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Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced its annual six races 'Spring Chicken' Series for cruisers will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd to March 8th.
Racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome to compete.
The first gun is at 10.10 hrs each Sunday and the series is sponsored by Citroen South.
An entry fee of €60.00 that includes temporary membership of DBSC. and the National Yacht Club is included.
Entries can be made online at www.dbsc.ie
Sailing Instructions will be made available by the club on Sunday 2nd February and will be emailed to entrants beforehand.
After sailing, food will be available to competitors in the National Y.C.
Last date for entries – Wednesday 28th January.
With winds gusting to 40–knots from the northwest on Dublin Bay this morning, there was little prospect of a final race in the six-race DBSC Spring Chicken series, especially as a flooding tide created a rough sea state for the 40-boat fleet.
Instead, the sailors retired to the National Yacht Club for the series prizegiving where winning Irish National Sailing School (INSS) 1720 Skipper Kenny Rumball led the plaudits to Spring Chicken organiser Fintan Cairns; "This type of short sharp racing is proving really popular, so a big thanks to Fintan and his crew for continuing to organise this great format that gets so many of us out on the water through the winter".
Overall results after the five races (and one discard) sailed are in Afloat.ie's earlier post here. Final results (issued on Monday, March 11) are downloadable below.
Forecasted strong westerly winds threaten the final race of Sunday's DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.
As reported earlier, the overall lead is currently held by the Irish National Sailing School's 1720 sportsboat but race organiser Fintan Cairns says he "hopes we get racing to mix up the overalls" so anything can happen to the scoresheet if the forecasted blow does not materialise.
Handicaps and Starts for the last of the six-race series are downloadable below.
Cairns says that if sailing is cancelled the prizegiving for the Citroen South sponsored event will commence around 1230 in the National Y.C.
Results published by organisers today (downloadable below) reveal the Irish National Sailing School 1720 leads overall on 25 points, some 11 points ahead of the Royal St. George's 1720 Wolfe. Third overall in the Citroen South sponsored series, after five races sailed and one discard applied, is a one-time series leader, the Sadler 32, White Knight.
The series follows a pre-Christmas record turnout in the club's 2018 DBSC Turkey Shoot series that attracted over 75 entries.
As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the series is six races over the next six Sunday mornings under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, One-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome to join the series.
The First gun is at 10.10 hrs. The Entry fee of €60.00 includes temporary membership of Dublin Bay S.C. and hosts, the National Yacht Club.
Last year the series attracted 36 entries.
Download race documents here
1720 Optique leads sistership Wolfe with Kenny Rumball's SB20 in third place in the 36–boat fleet. Full results are downloadable below.
The dominance of the sportsboats maybe no surprise given nearly a third of the fleet is made up of the Royal Cork inspired sportsboat class.
Series organiser Fintan Cairns is predicting some 'interesting handicap revisions' next Sunday after the short first race and the vagaries of the wind.
Second was another 1720, Merlin with one time series leader Black Velvet, a Beneteau 34.7, third overall. Over 40 boats competed in the Rathfarnham Ford spomsored series.
The DBSC Summer season begins in a month's time on Tuesday, April 25th.
Strong North–westerlies gusting to 40–knots lead to the cancellation of this morning's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay.
This year's weather–hit series aims to end on a high though with a final race climax next Sunday, March 26 with a prizegiving party at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire for the 40–boat fleet.
Sunday's third race was sailed in blustery conditions that led to some eventful gybes at the outfall buoy of the back fo the West Pier.
Overall results after three races are downloadable below.
Racing continues on Sunday.
The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet is the leader after two races sailed of the DBSC Spring Chicken race on Dublin Bay. The Leslie Parnell skippered yacht from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads J109 Dear Prudence in the Rathfarnham Ford Sponsored series that has attracted a mix of up to 40 keelboats from fifty–footers to Flying Fifteens.
We reported on Sunday, that the ICRA Boat of the Year Joker II lead a group of J109s into last Sunday morning's race, the first in weeks due to bad weather. A reader, A. Rowan, has been in touch to say that, in fact, another J109, Dear Prudence (black spinnaker), was in front of Joker II by the third mark as our picture above now illustrates.
Download overall results below. Racing continues this Sunday from the National Yacht Club.