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Three Generations Win Sailing Trophies at DBSC Prizegiving

15th November 2015
Family affair, from left Tim, Georgia, Max and Richard Goodbody were all DBSC prizewinners last Friday night Credit: Joe Fallon

Three generations of the Goodbody family from the Royal Irish Yacht Club collected prizes at DBSC's annual prizegiving on Friday night. Tim Goodboby, was the winner of both Thursday and Saturday racing overall in the Sigma 33 class. Son Richard also won both Thursday and Saturday DBSC series in the Dragon class. Grandchildren Max and Georgia Godbody were the RS Feva September Series winner of the Mitchell Cup. 

DBSC Hon Sec and Historian, Donal O'Sullivan told the annual gathering 'We start tonight with a slight departure from the usual practice. We're marking this evening a most extraordinary and unheard of event - awarding prizes to three generations of the same family - The Goodbodys - Tim, the grandfather, who has graced the podium before on innumerable occasions, Richard, the son, likewise and now the grandson, Max, for the first time ever at a Dublin Bay event. Grandaughter Georgia shared Max's achievement'.

The prizes awarded were: Timothy Goodbody (in the Sigma 33 /White //M//ischief/) Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy; J.B. Stephens Trophy; Bective Lights Crystal Trophy Richard Goodbody (with partner Rick Johnson) in the Dragon Diva: Oxford & Cambridge Cup; Old Time Cup; RIYC Cup Max Goodbody in the RS Feva 5241 The Mitchell Trophy

The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) prizegiving was a highlight of the Dun Laoghaire sailing season and held at a packed Royal St.George YC clubhouse on Friday evening. Prizes, including an array of ancient yachting silverware, were awarded in all of DBSC's 22 classes by Commodore Pat Shannon.

Full list of DBSC Prizewinners HERE


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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.