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AIB Dublin Bay Sailing Club 2020 Prizewinners Announced (Full List Here!)

22nd November 2020
Class Two competitor Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer was a DBSC Premier Award winner Class Two competitor Lindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer was a DBSC Premier Award winner Photo: Afloat

This year, for one of the first times in a proud history stretching back to 1884, there was no gala event for Dublin Bay Sailing Club's annual prizegiving but as most Dun Laoghaire Harbour observers will attest, most of the sailors in the country's biggest sailing club feel fortunate there was any racing at all, given the ravages of COVID-19.

Despite the absence of the regular Royal St George hosted affair, DBSC Commodore Jonathan Nicholson has been online to congratulate over 100 different winners from 22 DBSC classes and there has been an impressive roll call of division winners that includes DBSC's six premier awards for best performances (see full list below). 

DBSC has welcomed onboard new sponsor AIBDBSC has welcomed onboard new sponsor AIB

In a season like no other, there was a late start to proceedings and then a final curtailment all due to the pandemic that now threatens the club's Winter Turkey Shoot Series too.

Regardless, the club has been carrying on and preparing for hopefully a more buoyant start to 2021 and announced a new title sponsor this year that was celebrated recently with an online Zoom presentation featuring some of Ireland's top solo sailors on the appropriate theme of resilience

DBSC Premier awards 2020

Patrick Burke's Prima Forte, the 2020 delivered Beneteau First 40 has won the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy for the best new DBSC yacht in the 2020 season. As regular Afloat readers will know, the Royal Irish yacht in its former life was known as La Response and Courier Zen, a top UK and French Commodore's Cup campaigner.

Patrick Burke's Prima Forte was the DBSC Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy winnerPatrick Burke's Prima Forte was the DBSC Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy winner Photo: Afloat

Lindsay Casey's Royal St. George Yacht Club J97 Windjammer that has performed on both inshore and offshore circuits this season was the winner of the best yacht on handicap.

Lindsay Casey's J112 WindjammerLindsay Casey's J97 Windjammer from the Royal St. George Yacht Club Photo: Afloat

The best yacht in the one-design divisions was James Conboy-Fischer's Billy Whizz, the first time a B211 has lifted the George Arthur Newsom Cup as Afloat reported here.

Laser Radial ace Rian Geraghty McDonnell won the Dr Alf Delany Cup for the best dinghy performance of the season.

Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup Best yacht for most frequent participation was won by David Meeke and Martin McCarthy in the Ruffian 23 Alias.

Cruisers Classes

The JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, skippered by Paul O'Higgins Photo: Afloat

The ISORA coastal champion, the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, skippered by Paul O'Higgins was the Martin Cup winner for Thursday's IRC Racing in Cruisers Zero. The Saturday IRC series Knox-Gore Cup trophy was won by George Sisk's XP 44, Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

George Sisk's XP 44George Sisk's XP 44, Wow Photo: Afloat

In Cruisers One, Thursdays IRC Racing for the West Pier Officer's Cup was won by another Royal Irish yacht, the J109, White Mischief jointly skippered by the father and son team of Tim and Richard Goodbody.

Saturday's IRC racing in class one was won by the National Yacht Club's Jalapeno (Paul Barrington) who lifts the Weir Cup.

J109 JalapenoPaul Barrington at the helm of the National Yacht Club J109, Jalapeno

In Cruisers Two, the premier award winner, Windjammer won both the Lady Shamrock Trophy for Thursdays IRC racing and the Silver Salver for Saturdays IRC competition.

Starlet Kevin ByrneKevin Byrne's Starlet was the top performer in DBSC Cruisers Three Photo: Afloat

In the Cruisers Three division, Kevin Byrne's Starlet was the winner of both Thursdays and Saturday's IRC picking up the Smalldridge Cup and Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup respectively.

In the One Design classes, Chris Johnston's Prospect from the National Yacht Club was the winner of the Beneteau 31.7s Feanor Trophy for Thursday Scratch Racing.

John Power and Michael Leahy's Beneteau 31.7 Levante	John Power and Michael Leahy's Beneteau 31.7 Levante was the Saturday Scratch winner

The National Yacht Club's Ignus Caput sailed by David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne were the winners of the Fifty Something Cup for Tuesday Racing in the Flying Fifteen class. The pair also won the Brian S Ryan Trophy for Saturday Racing. The Flying Fifteen Gun Trophy went to Chris Doorly's Frequent Flyer for Thursday Racing 

David Mulvin and Ronan Beirne in the Flying Fifteen Ignus CaputDavid Mulvin and Ronan Beirne in the Flying Fifteen Ignus Caput

In the dinghy classes, the stand out class of the season was the singlehanded Laser that mustered up to 60 boats for its season. In the standard division, Ronan Wallace was the winner of the Tuesdays Overall Lanavere Cup while Finn Walker took the Sanderling Trophy for his Saturday performance. Rian Geraghty McDonnell was the Sailcraft Tray Trophy winner for Tuesdays and Saturday's combined.  Sean Craig won Tuesdays Overall in the Radial and Connor Gorman won Saturdays. Luke Turvey won both Tuesdays and Saturdays in the 4.7 class.

