of the seven-race series for the 78-boat cruiser-racer fleet.

Racing six of seven will be sailed next Sunday morning from the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

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The J70 crew Jambiya who was recently presented with this summer's DBSC Saturday Sportsboat Trophy has moved into the overall lead of the club's bumper Turkey Shoot Series.

After four races sailed and one discard, Jambiya is on 19 nett points, some 13 points clear of rival 1720 sportsboat Optique. Third on 33 is another of the RCYC designs, Spurs.

Optique won last Sunday's 61-boat fourth race in the north-west of the Bay, which did not live up to its heavy weather billing as per the weather forecast. 

The J80 Sante was second, with the Frist 310 Nauti Gal in third place. 

National Yacht Club skipper of Sneaky B, Charlotte O'Kelly, captured the fourth race from the back of the East Pier. 

With three more races left to sail, racing continues this Sunday from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, and some early leaders have dropped down the leaderboard. 

Onboard Chris Power Smith's J122, AureliaOnboard Chris Power Smith's J122, Aurelia

Leader after two, Barry Cunningham's Cape 31 Blast is now lying 23rd overall after a disappointing 47th scored last Sunday. Tim and Richard Goodbody in the J109 White Mischief, who led into last Sunday's fourth race are now joint seventh overall.

Royal Irish skipper Pat Rigney took this fleeting vid of clubmate Cunningham in Blast.

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After some unstable offshore wind conditions for last Sunday's race three round Dalkey Island, the forecast for Sunday's fourth race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Racing on Dublin Bay indicates more medium to strong westerly winds.

Handicaps and Starts for the fourth race of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted series are downloadable below.

As Afloat reported previously, the Sun Odyssey 349 Little Rascal was the third race winner in a fleet of 47 boats.

Overall after three races sailed and no discard in the six-race series, Tim and Richard Goodbody's Royal Irish J109 White Mischief leads overall on 46 points. Royal St. George's Chris Power Smith's J122 Aurelia, a new entrant to the Turkey Shoot this year, is lying second on 49.

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The Sun Odyssey 349 Little Rascal won Sunday's third race of the AIB-sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Racing on Dublin Bay

Second was the Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie, with third place in the 47-boat race round Dalkey Island in a gusty southwesterly going to the Hunter 701, Chillawee. 

Overall after three races sailed and no discard in the six-race series, Tim and Richard Goodbody's Royal Irish J109 White Mischief leads overall on 46 points. Royal St. George's Chris Power Smith's J122 Aurelia, a new entrant to the Turkey Shoot this year, is lying second on 49. 

The J109 Joker II (yellow spinnaker), Hot Cookie (red) and overall leader White Mischief (blue) during the third race round Dalkey Island in the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series Photo: AfloatThe J109 Joker II (yellow spinnaker), the Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie (red) and overall series leader, the J109 White Mischief (blue) during the third race, round Dalkey Island, of the AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series Photo: Afloat

Leslie Parnell's Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet from the RIYC and Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer from the Royal St George Yacht Club are joint third on 50 points.

Racing continues next Sunday from the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

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There was standing room only at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Friday night when over 100 trophies were presented at the annual prizegiving of Ireland's biggest yacht racing club. 

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Commodore Ann Kirwan presented a glittering array of prizes with Honorary Secretary Rosemary Roy and former Commodore Pat Shannon. 

The prizegiving represented the culmination of a successful full summer season for the club's fleet of 300 boats and 1,200 members that race Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from April to October in 22 separate classes.

The prizegiving began with the sounding of two hoots, dropping the AP, and hoisting the DBSC burgee (from the museum pulpit).

 DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan addresses a packed 2022 prizegiving at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire Photo: Michael Chester DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan addresses a packed 2022 prizegiving at the Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire Photo: Michael Chester

DBSC has five perpetual premier awards, and this year one of those trophies – The Viking Trophy (for an outstanding contribution to DBSC sailing) – was posthumously awarded to Ida Kiernan, following a short tribute by Commodore Kirwan. Ida's brother Michael accepted it on behalf of the family. Also present at the prizegiving were Ida's brother Gerard and her good friends and neighbours Pat and Sue.

