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Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2017 Season To Be Celebrated at Tonight's Prizegiving

17th November 2017
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series Photo:

Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full list of the 90 DBSC prizewinners are at the end of this story.

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia provided an appropriate footnote to the 2017 Dublin Bay sailing season. It was, in everyone’s recollection, an uncommonly windy year, with numerous races abandoned–or, for smaller boats, severely curtailed. Yet analysis of fleet turnouts, particularly of Saturdays, presents an oddly conflicting picture.

Chris mooreDBSC Commodore Chris Moore

For years we have been noting that on Saturdays, in contrast to Thursdays, turnouts rarely exceeded 36% of the boats entered. This year, despite what we remember as an exceptional abundance of wind and rain, the turnout remained exactly true to form – at 36%.

So, windy, yes, but on Saturdays during, the robust conditions did not deter the usual Saturday enthusiasts from venturing out as usual.

J97 Windjammer DBSC 3975The J97 Windjammer (Lindsay J. Casey & Denis Power) are the winners of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for Best New Boat on Dublin Bay. Photo:

For Thursdays, on the other hand, the turnout figure, which in 2016 was 54% of the fleet, this year fell to 48%. Four Thursday days racing had to be abandoned, quite unlike 2016 when there were none at all. Average turnout of boats on Thursdays in 2017 was 110, (though there were days when it exceeded 130 and sometimes reached 140).

In 2016, by contrast, average turnouts on Thursday evenings was 125. Quite a notable fall-off in 2017, we must agree.

To be sure, Saturdays in the early part of the 2017 season were exceptionally cold and blustery. To no one’s regret, racing for the first two Saturdays had to be cancelled. And the first coastal race on the 27th May took place in wet, miserable conditions, only two boats reaching the finishing line.

Sigma 33 DBSC 0464A large fleet of Sigma 33s – including DBSC's own fleet – competed in July's Dun Laoghaire Regatta Photo:

Thereafter, the weather settled down a bit, particularly after the second coastal race on the 17th June which took place in a minor heat wave. Many boats, in fact, struggled to get beyond Killiney Bay, like Ruffians, Shipmans and Cruisers 5. A few weeks later, the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, with sunshine and benign winds, was a most agreeable occasion. As indeed was our own end of Season race day - a kind of mini-regatta, if you like, with beautiful weather and some new courses which seem to have pleased nearly everyone.

Mention of the end of season race on the 30th September reminds me that for some time we have been trying to arrest the decline in Saturday turnouts by introducing more interesting and more varied courses. First, we have had the coastal races which now include, for some classes, an annual trip down southwards to the Greystones regatta.

Then, this year, on the final day of racing, we had keelboats boats racing on windward-leeward courses, finishing the first race on one starboard side of the committee boat while boats were starting the second race on its port-hand side. It made conditions aboard the committee boat very interesting, to say the least, but sailors seem to have loved it. Particularly as it cut out the interminable waiting and hanging about which up to this seems inevitable with back-to-back racing.

SB20 Venues world DBSC 1266The SB20 Venues World (Ger Dempsey) won the Lunasa Trophy for Saturday Series 2 Photo:

There’s undoubtedly an appetite for this particular format, but, unfortunately, there’s a problem. It’s extraordinarily demanding of resources. Not only does it require two exceptionally good race officers on the two committee boat (or else one very, very experienced totally alert race officer with the proverbial eyes in the back of his/her head) but also a doubling up of the time-keeping and recording teams.

Reflecting on it, what we might consider next year is to sign-off each of the two Saturday series with similar such courses. As we will be having a Bloomsday regatta on the 16th June, we could use this format on that occasion and finish the first series at the same time.

Beneteau 31.7 bluefin 2069Bluefin II (Michael & Bernie Bryson) was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7's Long John Silver Cup for Saturday Overall (Echo) DBSC racing Photo:

Entries and Subscriptions
Subscriptions and boat entries held up well and indeed income was about 1% above what we budgeted for. For the record, boat entries came to 317 and membership subscriptions to 1217.

