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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 going into last weekend's penultimate race six are now five points clear of the J109 White Mischief and the Jeanneau 39DS Spirit that are in joint second place in the record-breaking 77-boat fleet.
J109 National Champion Juggerknot is fourth overall after last Sunday's breezy run to the Muglins Rock while fifth is the one-time overall leader Vespucci, a vintage Dehler 31.
Points are so close at the top of the mixed cruiser fleet it has led organiser Fintan Cairns to declare: "It's very close and interesting for the top 10 boats, anything could happen!"
Download overall results below.
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 design but Ruth and Jalapeno still hold second and third respectively.
Download overall results to date below.
The penultimate race of the series starts this Sunday.
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 Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief leads the record 75-boat fleet. Second is J109 National Champion Joggerknot and in a big show of strength for the J design, third is another J109, Jalapeno.
Download overall results below.
In a fourth race, full of drama last Sunday, redress was given to the boats involved in men overboard retrievals and to those assisting boats that were dismasted in big seas and 15-knot breezes. Read Afloat.ie's report here from one of the MOBs.
The fifth race takes place this Sunday morning. Lighter winds are forecast.
As the country's biggest racing club continues to run races on a year-round basis, with this month's Turkey Shoot series making record turnouts, last night Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore addressed members at the club AGM with this report of 2018.
At the start of the 2018 season, DBSC found itself in a challenging situation. The near-hurricane of early March had swept away the plinth of the Hut on the West Pier and MacLir’s port-side engine was out of action because of gearbox failure.
In consequence, racing from the Hut was cancelled for three weeks and, on Saturdays, while the gear-box was being repaired, the Blue and Red Fleets raced together from Maclir instead of racing separately. The Hut was fully operational by the second week in June and with luck, its problem should not happen again.
The Maclir situation is more complex. The vessel was not new when we acquired her in 2000 and since then, with the passage of time, more and more money has had to be spent in keeping her in working condition.
This is not to underrate the vessel’s capabilities. It has stood up well to all sorts of weather conditions, week in, week out, year after year and still has a lot going for her. But in less robust conditions and not at a frequency DBSC that uses its committee boats.
Nor should we forget the effect MacLir has had on the quality of the Club’s racing. Up to 2001 most keelboat s raced from the Hut. Members were quite happy with that;, in fact, a survey in 2000 revealed that up to 83% of members were satisfied with the traditional West Pier starts – although, to be sure, another 64% were prepared to pay more for a higher level of race management, and the present day format has proved generally most acceptable to members.
Purchase of MacLir ensued in 2000, followed in 2012 by delivery of a second committee boat, the totally refurbished former shell-fishing vessel, Freebird.
The result of all this is that DBSC members now have at their disposal what visiting international race officers have described as the best race management facilities in Europe. Racing for many classes, in consequence, is of a standard you would expect at international championships. Two of our race officers indeed have officiated at the Olympics which is a measure of the quality of race management which DBSC members can expect at their regular Thursday and Saturday races.
"DBSC members now have at their disposal what visiting international race officers have described as the best race management facilities in Europe"
I should add that MacLir’s acquisition was funded by the generous sponsorship of Dublin Port and an equally generous subvention from the Sports Council. The Freebird, on the other hand, was entirely paid for by the Club’s surplus funds generated during the boom years. Currently, there is no such surplus - this year’s accounts do show a deficit.
However, members can be assured that Sponsorship options, have been and always will always be actively pursued, but our experience has been that major sponsorship such as we enjoyed in the past is now very difficult to come by. In saying that, we are extremely grateful to Messrs. Sherry Fitzgerald for their generous sponsorship over the past two years, and indeed for the support from MGM Boats, Viking Marine, Rathfarnham Ford, Killen Marine, Sage Pay, and most recently, Gunpowder Gin.
Boat fees & subscriptions
This year boat entries and subscriptions amounted to 314 and 1235, compared to 317 and 1217 respectively in 2017. Boat and subscription income has been hovering at this level for some time. Despite the economic upturn, DBSC (and, it seems, sailing in general) shows no sign of returning to the peaks of the halcyon days when our boat entries topped 400 and membership 1700.
