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The 1720 sportsboat Wolfe was the winner of the second race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay. 

Last Sunday's second race may have had little in the way of wind but that was more than made up for by a fantastic turnout of 65 from 66 entries of mixed sailing cruisers.

Overall, the seven-race Citroen South sponsored series is now led by two 1720s Ricochet and Merlin respectively. Third is the Trapper Eleint.

Racing continues next Sunday.

Full results downloadable below.

Read all Afloat's Turkey Shoot Coverage in one handy link here

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Changes to handicaps and the start sequences have been made for next Sunday's second race of the Dubin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot Series.

Changes to handicaps and the start sequences are downloadable below.

As previously reported, the overall lead in the 66-boat fleet has been established by Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

Next Sunday's start sequence in the Citroen South sponsored series sees boats Leeuwin, Jigsaw, Pastiche, Boojum and Elandra go from the first to second start. Competitors Rike, Ragabash, The Great Escape, Emir Mary and Stardust of Hamble go from the second start to the first start. Wardance goes from the second start to the fourth start.

All the changes to the Modified ECHO handicap and the start sequences are downloadable below.

Read all Afloat's Turkey Shoot Coverage in one handy link here

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Tim and Richard Goodbody's J109 White Mischief from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Turkey Shoot after last Sunday's first race under Modified ECHO handicap. Results are downloadable below.

Another J109 Dear Prudence is second in the 66-boat fleet. Third is the 1720 sportsboat Ricochet. 

Racing in the seven-race series sponsored by Citroen South continues this Sunday

Results are downloadable below.

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Last year's overall winner, the Shanahan family's J109 Ruth will be among the last to start in the first race of the seven-race Citroen South Dublin DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday on Dublin Bay.

The National Yacht Club crew starts as part of a 12-boat group in the fourth of four starts for the 60-boat fleet that includes five other J109 designs.

Download the handicaps and start times for Sunday's first winter race below.

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This Sunday sees the first of a series of seven races on Dublin Bay for the 2019 DBSC Turkey Shoot Series. 

The popular winter fixture has again attracted up to 70 boats for the short sharp races and this year that runs from 3rd November to 15th December with First Gun each Sunday at 10.10 hrs.

As Afloat previously reported here, racing is under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race combine for the short sharp racing.

The entry fee is €70 and includes temporary membership of DBSC and the Royal Irish Yacht Club who are hosting the series.

Sailing Instructions are downloadable below.

Organiser Fintan Cairns, who won a Sailor of the Year Award for the success of the go-ahead series last January, put tongue in cheek yesterday to thank Rugby World Cup organisers in Japan for their decision to hold the RWC Final on Saturday morning to avoid clashing with the Citroen South Turkey Shoot!

Notice of Race and Turkey Shoot 2019 entry form are here

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With the ink drying on last Saturday's final race results of the 2019 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Summer season, the country's biggest yacht racing club has already unveiled its 2019 Winter programme and Turkey Shoot Series.

A series of seven races will be held on Sunday mornings on the Bay under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome.

The popular series can attract as many as 70 to 80 boats for the short sharp races and this year it will run from 3rd November to 15th December with First Gun each Sunday at 10.10 hrs.

The entry fee is €70 and includes temporary membership of DBSC and the Royal Irish Yacht Club who are hosting the series.

A Notice of Race and Entry Form are downloadable below.

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The Shanahan family's J109 Ruth was the overall winner of the DBSC Turkey Shoot sponsored by Citroen South Dublin yesterday.

All the ingredients for a spicy winter series finale were dished up on the capital’s water for the concluding race with ten boats in the running for the overall honours. 

After a full-on seven race series for the 77–boat fleet, the National Yacht Club entry outwitted clubmate and sistership Jalapeno (Paul Barrington) to take the overall lead after yesterday's final race.

But under the 'novel' rules of the series, it was second place Sean O'Regan's vintage Dehler 31 that walked away with the top prizes at the RIYC because, according to DBSC Turkey Shoot tradition, 'you have to be there to collect' at the prizegiving festivities.

Ruth J109 Turkey shoot 3313The Shanahan family J109, Ruth Photo: Afloat.ie

Dehler 31 Turkey shoot Vespucci 4277Vespucci, Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Photo: Afloat.ie

Third overall was the 1720 sportsboat, Zelus.

Zelus 1720 16091720 Zelus Photo: Afloat.ie

The 2018 series was the first complete series in many editions of the 16-year-old event when the record winter fleet set sail from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The seven races produced seven different overall leaders as the series progressed.