DBSC Radial winner, Sean Craig from the Royal St. George Yacht ClubDBSC Radial winner, Sean Craig from the Royal St. George Yacht Club

Julie Ascoop's IDRA 14 Slipstream won The Halfway Trophy for the most successful yacht. 

For the full list of 2020 DBSC prizewinners see below

DBSC 2020 Prizewinners

    
       
Premier Trophies      
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Trophy Best new DBSC yacht 2020 Prima Forte Patrick Burke
Dr Alf Delany Cup Best Dinghy for the season Laser Radial Rian Geraghty-McDonnell
Waterhouse Shield Best yacht in Handicapped series Windjammer Lindsay Casey
George Arthur Newsom Cup Best yacht in one design racing Billy Whizz James Conboy-Fischer
Brendan Ebril Memorial Cup Best yacht frequently participated Alias David Meeke Martin McCarthy
The Viking Award A notable contribution to DBSC sailing DBSC Volunteers 2020 DBSC Volunteers 2020
Cruisers 0      
Martin Cup Thursdays IRC Racing Rockabill VI Paul O' Higgins
Knox-Gore Bowl Thursdays Echo Racing Hot Cookie John O'Gorman
Knox-Gore Cup Saturdays IRC Racing Wow George Sisk
Centenary Trophy Saturdays Echo Racing Prima Forte Patrick Burke
Cruisers 1      
West Pier Officer's Cup Thursdays IRC Racing White Mischief Tim and Richard Goodbody
Tiamat Trophy Thursdays Echo Racing White Mischief Tim and Richard Goodbody
Weir Cup Saturdays IRC Racing Jalapeno Paul Barrington
Osterburg Trophy Saturdays Echo Racing Raptor Paul Bradley Fintan Cairns
Cruisers 2      
Centenary Cup Thursdays Echo Racing Peridot Jim McCann
Lady Shamrock Trophy Thursdays IRC Racing Windjammer Lindsay Casey
Silver Salver Saturdays IRC Racing Windjammer Lindsay Casey
TP Early Memorial Cup Saturdays Echo Racing Windjammer Lindsay Casey
Brendan Brisco Cup Tuesdays Racing Boojum Stephanie Bourke
Silver Foam Trophy Most Improved Boat Cr 2 Boojum Stephanie Bourke
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesday Sigma Racing Boojum Stephanie Bourke
JB Stephens Trophy Thurs and Sat Comb-Sigmas Rupert R&P Lovegrove
Cruisers 3      
Annette Cup Thursdays ECHO Racing Saki Paget McCormack
Mercia Cup Saturdays ECHO Racing Papytoo Frank Guilfoyle
Sanderling Trophy Tuesdays ECHO Racing Papytoo Frank Guilfoyle
Smalldridge Cup Thursdays IRC Racing Starlet Kevin Byrne
Jack Kennedy Memorial Cup Saturdays IRC Racing Starlet Kevin Byrne
Whimbrel Rose Bowl Tuesdays IRC Racing Starlet Kevin Byrne
B211s      
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesday SCRATCH Overall Yikes Peter Carroll
Optec Trophy Tuesday ECHO Overall Ventuno Rowan Fogarty
Facet Jewellers Cup Thursdays SCRATCH Overall Billy Whiz James Conboy-Fischer
Beneteau 21 Tray Thursdays ECHO Overall Billy Whiz James Conboy-Fischer
Beneteau 21 Cup Saturdays SCRATCH Overall Billy Whiz James Conboy-Fischer
Jimmy Fischer Trophy Saturdays ECHO Overall Ventuno Rowan Fogarty
Waterhouse Rose Bowl Thurs/Sat Comb ECHO Beeswing Pat Shannon
Cruisers 5      
Burford Trophy Thursdays IRC Overall Div A Persistence Charles Broadhead
Gerry Henry Salver Thursdays ECHO Overall Div A Katienua Thomas Dunne
Trevor Wood Trophy Thursdays ECHO Overall Div B Gung-ho Grainne O' Shea
White Sail Class Trophy Sats A and B IRC Overall Gung-ho Grainne O' Shea
Ana Livia Trophy Sats A and B ECHO Overall Spirit C O'Brien and E Gill
Galileo Cup Not winning another trophy The Great Escape P and D Rigney
31.7s      
Feanor Trophy Thursday Racing Scratch Prospect Chris Johnston
Horrigan Cup Thursday Racing Echo Kernach Eoin O'Driscoll
Arandora Trophy Saturday Racing Scratch Levante John Power Michael Leahy