Michael Kiernan accepts the Viking Award from DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan. The award was made posthumously to DBSC stalwart, the late Ida Kiernan, for her notable contribution to sailing in Dublin Bay Photo: Michael ChesterMichael Kiernan accepts the Viking Award from DBSC Commodore Ann Kirwan. The award was made posthumously to DBSC stalwart, the late Ida Kiernan, for her notable contribution to sailing in Dublin Bay Photo: Michael Chester

In other premier awards, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy (For the best 'New' boat entered into DBSC racing) went to the restored Dublin Bay 21 Fleet.

Hal Sisk collects the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy (for the best 'New' boat entered into DBSC racing) that was awarded to the restored Dublin Bay 21 Fleet. Photo: Michael ChesterHal Sisk collects the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy (for the best 'New' boat entered into DBSC racing) that was awarded to the restored Dublin Bay 21 Fleet (pictured below). Photo: Michael Chester

Dublin Bay 21 Fleet

The George Arthur Newsom Cup, for the most successful boat in one design racing went to Prospect, Chris Johnston's well sailed Beneteau 31.7.

Chris Johnston, skipper of the Beneteau 31.7 Prospect was the winner of the The George Arthur Newsom Cup for the most successful boat in one design racing Photo: Michael ChesterChris Johnston, skipper of the Beneteau 31.7 Prospect (below) was the winner of the The George Arthur Newsom Cup for the most successful boat in one design racing Photo: Michael Chester

Chris Johnston, skipper of the Beneteau 31.7 Prospect was the winner of the The George Arthur Newsom Cup for the most successful boat in one design racing Photo: Michael Chester

The Waterhouse Shield, for the most successful boat in a Handicap Series was presented to White Mischief, Tim & Richard Goodbody from the J109 and Cruisers One class.

Richard Goodbody receives the The Waterhouse Shield, for the most successful boat in a DBSC Handicap Series Photo: Michael ChesterRichard Goodbody co-skipper of J109 White Mischief receives the The Waterhouse Shield, for the most successful boat in a DBSC Handicap Series Photo: Michael Chester

Richard Goodbody co-skipper of J109 White Mischief receives the The Waterhouse Shield, for the most successful boat in a DBSC Handicap SeriesRichard Goodbody co-skipper of J109 White Mischief receives the The Waterhouse Shield, for the most successful boat in a DBSC Handicap Series

The Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup for the boat that turns out regularly and has not won another cup was presented to Levante Beneteau 31.7, John Power and Michael Leahy.

The Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup for the boat that turns up regularly to DBSC racing and has not won another cup went to John Power of the Beneteau 31.7 Levante Photo: Michael ChesterThe Brendan Ebrill Memorial Cup for the boat that turns up regularly to DBSC racing and has not won another cup went to John Power of the Beneteau 31.7 Levante (below) Photo: Michael Chester

The Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup for the boat that turns up regularly to DBSC racing and has not won another cup went to John Power of the Beneteau 31.7 Levante

The Dr Alf Delany Memorial Cup, for the most successful Dinghy of the season, was presented to the IDRA 14 Dart, sailed by the Long Family.

Paul Long receives the Dr Alf Delany Memorial Cup for the most successful DBSC dinghy of the season, the IDRA 14, Dart Photo: Michael ChesterPaul Long receives the Dr Alf Delany Memorial Cup for the most successful DBSC dinghy of the season, the IDRA 14, Dart (below) Photo: Michael Chester

Ben Mulligan and Cormac Bradley won one of the Flying Fifteen trophies. As regular Afloat readers will know, Ben Mulligan, a keen DBSC racer and race officer, passed away in November and Hon Sec Rosemary Roy gave a short tribute to Ben before Cormac was presented with the trophy.

The late Ben Mulligan sailing with Cormac Bradley at the Flying Fifteen National Championships in September Photo: AfloatThe late Ben Mulligan sailing with Cormac Bradley at the Flying Fifteen National Championships in September Photo: Afloat

See full 2022 results in all DBSC classes below

Cruisers 0

The Patrick Burke skippered First 40 Prima Forte crew won the Knox Gore Bowl, Knox Gore Cup and The Centenary Trophy for their performance in DBSC Cruisers Zero Photo: Michael ChesterThe Patrick Burke skippered First 40 Prima Forte crew (pictured above and racing below) won the Knox Gore Bowl, Knox Gore Cup and The Centenary Trophy for their performance in DBSC Cruisers Zero Photo: Michael Chester

