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Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2018 Prize Winners Announced

12th November 2018
Best DBSC one design – Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 Prospect from the National Yacht Club Best DBSC one design – Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 Prospect from the National Yacht Club Photo:

Chris Johnston's Beneteau 31.7 has won Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Newsom Cup for the best one-design boat in the club's 2018 Summer sailing season. It is one of six premier awards to be made by the club at the end of a hectic Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored season. The Waterhouse Shield was won by Richard and Philip Lovegrove's Sigma 33 Rupert for the best cruiser on handicap.

DBSC Commodore Chris Moore will salute the club's 213 trophy winners at what will certainly be a gala prizegiving on Friday evening at the Royal St. George clubhouse that will also be Donal O'Sullivan's last as Master of Ceremonies. The Honorary Secretary is stepping down at the end of the month after 27 years in the role.

Rupert Sigma 33 3950Best Cruiser on handicap – Richard and Philip Lovegrove's Sigma 33 Rupert of the Royal St. George Yacht Club Photo:

In other premier awards announced, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for the best newcomer was awarded to John O'Gorman's new Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie. 

Hot Cookie Sunfast 3600 0544 John O'Gorman's new Sunfast 3600 'Hot Cookie' is the best newcomer to the Bay Photo:

The Dr Alf Delany Cup was won by Fireballer Frank Miller in Blind Squirrel for the best boat on the dinghy course. 

The Beneteau 31.7 Bluefin II (Michael and Bernie Bryson) was the winner of the Brendan Ebrill Memorial Cup. DBSC Race officer Suzanne McGarry was awarded the Viking Trophy for her notable contribution to sailing. 

On November 26th, the club's AGM bears witness to a changing of the DBSC Guard when Donal officially steps down. Interestingly, it is the outgoing Commodore Chris Moore who will fill his shoes. Moore, over a nine-year period, has also served as rear and vice commodore. The AGM will elect a new Commodore Jonathan Nicholson, Vice Commodore Ann Kirwan and a new Rear Commodore Eddie Totterdell. Before that, however, it will be a busy wind-down for Donal with DBSC's annual gala prizegiving this Friday.