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesday Racing Scratch Levante John Power Michael Leahy
Long John Silver Cup Saturday Racing Echo Attitude Trina Milner
Dragons      
Oxford and Cambridge Cup Thursday Racing Zin Zan Adrian Masterson
RIYC Cup Saturday Racing Phantom David Williams
Old Time Cup Comb. Thurs and Sats Phantom David Williams
Torry Cup Not winning another trophy D-cision Joey Mason
Glens      
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesday racing Glenroan Keith Malcolm
The McMullen Cup Sat and Thurs Combined Glendun David Houlton
Pterodactyl Cup Thursdays Racing Glendun David Houlton
Harry Maguire Memorial Cup Saturday Racing Glenluce R O'Connor L Grant & M Pearson 
Ruffians      
British Airways Trophy Saturday Racing Bandit A Kirwan/B Cullen/C Brown
J. Lamont Trophy Thurs and Sats combined Bandit A Kirwan/B Cullen/C Brown
John Donnelly Perpetual Cup Tuesday Racing Bandit A Kirwan/B Cullen/C Brown
Huet Trophy Thursday Racing Shannagh Stephen Gill
Shipmans      
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesday Racing Poppy Alan Deladiennee
The Melindi Cup Saturday Racing Jo Slim John Clark
Shipman Perpetual Trophy Thurs and Sats combined Jo Slim John Clark
SB20      
The Crichton Cup Thursday Racing Ted M O'Connor, D Taylor, Ed Cook 
Saturday SB Cup Saturday Racing Ted M O'Connor, D Taylor, Ed Cook 
Bealtaine Trophy Saturdays series A Carpe Diem Richard Hayes
Lunasa Trophy Saturdays series B Venues World Gerry Dempsey, Chris Nolan
Equinox Trophy Saturdays series C So Blue J Burke, C Helme, A Claffey
Mixed Sportsboats      
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesdays George 5 Jonathan Craig
Thursday Sportsboat Cup Thursdays Overall 8 Races Jester Declan Curtin
Saturday Sportsboat Cup Saturdays Overall 16 Races Jambiya Martin Ryan
Water Wags      
Goldsmith Cup Wednesday 1st Place Swift Guy Kilroy
Bluebird Trophy Wednesday 2nd Place Pansey Vincent Delany
G.Pugin Meldon Trophy Wednesday 3rd Place Tortoise W and L Prentice
Flying 15's      
Fifty Something Cup Tuesday Racing Ignus Caput David Mulvin
Brian S Ryan Trophy Saturday Racing Ignus Caput David Mulvin
Flying Fifteen Gun Thursday Racing Frequent Flyer Chris Doorly
Blake Cup Midweek Handicap racing Rodrigues Ken Dumpleton
Fireballs      
Nuit St. George Trophy Tuesday overall 14990 E Butler F Miller
The Fireball Saturday Cup Saturdays overall 14990 E Butler F Miller
IDRA 14's      
Bay Cup Tuesdays Scratch Dart 161 Yves and Paul Long
Melampus Cup Tuesday Handicap Dutch Courage Sailing in Dublin
The Kennedy Cup Saturdays Overall Dart 161 Yves and Paul Long
Cr Challenge Cup Special Conditions Dart 161 Yves and Paul Long
The Halfway Trophy Most successful Yacht Slipstream Julie Ascoop
PY Single Handed      
Windmill Cup Tuesdays Overall RS Aero Orion 328 Noel Butler
Early Bird Trophy Saturdays overall RS Aero Minty 1321 Brendan Foley
Lasers      
Lanavere Cup Tuesdays Overall Std 166313 Ronan Wallace
Sanderling Trophy Saturdays Overall Std 211099 Finn Walker
Sailcraft Tray Trophy Tues and Sats Std 216894 Rian Geraghty McDonnell
Jimmy MooneyTrophy Tues and Sats Radial 213042 Sean Craig
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesdays Overall Radial 213042 Sean Craig
Cut Glass Tumbler Saturdays Overall Radial 207800 Connor Gorman
Cut Glass Tumbler Tuesdays Overall 4.7 194650 Luke Turvey
Cut Glass Tumbler Saturdays Overall 4.7 194650 Luke Turvey
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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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