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  • Thur IRC series A, Thurs Overall: Rockabill, Paul O Higgins, The Martin Cup
  • Thur IRC series B, ECHO Overall: Sat IRC, Series A, B & Overall, Prima Forte, Knox Gore Bowl, Knox Gore Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO series A: Lively Lady, Rodney Martin
  • Thursdays Echo series B: El Pocko, Jonathan Nicholson

Cruisers 1

 Barry O'Sullivan collects the Osterberg Trophy for DBSC Saturday's ECHO Overall in the J109 Jalapeno Photo: Michael Chester Barry O'Sullivan collects the Osterberg Trophy for DBSC Saturday's ECHO Overall in the J109 Jalapeno (below) Photo: Michael Chester

 J109 Jalapeno

  • Thurs IRC series A, B & Overall Saturdays IRC ser A, B: Overall White Mischief, Tim & Richard Goodbody, West Pier Cup, The Weir Cup
  • J 109 Thursdays & Saturdays overall: White Mischief, Tim & Richard Goodbody, The Goodbody Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO Overall: Something Else, John & Brian Hall, The Tiamat Trophy
  • Saturdays ECHO Overall: Jalapeno, Paul Barrington & Barry O Sullivan, The Osterberg Trophy
  • Thursdays ECHO Series A: Gringo, Tony Fox
  • Saturdays ECHO Series A:  Ruth, The Shanahan Family

Cruisers 2

Noel and Shane from Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer pick up the Cruisers Two The Lady Shamrock Trophy for Thursday IRC B & Overall wins in DBSC Cruisers Two  Photo: Michael ChesterNoel and Shane from Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer (pictured below) pick up the Cruisers Two The Lady Shamrock Trophy for Thursday IRC B & Overall wins in DBSC Cruisers Two Photo: Michael Chester

Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer

Michael Kavanagh and W Roe from Peridot with the Centenary Cup for Thursdays ECHO Overall in DBSC Cruisers TwoMichael Kavanagh and W Roe from Peridot with the Centenary Cup for Thursdays ECHO Overall in DBSC Cruisers Two Photo: Michael Chester

Philip Lovegrove from the Sigma 33  Rupert with the Stephens Trophy and The Rupert Bowl for Cruisers 2 Sigma, Thursdays & Saturdays IRCPhilip Lovegrove from the Sigma 33  Rupert with the Stephens Trophy and The Rupert Bowl for Cruisers 2 Sigma, Thursdays & Saturdays IRC Photo: Michael Chester 

  • Thursdays IRC B & Overall:  Windjammer Lindsay Casey, The Lady Shamrock Trophy
  • Thursdays ECHO Overall: Peridot, Jim Mc Cann, Yannick Cherrier, The Centenary Cup
  • Saturdays IRC& ECHO series A, B & Overall provisional: Paul Cadden, Hugh O Donnell, The Silver Salver, & TP Early Memorial Cup
  • Thursdays IRC & ECHO series A: Black Velvet, Lesley Parnell
  • Thursdays ECHO series B: Antix, Derek Ryan
  • Cruisers 2 Sigma, Thursdays & Saturdays. Saturdays IRC: Rupert, Richard & Philip Lovegrove, JB Stephens Trophy and The Rupert Bowl

Cruisers 3

Kevin Byrne & the Crew of Starlet (pictured racing below), winners of Thursday IRC Ser A & B & Overall, ECHO Ser B & Overall receiving the Smalldridge Cup, The Annette Cup and The Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup  Photo Michael ChesterKevin Byrne & the Crew of Starlet (pictured racing below), winners of Thursday IRC Ser A & B & Overall, ECHO Ser B & Overall receiving the Smalldridge Cup, The Annette Cup and The Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup  Photo Michael Chester

Cruisers Three Starlet

Papytoo's Frank Guilfoyle collects the Cruisers Three Whimbrel Trophy for Tuesday series Photo: Michael ChesterPapytoo's Frank Guilfoyle collects the Cruisers Three Whimbrel Trophy for Tuesday series Photo: Michael Chester