2018 DBSC Prize Winners

Knox-Gore Bowl (1) Cruisers 0 Tsunami Vincent Farrell Thursday ECHO Overall  
Martin Cup (3) Cruisers 0 Tsunami Vincent Farrell Thursday IRC overall  
Knox-Gore Cup (2) Cruisers 0 WOW George Sisk Saturday IRC overall  
Centenary Trophy (4) Cruisers 0 WOW George Sisk Saturday Echo overall  
John Rennie Trophy Cruisers 0 WOW George Sisk Coastal Races  
West Pier Officers cup (7) Cruisers 1 Bon Exemple Colin Byrne Thursday IRC overall  
Weir Cup (8) Cruisers 1 Bon Exemple Colin Byrne Saturday IRC overall  
Cr.1 Royal Alfred Cup Cruisers 1 Dear Prudence Pierce Tynan & others Coastal Races  
Tiamat Trophy (6) Cruisers 1 Gringo Tony Fox Thursday ECHO Overall  
Osterberg Cup (5) Cruisers 1 Jump the Gun John M. Kelly & Michael Monaghan Saturday Echo overall  
Silver Foam Trophy (77) Cruisers 2 Antix Derek Ryan Most improved boat  
Briscoe Trophy (9) Cruisers 2 Elandra Joe Conway Tuesday Echo overall  
Fireseal Sigma 33 Trophy (24) Cruisers 2 ( Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Thursdays overall ISigma 33(  
Silver Salver (12) Cruisers 2 Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Saturday IRC overall  
Cr.2 Royal Alfred Cup Cruisers 2 Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Coastal Races  
Rupert Bowl (26) Sigmas 33 Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove 1st Saturday Series-Trophy  
Bective Lights Crystal Trophy (27) Sigmas 33 Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Saturdays overall  
J.B. Stephens Trophy (25) Sigmas 33 Rupert Richard & Philip Lovegrove Thursday Saturday Combined  
T.P. Early Cup (11) Cruisers 2 Springer Ian Bowring Saturday Echo overall  
Lady Shamrock Trophy (13) Cruisers 2 Windjammer Lindsay J. Caser & Denis Power Thursday IRC overall  
Centenary Cup (10) Cruisers 2 Windjammer Lindsay J. Caser & Denis Power Thursday ECHO overall  
Annette Cup (90) Cruisers 3 Maranda Myles Kelly Tuesday overall  
Mercia Cup (16) Cruisers 3 Pamafe Gerald Costello Saturday Echo overall  
Viking clock Trophy Cruisers 3(a) Running Wild Brendan Foley Thursday Echo overall  
Smalldridge Cup Cruisers 3 (a) Running Wild Brendan Foley Thursday IRC overall (3a)  
Mini- Sam Maguire Cup Cruisers 3 Running Wild Brendan Foley Coastal Races  
Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup (15) Cruisers 3 Asterix Frazer Meredith, Ml.Boushal, J,Counihan Saturday IRC overall  
Sanderling Trophy (14) Cruisers 3(b) Cacciatore Maidead Ni Cheallachan & Ann O'Callaghan Thursday IRC overall (3b)  
Whimbrel Rose Bowl (19) Cruisers 3(b) Maranda Myles Kelly Thursday Echo overall  
Facet Jewellers Cup (95) B21s Small Wonder Hugh C Kelly Thursday Scratch Overall  
Beneteau 21 Cup (94) B21s Ventuno Rowan Fogarty Saturday Scratch Overall  
Old Baily Bowl B21s Ventuno Rowan Fogarty Coastal Races  
White Sail Class Trophy (21) Cruisers 5 Cevantes Paul Conway Saturday IRC overall  
Gerry Henry Salver (20) Cruisers 5 (a) Katie Nua Thos.Dunne, P.Fitzsimons, & D.Grace, C.McGuinness Thursday Echo overall  
Burford Trophy (23) Cruisers 5(a) Persistance Charles Broadhead, Ian Stuart c & Gerry Collins Thursday IRC overall  
Trevor Wood Trophy (92) Cruisers 5(b) Afternoon Delight Ml.Bennett & Martin Brennan, JP Mackay Thursday Echo overall  
Galileo Cup (93) Cruisers 5(b) Cevantes Paul Conway Thursday IRC overall  
Anna Livia Trophy (22) Cruisers 5 Cevantes Paul Conway Saturday Echo overall  
Royal Alfred Howth Trophy Cruisers 5 Sea Safari Jacqueline Smith Coastal Races  
Horrigan Cup (28) 31.7s Camira Peter Beamish Thursday Overall -Echo  
Long John Silver Cup (29) 31.7s Fiddly Bits P.J. Timmons,Bill Quigley Gerry Murray, Dermot Breen Saturday Overall- Echo  
Royal Alfred 31.7 Cup 31.7s Levante Michael Leahy & John Power Coastal Races  
Feanor Trophy (31) 31.7s Prospect Chris Johnston Thursday overall One-Design  
Arandora Trophy (30) 31.7s Prospect Chris. Johnston Saturday Overall-One Design  
Torry Cup (88) Dragons Hy Brasil Peter O'Reilly Special conditions  
Oxford & Cambridge Cup (33) Dragons Phantom Peter Bowring & David J.H. Williams Thursday overall  
Old Time Cup (87) Dragons Phantom Peter Bowring & David J.H. Williams Combined Saturday & Thursday  
RIYC Cup (32) Dragons Sir Ossis of the River Denis Bergin Saturdays Overall  
Pterodactyl Cup (34) Glens Glendun David Houlton, Bian Denham Alison OBrien, Derek Freedman Thursday overall  