Within those generally satisfactory boat entry figures, there are some less positive trends. Whereas cruiser-racers continue to thrive in Dublin Bay the decline in one-designs continues. In 2016, there were 8 Dragons racing under the DBSC burgee. This year there were only 5. Squibs in 2016 numbered 14. This year they had fallen to 11, with turnouts averaging just three boats.

Flying fifteen cuttingThe DBSC Flying Fifteen fleet make the headlines in the Irish Times. The buoyant fleet is bucking the trend in one design numbers on the bay. The 25–boat class, largely based at the NYC, will stage the FF world championships in Dun Laoghaire in 2019

In 1963, Howard Knee a well-known artist of the day, painted a picture showing a DBSC start at the inside of the West Pier. The total race management effort at the time consisted of the race officer, an assistant, a megaphone and an open shed to protect them from the elements. We’ve moved forward a lot since then and on some Saturdays nowadays DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats, the West Pier Starters Hut and- servicing the dinghies in the Harbour – Declan Traynor’s large rib.

All this requires the services of a considerable number of volunteers (now numbering close to forty, by a recent count). Managing even the rota for this group requires considerable personal effort on the part of the team coordinators, to whom we must be infinitely grateful, Ida Kiernan, Rosemary Roy and Barbara Conway - who is now, regretfully, leaving us to go back to racing.

Members murmuring about the accuracy of their results should be aware that life on board a committee vessel at anchor in seaway is not invariably the comfortable berth they might imagine. One Saturday last season, visiting the Freebird on a day with a very lumpy sea, someone noticed that three of the women members of the team were undoubtedly seasick. Yet they were able to pick out sail numbers from what seemed to be a flurry of white sail storming across the finishing line.

That said, we must recognise that there can be new or occasional members the team sometimes have an imperfect grasp of what is going on. Indeed, there is always the need for all us to update and share our knowledge of the mechanics of running club racing. It’s subject we intend to give some attention to during the winter with some training and briefing sessions.

We should not forget, either, the young– and, sometimes, not so young –people who man the Club’s RIB patrol boats. We depend a lot on them to lay accurately starting and finishing lines. Not to mention laying leeward gates and putting a windward mark exactly where it should be and not letting it float away with the tide. In this area, too, we will consider some upskilling, either in-house or by some specialist agency.

The DBSC starter’s Hut has been going onto its summer location on the seaward side of the West Pier since 1968.

In that year, according to the Club’s minutes, the first courses from this particular location were designed by Tim Goodbody. It’s clearly a life-time vocation, designing courses, for it was Tim, nearly half a century later, who this summer, produced a set of new and interesting designs for our coastal races. Our thanks once again to Tim for all the time and effort he continues to put into this very essential exercise.

The Hut has always been important asset for the Club even though its centrality in the scheme of things has declined a bit with the acquisition of committee boats. There is no intention to abandon it. It’s important for Tuesday racing and even though we could run Saturday races without it as we have done on Thursdays, it’s still a very useful, comfortable, not very expensive and totally dependable place to run races to run races from. Which, hand on heart, we can’t always say about committee vessels.

We’re grateful to Brendan Finucane for looking after it this year. It’s always a stressful exercise overseeing putting the Hut on station on the West Pier. Likewise, the return to the MGM yard on the crane/low-loader, along the narrow causeway from the Pier to the bridge, ever so carefully avoiding getting entangled in fences and road signs along the way. We never cease to marvel at the skill of the various drivers who so successfully carry it all off so professionally over the years.

Beneteau 31.7 DBSC 0903DBSC Pier mark at the East Pier stayed on station but others disappeared Photo:
Not unexpectedly, the bad weather seems to have taken its toll on the Club’s buoyage. Zebra Mark went adrift and ended up in Douglas in the Isle of Man. New Ross simply disappeared and has not been seen since. Marks are subjected to all sorts of conditions and many of them are beyond useful life. We have been considering a budget to fund a replacement programme. Expensive but necessary. My thanks to Philip Ferguson for his work on this activity.