Nor have turnouts for our regular Thursday and Saturday races returned either to those of the boom period. But they still remain at levels most organisers of major regattas and events can hardly dream of. During 2018 Thursday turnouts averaged 127 boats and those of Saturdays, 94 boats. This – for Thursdays - approximated to 55% of the keelboat fleet entered and for Saturdays 42%.
Of some interest are the number of boats that compete in the different racing areas. On Thursdays, an average of 63 Blue fleet boats race from MacLir and another 57 boats from the Freebird. On Saturdays, an average of 27 Green fleet boats raced from the Freebird and averages of 36 and 30 blue and red fleet boats started from either the Hut or MacLir.Saturday racing in the Harbour for dinghies, mainly the IDRAs, have proved popular, but as always, the race committee would like this resource to be used by more boats to justify the costs involved.
The Club’ key resource, to be sure, has to be its panel of race officers. It’s not everyone whose qualities lend themselves to this demanding role – the ability to think on your feet when unexpected situations emerge, a detailed knowledge of the extraordinary complex rules of sailing, an insight into the Bay’s variable (and sometimes vexatious) wind pattern, and the characteristics of the club’s various fleets - not to mention supervisory skills of a high order. Our only complaint is that we haven’t got enough of these “paragons” - there was an occasion towards the end of the season, when Ann Kirwan, our Rear Commodore, who has been in charge of the roster, was put to the pin of her collar to fill the various slots.
Ann is now moving up to Vice-Commodore rank and will be succeeded, I am glad to announce, by Eddie Totterdell. Eddie, as most people know, is a DBSC Race Officer of considerable experience and distinction. I am glad that the Club will have the benefit of his knowledge and expertise in overseeing and further developing this important, activity in partnership with our Chief Race Officer, Jack Roy.
The Club’s results software, YR3, which has been serving DBSC members since the mid-eighties of the last century, was succeeded this year by Colin McMullen’s update, Raceview.
It was originally planned to have the new system fully operational by the start of the season.
Though much progress was made, the target was not reached for a variety of reasons. Colin, in the circumstances, found it convenient to take over the processing of the 2018 results himself while at the same time continuing to develop the system in the light of his own on-going operational experience.
It was not a totally novel approach to producing a software programme - something similar transpired during the development of YR3 - but it will have the merit of ultimately presenting us with a more practical and satisfactory programme than was originally projected.
One immediate benefit was better operator-committee-boat links and a consequent reduction in the number of queries from competitors. I am particularly grateful to the various record-keepers who co-operated fully and enthusiastically with the new approach. And, of course, to Colin himself who will continue to work on the programme over the winter months.
The beautiful balmy weather during the summer of 2018 led, not unexpectedly, to the reduction of race cancellations. There was only one Saturday’s racing lost due to excess wind and just two Thursdays. On the other hand, two Thursdays racing and one Saturday’s days’ racing was lost because of no wind whatsoever.
The number of protests this year was much reduced compared to other years perhaps because the good weather put everyone in good humour or else, as our Hon. Protest secretary, Ray Duggan surmises Dublin Bay sailors are beginning to learn or at least observe the rules. Time was when the Protest Committee had to deal with up to forty protests in the season. This year they amounted to little more than half a dozen.
Ray is retiring this year as Protest Secretary and we thank him for the long hours he spent sorting out disputes between competitors. Also not forgetting the members who served on the protest committee. Ray will be succeeded by Michael Tyrrell, who, besides being a long-time DBSC sailor, is an experienced race officer.
The Harbour Board
As members are no doubt aware, the Harbour Board is no more, its functions and assets/liabilities having been transferred to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council.
There has long been a view, going back even beyond the last century, that a municipal authority is not the appropriate body to manage marine undertakings such as Dun Laoghaire Harbour. It was argued that its total focus and mindset are directed elsewhere, to road infrastructure, housing, sewage networks etc. and not to totally different issues such as marine engineering and shipping regulation.
That said, we are glad that the ownership issue has now been resolved. We wish the Council well with its new responsibilities and look forward – in partnership with other harbour users- to a fruitful and prosperous future for Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
We also wish to express our good wishes to the management and officers of the outgoing harbour board. DBSC has always maintained cordial relations with the Dun Laoghaire harbour management and staffs and we wish them all well in the future.
This being my last year as Commodore, I must on this occasion make special mention of people who have been at my side over the years.