Overall results and the final race results are published below 

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Handicaps and Starts for next's final race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot have been published to set up what organiser Fintan Cairns predicts will be a 'very interesting finish'.

As Afloat.ie readers will know, the National Yacht Club J109 Jalapeno leads the record 77-boat fleet for overall honours after last Sunday's breezy race round the Muglins Rock (See video below)

The overall prizegiving for the Citroen South Dublin sponsored series is scheduled for after racing on Sunday, circa 2pm, at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. 

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The J109 'Jalapeno' of Barrington, Despard and O’Sullivan from the National Yacht Club has a five-point lead going into the final race of the Citroen South Dublin sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series this Sunday. 

The NYC crew who were second overall going into last weekend's penultimate race six are now five points clear of the J109 White Mischief and the Jeanneau 39DS Spirit that are in joint second place in the record-breaking 77-boat fleet.

J109 National Champion Juggerknot is fourth overall after last Sunday's breezy run to the Muglins Rock while fifth is the one-time overall leader Vespucci, a vintage Dehler 31

Points are so close at the top of the mixed cruiser fleet it has led organiser Fintan Cairns to declare: "It's very close and interesting for the top 10 boats, anything could happen!"

Download overall results below.

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A slightly reduced turnout for the strongest winds of the Winter series so far saw some fine J109 spinnaker handling in race six of DBSC's Citroen South Dublin sponsored Turkey Shoot.

With northerly winds gusting to well over 25-knots, the well–reefed fleet had a start off Dun Laoghaire Harbour Mouth before a short upwind to the outfall mark off Dun Laoghaire's West Pier, then a long broad reach across Scotsman's Bay down to the Muglins Rock at the Southern tip of Dublin Bay and ending with a tough beat back in big seas to the harbour finish line. 

Race organiser Fintan Cairns reminded competitors via VHF radio to steer clear of Leac Buidhe, a notorious outcrop of rocks at Dalkey Island that, although now buoyed, still represent a hazard to the Turkey Shoot fleet.

The overall series leader, Vespucci, Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31, was well set–up and sailing fast in the blustery conditions but a lot of the smaller boats in this class opted for white sails only on the long downwind leg.

That wasn't the case for the bigger boats such as the Sunfast 3600, the J109s and the big Beneteau 50, Mermaid V, that all set kites but with varying levels of success.

There were a number of retirals across the fleet with a 1720 sportsboat losing its rudder and requiring a tow back to harbour.

Race six results and overall positions going into next Sunday's final are expected to be calculated by Tuesday and will be available on Afloat.ie

Vespucci 1562Overall leader Sean O'Regan's Dehler 31 Vespucci doing their utmost to hold on to pole position Photo: Afloat.ie

J97 Windjammer 1654J97 Windjammer

1720 start 1650(Above and below) Big breeze for the Sportsboat start Photo: Afloat.ie1720 start 1650

1720 start 1645

1720 luna sea 1584

1720 Zeus 1589

1720 Zeus 1589

Towing 1720 1798A tow home for a rudderless 1720

cruiser start 1687A hotly contested start in the big boats with J109 Dear Prudence (above and below) with Prof O'Connell onboard winning the pin end. FF ace Alan Green was steering "Hot Cookie" (owner John O'Gorman was away at Paris Boat Show). Fellow FF sailor Ian Matthews was on mainsheet with brother Brian trimming the kite. They started one up from the pin (GBR 7536R) Photo: Afloat.ie

Dear Prudence 2754

Dear Prudence J109 Turkey Shoot Jay Bourke

White sails 1791The bulk of the fleet played it safe and opted for white sails only on the long downwind Photo: Afloat.ie

Juggerknot Mermaid 1889The Beneteau 50 Mermaid to weather of J109 Juggerknot Photo: Afloat.ie

Downwind Turkey 1950Tight racing down to the Muglins Rock with the J109 White Mischief to leeward leading this pack Photo: Afloat.ie

Yoyo broach 1856The Sunfast 3600 Yoyo under spinnaker at the back of the West Pier Photo: Afloat.ie

Downwind Turkey 2191Former Turkey Shoot winner Mermaid V in the foreground with J109 Jalapeno astern Photo: Afloat.ie

Juggerknot 2069In perfect balance - the Juggerknot crew cross Scotsman's Bay. Andrew Algeo's Juggerknot had Star crew and 1720 sailor Ben Cooke (standing in white) trimming the kite. They passed rival J109 White Mischief on the run to Muglins Photo: Afloat.ie

Read also: The Zest is back in Irish Sailing by WM Nixon

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