DBSC Freebird committee boat 0469DBSC committee boat Freebird at work laying courses in breezy conditions at this year's Turkey Shoot. Photo:

Committee Boats
Always a significant item in the Club finances, the committee boats require unceasing and meticulous attention. Maclir is in constant use since we acquired her seventeen years ago and some time in the not too distant future we’ll have to see about replacing her. Freebird, which first came into full service in 2013, still requires some looking after. This autumn, for instance, anodes to protect the very valuable jet drives cost €1,500. Expensive, yes but not as expensive as replacing the jet drives.

I should here express our thanks to the drivers of the committee boats. (Skippers, I think, would be more appropriate designation). Not only do they drive the craft, they’re also part of the team - looking after the race sound signalling, for instance. Brendan Dalton take a particular interest in the maintenance of the Freebird, and spends long hours helping her get ready for service. My special thanks to them for all this.


Looking back on the Club’s activities for this review, I cannot but think that in many ways DBSC is something very similar to what is now called a medium-sized enterprise. There is the same concerns about raising income, providing services, paying bills regularly, maintenance programmes, budgets, administration and enlisting the right people to do the work

With the addition, of course, that the workers are all volunteers, which are far, far too many to list here. But I must single out our hard-working flag-officers and committee. Not forgetting Not our hard-working Hon. Secretary, Donal O’Sullivan and our Hon.Protest Secretary, Ray Duggan who looks after protests with his usual tact and efficiency.

Ray will be leaving us at the end of next season when the then-incoming committee will be faced with the unenviable task of finding a worthy successor.

I thank also our sponsors and supporters – firstly our title sponsor Sherry Fitzgerald and also Viking Marine, MGM Boats, SagePay and Killen Marine. A special word of thanks to Rathfarnham Ford who have been generously supporting our winter racing for some years now.

white mischief J109 goodbody 4151Tim Goodbody's J109 White Mischief leads at the DBSC Turkey Shoot gybe mark. White Mischief was the winner of Cruisers One Saturday IRC overall racing; Photo:

Which reminds me I must not forget either former commodore Fintan Cairns, who continues to run the Turkey Shoot and Spring Chicken series so successfully. This winter racing is great fun, as is the apres-sail jollifications, over which Fintan and Brian Mathews preside with much wit and aplomb.

Brian, who is our Technical Director - and also a very, very effective race officer - will be absent from Dublin Bay for about a year, having joined another former DBSC member, Eamonn Crosbie, in a world cruise aboard the latter’s boat, Pamela, a Discovery 55. We wish them both fair winds and happy voyaging.

Pamela discovery 55 0552DBSC Technical Director Brian Mathews is sailing round–the–world with Dun Laoghaire sailor Eamon Crosbie in Pamela, a Discovery 55 Photo:

I must thank, too, the two Leonard brothers, Kevin and Ralph, who, after fifteen years on the job, are retiring at the end of this year. It’s not always sufficiently recognised, but producing regular results for the web within half an hour of receiving the record sheets of what is the equivalent of a full-scale regatta , is an achievement not easily matched elsewhere in the sailing world.

In recent years, in response to class requests, we have been adding complication after complication into the Club’s results system. It dates from 1983 when our then-Commodore, Michael O’Rahilly, talked to Colin McMullen about computerising the task. DBSC were very much ahead of the curve at the time and over a hundred clubs world-wide used it in its heyday. But it’s dated, the complications were slowing it down. The web adjunct added to it about 2006 was only a compromise – providing snapshots, so to speak, of print files produced by the underlying computing system.

As members are now doubt aware, Colin McMullen has been working on a full upgrade, bringing it into line with the new server-based technology. We all look forward keenly to seeing it on stream next season.