Firstly, there are the various flag-officers and committee members who to an extent not suspected by the general membership have devoted an extraordinary amount of their free time to DBSC’s affairs. We are all deeply in their debt.
I should mention particularly Joe Hickey, who leaves the committee at the AGM, after nine years of dedicated service to DBSC. Joe’s particular sphere of interest has been the Club’s dinghy programme and we valued highly the commitment he brought to this activity. Also leaving us (for business reasons) is Helen McCabe, who has been invaluable on the committee and in coordinating the Green Fleet volunteer team.
Then there are volunteers who, whatever the weather and personal inconvenience, have manned the West Pier hut and Club’s committee vessels. I must remember, too, the people who actually kept the boats operating: Ian Melden who solved many a knotty engine problem, sometimes actually drove the boat during races and yet found time to crew aboard the prize-winning 31.7 Prospect.
Among the drivers, there is also Brendan Dalton, who on one occasion this year alerted us to an engine problem that might otherwise have cost us a lot of money. Another regular, Jeff Brownlee, is away at present: He is in South Africa, working on the Mellon charity project, Stephen Wynne, apart from his onerous lifeboat responsibilities, also finds time to drive MacLir on Saturdays. Other drivers include Jorgen Jorgenson, committee members Philip Ferguson, and our Bosun and Patrol officer Declan Traynor.
I should not forget, either, Fintan Cairns, Race officer Henry Leonard and the teams of the Turkey Shoot and Spring Chicken series, who provide most enjoyable, popular winter sailing and plenty of après-sail jollification.
I thank, also, the management and staffs of the waterfront Clubs, Irish Sailing and the harbour masters of Dun Laoghaire harbour, Captains Simon Coate and Tim Ryan, as well as Dublin Port Harbour Master, Captain Michael McKenna.
Finally, some special people. During my period of office, Hon. Treasurers Ian Mathews and later Peter Fleming kept us firmly on the path of financial rectitude and never let us stray from strict accounting practices.
Finally, and most importantly, we say goodbye to Donal O’Sullivan, our ever hard-working Hon. Secretary, who has served in this capacity on the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Committee for all of the last twenty-seven years.
Indeed even before this, Donal held the position of Protest Secretary and with two terms on the Committee gave us the best part of forty years of invaluable service to Dublin Bay sailing - shaping the format and keeping the aims and traditions of the Club foremost in members’ minds.
We are indeed indebted to Donal for his wisdom and skill in navigating the complexities and pitfalls encountered each week during the sailing season and beyond.
Donal will be fulfilling a new role, off Committee, that of archivist and historian to DBSC and we look forward to his contributions well into the future.
Chris Moore, Commodore DBSC 26/11/2018
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 start times from 10 am, some (black sail) boats are on the race track from 8. 30 am such is the level of competition now generated for the popular series.
With four separate starts for the 75-boat fleet and some keen jostling for the pin end, Race Officer Henry Leonard got the fleets away promptly for three rounds of a course that featured a near one-kilometre beat, a gybe mark, and a downwind to the West Pier Outfall mark before a finish off that pier's lighthouse.
A great turnout of mixed sportsboats saw a keenly contested start with the 1720 Wolfe, full of Royal St. George One design talent, including Neil Hegarty, Peter Bowring, Bill Nolan and John O'Connor, winning the pin end battle.
As well as 1720s, there are several J70s and J80s competing, including one of the Royal St. George's newly refurbished J80 fleet.
Big J109 turnout
In the fourth start of the day, a great mix of cruisers zero and one came to the line to challenge any summer turnout. The Grand Soleil 34 debutante JustTina was out again as was the Farr 42 Wow. Both Sunfast 3600s were on the line, as was the former Turkey Shoot winner Mermaid, a Beneteau 50, and the top DBSC J97 Windjammer too, but the most popular type was the J109 that made up six of the sixteen-boat fleet.
It was nip and tuck, right off the line for the two top J109s in the country and when White Mischief (Tim Goodbody) and Juggerknot (Andrew Algeo) split tacks halfway up the first beat there was only a boat length between them. White Mischief rounded first and looked to gain initially downwind but the intriguing dogfight was shortlived because White Mischief was diverted to come to the rescue of a Man overboard. Read more here.