Michael and Ben Ryan receiving the Mercia Cup for Saki winning Cruisers 3 Saturdays overall on ECHO Photo: Michael ChesterMichael and Ben Ryan receiving the Mercia Cup for Saki winning Cruisers 3 Saturdays overall on ECHO Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tuesday series: Papytoo, Eavan Maher & Frank Guilfoyle, The Whimbrel Trophy
  • Thursdays IRC Ser A & B & Overall: ECHO Ser B & Overall Starlet, Kevin Byrne, The Smalldridge Cup, The Annette Cup
  • Saturdays IRC Ser A & B & Overall: The Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup
  • Saturdays ECHO, series A, B & Overall: Saki, Michael & Ben Ryan, The Mercia Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO, series A: Grasshopper

Beneteau 21.1

Brian Mulkeen and Jimmy Markin from Isolde with The Optec Trophy & The Beneteau 21.1 Tray Photo: Michael ChesterBrian Mulkeen and Jimmy Markin from Isolde with The Optec Trophy & The Beneteau 21.1 Tray Photo: Michael Chester

Les from Billy Whizz with the Facet Jewellers Cup The Beneteau 21.1 Cup and The Waterhouse Rose Bowl Photo: Michael ChesterLes from Billy Whizz with the Facet Jewellers Cup The Beneteau 21.1 Cup and The Waterhouse Rose Bowl Photo: Michael Chester

Pat Shannon of the Beneteau 21 Beeswing with the Jimmy Fischer Cup Photo: Michael ChesterPat Shannon of the Beneteau 21 Beeswing with the Jimmy Fischer Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tuesday ECHO, Thurs IRC ser A & ECHO ser A & Overall Isolde, Brian Mulkeen, The Optec Trophy & The Beneteau 21.1 Tray
  • Thurs one design Sat one design, Thurs & Sat combined: Billy Whizz Jimmy Fischer & Stafford Bagot, Facet Jewellers Cup, The Beneteau 21.1 Cup, The Waterhouse Rose Bowl
  • Saturday ECHO Overall Beeswing, Pat Shannon 98 The Jimmy Fischer Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO series B Chinook, Andrew Bradley
  • Saturdays ECHO series A Betty B, Michael Shiell
  • Saturdays ECHO series B Small Wonder, J. Mc Stay & Hugh Kelly

Cruisers 5 a/b

Johnnie Phillips of Playtime with The Burford Trophy and The White Sail Class Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterJohnnie Phillips of Playtime with The Burford Trophy and The White Sail Class Trophy for DBSC Cruisers 5 Photo: Michael Chester

Michael O Leary and David Andrews with The DBSC Cruisers 5 Heineken Super League Cup Photo: Michael ChesterMichael O Leary and David Andrews with The DBSC Cruisers 5 Heineken Super League Cup Photo: Michael Chester

Eamonn Doyle and Catherine Day of Shearwater with the Cruisers 5 Peggy Bawn Half Model Photo: Michael ChesterEamonn Doyle and Catherine Day of Shearwater with the Cruisers 5 Peggy Bawn Half Model Photo: Michael Chester

James McSweeney and Patrick Madigan of Menapia with the DBSC Cruisers 5 Galileo Cup Photo: Michael ChesterJames McSweeney and Patrick Madigan of Menapia with the DBSC Cruisers 5 Galileo Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thurs IRC ser A, B & Overall, Sat IRC ser A & Overall Playtime, Johnnie Phillips & Noel Kidney, The Burford Trophy & The White Sail Class Trophy
  • Thurs ECHO series A & Overall Shearwater, Eamonn Doyle & Peter O Toole, The Peggy Bawn Half Model
  • Saturdays ECHO series B & Overall Act Two, Michael O Leary Tom Roche David Andrews, The Heineken Super League Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO div B ser B & Overall Menapia, James McSweeney & Patrick Madigan, The Galileo Cup
  • Thursdays ECHO div B ser A Great Escape, Pat Rigney, Aurora, Ray Conway, Calypso, Howard Knott, Persistence, Charles Broadhead

Cruisers 4/5

Paul Kirwan, skipper of Boomerang (pictured below) accepting the Trevor Wood Trophy in DBSC Cruisers 4/5 Photo: Michael ChesterPaul Kirwan, skipper of Boomerang (pictured below) accepting the Trevor Wood Trophy in DBSC Cruisers 4/5 Photo: Michael Chester