Outside DBSC I must remember at this time the management and staffs of the waterfront clubs who support DBSC members in so many ways. Also the boards of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Port as well as the Harbour Masters, Captains Simon Coate and Michael McKenna. Not forgetting the national authority which regulates our sport, the Irish Sailing Association, which in recent times became Irish Sailing. To all our grateful thanks.

DBSC 2017 Prizewinners

Cruisers 0    
Rockabill VI Paul O'Higgins glasses Saturdays Echo Series 1
WOW George Sisk Esq Knox-Gore Cup (2) Saturday IRC overall
      glasses Thursday Series 1 Echo
      glasses Thursday ECHO Series 2
      Knox-Gore Bowl (1) Thursday ECHO Overall
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 1
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 2
      Martin Cup (3) Thursday IRC overall
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 1
      glasses Saturday ECHO Series 2
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 2
      John Rennie Trophy Coastal Races
      Centenary Trophy (4) Saturday Echo overall
Cruisers 1        
Bon Exemple Colin Byrne West Pier Officers cup (7) Thursday IRC overall
Chimaera Andrew & Deidi Craig glasses Thursday Echo Series 1
Dear Prudence Pierce Tynan & others Osterberg Cup (5) Saturday Echo overall
Gringo Tony Fox Tiamat Trophy (6) Thursday ECHO Overall
Gringo Tony Fox glasses Thursday Series 1 IRC
Jalapeno Paul Barrington Esq glasses Saturdays Echo Series 1
Something Else John & Brian Hall glasses Thursday ECHO Series 2
      glasses Saturday Echo Series 2
White Mischief Timothy & Richard Goodbody Esq Weir Cup (8) Saturday IRC overall
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 2
      glasses Saturdays IRC Series 1
      glasses Saturdays IRC Series 2
      Cr.1 Royal Alfred Cup Coastal Races
Cruisers 2       Cruisers 2
Enchantress K Bonner, L Nicholl & M Larkin Silver Foam Trophy (77) Most improved boat
Helter Skelter Adrienne & Averil Jermyn glasses Saturdays Echo Series 1
Leeuwin Henry Leonard & Bobbie Kerr glasses Thursday Series 1 Echo
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 1
Peridot J.McCann. P.Cadden. Y.Charrier & H.O'Donnell Silver Salver (12) Saturday IRC overall
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 1
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 2
      Cr.2 Royal Alfred Cup Coastal Races
Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Esq Lady Shamrock Trophy (13) Thursday IRC overall
      Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy (24) Thursdays overall
      Rupert Bowl (26) 1st Saturday Series-Trophy
      Bective Lights Crystal Trophy (27) Saturdays overall
      J.B. Stephens Trophy (25) Thursday Saturday Combined
Windjammer Lindsay J. Casey & Denis Power T.P. Early Cup (11) Saturday Echo overall
      glasses Saturdays Echo Series 2
      Centenary Cup (10) Thursday ECHO overall
      glasses Thursday ECHO Series 2
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 2
      Briscoe Trophy (9) Tuesday Echo overall
Cruisers 3        
Cartoon Sybil McCormack & Ken Lawless Mercia Cup (16) Saturday Echo overall
      glasses Saturday Series 2 IRC
      Mini- Sam Maguire Cup Coastal Races
      glasses Saturday ECHO Series 2
      Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup (15) Saturday IRC overall
Dubious Peter Richardson glasses Saturdays Echo Series 1
Marlena Grzegorz Kalinecki Annette Cup (90) Tuesday overall
Running Wild Brendan Foley Esq Viking clock Trophy Thursday Echo overall
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 2
      glasses Thursday ECHO Series 2
      glasses Thursday Echo Series 1