Sailing coach Maurice O'Connell shot the video below from the stern of Brendan Coghlan's "YoYo" (O'Connell was tactician). Olympic squad Laser sailor Ewan McMahon (in blue cap) was trimming the kite. The video shows the last leeward mark rounding (the yellow out fall mark off the back of the West Pier).
Race four results to follow on Afloat.ie's dedicated Turkey Shoot section here
Handicaps and Starts for next Sunday's racing on Dublin Bay are downloadable below.
After an epic third race, the 75-boat fleet is currently led by the Beneteau 31.7 national champion, Camira.
The seven-race series hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club continues until December 16th.
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 J122 Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) on 57 points. The J109 Jalapeno (Paul Barrington) from the National Yacht Club is third overall in the 75-boat fleet.
One time fleet leader, the Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie has dropped back to ninth overall after last week's choppy race in 15-knots. See race three photo report here.
Four races are left to sail with a discard set to kick in next week.
Download overall results below.
Download the handicaps and starts below.
As Afloat.ie previously reported, after a shifty race two, Bay newcomer Hot Cookie, a Sunfast 3600, that had North Sails Tactician Maurice O'Connell onboard last weekend, has moved into the overall lead but only by a single point.
DBSC has produced a fine turnout of up to 75 boats for the pre-Christmas series and it has secured a buoyant collection of weekly sponsors too with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin, North Sails, UK Sailmakers Ireland and Viking Marine all involved.
Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Newsom Cup for the best one-design boat in the club's 2018 Summer sailing season. It is one of six premier awards to be made by the club at the end of a hectic Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored season. The Waterhouse Shield was won by Richard and Philip Lovegrove's Sigma 33 Rupert for the best cruiser on handicap.
DBSC Commodore Chris Moore will salute the club's 213 trophy winners at what will certainly be a gala prizegiving on Friday evening at the Royal St. George clubhouse that will also be Donal O'Sullivan's last as Master of Ceremonies. The Honorary Secretary is stepping down at the end of the month after 27 years in the role.
In other premier awards announced, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for the best newcomer was awarded to John O'Gorman's new Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie.
The Dr Alf Delany Cup was won by Fireballer Frank Miller in Blind Squirrel for the best boat on the dinghy course.
The Beneteau 31.7 Bluefin II (Michael and Bernie Bryson) was the winner of the Brendan Ebrill Memorial Cup. DBSC Race officer Suzanne McGarry was awarded the Viking Trophy for her notable contribution to sailing.
On November 26th, the club's AGM bears witness to a changing of the DBSC Guard when Donal officially steps down. Interestingly, it is the outgoing Commodore Chris Moore who will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM will elect a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson, Vice Commodore Ann Kirwan and a new Rear Commodore Eddie Totterdell. Before that, however, it will be a busy wind-down for Donal with DBSC's annual gala prizegiving this Friday.
2018 DBSC Prize Winners
|Knox-Gore Bowl (1)||Cruisers 0||Tsunami||Vincent||Farrell||Thursday ECHO Overall|
|Martin Cup (3)||Cruisers 0||Tsunami||Vincent||Farrell||Thursday IRC overall|
|Knox-Gore Cup (2)||Cruisers 0||WOW||George||Sisk||Saturday IRC overall|
