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2015 DBSC Season Prize Winners Here!

13th November 2015
DBSC Waterhouse Shield winner; Peridot, the most successful yacht in handicapped classes

The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving highlight of the Dun Laoghaire sailing season will be held tonight at what is expected to be a packed Royal St.George YC clubhouse. Prizes, including an array of ancient yachting silverware, will be awarded in all of DBSC's 22 classes by Commodore Pat Shannon. 

DBSC Premier Awards include the Waterhouse Shield and in 2015 it is awarded to Cruisers II yacht Peridot (J.McCann, Y.Charrier, P.Cadden and H.O’Donnell) for the most successful yacht in handicapped classes.

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The George Arthur Newsom Cup trophy for the most successful yacht in one-design classes goes to Michael O'Connor's SB20 Sin Bin (pictured above)

The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for the most successful new yacht in DBSC racing goes to Conor Ronan's Ruthless.

The Dr. Alf Delany Memorial Cup, for the most successful boat racing on dinghy courses goes to Tom Murphy's  Ok Dinghy.

The Brendan Ebrill Memorial Cup is awarded to Royal Irish skipper Colin Byrne sailing the Xp–33 Bon Exemple.

A full list of DBSC's 131st season prizegiving is below:

Cup and Trophy Winners 2015      
Centenary Trophy (4)Cruisers 0Lively LadyDerekMartinSaturday Echo overall 
Knox-Gore Bowl (1)Cruisers 0TsunamiVincentFarrellThursday Echo overall 
Knox-Gore Cup (2)Cruisers 0WOWGeorgeSiskSaturday IRC overall 
Martin Cup (3)Cruisers 0WOWGeorgeSiskThursday IRC overall 
Tiamat Trophy (6)Cruisers 1GringoTonyFoxThursday Echo overall 
Osterberg Cup (5)Cruisers 1GringoTonyFoxSaturday Echo overall 
Weir Cup (8)Cruisers 1Something ElseJohn & BrianHallSaturday IRC overall 
West Pier Officers cup (7)Cruisers 1Something elseJohn & BrianHallThursday IRC overall 
Briscoe Trophy (9)Cruisers 2BendemeerLindsay J. Casy& Denis PowerTuesday Echo overall 
Silver Foam Trophy (77)Cruisers 2JesterDeclanCurtinMost improved boat 
Centenary Cup (10)Cruisers 2PeridotJimMcCann & othersThursday ECHO overall 
T.P. Early Cup (11)Cruisers 2PeridotJimMcCann & othersSaturday Echo overall 
Silver Salver (12)Cruisers 2PeridotJimMcCann & othersSaturday IRC overall 
Lady Shamrock Trophy (13)Cruisers 2PeridotJimMcCann & othersThursday IRC overall 
Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup (15)Cruisers 3Hard on PortFlorO'DriscollSaturday IRC overall 
Mercia Cup (16)Cruisers 3Hard on Port FlorO'DriscollSaturday Echo overall 
Annette Cup (90)Cruisers 3(b)Papytoo Maurice Walsh &Frank GuilfoyleTuesday overall 
Smalldridge CupCruisers 3SupernovaJ.McStay. J.Timbs,J.Monaghan, J.CostelloThursday IRC overall (3a) 
Viking clock TrophyCruisers 3SupernovaJ.McStay. J.Timbs,J.Monaghan, J.CostelloThursday Echo overall 
Sanderling Trophy (14)Cruisers 3(b)AsterixM.Boushel, F.Mitchell l &J.CounihanThursday IRC overall (3b) 
Whimbrel Rose Bowl (19)Cruisers 3(b)SakiPaget McCormack &Ben & Ml..RyanThursday Echo overall 
Anna Livia Trophy (22)Cruisers 5CalypsoHowardKnottSaturday Echo overall 
Gerry Henry Salver (20)Cruisers 5More MischiefEamonnDoyleThursday Echo overall 
White Sail Class Trophy (21)Cruisers 5PersistenceC.Broadhead, Ian Stuart& Jerry CollinsSaturday IRC overall 
Burford Trophy (23)Cruisers 5PersistenceC.Broadhead, Ian Stuart& Jerry CollinsThursday IRC overall 
Rupert Bowl (26)Sigmas 33White MischiefT.N.Goodbody1st Saturday Series-Trophy 
Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy (24)Sigmas 33White MischiefT.N.GoodbodyThursdays overall 
J.B. Stephens Trophy (25)Sigmas 33White MischiefT.N.GoodbodyThursday & Sats combined 
Bective Lights Crystal Trophy (27)Sigmas 33White MishiefT.N.GoodbodySaturday overall 
Long John Silver Cup (29)31.7sAttitudeTrina Milner, John Sugars& David OwensSaturday Overall- Echo 
Horrigan Cup (28)31.7sProspectChrisJohnstonThursday Overall -Echo 
Feanor Trophy (31)31.7sProspectChrisJohnstonThursday overall One-Design 