Glen Challenge Trophy (35) Glens Glendun David Houlton Crews races  
Hamilton Reid (38) Glens Glenluce Lucy Grant Dalkey Island Race  
The McMullen Cup (37) Glens Glenluce Richard O'Connor Sts & Thurs combined + regatta  
Pair of Silver Vases (39) Glens Glenluce Lucy Grant Ladies Race  
Harry Maguire Memorial Cup (36) Glens Glenluce Richard O'Connor Saturday overall  
Commodore O'Meara Trophy Glens Glenluce Richard O'Connor Olympic races  
Royal Alfred Glen Trophy Glens Glenluce Richard O'Connor Coastal Races  
John Donnelly Perpetual Cup (41) Ruffians Alias David Meeke & Martin McCarthy Best Tuesday Boat  
British Airways Trophy (44) Ruffians Bandit Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen & Ciara Brown. Saturday Overall  
J.Lamont Brown Trophy (42) Ruffians Bandit Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen & Ciara Brown. Sat & Thurs overall  
Dr. O'Leary Memorial Cup Ruffians Bandit Ann Kirwan., Brian Culllen & Ciara Brown. Coastal races  
Huet Trophy (43) Ruffians Shannagh Stephen Gill & Padraig MacDiarmada Thursday overall  
The Shipman Perpetual Trophy (47) Shipmans Barossa Neil McSherry Brian Geraghty, Stuart Trotter Special Conds.(sats not major trophy  
Royal Alfred Shipman Bowl Shipmans JOSlim John D. Clarke & B.J.Maher Coastal Races  
The Malindi Cup (46) Shipmans JOSlim John D. Clarke & B.J.Maher Saturdays overall  
The Midweek Trophy (45) Shipmans Viking Fergus Mason Thursdays overall  
Lunasa Trophy (48) SB20 Black lac k James Gorman Special Conditions (Saturday Series 2 etc)  
Bealtaine Trophy (49) SB20 Know How Do Daragh Sheridan Special Conditions  
Equinox Trophy (50) SB20 Sea Biscuit Barry Glavin & Niall O'Riordan Special Conditions- 3rd series)  
Saturday SB3 Cup (51) SB20 Sin Bin Michael O'Connor Saturday overall  
Crichton Trophy (52) SB20 Ger Dempsey Thursday overall  
Sportsboat Saturday Cup Mixed Sportsboats Jambiya Vincent Lattimore & Martin Ryan Saturday overall  
Thursday Sportsboat Cup Mixed Sportsboats Jester Declan Curtin Thursday overall  
G.Pugin Melden Trophy (53) Water Wags Swift Guy & Jacqui Kilroy Wags Series 2  
Goldsmith Cup (54) Water Wags Swift Guy & Jacqui Kilroy Wednesday Overall  
Blue Bird Trophy (55) Water Wags Swift Guy & Jacqui Kilroy Wags Series 1  
Brian S.Ryan Trophy (57) Flying 15's fFinisterre Conor O'Leary & Alistair Court Saturday overall  
Flying Fifteen Gun (56) Flying 15's Frequent Flyer Chris Doorly & Alan Green Thursday overall  
Fifty Something Cup Flying 15's Ignis Caput David Mulvin 1st Thursday Series  
Blake Cup (89) Flying 15's Perfect Ten Alan Balfe & John Whelan Special Conditions  
Iolar Cup (59) Mermaids Aideen Brendan Martin & Dan Brennan Saturday overall  
Stella Cup Mermaids Aideen Brendan Martin & Dan Brennan Saturday-special conditions  
Amy Cup (58) Mermaids Jill Paul Smith & Patrick Mangan Tuesday Overall  
J.B.Kearney Shield (61) Mermaids Tijuana David Stedmond & David Creedon Thursdays: special conditions  
Shannon Cup (62) Squibs Periguin Noel Colclough Saturday Overall  
Minx Trophy (63) Squibs Periquin Noel Colclough Thursday Overall  
Nuits St.George Trophy (64) Fireballs Blind Squirrel Frank Miller Tuesday overall  
The Kennedy Cup (66) IDRA 14's Dart Pierre Long Saturday Overall  
Bay Cup (67) IDRA 14's Dunmoanin' Frank Hamilton Tuesday overall  
Half-Way Trophy (80) IDRA 14's Siabhra David Long Special Conditions  
Crews Challenge Cup (79) IDRA14's Siabhra Cyril Sagot Special Conditions  
Melampus Cup (78) IDRA 14's Slipstream Julie Ascoop Special conditions  
The Windmill Cup (68) PY No.1170 Eoin McKeon Tuesday overall  
Early Bird Trophy PY No.814 Paul Ter Horst 1st series Tues, & Sat.combined  
Sailcraft Tray (69) Laser PY No. 212521 Ross O'Leary Tuesday overall-2nd place  
The Lanaverre Trophy Laser PY 166313 Ronan Wallace Tuesday overall  
PY Junior Trophy PY 601 Patrick Hassett PY September Series  
Seapoint Cup (82) Optimists 1545 Trevor Bolger Optimist September Series  
Mitchell Cup (83) RS Feva 1776 Peter Williams & Russel Bolger RS Fever September Series  
Lawson Cup (84) Toppers 47727 Eoghan Turner Topper September Series  
Jimmy Mooney Goblet (86) Laser Radial 174731 Robert O'Connor Laser Radial 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 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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