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DBSC 2011 Overall Award Winners (Provisional Results)

28th September 2011
DBSC 2011 Overall Award Winners (Provisional Results)

David O'Brien reports in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column on the success of the Dublin Bay Quarter tonner Supernova. The win is among 40 trophies announced by Dublin Bay Sailing Club. The full 2011 Overall results and prizewinners list is below. Results are provisional as some protests are pending.

TROPHY CLASS Yacht NAME SERIES
 
Centenary Trophy Cruisers 0 Tsunami Farrell Saturday Echo overall
Knox-Gore Cup Cruisers 0 WOW Sisk Saturday IRC overall
Osterberg Cup Cruisers 1 Gringo Fox Saturday Echo overall
Weir Cup Cruisers 1 Xtravagance Byrne Saturday IRC overall
T.P. Early Cup Cruisers 2 Peridot others Saturday Echo overall
Silver Salver Cruisers 2 Jawesome II B. Darcy Saturday IRC overall
Mercia Cup Cruisers 3 Pamafe Costello Saturday Echo overall
Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup Cruisers 3 Asterix M. Bushell Saturday IRC overall
White Sail Class Trophy Cruisers 5 Act II
Saturday IRC overall
Anna Livia Trophy Cruisers 5 Arwen O'Dwyer Saturday Echo overall
Bective Lights Crystal Trophy Sigmas 33 White Mischief Goodbody Saturday overall
Arandora Trophy 31.7s Prospect Johnston Saturday Overall-One Design
Long John Silver Cup 31.7s Attitude M.Branigan Saturday Overall- Echo
RIYC Cup Dragons Phantom P.Bowring Saturdays Overall
Harry Maguire Memorial Cup Glens Glenshesk others Saturday overall
British Airways Trophy Ruffians Diaane II Alan Claffey Saturday Overall
The Malindi Cup Shipmans Whiterock Robinson Saturdays overall
Brian S.Ryan Trophy Flying 15's Snow White burgess Saturday overall
Iolar Cup Mermaids Jill Pat Mangan Saturday overall
Shannon Cup Squibs Kookabaurra Dee Saturday Overall
The Saturday Cup Fireballs Licence to Thrill Smyth Saturday Overall
The Kennedy Cup IDRA 14's Dunmoainin' Hamilton Saturday overall
Knox-Gore Bowl Cruisers 0 Lively Lady Martin Thursday Echo overall
Martin Cup Cruisers 0 WOW Sisk Thursday IRC overall
Tiamat Trophy Cruisers 1 Xtravagance Byrne Thursday Echo overall
West Pier Officers cup Cruisers 1 Xtravagance Byrne Thursday IRC overall
Lady Shamrock Trophy Cruisers 2 Jawesome II B. Darcy Thursday IRC overall
Centenary Cup Cruisers 2 Jester Curtin Declan Thursday ECHO overall
Viking Clock Trophy Cruisers 3 Supernova P.Shannon Thursday Echo overall
Smalldridge Cup Cruisers 3 Supernova P.Shannon Thursday IRC overall
Burford Trophy Cruisers 5 Calypso Knott Thursday IRC overall
Gerry Henry Salver Cruisers 5 Eden Park Farmer Thursday Echo overall
Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy Sigmas 33 White Mischief Goodbody Thursdays overall
Horrigan Cup 31.7s Attitude M Branigan Thursday Overall -Echo
Feanor Trophy 31.7s Prospect Johnston Thursday overall One-Design
Oxford & Cambridge Cup Dragons Phantom & P.Bowring Thursday overall
Pterodactyl Cup Glens Glendun & Brian Denham Thursday overall
Huet Trophy Ruffians Ruff N Ready Cullen/Brown/Kirwan Thursday overall
The Midweek Trophy Shipmans Curraglas Masterson Thursdays overall
Crichton Trophy SB3 Flutter Haughton Thursday overall
Flying Fifteen Gun Flying 15's Mellifluence T. Leonard
Thursday overall
Minx Trophy Squibs Glassilaun O'Neill Thursday Overall
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Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is one of Europe's biggest yacht racing clubs. It has almost sixteen hundred elected members. It presents more than 100 perpetual trophies each season some dating back to 1884. It provides weekly racing for upwards of 360 yachts, ranging from ocean-going forty footers to small dinghies for juniors.

Undaunted by austerity and encircling gloom, Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC), supported by an institutional memory of one hundred and twenty-nine years of racing and having survived two world wars, a civil war and not to mention the nineteen-thirties depression, it continues to present its racing programme year after year as a cherished Dublin sporting institution.

The DBSC formula that, over the years, has worked very well for Dun Laoghaire sailors. As ever DBSC start racing at the end of April and finish at the end of September. The current commodore is Jonathan Nicholson of the Royal St. George Yacht Club.

The character of racing remains broadly the same in recent times, with starts and finishes at Club's two committee boats, one of them DBSC's new flagship, the Freebird. The latter will also service dinghy racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Having more in the way of creature comfort than the John T. Biggs, it has enabled the dinghy sub-committee to attract a regular team to manage its races, very much as happened in the case of MacLir and more recently with the Spirit of the Irish. The expectation is that this will raise the quality of dinghy race management, which, operating as it did on a class quota system, had tended to suffer from a lack of continuity.

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