|Centenary Trophy (4)||Cruisers 0||WOW||George||Sisk||Saturday Echo overall|
|John Rennie Trophy||Cruisers 0||WOW||George||Sisk||Coastal Races|
|West Pier Officers cup (7)||Cruisers 1||Bon Exemple||Colin||Byrne||Thursday IRC overall|
|Weir Cup (8)||Cruisers 1||Bon Exemple||Colin||Byrne||Saturday IRC overall|
|Cr.1 Royal Alfred Cup||Cruisers 1||Dear Prudence||Pierce||Tynan & others||Coastal Races|
|Tiamat Trophy (6)||Cruisers 1||Gringo||Tony||Fox||Thursday ECHO Overall|
|Osterberg Cup (5)||Cruisers 1||Jump the Gun||John M. Kelly &||Michael Monaghan||Saturday Echo overall|
|Silver Foam Trophy (77)||Cruisers 2||Antix||Derek||Ryan||Most improved boat|
|Briscoe Trophy (9)||Cruisers 2||Elandra||Joe||Conway||Tuesday Echo overall|
|Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy (24)||Cruisers 2 (||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||Thursdays overall ISigma 33(|
|Silver Salver (12)||Cruisers 2||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||Saturday IRC overall|
|Cr.2 Royal Alfred Cup||Cruisers 2||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||Coastal Races|
|Rupert Bowl (26)||Sigmas 33||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||1st Saturday Series-Trophy|
|Bective Lights Crystal Trophy (27)||Sigmas 33||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||Saturdays overall|
|J.B. Stephens Trophy (25)||Sigmas 33||Rupert||Richard & Philip||Lovegrove||Thursday Saturday Combined|
|T.P. Early Cup (11)||Cruisers 2||Springer||Ian||Bowring||Saturday Echo overall|
|Lady Shamrock Trophy (13)||Cruisers 2||Windjammer||Lindsay J. Caser &||Denis Power||Thursday IRC overall|
|Centenary Cup (10)||Cruisers 2||Windjammer||Lindsay J. Caser &||Denis Power||Thursday ECHO overall|
|Annette Cup (90)||Cruisers 3||Maranda||Myles||Kelly||Tuesday overall|
|Mercia Cup (16)||Cruisers 3||Pamafe||Gerald||Costello||Saturday Echo overall|
|Viking clock Trophy||Cruisers 3(a)||Running Wild||Brendan||Foley||Thursday Echo overall|
|Smalldridge Cup||Cruisers 3 (a)||Running Wild||Brendan||Foley||Thursday IRC overall (3a)|
|Mini- Sam Maguire Cup||Cruisers 3||Running Wild||Brendan||Foley||Coastal Races|
|Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup (15)||Cruisers 3||Asterix||Frazer Meredith,||Ml.Boushal, J,Counihan||Saturday IRC overall|
|Sanderling Trophy (14)||Cruisers 3(b)||Cacciatore||Maidead Ni Cheallachan &||Ann O'Callaghan||Thursday IRC overall (3b)|
|Whimbrel Rose Bowl (19)||Cruisers 3(b)||Maranda||Myles||Kelly||Thursday Echo overall|
|Facet Jewellers Cup (95)||B21s||Small Wonder||Hugh C||Kelly||Thursday Scratch Overall|
|Beneteau 21 Cup (94)||B21s||Ventuno||Rowan||Fogarty||Saturday Scratch Overall|
|Old Baily Bowl||B21s||Ventuno||Rowan||Fogarty||Coastal Races|
|White Sail Class Trophy (21)||Cruisers 5||Cevantes||Paul||Conway||Saturday IRC overall|
|Gerry Henry Salver (20)||Cruisers 5 (a)||Katie Nua||Thos.Dunne, P.Fitzsimons, &||D.Grace, C.McGuinness||Thursday Echo overall|
|Burford Trophy (23)||Cruisers 5(a)||Persistance||Charles Broadhead, Ian Stuart c||& Gerry Collins||Thursday IRC overall|
|Trevor Wood Trophy (92)||Cruisers 5(b)||Afternoon Delight||Ml.Bennett &||Martin Brennan, JP Mackay||Thursday Echo overall|
|Galileo Cup (93)||Cruisers 5(b)||Cevantes||Paul||Conway||Thursday IRC overall|
|Anna Livia Trophy (22)||Cruisers 5||Cevantes||Paul||Conway||Saturday Echo overall|
|Royal Alfred Howth Trophy||Cruisers 5||Sea Safari||Jacqueline||Smith||Coastal Races|
|Horrigan Cup (28)||31.7s||Camira||Peter||Beamish||Thursday Overall -Echo|
|Long John Silver Cup (29)||31.7s||Fiddly Bits||P.J. Timmons,Bill Quigley||Gerry Murray, Dermot Breen||Saturday Overall- Echo|
|Royal Alfred 31.7 Cup||31.7s||Levante||Michael||Leahy & John Power||Coastal Races|