      Smalldridge Cup Thursday IRC overall (3a)
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 1
Cruisers 3(b)        
Asterix Frazer Meredith & John Counihan Sanderling Trophy (14) Thursday IRC overall (3b)
      glasses Thursday IRC Series 1
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 1
Cacciatore Mairead &Ann Ni Cheallachain glasses Thursday IRC Series 2
Pamafe Gerald Costello Esq glasses Thursday ECHO Series 2
Saki Paget Mc Cormack Ml. & Ben Ryan Whimbrel Rose Bowl (19) Thursday Echo overall
      glasses Thursday ECHO Series 1
Billy Whizz Pat Shannon Old Baily Bowl Coastal Races
      glasses Thursday Scratch Series 2
Ventuno Rowan Fogarty Esq Facet Jewellers Cup (95) Thursday Scratch Overall
      glasses Thursday Scratch Series 1
      glasses Saturday Scratch Series 1
      glasses Saturday Scratch Series 2
      Beneteau 21 Cup (94) Saturday Scratch Overall
Cruisers 5 (a)        
Persistence Chas. Broadhead Ian Stuart & Jerry Collins Gerry Henry Salver (20) Thursday Echo overall
      glasses Thursday Echo Series 1
      glasses Saturdays IRC series 1
      glasses Saturday IRC Series 2
      White Sail Class Trophy (21) Saturday IRC overall
White Lotus Paul Tully Esq Burford Trophy (23) Thursday IRC overall
      glasses Thursday IRCSeries 1
      glasses Thursday Series 2 Echo
      glasses Thursday Series 2 IRC
Calypso Howard Knott Anna Livia Trophy (22) Saturday Echo overall
      glasses Saturdays Echo Series 2
Cevantes Paul Conway Royal Alfred Howth Trophy Coastal Races
      glasses Thursday IRCSeries 1
Sweet Martini A.Bruce Carswsell Esq glasses Thursday Echo Series 1
The Great Escape Patrick & Denise Rigney Trevor Wood Trophy (92) Thursday Echo overall
      glasses Saturdays Echo Series 1
      glasses Thursday Series 2 Echo
Vespucci Sean & Kristina O'Regan Galileo Cup (93) Thursday IRC overall
      glasses Thursday Series 2 IRC
Bluefin II Michael & Bernie Bryson Long John Silver Cup (29) Saturday Overall- Echo
      glasses Saturday Series 1 Echo
      glasses Saturdays Series 2 Echo
Fiddly Bits P.J.Timmons,W.Quigley G.Murray, D.Breen glasses Thursday Series 2 (Echo)
Levana Jean Mitton glasses Thursday Series 1 (Scratch)
Levante Michael Leahy & John Power Horrigan Cup (28) Thursday Overall -Echo
      glasses Thursday Series 1 (Echo)
      glasses Thursday Series 2 (Scratch)
      glasses Saturday Series 2 One-Design
      Royal Alfred 31.7 Cup Coastal Races
      Arandora Trophy (30) Saturday Overall-One Design
Prospect Chris. Johnston Feanor Trophy (31) Thursday overall One-Design
      glasses Saturday Series 1 One-Design
Dcision Joey Mason & Greg Purcell Old Time Cup (87) Combined Saturday & Thursday
      glasses Thursday Series 1
Phantom Peter Bowring & David Williams Oxford & Cambridge Cup (33) Thursday overall
      glasses Thursday Series 2
      glasses Saturdays Series 1
      glasses Saturdays Series 2
      RIYC Cup (32) Saturdays Overall
Zinzan Tim Carpenter, Patricia McGettrick & Adrian Masterson Torry Cup (88) Special conditions
Glendun Brian Denham D,Houlton, Alison OBrien Pterodactyl Cup (34) Thursday overall
      glasses Thursday Series 2
Glendun Alison OBrien Pair of Silver Vases (39) Ladies Race
Glendun Brian Denham D.Houlton, Alison OBrien Hamilton Reid (38) Dalkey Island Race
Glendun Stephen Flood Glen Challenge Trophy (35) Crews races
Glenluce Richard & Donal O'Connor Esq Royal Alfred Glen Trophy Coastal Races
      glasses Saturday Series 1
      glasses Saturday Series 2
      Harry Maguire Memorial Cup (36) Saturday overall
      The McMullen Cup (37) Sts & Thurs combined + regatta
      Commodore O'Meara Trophy Olympic races
