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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Turkey Shoot Racing and Results
Fintan Cairns – his determination to get out in Dublin Bay on November mornings and set attractive courses provided inspirational sailing leadership
Fintan Cairns of Dun Laoghaire is disarmingly modest about his many achievements in cruiser-racing organisation, based as they are on his extensive experience as an active sailor, his own innovations, and his readiness to acknowledge when he has taken an…
The J109 Ruth emerged top of the DBSC Turkey Shoot after the seven race series
The Shanahan family's J109 Ruth was the overall winner of the DBSC Turkey Shoot sponsored by Citroen South Dublin yesterday. All the ingredients for a spicy winter series finale were dished up on the capital’s water for the concluding race…
Overall Turkey Shoot leader, the J109 Jalapeno
Handicaps and Starts for next's final race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot have been published to set up what organiser Fintan Cairns predicts will be a 'very interesting finish'. As Afloat.ie readers will know, the National Yacht Club J109 Jalapeno…
J109 Jalapeno has gone into the overall lead of the DBSC Turkey Shoot with one race left to sail this Sunday
The J109 'Jalapeno' of Barrington, Despard and O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club has a five-point lead going into the final race of the Citroen South Dublin sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday.  The NYC crew who were second overall…
J109 White Mischief going downwind in big breeze in race six of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series. German Soto 40 sailors Leif Ole Daetz and Thorben Strube were racing on Tim Goodbody's "White Mischief". Ole has moved to Dublin and is a regular part of the "White Mischief" team. Ole is trimming the kite above
A slightly reduced turnout for the strongest winds of the Winter series so far saw some fine J109 spinnaker handling in race six of DBSC's Citroen South Dublin sponsored Turkey Shoot. With northerly winds gusting to well over 25-knots, the…
Winter? What winter? Veteran skipper George Sisk’s rejuvenated Farr 42 WOW in sparkling form in the Turkey Shoot Series in Dublin Bay
Maybe it’s the fact that the days start to get longer again in only a fortnight, but there’s mood of rising optimism in Irish sailing these days writes W M Nixon. There’s an almost measurable buzz in the air which…
Ruffian 23 Diane is competing in the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Overall leader Vespucci will be among the first to start in race six of the Citroen South Dublin DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday on Dublin Bay. The Dehler 31 starts as part of a 21-boat group in the first…
Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Vespucci reaching downwind in the Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay
Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Vespucci has jumped into the overall lead of the Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series after five races sailed at the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted event. The Dehler has broken the stranglehold of the J109…
A Royal St.George Yacht Club 1720 competing in the DBSC Turkey Shoot
Handicaps and starts for next Sunday have been issued by DBSC Turkey Shoot organisers. The seven-race series sponsored by Citroen South Dublin heads into its fifth race with J109s firmly in the lead and taking the top three places overall in the…
Overall leader White Mischief (1242) makes a start near the pin end in the fourth race
The crew that recovered a man overboard and then retired from the race last Sunday has moved into the overall lead of the DBSC Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series. After four races sailed, and one discard applied, Tim and…
Great racing in the DBSC Turkey Shoot 75-boat mixed cruiser fleet. Scroll down for more photos below
More great sailing conditions of 15 knots or more and another great turnout for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot as it passed the halfway stage of the series in yesterday's fourth race off Dun Laoghaire. With race…
Martin Byrne (right) helming the 1720 prior to falling overboard in today's race four of the DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
Today's fourth race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay had a man overboard incident where a sailor was successfully rescued from the water by a competing boat. Here, Martin Byrne, a former Edinburgh Cup Dragon Champion, tells how…
Dublin debut - This moderately sized racer-cruiser is a reinvention of a classic design
The new Grand Soleil 34 'Justtina' that is cutting a dash as it debuts on Irish waters at the DBSC Turkey Shoot marks a return to sailing for her skipper John Treanor who forged a love for yacht racing on his…
The Beneteau 43.7 Black Velvet (Leslie Parnell) to weather of the X35 D-Tox (Paddy McSwiney) in the third race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot
The fourth race of the DBSC Citroen South Dublin Turkey Shoot Series will see a discard applied to the overall results. Handicaps and Starts for next Sunday's racing on Dublin Bay are downloadable below. After an epic third race, the 75-boat fleet is…
The dark-hulled J122 Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) is on 57 points and second overall in a record breaking 75-boat DBSC Turkey Shoot fleet
The Beneteau 31.7 National Champion Camira from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Citroen South Dublin sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after three races sailed. The Dublin Bay regular skippered by Peter Beamish leads by two points overall from the dark-hulled…
The new Grand Soleil 34 Justina makes her debut at the DBSC Turkey Shoot
The 75-boat DBSC Turkey Shoot fleet sponsored by Citroen had the perfect package of sun, sea and wind for its third race on Dublin Bay this morning. A southerly breeze of 15 to 20–knots which produced a big chop, were…

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