Paul Kirwan Boomerang

  • Thursdays IRC Series A,B & Overall Boomerang, The Kirwan family, The Trevor Wood Trophy

Beneteau 31.7

PJ Timmins, Dermot Breen, and Bill Quigley from the Beneteau 31.7 Fiddly Bits with the Horrigan Cup Photo: Michael ChesterPJ Timmins, Dermot Breen, and Bill Quigley from the Beneteau 31.7 Fiddly Bits with the Horrigan Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursdays IRC Overall, Saturdays IRC ser A, B & Overall: Prospect, Chris Johnston, The Feanor Trophy & The Arandora Trophy
  • Thursday ECHO ser A, B & Overall. Sat ECHO serA & Overall: Fiddly Bits, PJ Timmins, Dermot Breen, Gerry Murray & Michael Walsh, The Horrigan Cup, The Long John Silver Trophy
  • Thursday IRC series B: After You Too, Michael Blaney
  • Thursdays IRC series A: Levante, John Power, Michael Leahy
  • Saturdays ECHO series B: Kernach, Eoin O Driscoll

Dragons

Dragon sailors Ronan Murphy & Alistair Kissane from Serafina with The Royal Irish Yacht Club Cup Photo: Michael ChesterDragon sailors Ronan Murphy & Alistair Kissane from Serafina with The Royal Irish Yacht Club Cup Photo: Michael Chester

Peter Bowring (right) and David Williams of Dragon Phantom with the Oxford and Cambridge Cup and The Old Time Cup Photo: Michael ChesterPeter Bowring (right) and David Williams of Dragon Phantom with the Oxford and Cambridge Cup and The Old Time Cup Photo: Michael Chester

Thursday's series A, B & Overall Saturdays Series B Phantom, Peter Bowring, David Williams, Oxford & Cambridge Cup & The Old Time Cup
Thursdays & Saturdays combined
Saturdays Series A & Overall Serafina, Ronan Murphy & Alistair Kissane, The Royal Irish Yacht Club Cup

Shipman

Neill Masterson of the Shipman Currglas with The Midweek Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterNeill Masterson of the Shipman Currglas with The Midweek Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

Gerry Glynn of Invader with the Melindi Cup Photo: Michael ChesterGerry Glynn of Invader with the Melindi Cup Photo: Michael Chester

Fergus Mason and Colm Duggan and Orna Tubridy with The Shipman Perpetual Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterFergus Mason and Colm Duggan and Orna Tubridy with The Shipman Perpetual Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A & Overall: Currglas, John & Neill Masterson 45 The Midweek Trophy
  • Saturdays series B & Overall Invader: Gerry Glynn 46 The Melindi Cup
  • Thursdays series B & Thursdays & Saturdays Overall: Viking, Fergus Mason & Colm Duggan 47 The Shipman Perpetual Trophy
  • Saturdays series A: JoSlim, John Clarke & BJ Maher
  • Tuesdays: Gusto, Christine Heath

Dublin Bay 21

Hal Sisk, Finnon De Barra, Jim Foley and Sean Doyle of the Dublin Bay 21 Class Association with The Carson Challenge Cup, The Daisy Picker Cup and The Inisfallon Cup Photo: Michael ChesterHal Sisk, Finnon De Barra, Jim Foley and Sean Doyle of the Dublin Bay 21 Class Association with The Carson Challenge Cup, The Daisy Picker Cup and The Inisfallon Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Saturdays Overall: Naneen, DB 21 Class Association, The Carson Challenge Cup
  • Garavogue, DB 21 Class Association, The Daisy Picker Cup
  • Estelle, DB 21 Class Association, The Inisfallon Cup

Glens

Ailbe Millerick (red jacket) and the Glenluce crew with the DBSC Glen Pterodactyl Cup, McMillan Cup and Mitchell trophy Photo: Michael ChesterAilbe Millerick (red jacket) and the Glenluce crew with the DBSC Glen Pterodactyl Cup, McMillan Cup and Mitchell trophy Photo: Michael Chester

David Houlton and Brian Denham of Glendun winners of the Glen class DBSC Saturday Series Photo: Michael ChesterDavid Houlton and Brian Denham of Glendun winners of the Glen class DBSC Saturday Series Photo: Michael Chester

