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#inss – On foot of the Tuesday Night DBSC series designed to get novice racers out racing in Dublin Bay, in which the Irish National Sailing Club and the Royal Irish Yacht Club usually fielded three boats each on most Tuesday nights, the idea came along to have both organisations work together to keep interest up and get people sailing through the winter.

INSC1 & INSC2 were crewed by members of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in a programme conceived by Kenneth Rumball and Patricia Judge of both racing and offering Royal Irish members the chance to compete and learn new skills during the 2012 Turkey Shoot Series.

INSC1's original crew of Kenneth Rumball (skipper), David Boyle, Jeff Greene & Anne Bergin spent the Saturday before the start of the series out training in Dublin Bay in a very strong Westerly, learning how to manage a fractional asymmetrical kite on a 1720 in 25kts of breeze. With a few knock downs and some wet feet, everybody came in tired yet full of enthusiasm ready for race one the following week.

The conditions on race day one greeted us with a big north easterly swell and 30kts of breeze. We launched full of optimism and though sailing well, we had a dismal day, crossing the line as one of the last boats on the water.

The following Sunday, our crew had changed with Steve Finn and Sue Malone joining the boat as Jeff Greene had suffered illness and could not sail with us. Steve and Sue are regular sailors with the Irish National Sailing Club, sailing most Saturdays and on other club events. With this crew we sailed out very much looking to prove ourselves. This we did, we started to sail very well with all crew learning on a very steep curve about how we want to sail and how to perfect the various boat handling manoeuvres.

As a team, everybody kept on learning and improving. The team went from being nervous flying a fractional kite in 15kts of breeze to on the final days being confident enough to hoist, drop, gybe and sail with the masthead 1720 kite in 25kts of breeze, let alone doing this in close proximity to the various J109s and A35s we were racing against.

Sailing a boat with 5 year old Dacron sails and an un-faired hull with anti-fouling more commonly found on a fishing trawler, showed just how much the team could make the boat perform. We had some great highlights including, being just pipped on the line for line honours twice and blasting through the fleet with the big kite up with smiles on everybody's faces.

The final result of second overall for INSC1 was the biggest highlight for all on board. Much murmers and genuine surprise at the prize-giving made it even more worthwhile as the INSC1 crew collected the prize for runners up securing second place overall in the 2012 DBSC Turkey Shoot.

INSC2 had opted not to have a race training day before the main event. With 5 sailors out for what would be for some their first race experience, INSC2 was to take a slightly less intense approach. None the less, INSC2 had some fantastic results and enjoyed mixing it with the best at the top end of the fleet. With some hot shot visitors on the penultimate day of racing, the grins could not be contained as thy had the big kite up in 25kts of breeze, putting INSC1 under pressure and putting them well ahead of other 1720s racing from the RIYC. Fundamentally the sailors on INSC2 learnt a huge amount from their skippers and drop in crews.

The race-training programme will be developing further. With world-class sailors acting as skippers on the boats that have hundreds of offshore miles and having crewed on top boats that race around the cans, we hope to have more boats out providing race training to give everybody the opportunity to race and learn from the best sailors in Ireland. The race training programme will continue into 2013 with plans already afoot to launch the programme into the spring chicken series.

– Kenneth Rumball

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#dbsc – Using five year old cut down Dacron sails and using trawler antifouling on its hull, a sailing school 1720 has finished runner-up in DBSC's Successful Turkey Shoot series yesterday.

Full overall results for the 2012 series and yesterday's race results are downloadable below as word files.

The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) sportsboat with Kenneth Rumball and five novices on board cheered as they took second overall at yesterday's prizegiving in the Royal Irish YC to Darragh Cafferkey's A35 Another Adventure after a hard fought six race series.

In a great spread of designs, one of the oldest boats in the 90–boat fleet, Sarnia, a venerable Sparkman and Stephens design took third overall. That afternoon Rumball switched boats to finish as a winner of the Fireball class in the DMYC frostbites.

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In the four weeks to date, Dun Laoghaire's DBSC Turkey Shoot sailing series has had nearly 60 different non-sailors taking part. Boats that have taken non-sailors racing have benefitted with a handicap discount, a new DBSC initiative. The start times and handicaps for Sunday morning's race are downloadable below as an excel file.

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#dbsc –In a tricky third outing for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Turkey Shoot series last Sunday the latest results (downloadable below as word file) show the overall lead is held by the A35 yacht Another Adventure with J109 Joker II holding second and the J122  WOW third in the 70–boat fleet. Full results downloadable below. Last week's race was won by the 1720 sportsboat Luna Sea followed by DBSC regular Red Rhum (a vintage DB1) and third Just Jasmin (a Bavaria Match 35). Racing is held under modified ECHO.

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#dbsc – In the two weeks of the DBSC Turkey Shoot sponsored by Viking Marine 28 non-sailors have participated as crew on some of the 70 competing boats. The initiative to get new people involved in the sport counts towards bonus scoring points in the series. Handicaps are attached as xcel document for next Sunday's race along with start times below.

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#dbsc – After last weekend's baptism of fire in gusty conditions in the first race of the Viking Marine sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot series new handicaps have been issued by the race organiser for Sunday's second race.

Over 70 boats have entered the series.

Four starts are planned and line ups are downloadable below as an excel sheet.

Meanwhile the prizegiving for DBSC's Summer series takes place on November 16th at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Over 90 trophies will be presented. Full 2012 DBSC prizewinners are listed here.