Pterodactyll Roderick & David McCaffrey Esq glasses Thursday Series 1
Alias David Meeke & Martin McCarthy Dr. O'Leary Memorial Cup Coastal races
      John Donnelly Perpetual Cup (41) Best Tuesday Boat
Bandit Ann Kirwan, Brian Cullen & Ciara Brown Huet Trophy (43) Thursday overall
      glasses Saturday Series 1
      British Airways Trophy (44) Saturday Overall
      J.Lamont Brown Trophy (42) Sat & Thurs overall
Ruffles Michael Cutliffe Esq glasses Saturday Series 2
Shannagh Stephen Gill & Padraig Mac Diarmada glasses Thursday Series 2
      glasses Thursday Series 1
Barossa Brian Geraghty, Stuart Trotter & Neill McSherry The Malindi Cup (46) Saturdays overall
      glasses Saturday Series 2
Curraglas John P. & Neill Masterson Esq Royal Alfred Shipman Bowl Coastal Races
JOSlim John D.Clarke & B.J. Maher The Shipman Perpetual Trophy (47) Special Conds.(sats not major trophy
      glasses Thursday Series 1
      glasses Saturday Series 1
Viking Brian Glynn, \Monica McWeeney Fergus Mason The Midweek Trophy (45) Thursdays overall
      glasses Thursday Series 2
Bad-Kilcullen Jerry Dowling glasses Thursday Series 2
Bango James Gorman Bealtaine Trophy (49) Special Conditions
      glasses Saturday Series 1
Sacre Bleu Colin Galavan Richard Hayes & Equinox Trophy (50) Special Conditions- 3rd series)
Sin Bin Michael O'Connor Saturday SB3 Cup (51) Saturday overall
      glasses Thursday Series 1
      Crichton Trophy (52) Thursday overall
Sin Bin Michael O'Connor glasses Saturday Series 3 Ger Dempsey Lunasa Trophy (48) Special Conditions (Saturday Series 2 etc)
      glasses Saturday Series 2
Mixed Sportsboats        
Jambiya Vincent Lattimore glasses Saturday Series 1
      Sporstboat Saturday Cup Saturday overall
      glasses Saturday Series 2
Jester Declan Curtin glasses Thursday Series 2
      Sporstboat Thursday Cup Thursday overall
Jester Declan Curtin glasses Thursday Series 1
Water Wags        
Mariposa Cathy MacAleavey G.Pugin Melden Trophy (53) Wags Series 2
Mariposa Cathy MacAleavey glasses Wednesday Series 2
Moosmie McFarlane Esq RIYC Goldsmith Cup (54) Wednesday Overall
Moosmie David McFarlane Esq Blue Bird Trophy (55) Wags Series 1
Moosmie David McFarlane Esq glasses Wedneday Series 1
Flying 15s        
As Good as it Gets Ben Mulligan Esq Brian S.Ryan Trophy (57) Saturday overall
Deranged Neil Colin Flying Fifteen Gun (56) Thursday overall
Deranged Neil Colin Fifty Something Cup 1st Thursday Series
Deranged Neil Colin glasses Thursday Series 2
Deranged Neil Colin glasses Thursday Series 1
Elena Ross Doyle Blake Cup (89) Special Conditions
Ignis Caput David Mulvin glasses Saturday Series 2
The Gruffolo Keith Poole glasses Saturday Series 1
Aideen Brendan Martin & Dan Brennan Stella Cup (60) Thursdays: special conditions
Aideen Brendan Martin & Dan Brennan J.B.Kearney Shield (61) Saturday-special conditions
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan Iolar Cup (59) Saturday overall
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan glasses Saturday Series 1
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan glasses Tuesday Series 1
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan glasses Tuesday Series 3
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan glasses Tuesday Series 2
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan glasses Saturday Series 2
Jill Paul Smith & Pat Mangan Amy Cup (58) Tuesday Overall
Little Demon Sheila Power glasses Thursday Series 1
Perfection Jill Fleming glasses Saturday Series 1
Periguin Noel Colclough Shannon Cup (62) Saturday Overall
Why Not Derek & Jean Jago Minx Trophy (63) Thursday Overall
Why Not Derek & Jean Jago glasses Saturday Series 2
Why Not Derek & Jean Jago glasses