Myles Fleeton, Pat Sheehan of Glencoe with the Bobolink Cup for the round Dalkey Island race Photo: Michael ChesterMyles Fleeton, Pat Sheehan and Robert Killane of Glencoe with the Bobolink Cup for the round Dalkey Island race Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursdays, Thurs & Sats & The Crews Race Glenluce, Ailbe Milerick (Nicky Scofield NZ), Pterodactyl Cup, McMillan Cup, Mitchell Trophy
  • Saturdays, series A, B & Overall Glendun, David Houlton, Alison O BrienStephen Flood, The Harry Maguire Memorial Cup
  • Special The Dalkey Island Race ( Bobolink) Glencoe, Rose Mary Craig, Patrick Sheehan, The Hamilton Reid Cup
  • Ladies Race Rose Mary Craig, The Pair of Silver Vases

Ruffians

Annette Morrissey of Ruffian 23 Ruff Diamond with Ruff Diamond's prize for DBSC Tuesdays Photo: Michael ChesterAnnette Morrissey of Ruffian 23 Ruff Diamond with Ruff Diamond's prize for DBSC Tuesdays Photo: Michael Chester

Ruffian 23 sailor Ann Kirwan of Bandit is pictured with Bandit crew member Feena Lynch receiving the Huet Trophy, and the J. Lamont Brown Trophy  Photo: Michael ChesterRuffian 23 sailor Ann Kirwan of Bandit is pictured with Bandit crew member Feena Lynch receiving the Huet Trophy, and the J. Lamont Brown Trophy  Photo: Michael Chester Ian Cutliffe of Ruffles with the DBSC Ruffian 23 British Airways Trophy Photo: Michael Chester Ian Cutliffe of Ruffles with the DBSC Ruffian 23 British Airways Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A & Overall Saturdays series B: Bandit, An Kirwan, Brian Cullen & Ciara Brown, The Huet Trophy Thursdays & Saturdays combined  J. Lamont Brown Trophy
  • Saturday's series A & Overall: Ruffles, Michael Cutliffe, The British Airways Trophy
  • Thursdays series B: Shannagh, Stephen Gill & Padraig Mac Diarmada
  • Best Tuesday Boat Ruff Diamond, Damien Byrne
  • The John Donnelly Cup, Sailing in Dublin Club, 

SB 20

Ger Dempsey skipper of the SB20 Venues World with The Crichton CupGer Dempsey skipper of the SB20 Venues World with The Crichton Cup Photo: Michael Chester

Colin Galavan and Richard Hayes of the SB20 Carpe Diem with he Saturday SB20 Cup Photo: Michael ChesterColin Galavan and Richard Hayes of the SB20 Carpe Diem with he Saturday SB20 Cup Photo: Michael Chester

James Gorman with the DBSC SB20 The Lunasa Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterJames Gorman with the DBSC SB20 The Lunasa Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

Sea Biscuit's Barry Galvin (right), Chris Helme and Niall O’Riordan with the SB20 DBSC Bealtaine Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterSea Biscuit's Barry Galvin (right), Chris Helme and Niall O’Riordan with the SB20 DBSC Bealtaine Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A & Overall: Venues World, Ger Dempsey, The Crichton Cup
  • Thursday series B & Saturdays Overall: Carpe Deim, Colin Galavan & Richard Hayes,  The Saturday SB20 Cup
  • Special fleet award Saturdays: Seabiscuit, Barry Galvin & Niall O Riordan, The Bealtaine Trophy
  • Special fleet award Saturdays: Black, James Gorman, The Lunasa Trophy

Sportsboats

Declan Curtin of the J70 Jester with The Thursday DBSC Sportsboat Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterDeclan Curtin of the J70 Jester with The Thursday DBSC Sportsboat Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

The J70 Jambiya crew with The Saturday Sportsboat Trophy  Photo: Michael ChesterThe J70 Jambiya crew with The Saturday Sportsboat Trophy  Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A, B & Overall: Jester, Declan Curtin, The Thursday Sportsboat Trophy
  • Saturday's series A, B & Overall: Jambiya, The Saturday Sportsboat Trophy
  • Tuesdays: George 7, Jonathan Craig