BOAT   SAIL NO. TYPE  11/11/2012
ADRENALIN 1348 A35 1110
AFRICAN CHALLENGE 2649 FAST 42 1105
AFTER U TOO 1310 BENETEAU 31.7 1010
ALBIREO 3435 SWAN 371 950
ANNABELLA 1093 SWEDEN 45 970
ANOTHER ADVENTURE 3511 A35 1125
ASTERIX 8245 HUNTER SONATA 835
AXIOM 3709 X37 1065
BLACK VELVET 3471 BENETEAU 34.7 1135
CALYPSO 5643 OCEANIS 36 935
CEVANTES 932 CONTESSA 32 800
CHOUSKIKOU 1689 FIRST 28 900
COUMEENOLE 3410 HANSE 341 895
CROOKHAVEN 7110 PUPPETEER 330 900
DAMBUSTERS 1 1720 1140
DIAMOND 1959 HUZAR 30 1010
EDEN PARK 1166 SUN ODYSSEY 36i 950
ELANDRA 4536 SIGMA 33 915
FIDDLY BITS 5317 BENETEAU 31.7 1020
FFLOGGER 3773 FLYING FIFTEEN 950
FRUTTI DI MARE 1329 BENETTEAU 211 820
GRADUATE 79 J80 1060
GUILLEMOT 1384 JEANNEAU 39I 855
HARMONY 1404 HARMONY 38 980
HYFLYER 49 HYDRO 28 950
INDECISION 9898 J109 1185
INSS 1 4 1720 920
INSS 2 5 1720 965
JALAPENO 5109 J109 1240
JEDI 8088 J109 1260
JOKER II 1206 J109 1100
JUMP THE GUN 1129 J109 1175
JUST JASMIN 3506 BAVARIA MATCH 35 1005
KAMIKAZE 8223 SUNFAST 32 905
KARUKERA 17195 FIRST 36s7 1050
KERNACH 2970 BENETEAU 31.7 1020
LADY A5 1737 1720 1125
LADY ROWENA 34218 SADLER 34 970
LAZY BONES 1901 SUN ODYSSEY 36i 850
LEGALLY BLONDE 3175 BENETEAU 31.7 1030
LOSSE CHANGE 5718 IMX 40 1250
LUNA SEA 1730 1720 1150
MAGIC 2004 BENEATEAU 31.7 1045
MISS BEHAVIN 4412 SIGMA 33 1065
MORE MISCHIEF 966 FIRST 310 795
MUGLINS 1327 BAVARIA 36 935
NAUTI GAL 721 FIRST 310 820
NIRVANA 3104 OCEANIS 311 875
OBSESSION 4513 SIGMA 33 800
OBSESSION 5795 MUSTANG 30 1010
ORNA 532 GRAND SOLEIL 40 1155
PERIDOT 5507 MUSTANG 30 1010
QUESTIONABLE 2 1720 1065
REBELLION 6001 NICHOLSON 58 985
RED RHUM 7284 DB1 1150
ROARING WATER 1151 MORRIS 36 970
RUTH 1383 J109 1290
SARNIA 2260 S & S 36 785
SEA SAFARI 1082 SUN ODYSSEY 37 935
SEPTEMBER SONG 4597 SIGMA 33 915
SIROCCO 1254 SUNSHINE 36 905
SNOW BIRD 1711 INT.H BOAT 820
SOMEDAY 1011 SUN ODYSSEY 28.1 850
TAISCEALAI 851 CLUB SHAMROCK 870
TEAL 1237 SUN ODYSSEY 35 955
THE GREAT ESCAPE 1217 BAVARIA 33 925
TO INFINITY & BEYOND 5687 DEHLER 37CR 940
WHITE LOTUS 1333 ELAN 333 1010
WHITE MISCHIEF 4633 SIGMA 33 1065
WINDSHIFT 37737 SUNFAST 37 1020
WING TO WING P10 PEARSON 10M 805
WOW 7111 J111 1130
XERXES 2382 IMX 38 1075
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16th December 2010

Turkey Shoot, Dec 12th Results

Last Sunday's (Dec 12th 2010) Turkey Shoot results are available for download below.
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Results are getting interesting with discards kicking in at Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Turkey Shoot. The large turnouts continue to defy the skeptics with up to 65 boats racing in some great conditions. The final two races are this weekend and next, if racing goes to form any one of the top 10-12 boats can win going in to the last race. The prizegiving is on December 19th. Starts and ECHO handicaps are attached.

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Turkey Shoot competitors round the Muglins Rock. Photo: Michael Bowler

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With 65 boats on the line last Sunday for the opening race of the Viking Marine Turkey Shoot there's little doubt about the appeal of year round sailing on Dublin Bay. In spite of this week's high winds last Sunday's opening race saw quite a few no finishers due to lack of wind. Handicaps have been adjusted as per the local rules that apply to the series for Sunday's second race. Arwen now goes in the second start and Windshift goes in the fourth start. Race officer Fintan Cairns says "Some boats will be suffering from nose-bleeds this week with the meteoric rise in their handicaps". The series is made possible through the support of Dublin Bay Sailing Club and sponsors Viking Marine, McWilliam One Sails, North Sails & O'Brien Press.

Last weeks results, Race handicaps and start details attached for download below.

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Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are invited to participate into Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual Turkey Shoot series of seven races held on Sunday mornings from November 7th. The popular format is under modified ECHO handicap. It has attracted fleet sizes topping 100 boats, rivalling many summer fixtures. After sailing, food will be available to competitors in Royal Irish Y.C.

The entry fee of €70.00 includes temporary membership of Dublin Bay S.C. and Royal Irish Y.C. Entry forms and a notice of race are in the Marina office and in Dun Laoghaire's waterfront clubs and for Afloat.ie readers both are available for easy download below.

Sailing instructions will be available from the Marina Office on Sunday 7th November.

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