Thursday Series 2




Cariosa Power & Marie Barry The Saturday Cup Saturday Overall
Incubus Cariosa Power & Marie Barry glasses Saturdays Series 2
No. 15061 Stephen Oram Esq Nuits St.George Trophy (64) Tuesday overall
No. 15061 Stephen Oram & Noel Butler glasses Tuesday Series 1
No. 15061 Stephen Oram Esq glasses Tuesday Series 2
No.15061 Stephen Oram Esq glasses Tuesday Series 3
Dart Pierre Long Melampus Cup (78) Special conditions
Doody Jennifer Byrne & John Fitzgerald Half-Way Trophy (80) Special Conditions
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq Bay Cup (67) Tuesday overall
Dunmoanin Frank Hamilton Esq glasses Saturday Series 3
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq The Kennedy Cup (66) Saturday Overall
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq glasses Tuesday Series 3
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq glasses Tuesday Series 2
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq glasses Saturday Series 2
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Esq glasses Saturday Series 1 Series 1
Slipstream Julie Ascoop glasses Tuesday Series 1
Spray Shane McNamara Crews Challenge Cup (79) Special Conditions
Portsmouth YS        
No.59 Tom Murphy The Windmill Cup (68) Tuesday overall
No. 59 Tom Murphy glasses Tuesday Series 3
No.6 Richard Tate Early Bird Trophy 1st series Tues, & Sat.combined
No. 6 Richard Tate glasses Saturday Series 3
No.6 Richard Tate glasses Tuesday Series 2
No.6 Richard Tate glasses Saturday Series 1
Sail No. 2 Des Fortune Esq glasses Tuesday Series 1
816 Patrick McGoldrick glasses Saturday Series 2
No. 155068 Ross O'Leary glasses Tuesday Series 2
No.173111 Darach Dinneen The Lanaverre Trophy Tuesday overall
No.173111 Darach Dinneen glasses Tuesday Series 3
No.173133 D. Maloney Sailcraft Tray (69) Tuesday overall-2nd place
No.173133 D. Maloney glasses Tuesday Series 1
No. 190754 Oisin Cullen Jimmy Mooney Goblet (86) Laser Radial September Series
No 47493 Hugh O'Connor Lawson Cup (84) Topper September Series
No. 1475 Conor Gorman Seapoint Cup (82) Optimist September Series
No. 1649 Tim Norwood & Finn Cleary Mitchell Cup (83) RS Fever September Series
No. 190754 Kate Fahy Pioneer Trophy (85) Laser September Series
No. 601 Patrick Hassett PY Junior Trophy PY September Series
Premium prizes        
As Good As It Gets Ben Mulligan Newsom Cup (74) Best one -design boat
Declan Traynor Declan Traynor Viking Trophy (76) Notable contribution to sailing
Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Dr Alf Delaney Cup (73) Best Boat on dinghy course
Ruffians Michael Cutliffe Esq Brendan Ebrill Memorial Cup (81) Special conditions
White Mischief Timothy & Richard Goodbody Waterhouse Shield (75) Best Cruiser on handicap
Windjammer Lindsay J. Casey & Denis Power Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy (72) Best New Boat
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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 Chris Moore of the National 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 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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