Flying Fifteens

Dave Gorman skipper of FOMO was the winner of Flying Fifteen Bryan S Ryan Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterDave Gorman skipper of FOMO was the winner of Flying Fifteen Bryan S Ryan Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

 Neil Colin & Margaret Casey with The Flying Fifteen Gun trophy Photo: Michael Chester Neil Colin & Margaret Casey with The Flying Fifteen Gun trophy Photo: Michael Chester

Laura Coleman accepts the Flying Fifteen's The Fifty Something Cup Photo: Michael ChesterLaura Coleman accepts the Flying Fifteen's The Fifty Something Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tuesdays: Flyer, Niall & Laura Coleman, The Fifty Something Cup
  • Thursdays Series A, B & Overall: Fuzzy, Neil Colin & Margaret Casey, The Flying Fifteen Gun
  • Saturday's series A, B & Overall: FOMO, Dave Gorman, The Bryan S Ryan Trophy
  • Special fleet Midweek Cup: Enfant de Marie (Ben Mulligan) & Cormac Bradley, The Blake Cup

Water Wags

  • First Place Swift, Guy & Jackie Kilroy, The Goldsmith Cup
  • Second Place Mariposa Cathy Mc Aleavey & family, The Bluebird Trophy
  • Third Place Tortoise, William & Linda Prentice

Mermaids

Paul Smith & Pat Mangan from the DBSC Mermaid Jill with The Amy Cup and The Iolar Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterPaul Smith & Pat Mangan from the DBSC Mermaid Jill with The Amy Cup and The Iolar Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

Brendan Martin accepts the JB Kearney Shield Photo: Michael ChesterBrendan Martin accepts the JB Kearney Shield Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A, B & Overall, Saturdays series A, B & Overall: Jill, Paul Smith & Pat Mangan, The Amy Cup & The Iolar Trophy
  • Special Fleet award: Lively Lady, Geraldine O Neill & Mick Hanney, The Stella Cup
  • Special Fleet award: Aideen, Dan Brennan & Brendan Martin, JB Kearney Shield

Squibs

Rupert Westrup of Sidewinder with DBSC Squib Minx Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterRupert Westrup of Sidewinder with DBSC Squib Minx Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

  • Thursday's series A, B & Overall: Sidewinder, Rupert Bowen & Rupert Westrup, The Minx Trophy
  • Saturday's series A, B & Overall: Allsorts, Tony Mullet

Laser Standard

Laser sailor Gary O Hare with the DBSC The Lanavere Cup Photo: Michael ChesterLaser sailor Gary O Hare with the DBSC The Lanavere Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tuesday's series A & Overall Buster, Gary O Hare, The Lanavere Cup
  • Tuesday's series B & C Sidewinder

Laser Radial

Michael Norman with the Sailcraft Tray, Laser Saturday & DBSC Challenge trophies Photo: Michael ChesterMichael Norman with the Sailcraft Tray, Laser Saturday & DBSC Challenge trophies Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tues series A, B, C & Overall, Sats series B & Overall: Djinn, Michael Norman 69,107,108 Sailcraft Tray, Laser Saturday & DBSC Challenge trophies 
  • Saturdays series A: Judy O Beirne

Fireballs

Fireball Tues series A & Overall Saturdays series A, Elevation sailed by Neil Colin with the Nuits St George Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterFireball Tues series A & Overall Saturdays series A, Elevation sailed by Neil Colin with the Nuits St George Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

Louise McKenna, skipper of Pink Fire, winner of the DBSC Fireball Saturday CupLouise McKenna, skipper of Pink Fire, winner of the DBSC Fireball Saturday Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tues series A & Overall Saturdays series A Elevation, Neil Colin & Marjo Moonen, Nuits St George Trophy
  • Saturdays series B & Overall Pink Fire, Louise McKenna, The Fireball Saturday Cup
  • Tuesdays series B, Owen Sinnott
  • Tuesdays series C Probably, Frank Miller

IDRA 14

IDRA 14 skipper Pierre Long of Dart with The Bay Cup and The Kennedy Cup Photo: Michael ChesterIDRA 14 skipper Pierre Long of Dart with The Bay Cup and The Kennedy Cup Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tues series B & Overall Saturdays series A, B & Overall Dart, The Long family, The Bay Cup & The Kennedy Cup
  • Tuesday's series A & C Dunmoanin, Frank Hamilton
  • Special Dunmoanin,Chris Corrigan & Frank Hamilton, The Crews Challenge & The Melapus Cup
  • Special Sapphire, Lorcan O Sullivan & crew, The Halfway Trophy

