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A 47 boat fleet has been assembled for Sunday's first race of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 'Spring Chicken' Series.
As Afloat previously reported, racing, sponsored by Citroen South, will be held on Sunday mornings at 10 am from February 2nd to March 8th.
Download handicaps and starts for Sunday's first race below.
Patrick Cafferky will give the talk on ‘Marine and Navigation Safety from a Marine Pilot’s Perspective’ in the National Yacht Club dining room from 8.30pm, following supper at 7.30pm sharp.
Dublin Bay Sailing Club has announced dates for the 2020 Summer Series that starts after Easter.
This year’s first races will begin on Saturday 25 April, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 (for Water Wags) and Thursday 30, with the final DBSC rates currently scheduled for Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 August, and Saturday 26 September.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin Bay’s original Twenty Ones will join the fleet for Tuesday racing this season as a part of a revival of the oldest intact one-design keelboat class.
There has been excellent progress on the revival of the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Twenty One project the world’s oldest intact on design keelboat class as they prepare for a new season racing again on Dublin Bay.
Chris Moore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club has confirmed the original DBSC class has been granted a racing start for 2020 Tuesday evening racing starting this April.
Initially, two twenty ones will race then three as the boat building project based in Kilrush on the Shannon Estuary completes the six-boat project.
The restored boats will be welcomed back to the bay in a special DBSC gun salute from committee boat Mac Lir at the start of the season.
Back to the Future
You can join the '21 project leaders Hal Sisk and Fionán de Barra for a sailing talk and a two-course dinner on Thursday the 13th of February in the RStGYC Dining Room in Dun Laoghaire. The talk, “Back to the Future, the Revival of the DBSC Twenty Ones—the World’s Oldest Cruiser Racer Class" will be a visual presentation on the revival plans.
The new Dublin Bay arrival 'La Response', a First 40, is an early entry into next month's Dublin Bay Sailing Club six-race 'Spring Chicken' Series.
As Afloat previously reported, the annual series will be held on Sunday mornings from February 2nd to March 8th.
La Response, formerly known as Courier Zen and a veteran of several Commodore's Cup teams arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour in January following a purchase from the previous owner Andrew McIrvine, an ex Admiral and Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club based in London. More on her here.
It's a major boost for the local DBSC Cruiser Zero fleet and, hopefully, the Irish Sea circuit too. The new addition is moored at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.
Racing under modified ECHO, the Spring Chicken Series is open to 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. Entries for the series are now being taken here.
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.
Overall results for the DBSC Turkey Shoot have been updated after a miscalculation in the final scores on Sunday. The Trapper Eleint has now been declared the overall winning entry from the 66-boat turnout for the seven-race series on Dublin Bay.
The seventh race of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted series set sail in medium westerly winds giving Eleint the Larandy Cup 2019 by two points.
Second overall was one-time series leader, the 1720 Optique. Another 1720 Ricochet third.
DBSC Organisers issued an apology over the mix-up due to a decimal point in the wrong place during the tot of overall scores: 'Apologies to Michal and Ivor of George 1 [a RsTGYC J80 team that were originally declared winners on Sunday] but Eleint gets the cup, George 1 keeps his Christmas dinner, Optique gets another bit of meat and Ricochet is back in favour with his Mammy as he now has a turkey!
Revised results are downloadable below
No race last weekend means the 1720 sportsboat overall leader after five races sailed will be the boat to watch this weekend in the final race of the 2019 Citroen South DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay. Handicaps and Starts will be the same as for last Sunday's cancelled race.
After a benign series for the first four races, the 66-boat fleet will again be watching the weather forecasts this weekend with early indications showing more strong winds for race seven on Sunday. In an update to competitors DBSC organiser Fintan Cairns summed up the feeling of the winter fleet by saying: 'Here's hoping and praying we get racing next Sunday'.
As Afloat previously reported, Optique leads overall on 25 points, five points clear of second overall Mermaid IV, the Beneteau 50 that is a former double overall winner. Third overall is the Grand Soleil 34 Just Tina on 37 points.
If there is no racing, prizegiving and festivities will commence from 1230 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.
XC Weather forecaster indicates westerly winds will blow as hard as 46 mph at 10 am start time for the 66-boat cruiser-racer fleet.
It has prompted Race organiser Fintan Cairns to advise competitors, "It is looking breezy at the moment for next Sunday. No call until Sunday morning. If looking very obviously off, I will email around 0800. Here's hoping we get racing".
So far in the seven-race series winds have only been light to medium over five weeks of racing.
See Handicaps and Start times for Sunday's race downloadable below.
With two races left to go in the popular cruiser-racer Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Turkey Shoot seven-race series, the 1720 sportsboat Optique leads overall on 25 points, five points clear of second overall Mermaid IV, the Beneteau 50 that is a former double overall winner.
Third overall is the Grand Soleil 34 Just Tina on 37 points.
Light to medium conditions again prevailed for last Sunday's fifth race that was won by the J80, George 6.
Winds have yet to get above 15-knots in the entire Citroen South sponsored pre Christmas series with one race lost so far due to lack of wind.
Racing continues next Sunday.
Download results below.