|Feanor Trophy (31)||31.7s||Prospect||Chris||Johnston||Thursday overall One-Design|
|Arandora Trophy (30)||31.7s||Prospect||Chris.||Johnston||Saturday Overall-One Design|
|Torry Cup (88)||Dragons||Hy Brasil||Peter||O'Reilly||Special conditions|
|Oxford & Cambridge Cup (33)||Dragons||Phantom||Peter Bowring &||David J.H. Williams||Thursday overall|
|Old Time Cup (87)||Dragons||Phantom||Peter Bowring &||David J.H. Williams||Combined Saturday & Thursday|
|RIYC Cup (32)||Dragons||Sir Ossis of the River||Denis||Bergin||Saturdays Overall|
|Pterodactyl Cup (34)||Glens||Glendun||David Houlton, Bian Denham||Alison OBrien, Derek Freedman||Thursday overall|
|Glen Challenge Trophy (35)||Glens||Glendun||David||Houlton||Crews races|
|Hamilton Reid (38)||Glens||Glenluce||Lucy||Grant||Dalkey Island Race|
|The McMullen Cup (37)||Glens||Glenluce||Richard||O'Connor||Sts & Thurs combined + regatta|
|Pair of Silver Vases (39)||Glens||Glenluce||Lucy||Grant||Ladies Race|
|Harry Maguire Memorial Cup (36)||Glens||Glenluce||Richard||O'Connor||Saturday overall|
|Commodore O'Meara Trophy||Glens||Glenluce||Richard||O'Connor||Olympic races|
|Royal Alfred Glen Trophy||Glens||Glenluce||Richard||O'Connor||Coastal Races|
|John Donnelly Perpetual Cup (41)||Ruffians||Alias||David Meeke &||Martin McCarthy||Best Tuesday Boat|
|British Airways Trophy (44)||Ruffians||Bandit||Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen &||Ciara Brown.||Saturday Overall|
|J.Lamont Brown Trophy (42)||Ruffians||Bandit||Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen &||Ciara Brown.||Sat & Thurs overall|
|Dr. O'Leary Memorial Cup||Ruffians||Bandit||Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen &||Ciara Brown.||Coastal races|
|Huet Trophy (43)||Ruffians||Shannagh||Stephen Gill &||Padraig MacDiarmada||Thursday overall|
|The Shipman Perpetual Trophy (47)||Shipmans||Barossa||Neil McSherry||Brian Geraghty, Stuart Trotter||Special Conds.(sats not major trophy|
|Royal Alfred Shipman Bowl||Shipmans||JOSlim||John D. Clarke &||B.J.Maher||Coastal Races|
|The Malindi Cup (46)||Shipmans||JOSlim||John D. Clarke &||B.J.Maher||Saturdays overall|
|The Midweek Trophy (45)||Shipmans||Viking||Fergus||Mason||Thursdays overall|
|Lunasa Trophy (48)||SB20||Black lac k||James||Gorman||Special Conditions (Saturday Series 2 etc)|
|Bealtaine Trophy (49)||SB20||Know How Do||Daragh||Sheridan||Special Conditions|
|Equinox Trophy (50)||SB20||Sea Biscuit||Barry Glavin &||Niall O'Riordan||Special Conditions- 3rd series)|
|Saturday SB3 Cup (51)||SB20||Sin Bin||Michael||O'Connor||Saturday overall|
|Crichton Trophy (52)||SB20||venuesworld.com||Ger||Dempsey||Thursday overall|
|Sportsboat Saturday Cup||Mixed Sportsboats||Jambiya||Vincent Lattimore &||Martin Ryan||Saturday overall|
|Thursday Sportsboat Cup||Mixed Sportsboats||Jester||Declan||Curtin||Thursday overall|
|G.Pugin Melden Trophy (53)||Water Wags||Swift||Guy & Jacqui||Kilroy||Wags Series 2|
|Goldsmith Cup (54)||Water Wags||Swift||Guy & Jacqui||Kilroy||Wednesday Overall|
|Blue Bird Trophy (55)||Water Wags||Swift||Guy & Jacqui||Kilroy||Wags Series 1|
|Brian S.Ryan Trophy (57)||Flying 15's||fFinisterre||Conor O'Leary &||Alistair Court||Saturday overall|
|Flying Fifteen Gun (56)||Flying 15's||Frequent Flyer||Chris Doorly||& Alan Green||Thursday overall|
|Fifty Something Cup||Flying 15's||Ignis Caput||David||Mulvin||1st Thursday Series|
|Blake Cup (89)||Flying 15's||Perfect Ten||Alan Balfe &||John Whelan||Special Conditions|
|Iolar Cup (59)||Mermaids||Aideen||Brendan Martin &||Dan Brennan||Saturday overall|
|Stella Cup||Mermaids||Aideen||Brendan Martin &||Dan Brennan||Saturday-special conditions|
|Amy Cup (58)||Mermaids||Jill||Paul Smith &||Patrick Mangan||Tuesday Overall|