PY Dinghies

Sarah Dwyer helm of the RS Aero Tikka with DBSC PY fleet Early Bird Trophy Photo: Michael ChesterSarah Dwyer helm of the RS Aero Tikka with DBSC PY fleet Early Bird Trophy Photo: Michael Chester

  • Tuesdays series A,C & Overall: Orion, Noel Butler, The Windmill Cup
  • Saturdays series A, B & Overall: Tikka, Skinny Dwyer, the Early Bird Trophy
  • Tuesdays series B: 3822, Roy Van Maanen

The Junior September Series Awards

  • The Lawson Cup for the Topper Series Ben Doherty NYC
  • The Seapoint Cup for the Optimist Series Aurele Dion NYC
  • The Mitchel Cup for the RS Feva Series Lorcan Golden & Tom Boret R St G YC
  • The Jimmy Mooney Goblet for the Laser 4.7 Series Krzysztof Ciborowski R St G YC
  • The Junior Trophy for the Laser Radial Series Brian Carroll RSt GYC

DBSC racing continues through the winter, with the Turkey Shoot Series pre-Christmas and the Spring Chicken Series leading up to the 2023 summer season starting next April.

The DBSC AGM is on December 6th, where Commodore Kirwan will hand over to Eddie Totterdell.  

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Race organisers have appealed to boats in the third start of the DBSC Turkey Shoot to 'cool down' following issues on the start line in last Sunday's first race of the popular series.

Fintan Cairns told competitors this week by email, "A lot of testosterone/oestrogen on the Third Start with J80s and 1720s - need to cool down lads/lasses! Others are out there to enjoy themselves and are not interested in delays. So, next Sunday, the Third will start with a well-earned Black Flag". 

The black flag means that any boat on the course side of the start line within a minute before the start is disqualified.

Meanwhile, the start sequence and handicaps for the second race this Sunday have been released and are downloadable below. 

The first race ran with 63 boats last Sunday, but 78 boats are now entered, exceeding even last year's 75-boat record.

After a gentle start, stronger wins are expected for this Sunday. 

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The large 73-boat entry got a gentle start for the first race of the AIB-sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay on Sunday morning.

In ten-knot conditions with stronger gusts, the cruiser-racer and one design keelboat fleet started in the northern sector of the Bay.

A weather mark was positioned off Dun Laoghaire Harbour's mouth, and, for the second year running, there were five separate starts, such is the range of boats now competing. 

Results of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event are being computed under the 'FECHO' rule (modified ECHO) handicap and will be available on Afloat.

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A last-minute flurry of entries gives the 2022 AIB DBSC Turkey Shoot Series a massive 73 entries to match last year's bumper turnout for the first race off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Sunday.

As Afloat reported earlier this week, the fleet was at an optimistic 45 boats on October 27th and at 60 boats on Tuesday when the new Cape 31 Blast joined the fray for the Royal Irish-hosted seven-race pre-Christmas series.

The arrival of the new high-powered keelboat was the first of the latest 13 boats that, since Friday, has seen the addition of four more 1720 sportsboats; one from the RIYC and three from the National Yacht Club.

The latest handicaps under modified ECHO and start times are downloadable below. Sailing instructions are here.

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 Dublin Bay Sailing Club has published its Turkey Shoot Series Sailing Instructions, Handicaps and Start times for Sunday's first race of the seven-race series (downloadable below).

Further to Afloat's earlier report, the mixed cruiser and one-design keelboat fleet have increased today from 60 to 66 entries.

The first race of the AIB-sponsored series begins off Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 10.10 am this Sunday.

In a pre-event appeal to competitors, race organiser Fintan Cairns has asked competitors to abide by the spirit of the fun Christmas series. 

"We are all out there to enjoy [ourselves], many levels of expertise, so keep it cool and give plenty of room at all times, especially at marks", he told competitors.

Turkey Shoot organiser Fintan CairnsDBSC Turkey Shoot organiser Fintan Cairns

Download the DBSC Turkey Shoot Sailing Instructions, Handicaps and Starts below as PDF files.

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