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Shanahan's J109 Ruth is Overall Turkey Shoot Winner But Vespucci Takes the Prizes!

17th December 2018
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The J109 Ruth emerged top of the DBSC Turkey Shoot after the seven race series The J109 Ruth emerged top of the DBSC Turkey Shoot after the seven race series Photo: Afloat.ie

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 with ten boats in the running for the overall honours. 

After a full-on seven race series for the 77–boat fleet, the National Yacht Club entry outwitted clubmate and sistership Jalapeno (Paul Barrington) to take the overall lead after yesterday's final race.

But under the 'novel' rules of the series, it was second place Sean O'Regan's vintage Dehler 31 that walked away with the top prizes at the RIYC because, according to DBSC Turkey Shoot tradition, 'you have to be there to collect' at the prizegiving festivities.

Ruth J109 Turkey shoot 3313The Shanahan family J109, Ruth Photo: Afloat.ie

Dehler 31 Turkey shoot Vespucci 4277Vespucci, Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Photo: Afloat.ie

Third overall was the 1720 sportsboat, Zelus.

Zelus 1720 16091720 Zelus Photo: Afloat.ie

The 2018 series was the first complete series in many editions of the 16-year-old event when the record winter fleet set sail from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The seven races produced seven different overall leaders as the series progressed.

Overall results and the final race results are published below 

Published in Turkey Shoot
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