|J.B.Kearney Shield (61)||Mermaids||Tijuana||David Stedmond &||David Creedon||Thursdays: special conditions|
|Shannon Cup (62)||Squibs||Periguin||Noel||Colclough||Saturday Overall|
|Minx Trophy (63)||Squibs||Periquin||Noel||Colclough||Thursday Overall|
|Nuits St.George Trophy (64)||Fireballs||Blind Squirrel||Frank||Miller||Tuesday overall|
|The Kennedy Cup (66)||IDRA 14's||Dart||Pierre||Long||Saturday Overall|
|Bay Cup (67)||IDRA 14's||Dunmoanin'||Frank||Hamilton||Tuesday overall|
|Half-Way Trophy (80)||IDRA 14's||Siabhra||David||Long||Special Conditions|
|Crews Challenge Cup (79)||IDRA14's||Siabhra||Cyril||Sagot||Special Conditions|
|Melampus Cup (78)||IDRA 14's||Slipstream||Julie||Ascoop||Special conditions|
|The Windmill Cup (68)||PY||No.1170||Eoin||McKeon||Tuesday overall|
|Early Bird Trophy||PY||No.814||Paul||Ter Horst||1st series Tues, & Sat.combined|
|Sailcraft Tray (69)||Laser PY||No. 212521||Ross||O'Leary||Tuesday overall-2nd place|
|The Lanaverre Trophy||Laser PY||166313||Ronan||Wallace||Tuesday overall|
|PY Junior Trophy||PY||601||Patrick||Hassett||PY September Series|
|Seapoint Cup (82)||Optimists||1545||Trevor||Bolger||Optimist September Series|
|Mitchell Cup (83)||RS Feva||1776||Peter Williams &||Russel Bolger||RS Fever September Series|
|Lawson Cup (84)||Toppers||47727||Eoghan||Turner||Topper September Series|
|Jimmy Mooney Goblet (86)||Laser Radial||174731||Robert||O'Connor||Laser Radial September Series|
This weekend's DBSC Winter sailing fixture will remember club members who died in the conflict of World War One with a brief ceremony before the start of 'Turkey Shoot' racing this Sunday afternoon. The club's Honorary Secretary Donal O'Sullivan relates the story of sailing in Dublin Bay in 1914.
During the First World War, the naval authorities banned sailing in Dublin Bay. The reason given by Admiral Le Marchant to the flag officers of the Dun Laoghaire (then Kingstown) clubs was “that the presence of many boats who would have to be kept under observation every time they entered and left the harbour would be an inconvenience to his officers.
Not stated was a likely reason why this observation might be deemed necessary – a number of prominent yachtsmen had been involved in landing the arms for use by the by the Irish volunteers. Besides Erskine Childers, there had been Conor O’Brien, whose bust graces the vestibule of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, and Sir Thomas Myles, former president of the Royal College of Surgeons, honorary surgeon in Ireland to King George V and member of the Royal St. George Yacht Club and the Royal Irish Yacht Club.
But it was a time of conflicted loyalties. A large group of the DBSC membership (sixty-eight) volunteered for service in the British forces. Eight were killed in action. These included the Club’s Commodore, Viscount Crichton, M.V. O, and D.S.O. who died in the early stages of the war. The list reads as follows: W.P. Bridge (corporal Royal Dublin Fusiliers), J.E. Burke (Lieutenant, Royal Dublin Fusiliers), R.B Clegg, Viscount Crichton (Major, Royal Horse Guards), Herbert S. Findlater (corporal, Royal Dublin Fusiliers), F.A. Marrable (Royal Dublin Fusiliers), Harry North and E.T. Weatherell (Lieutenant, Royal Dublin Fusiliers).
On Sunday, 11th November many in Ireland will be remembering the deaths of family members in the war. In the afternoon DBSC will remember its own members who died in the conflict with a brief ceremony before the start of Turkey Shoot racing.
The procedure on Sunday is as follows:
Sound Signal. Reading from the committee vessel of the names of DBSC members killed in action during the First World War. Sound Signal and flags lowered. One minute silence. Sound signal. Flags raised.
Competitors are asked to observe the minute’s silence.