Arandora Trophy (30)31.7sProspectChrisJohnstonSaturday Overall-One Design 
Oxford & Cambridge Cup (33)DragonsDivaRick& Rob JohnsonRichard GoodbodyThursday overall 
Old Time Cup (87)DragonsDivaRick& Rob JohnsonRichard GoodbodyCombined Sunday & Thursday 
RIYC Cup (32)DragonsDivaRick& Rob JohnsonRichard GoodbodySaturdays Overall 
Torry Cup (88)DragonsZuMatt Minch &Tim Pearson & Conor GrimleySpecial conditions 
Pterodactyl Cup (34)GlensGlenmarissaFrankElmesThursday overall 
Glen Challenge Trophy (35)GlensGlendunDavidHoultonCrews races 
Hamilton Reid (38)GlensGlendunB.Denham,D.HoultonJMcCambridgeDalkey Island Race 
Harry Maguire Memorial Cup (36)GlensGlenluceDonal H.O'ConnorSaturday overall 
Pair of Silver Vases (39)GlensGlenluceLucyGrantLadies Race 
The McMullen Cup (37)GlensGlenluceDonal H. O'Connor &Richard O'ConnorSts & Thurs combined + regatta 
Commodore O'Meara TrophyGlensGlenluceDonal H. O'Connor &Richard O'ConnorOlympic races 
British Airways Trophy (44)RuffiansBanditAnnKirwanSaturday Overall 
J.Lamont Brown Trophy (42)RuffiansBanditAnnKirwanSat & Thurs overall  
John Donnelly Perpetual Cup (41)RuffiansCrescendoLorcanBalfeBest Tuesday Boat 
Huet Trophy (43)RuffiansDiane IIChris Helme &Alan ClaffeyThursday overall 
The Malindi Cup (46)ShipmansGustoChristine Heath, G. Miles &C, Duggan, G.CrispSaturdays overall 
The Midweek Trophy (45)ShipmansGustoChristine Heath, G. Miles &C, Duggan, G.CrispThursdays overall 
The Shipman Perpetual Trophy (47)ShipmansMalindiAnrew Gray &Bernard SmithSpecial conditions 
Sunday SB3 Cup (51)SB20Sin BinMichaelO'ConnorSunday overall 
Bealtaine Trophy (49)SB20Sin BinMichaelO'ConnorSpecial Conditions 
Equinox Trophy (50)SB20Sin BinMichaelO'ConnorSpecial Conditions- 3rd series) 
Lunasa Trophy (48)SB20Sin BinMichaelO'ConnorSpecial Conditions (Sunday Series 2 etc)  
Crichton Trophy (52)SB20Sin Bin MichaelO'ConnorThursday overall 
Blue Bird Trophy (55)Water WagsMollieCathyMcAleaveyWags Series 1 
G.Pugin Melden Trophy (53)Water WagsMollieCathyMcAleaveyWags Series 2 
Goldsmith Cup (54)Water WagsMollieCathyMcAleaveyWednesday Overall 
Flying Fifteen Gun (56)Flying 15'sFlyerNiallColemanThursday overall 
Fifty Somethings CupFlying 15Frequent FlyerChris Doorley & Alan GreenFirst Thursday Series 
Blake Cup (89)Flying 15'sHi FibreMichael McCambridge &Peter MurphySpecial Conditions 
Brian S.Ryan Trophy (57)Flying 15'sThe GruffaloKeith Poole &Ian MathewsSaturday overall 
J.B.Kearney Shield (61)MermaidsAideenBrendan Martin &Dan BrennanSaturday-special conditions 
Iolar Cup (59)MermaidsJillPaul Smith &Pat ManganSaturday overall 
Amy Cup (58)MermaidsJillPaul Smith &Pat ManganTuesday Overall 
Stella Cup (60)MermaidsTijuanaDavidStedmondThursday;special conditions 
Shannon Cup (62)SquibsFemme FataleVincentDelaneySaturday Overall 
Minx Trophy (63)SquibsPerfectionJillFlemingThursday Overall 
Nuits St.George Trophy (64)FireballsFireball 15061StephenOramTuesday overall 
Half-Way Trophy (80)IDRA 14'sChaosRuth & PamMcKay Special Conditions 
Melampus Cup (78)IDRA 14'sDoodyJennifer Byrne &John FitzgeraldSpecial conditions 
The Kennedy Cup (66)IDRA 14'sDunmoanin'FrankHamiltonSaturday overall 
Bay Cup (67)IDRA 14'sDunmoanin'FrankHamiltonTuesday overall 
Crews Challenge Cup (79)IDRA14'sSlipstreamHeatherKeenanSpecial Conditions 
The Windmill Cup (68)PYKI Dinghy 59TomMurphyTuesday overall 
Early Bird Trophy (71)PYMilky Bar KidHughSheehy1st series Tues, & Sat.combined 
The Lanaverre TrophyLaser PYBuster IIIGaryO'HareTuesday overall 
Sailcraft Tray (69)Laser PY180353RobCahill Tuesday overall-2nd place 
Pioneer Trophy (85)Lasers 4.7Laser 4.7 173012LukeDalyLaser September Series 
Seapoint Cup (82)OptimistsOpt. 1400HannahLeonardOptimist September Series 
PY Junior TrophyPYPY 4616OdhranProuveurPY September Series 
Mitchell Cup (83)RS FevaRSFeva 5241MaxGoodbodyRS Fever September Series 
Lawson Cup (84)ToppersTopper 45793HughO'ConnorTopper September Series
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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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